Manassas Adventist® Preparatory School

Staff

Mrs. Davis - K-2  / Principal

Teaching is not just a job for me; it is my passion. I have been teaching for over 25 years,  (9 of them at MAPS) from Kindergarten to Junior High. I have also served 3 years as a principal.  From teaching overseas to creating outdoor education programs, my goal as a teacher is to instill in my students a desire for learning, build strong readers, create a love for nature, and help them connect to God.

I earned my Bachelors in Elementary Education from Union College.  I have a passion for connecting kids to nature and just recently graduated from Southern Adventist University with my Masters of Science in Education with an Outdoor Teaching Education emphasis. 

I am married to Pastor Randy Davis and I  love spending time with my family.  I have 4 young adult children, 1 daughter in law, and a beautiful granddaughter.  I love to travel, explore nature, hike, bike, and read.  

I am excited to serve as Principal for MAPS.  I am amazed  how God is blessing our school with the opportunity to build a brand new facility.   I look forward to partnering with you to continue to offer a quality academic program, while at the same time connecting kids to nature and helping them develop a relationship with Jesus.  I love working in Christian education and having the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of my students, not only in this life, but in the life to come.

 

 

 

Mr. Kris Phillips - 5-8th Grade
 

Mr. Phillips has many years of experience serving in many grade levels. He comes to MAPS from the Taipei Adventist American School in Taiwan.

He is also very excited about our outdoor education program.  He has started up gardening clubs in other schools and he also has an interest in sports and community outreach.

We are really excited that Mr.Phillips, his wife, and 3 children will be joining our team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Lily Arizaga - 3-5th Grade 

 

Lily is a vibrant and energetic teacher who brings many years of experience in various educational settings, she comes to MAPS from the Killeen Adventist Junior Academy in Texas.

Both of Lily’s parents are teachers, so teaching is in her genes.

We are very excited that Ms. Arizaga is joining our team and feel she is going to be a real asset.

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Cheri Achilles- Wong - Administrative Assistant 

Mrs. Achilles- Wong, known as Ms. Cheri was born in Cape town, South Africa.  She is married to her husband Ben and has two children, Elaine and Mya.

Before she started working at MAPS, Ms. Cheri was a preschool teacher for the good part of 9 years. She loves children and the smiles that they share.  

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends, family and the outdoors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Fátima Juncal - 3-5 Teacher Aid, PE, Technology, and Tutor 

Mrs. Juncal is our 3rd-5th grade aid, reading and math tutor.   She also teaches P.E and Technology.

She is originally from Brazil. and Mother of three: Chloe, Sophia and Logan.

While in Brazil, she taught English as a second language for 8 years at a SDA English Institute. She was also studying to become an Agronomist at the Federal University of Amazonas.

She is currently working on a degree to work as an elementary school teacher. She loves all sports, especially soccer. Her students might say that she is very competitive, which might be true. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Kelly Varela- K-2 Teacher Aid, Spanish and Art

Mrs. Varela was born in El Salvador, Central America.

She is married and has two children, Valeria and Jared. She enjoys learning new languages and has a strong passion for art. She has been part of the MAPS family for 8 years, from volunteering on school trips to teachers aide.

Currently, she teaches Spanish and Art and is the Teacher's Aid for K-2..