Our Leadership Team
Johnny Graham’s career in education spans 21 years in both private secular and Christian education and administration at several schools in Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Maryland. Included among these is his most recent position as Head of School at Springdale Preparatory School in New Windsor, Maryland, a day and boarding school that he mainly helped found. He has held positions as an Associate Head of School, Athletic Director, AP History teacher and even as a varsity basketball coach through his career journey.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in History and African-American studies, Graham later received his Master's degree in Educational Leadership, and is currently working toward his Doctorate in Education in Organizational Leadership at the American College of Education.
Mr. Graham hails from Lemon Springs, North Carolina, an hour outside of Raleigh. He and his wife Kim have four boys: Christopher, 21, who is in the Army National Guard, Julian, 20, a college student who hopes to transfer to a college in Virginia, Jeffrey, 15, entering 9th grade and Ashton, 13, entering 8th grade. Jeffrey and Ashton are enrolled at WCA.
Lower School Principal
Michelle Flanagan earned her Early Childhood Education degree from Towson University in 1990. She continued her education by earning her Master's in Education from Johns Hopkins University. Michelle has 13 years of classroom teaching experience along with 5 years in school administration. She was selected to supervise student teachers, make contributions towards brain research and train teachers in hands-on science early in her career and was also chosen to participate in a cohort of educators in the Responsive Classroom training teachers in its philosophy.
In her years staying home with her young children, Michelle was a large group teacher in children's ministry at Williamsburg Community Chapel, and also served in Women's Ministry and mentored William and Mary students. Michelle is the wife of Shawn and the mom of three children who attend or have attended WCA. Ryan, who graduated from WCA in 2016 attend UVA, and Lindsey ('17) attends Virginia Tech. Lainey is currently a senior.