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Head of School

Dr. Curtis Turner

Dr. Turner began serving as Saint Frances Academy principal on June 2, 2008. As of July 1, 2021, Dr. Turner is the Saint Frances Academy Head of School.

Dr. Turner has worked in secondary education since 1993 in public and Catholic high schools. He is a graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland and Howard University in Washington, DC where he earned a B.S. in Physics. Dr. Turner earned a M.Ed. in science education and Ed.D. in teacher education and curriculum studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Turner continues to teach at least one class daily. Dr. Turner serves as the Development Co-Chair and Board Member of the Mother Lange Guild. He is a Non-resident Associate Member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and a permanent deacon for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.

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Associate Head of School

Melissa D’Adamo

Mrs. D’Adamo began her tenure at Saint Frances Academy in 2010.  During her time at the Academy, she has served in a variety of roles related to advancement. Mrs. D’Adamo is currently the Associate Head of School at Saint Frances Academy. Mrs. D’Adamo serves as the Development Co-Chair and Board Member of the Mother Lange Guild.  She is a non-resident Associate Member of  Oblate Lay Associate.

Mrs. D’Adamo received her B.A. in Political Science from Salisbury University and her M.A. in History concentrated in the subfield of Environmental History also from Salisbury. She is completing a doctorate degree in Urban Educational Leadership at Morgan State University. Her life’s passions include working to keep Catholic School tuition affordable and accessible to those from all economic backgrounds.

Faculty & Staff

It’s the ministry of Catholic educators to embody the faith in everything they do. They model and teach children how to form a personal relationship with Jesus and build a foundation for lifelong learning and discipleship. Meet our talented and dedicated faculty and staff!

Leadership Team

Dr. Curtis Turner Head of School &
Math Department
Melissa D’Adamo Associate Head of School &
Religion Department
Nicholas Myles Athletic Director,
Head Coach, Boys Varsity Basketball
& Social Studies Department
Connor, Brother Teacher  
Burbrink, Ryan Development Director and Gym Teacher
Clark, Jason Math Teacher
Daniels, Michelle Science Teacher and Athletic Trainer
Gaddy, Kirk E. Health Education & Religion Teacher, &
Assistant Athletic Director
Long, Jatrea E. English & Psychology Teacher
McClain, Douglas Admissions Director & History Teacher
Fr. Monahan, M. Patrick English Teacher
Morgan, Douglas Science Teacher
Mosley, Chris Science Teacher
Orsot, Kenny Math & French Teacher
Shelton, Jerome Social Studies Department Chair &
Head Girls Basketball Coach
Shird, Tessa Computer, Fine Arts, Creative Writing Teacher
Smith, Corey Music Teacher
Sodip, Olu Math Teacher
Truesdale, Derrick English Teacher
Ubuane, Elijele Substitue Teacher & Hall Monitor
Williams, Markette Math Department Head &
Academic Support
Williams, Vanessa Religion Teacher &
Campus Ministry
Winters, Justin Substitute Teacher & Football Coach
Woodland, Shaun Spanish Teacher
Support Staff
Sr. Trinita Baeza, OSP Volunteer  
Drew, Natasha Dean of Discipline
Falloni, Terrie Business Manager
Gaddy, Crystalyn Tuition Manager
Coach Messay Hailemariam Head Football Coach &
Residential Life Coordinator
Lynch, Michael CFO
Lynch, Terry Advancement Associate
Miles, Jerry
c/o ’03
Dean of Academics
Roberts, Dawnnae Permanent Substitute & Basketball Coach
Shorter, Marshall Maintenance  
Turner, Tiffany Office Manager
Sr. Anthonia Ugwu, OSP Finance Office  
Sr. Virginie Fish, OSP Volunteer  
Wiggins, Cameron Front Office & Football Coach