Faculty and Staff
Caroline Armbruster teaches history for middle and upper school. Originally from Mandeville, LA, she received an MA in History from Louisiana State University and a BA with honors in History from Southeastern Louisiana University. She has conducted archival research in England and Scotland. Prior to Lynnhaven, she was an instructor of history at Randolph-Macon College and Rappahannock Community College. In her free time, Ms. Armbruster enjoys traveling, reading books of all kinds, cooking, and exploring Richmond.
Bernadett Carter teaches Mathematics and serves as the Head of Upper School and Head of Faculty. Over her 20 plus years in the education arena, Mrs. Carter most recently served 5 years as an adjunct instructor at John Tyler Community College. She has also worked for Rappahannock Community College as an instructor, and Richmond and Henrico County Schools. Mrs. Carter graduated summa cum laude from Virginia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Math, and a Masters of Science in Math Education. In her spare time, she enjoys attending her children's activities, reading, and participating in various church organizations. This is her second year at Lynnhaven.
Casey Hitchcock serves as an English Teacher and Head of Lower and Middle School. Mrs. Hitchcock received her Bachelor of Science degree with cum lade honors in Middle Childhood Education with a Minor in Music from Ohio University and a Master of Education degree in Organizational Leadership from Vanderbilt University. She has been involved in education for the past ten years both as a teacher and in research. Mrs. Hitchcock relocated from North Carolina to Richmond to continue her career in education. In her spare time, you can find her cheering on her three children and training for the next half marathon.
Abigail Nelson serves as a Science teacher. Originally from Baldwinsville, NY, she most recently graduated with a Master of Science in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Nelson graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with high honors. She has extensive study abroad experience in countries such as Costa Rica and Australia. Ms. Nelson has a special interest in field research which incorporates a high level of hands on learning. Prior to Lynnhaven, she was an Instructor of Biology at VCU. Ms. Nelson enjoys hiking or paddling around the James River. She is the Head Coach of the soccer and track programs. This is her second year at Lynnhaven.
Teneka Trent is the Director of Finance, Enrollment, and Administration. Originally from Fredericksburg, VA, Ms. Trent received her Masters of Business Administration in Human Resource and Organizational Development from the University of Mary Washington. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Longwood University. Prior to joining Lynnhaven, Ms. Trent taught Mathematics, Business, and Information Technology classes for Spotsylvania County Public Schools. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, event planning, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Sophia Vise is the Art Teacher for Lower, Middle and Upper School at Lynnhaven Academy. Originally from Baltimore City, MD, she graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking. Mrs. Vise has experience studying art abroad, in England and Peru and enjoys bringing culture and new techniques into the classroom. She also volunteers as a tutor, teaching English as a foreign language to English language learners that are assimilating to the United States. In her spare time Mrs. Vise enjoys, cooking, traveling, and experimenting with new art mediums.