Lily Angus – 4th and 5th Grade Math
Mrs. Angus joins North Cross from the International School of Texas in Austin, TX. She received her B.A. in Humanities and M.A. in Teaching from Trinity University in San Antonio. She has worked in private education since 2008. She and her husband moved to the Roanoke area this summer to be closer to family.
Terri Craig—First Grade Instructional Assistant/Head Coach Varsity Volleyball
Ms. Craig will serve as a first grade instructional assistant and head volleyball coach. She received her B.S. from Ferrum College and has extensive experience in childcare and coaching. She has been coaching volleyball since 2000. She came highly recommended and has already made a great impression on the volleyball team as they have been working together for the past few weeks.
Mr. Clagett will join the upper school faculty as a mathematics teacher this fall. He earned his B.S. in Engineering from University of Pennsylvania and completed his M.S in Education this spring at Drexel University. He is eager to begin his teaching career at North Cross School.
Dr. Dudek comes to North Cross from Virginia Tech where he was Assistant Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences. He will teach upper school Physics and serve as the faculty advisor to the Robotics Club that will begin this fall. He earned his B.A. in Biology from University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from University of California – Berkeley.
Mr. Harris is a long-time educator and father to recent North Cross graduate, Isaiah Harris ’15. Mr. Harris earned his B.A. from Morehouse University in Atlanta, Georgia and went on to earn his M.S. in Social Studies Education from Syracuse University. He will join the history department in the upper school and brings with him over 20 years of teaching experience, most at the high school level.
Ms. Hunter will join the World Language Department at North Cross where she will teach upper school French. She earned her B.A in French from Hollins University and has over 20 years experience with the language. You may recognize her, as she has been a regular substitute at North Cross for the past few years.
Mr. Kier comes to North Cross from Jefferson Forest High School where he has been teaching since 2013. He will replace Michael Schaefer, who decided to take a job in D.C. over the summer, and join the English department in the upper school. He earned his B.A in English from Roanoke College.
Leigh Ann Hamlin—Director of Counseling
Mrs. Hamlin will join the North Cross team as Director of Counseling. Most recently she served as a College Success Coach at Virginia Western Community College but she also has 2.5 years experience as a school counselor for Roanoke City Schools. Her husband, Jack Hamlin ’03, is a North Cross alum and their daughter, Grace, is hoping to be the first third generation legacy at North Cross School. Mrs. Hamlin’s office was moved from the back of the library to the old Resource room in the lower school.
Amy Messick—Part-time Receptionist
Mrs. Messick will work the front desk of Slack Hall in the afternoons while Mrs. Phillips helps in the Business Office.
Pam Haskins—Part-time School Nurse
Mrs. Haskins will split time with Aileen Fleming as the School Nurse. Mrs. Haskins has two sons at North Cross, Jackson ’22 and Maddox ’24, and a daughter who is a North Cross aluma, Emily Armentrout ’11.
Katie Hill joins the Custodial Staff while Josh Pratt is now a member of the Maintenance Staff.