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 Ellis is Stuart Hall's Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management. He joined STU in 2023 after serving two New England boarding schools in several roles, including dorm parent. In his spare time, Mr. Ellis enjoys competitive cycling.
Helen Geiger is on the art faculty and assists with school administration. Ms. Geiger is a professional illustrator whose drawings have accompanied many articles and children's books. She returned to Staunton in 2020 after completing studies at the Pratt Institute in New York.
Hanna Parisi is on the STEM faculty and the school's volleyball coach. She came to Stuart Hall in 2023 after three years at a day school in Tallahassee. Outside of school, Ms. Parisi enjoys spending time with her German shepherd and exploring new towns and cities.
Nathan Raderman is Stuart Hall's Director of Music. A clarinetist himself, he has taught instrumentalists of all ages for more than a decade. Mr. Raderman, a former chef, enjoys learning new recipes.
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 on the Spanish faculty, focusing on Middle School classes. She lives in Cochran House with her daughters, including Liliana '25 and Lucie '28. In addition to her teaching roles, Ms. Badalamenti is the faculty advisor to the Stuart Hall yearbook, helping a dedicated staff of students document the year.
Jason Coady is the Head of School. He joined Stuart Hall in 2019 as Dean of Students & Campus Life, becoming Head in 2022. Mr. Coady previously served boarding schools in Connecticut and Pennsylvania before coming to Staunton.
Macy Kleinfelder serves as Dean of Students & Campus Life. She is an experienced independent school leader having previously worked in both boarding and day schools. In addition to teaching history, Ms. Kleinfelder 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.
Brenna Layne is a Learning Support Specialist. She has taught middle school and high school English and French for 19 years, most of them at Stuart Hall, and has served as a dorm parent. Ms. Layne enjoys reading, wrting, and making books.
Tim Layne is on the history faculty. He taught for 15 years at Stuart Hall, including serving as a dorm parent, then briefly joined a school in Florida before returning to STU in 2023. Mr. Layne enjoys mountains, music, scale modeling and miniature wargaming.
Hunter Murray is an Upper School Biology and Environmental Science teacher as well as a lover of the outdoors. Mr. Murray 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.