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Our Residential Life Faculty and Staff

Dorm Parents and On-Campus Administrators 

Dorm Parents form the backbone of the residential life experience. They live on the halls with students and serve as resources and mentors who ensure
students are safe, known, and cared for throughout the year. We're delighted to introduce you to these faculty members who care for our boarding students in their
home away from home.


Dylan Sorge serves as our Dorm Head. He has taught math at Stuart Hall since 2012. In addition to teaching all levels of mathematics from Algebra 1 through AP Calculus, Mr. Sorge is an experienced woodworker who leads the Traditional Woodworking co-curricular program. He lives on Scott Hall with his wife, Kelsey, their two sons, Oscar and Theo, and their dog, Nada.


Nick King is an experienced music teacher who taught outside of Washington, D.C. for several years before relocating to Stuart Hall. Mr. King teaches instrumental music, leads our contemporary music ensemble, and lives on Fleet Hall.


Maria Ortiz graduated from Stuart Hall in 2014 and returned in 2018 as the Residential Life Coordinator. Now in her fourth year at Stuart Hall, Ms. Ortiz is the Assistant Dean of Enrollment but continues to be heavily involved in
residential life, living in Old Main, and working with our Student Activities Committee to plan our weekend activities.


John Rose is an experienced music teacher with diverse interests and a strong commitment to residential life. Dr. Rose taught at the Hotchkiss School and the Forman School, where he was also heavily involved in residential life. Dr. Rose teaches vocal music, keyboards, and AP Music Theory. He and his wife live on Picadilly Hall.


Kelsey Sorge has been at Stuart Hall for more than a decade and has held many roles during her tenure, including teaching Middle School English and Spanish and serving as the Middle School Coordinator. This year, she has taken on the role of Assistant Dean of Students & Campus Life. She lives on Scott Hall with her husband, Dylan, their two sons, Oscar and Theo, and their dog, Nada.

campus support faculty and Administrators 

Campus Support faculty, staff, and administrators live on campus but not in the dorm with the students. They are involved in a variety of ways, from overseeing
evening study hall to leading weekend activities. While they don't live on the halls with students, they are just as visible, just as present, and just as
connected to our boarding students as the dorm parents. We're delighted to introduce you to these faculty members who are a regular part of our boarding students' lives.


Catherine Badalamenti is a Spanish Instructor, focusing on our Middle School classes. She lives in Cochran House with her four daughters, Isabella, Sophia '23, Liliana '25, and Lucie '28. She has prior experience as a teacher and a tutor as well as time spent outside of education. In addition to her teaching roles, Catherine is the faculty advisor to the Stuart Hall yearbook and is excited to help the dedicated staff of students document our year. 


David Baker is an experienced artist and art teacher. He has taught art, art history, and ESL at the high school and college levels at schools in the United States, Colombia, and Hanoi, Vietnam. Mr. Baker lives in Robertson House. He is also an avid runner, and coaches Stuart Hall's cross-country team. 


Beth Harris is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in the Shakespeare and Performance Program at Mary Baldwin University, bringing with her a 20-year teaching career that includes middle school, upper school, and college experience. She is a part-time ESL teacher and lives in Cochran House. 


Miranda Hogan came to Stuart Hall with considerable life experience in boarding schools. She grew up as the child of boarding school teachers and has brought the unique perspective of a former faculty child to her work as the Director of Wellness and Learning Support Services. She is joined on campus by her husband, Mike, and their dog, Indy.


Macy Kleinfelder serves as Dean of Students & Campus Life, is an experienced independent school leader having previously worked in both boarding and day schools. In addition to teaching history, Macy has led initiatives on health and wellness, emphasizing a comprehensive approach to community building and to social-emotional well-being. She lives in Cochran House with her golden retriever, Tillie. ll.


Hunter Murray is an Upper School Biology and Environmental Science teacher as well as a lover of the outdoors. He has facilitated many hikes throughout the Shenandoah Valley for our students, created a Frisbee Golf course on our campus, and leads our Co-Curricular Program. 


Adam Siler serves as our Dean of Faculty. Having served as Dean of Residential Life and history department chair, Adam brings a wealth of experience to the topics of  residential, positive psychology, and student well-being. Adam will also be teaching Psychology this year.