Principal: Lori Rogers has been principal of CCS since 2005. She began her history with the school in 1995 as the Latin teacher and has taught second grade, history, and Latin. She hails from Knoxville, Tennessee and received her B.A. in the field of psychology with an emphasis on family counseling from Bryan College. Mrs. Rogers believes the following quotation by C.S. Lewis is especially applicable to education (and to all of life): “We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.”
Director of Instruction: Linda Sawanowich has been employed at Calvary Classical School since the school opened its doors in 1995. Originally from Harrisburg, PA, Mrs. Sawanowich received her degree in Elementary Education from Liberty University. She was greatly blessed with twenty years as the kindergarten teacher as well as teaching a variety of subjects in the afternoon for grades 1-6 and chairing the Academic Planning Committee. In 2015, she accepted the position of Director of Instruction and enjoys interacting with all teachers and students with a goal of strengthening our classical approach and optimizing our time of learning. Mrs. Sawanowich enjoys her Pomeranian puppies, cats, discussions about the goodness of God, and Scotland. She is married to Joe, a human services specialist with the City of Newport News.
Lead Teacher: Michelle Paxton is the third grade teacher. Born and reared in Hampton, VA, she received her B.A. in literature with a minor in speech communication from Christopher Newport University and has been teaching at CCS since 2000. One of Mrs. Paxton’s favorite quotes about classical education is from John Milton Gregory, the author of The Seven Laws of Teaching –“Teaching is arousing and using the pupil’s mind to grasp the desired thought or to master the desired art. True teaching is not that which gives knowledge, but that which stimulates pupils to gain it.”