Board of Directors

Board of Directors, 2019-2020


Ned Norland
Ned Norland, President, Current Parent

Ned Norland is a member of the IT staff at Washington and Lee University. He grew up in central New Jersey and after completing his B.S. in Computer Science at Rutgers University he ventured south to Chapel Hill, NC. A chance online meeting with W&L faculty member Mary Abdoney first brought him to Lexington in 2008 and three years later he moved to Lexington permanently. Their son Emmett is in the Primary I classroom at Woods Creek.

Jan Kaufman
Jan Kaufman, Vice President, Alumni Parent

Jan is Director of Health Promotion at Washington and Lee University. She has a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a specialty in Health and Human Behavior. Jan has been involved with WCM since her early years in Lexington and is the proud parent of two early graduates, Allyson who is now 29 and Ben, 27. Jan’s husband, Art Goldsmith was instrumental in the initial renovation of the Schillington House and served on the board for many years. Jan is thrilled to serve on the WCM board, to see the school thrive and continue to be an educational resource for so many families in Rockbridge County.

Zander Tallman, Treasurer, Community Member

Julie Phillips Brown
Julie Phillips Brown, Secretary, Current Parent

Julie Phillips Brown is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies at Virginia Military Institute. After earning an M.F.A in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in English Literature from Cornell University, she served as the N.E.H. Postdoctoral Fellow in Poetics at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory University. Julie lives in Lexington with her husband, David Toomey, and their son, Aiden, who is currently enrolled in Primary I program at Woods Creek.

Susan Thompson, Community Member

Tim Braddick
Tim Braddick, Current Parent

Tim Braddick serves as the Director of Fraternal Operations for Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. He 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. He’s 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.

Megan Hobbs, Current Parent

Kevin Green
Kevin Green, Current Parent

Kevin is dad to Nellie and Cyrus, both of whom happily attend Woods Creek Montessori, and husband to Amanda, a Lexington native and accomplished chef who, after working in restaurants in Seattle and Washington, DC, now devotes her talents to the Lexington and Rockbridge community. Together, they all live at Yonderyear Farm, a true work-in-progress in Rockbridge Baths, focused on restoring the health and vitality of this little place on earth. In his day job, Kevin is Senior Director of the Center for Behavior & the Environment at Rare (, 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.

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