Board of Directors, 2022-2023
Kevin Green, President, Current Parent
Kevin is dad to Cyrus (current WCM student) and Nellie (former WCM student) and husband to Amanda, a Lexington native. Together, they all live at Yonderyear Farm in Rockbridge Baths, where they grow specialty cut flowers and raise livestock. In his day job, Kevin is a Vice President at Rare (www.rare.org), a global conservation organization based in Arlington, VA that works around the world to inspire change so that people and nature thrive. He is proud to be a part of Woods Creek Montessori, which is such a valuable and important piece of our thriving Rockbridge community.
Stephanie Johnson, Vice President, Alumni Parent
Stephanie is mom to two Woods Creek Montessori graduates: Anders, age 7 and Olin, age 5. After having kids attend WCM for the last 5 years, Steph wasn’t quite ready to let this special school go and is thrilled to serve on the board. Before becoming a mom, Steph taught middle school English at Lylburn Downing Middle School in Lexington. These days, when she’s not chasing two very active little boys, Steph is an intermittent writing tutor and adjunct writing instructor at VMI. Although she originally hails from Minnesota, Lexington has been home for the past 13 years. Steph, her husband Dan, and both boys are endlessly grateful for the community they’ve found in Woods Creek Montessori.
Matt Boaz, Treasurer, Current Parent
Matt is dad to Nan, who is in Primary I at Woods Creek with Ms. Farishte, and Mary Fraser, who is in the infant class at Yellow Brick Road. Matt is married to Mary Mason, a native of Virginia, who works for EdFuel, a non-profit which promotes equitable hiring and compensation practices in school districts throughout the country. She is an expert on Bravo, rom-com lit, and a number of other very serious subjects. Matt is a Professor at the Washington & Lee School of Law, where he teaches the Immigrant Rights Clinic. His most recent, all-consuming habit is ridding their home of a small family of industrious and persistent stink bugs. Prior to moving to Lexington, Matt and his family lived in Brooklyn, NY. They love the Lexington community, the mountains, the bluegrass music scene, and the community that has embraced them at Woods Creek.
Megan Hobbs, Secretary, Current Parent
Megan moved to Lexington in 2012 for work at Washington and Lee, where she currently serves as an associate dean of students. She and her husband, Bobby (Commercial Lender at CornerStone Bank), are mom and dad to Anabelle, enrolled in the toddler and after school programs at WCM. Megan was pleased to be offered the opportunity to serve on the WCM Board because she believes in the intimate approach to teaching and learning at WCM.
Tim Braddick, Current Parent
Tim currently serves as a Home Loan Consultant for Caliber Home Loans. Prior to employment with Caliber Home Loans, he served as Director of Fraternal Operations for Sigma Nu Fraternity. Tim has an extensive background in non-profit management, executive leadership, strategic planning, risk assessment and abatement, education, insurance, and human resources.
Tim was born in Cleveland, OH and received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with a focus in law enforcement and addiction studies, from the University of Cincinnati in 2005. He resides in Lexington, Va. with his wife and family. Tim is active in the community having served on the Board of Directors for the Rockbridge YMCA, Lexington-Rockbridge Chamber of Commerce (Treasurer 2018), and Woods Creek Montessori. Tim also served as a youth group director at his local church from 2012-2014. He enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, any exercise activity, college football and golf. He cheers for all professional Cleveland sports teams, as well as the UC Bearcats and Ohio State football.
Delea Bowerfind, Community Member
Delea serves as Director of Integrated Care with Rockbridge Area Hospice and Connections Plus. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of North Alabama and Master of Science in Social Administration at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Delea’s experience includes the development of new programs, teaching in early childhood education, and promoting awareness and prevention of abuse. She built an educational program for children ranging from age three months to five years creating curriculum, overseeing and guiding the program and teachers for the youngest children while implementing the program for the older children.
Delea and her husband, Tuck (Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Lexington) moved to the Lexington area in December, 2019. They have four grown children and one grandchild. Delea is thrilled to work with the board of WCM, to continue her commitment to the support of education of our youngest learners as they grow, discover their strengths and passions, and develop their sense of self and their love of learning in a safe environment.
Sara Whipple, Alumni Parent
Sara is mom to two elementary-aged children, Marian and Eli, both of whom attended Woods Creek Montessori. Her husband, David, is a Rockbridge native who owns Valley Distribution, a refrigerated transportation business that connects farms and small businesses with restaurants and retailers throughout Virginia. Sara, originally from central NY, graduated from Cornell University with a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology. She currently serves as an associate professor of psychology at Virginia Military Institute where she specializes in child development, specifically the impacts of poverty and associated risk factors on children’s behavioral and educational outcomes. Sara is grateful for the incredible foundation that WCM teachers and staff provided to her children and wants to continue supporting this gem of early education in Lexington.
Cary Edgar, Community Member
Cary was born in Virginia, but spent most of her life in North Carolina, having received her bachelor’s degree in communications and sociology from Appalachian State University. Her family moved to the area in 2020 from Raleigh, NC after making a proactive and intentional choice to live in a smaller community. Cary works in residential interior design and real estate staging under the helm of Curated Interiors, but has a background in media and public relations, corporate communications, non-profit advocacy and rural economic development. Her husband Will is the senior director of constituent communications for Washington and Lee University, and they have two school-aged children. She relishes time in the yard, working on projects in their midcentury home and hunting for vintage furniture and art. Cary and her family are members of Grace Episcopal Church and love attending live music performances, having a household family-reading-hour and exploring the beauty of their new community.
Megging Bissell, Current Parent
Megging is mother to one current Woods Creek Montessori student (Ford) and two graduates (Keeler and Lawson). She is married to Collin, a lieutenant colonel in the US Army. As Lexington natives, they were thrilled to find themselves back home when Collin was assigned to the Army ROTC department at VMI. Before life as a military spouse and a stay-at-home mom, Megging was an English major at the University of Virginia then spent a few years in fundraising and marketing at a think tank in Washington, DC. Currently, she fills her spare time hosting an Airbnb and devising ways to protect her yard from marauding deer.