Our Leadership Team
Dr. David Breslin
Head of School
Dr. Dave Breslin joined the WCA staff in 2016 as Head of School. Dave graduated from Mountain Lakes High School (NJ) and earned a BA in education from Ohio Wesleyan University. At OWU, Breslin was the president of the Big Pal/Little Pal organization and earned the Student Humanitarian Award at the conclusion of his senior year. In addition, Breslin was an all-American goalie on the Battling Bishops national finalist lacrosse team. Breslin also served as team captain and was named conference player of the year as well as national goalie of the year.
In 2005, Dave was inducted into the Ohio Wesleyan Athletic Hall of Fame and the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame. In 2007, Dave earned a master’s degree in Learning and Teaching from Harvard University. Dr. Breslin earned a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in Educational Theory and Practice in 2015. His dissertation focused on socioeconomic class and equity for underrepresented populations in independent schools. Dr. Breslin came from North Cobb Christian School in Kennesaw, Georgia, where he served for three years as middle school principal.
Prior to NCCS, Breslin was the Social Science chair at Wesleyan School in Peachtree Corners, Georgia for four years. Dr. Breslin spent twelve years at the Covenant School in Charlottesville, where he taught lower and middle school history. During his time at Covenant, Breslin’s varsity boys’ lacrosse teams won eleven conference championships and five state championships. Breslin began his career at Chesapeake Academy in Irvington, where he taught 5th grade, middle school history, and served as the school’s athletic director. Dave and his wife, Kristen, are the proud parents of 10 year-old Luke, a fifth grader, and Kayleigh, a second grader, who both attend WCA. As a family, the Breslins enjoy traveling, reading, outdoor activities, and University of Alabama Crimson Tide football. The Breslins attend Williamsburg Community Chapel.
Head of Administration
As our Head of Administration, Rob Campbell manages the day to day operations of Williamsburg Christian Academy outside of teacher instruction, including financial management, marketing, development, facilities and communication.
Prior to arriving to WCA, Rob had built an excellent career around successful business administration and financial management. This experience included work in the private sector, as well as many years as Executive of Administration of the Williamsburg Community Chapel and other non-profit organizations with proven success. Rob was instrumental at the Chapel with their major expansion in the past decade, and with the successful retirement of the related mortgage debts on that expansion within two and a half years.
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 graduated from WCA in 2016 along with Lindsey in 2017, and Lainey is currently a sophomore.
Beth Fletcher is serving as the Head of Middle and Upper School and directs the Enrichment program. She grew up with her parents outside of Washington D.C., in Potomac, Maryland. Beth graduated from American University in 1989 with a B.A. in Psychology and earned her Masters of Social Work specializing in Disabilities in 1991 from Gallaudet University, also in Washington D.C. As Gallaudet is the premiere university in the world for deaf people. All classes at Gallaudet are taught in American Sign Language and provided a truly unique opportunity for Beth to experience this very special culture and language. With this extensive knowledge, Beth also contributes teaching one class of American Sign Language. Prior to joining WCA leadership in 2010 as Head of Middle School, Beth was an Odyssey of the Mind coach, middle school math and science teacher and high school ASL teacher. She recently had the privilege of teaching AP Psychology and loved it!
Beth and her husband, Mark, moved to Williamsburg in 2003 and joined the WCA family when they enrolled their children in the fifth and third grades. Their son, Ryan, and daughter, Kelly, both graduated from WCA and graduated from Virginia Tech (Computer Science Engineering) and James Madison University (Nursing), respectively. In her free time, Beth enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends. The Fletchers attend Williamsburg Community Chapel.
Ms. Naylor has been in Elementary Education for over 30 years, is the Drama Program Director at WCA, and was the 4th-5th grade teacher here last year. A graduate of Daemen College in Buffalo, NY, with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, Cathy earned her M.Ed from the University of Georgia, also in Elementary Education, continuing with a minor in Reading/Language Arts.
Through her career, Naylor has taught general classroom education, Chapter I Reading, Gifted and Talented Education, and has developed a Language/Performing Arts Program for children. She has written children’s stories and songs of various genres. The songs for her production program have been professionally produced and she is also a published author. One of her stories, ‘The Gropples, According to Luke,’ was published in 2005. She has brought improvisational theatre, dinner theatre, travel shows, guest performances, mini enrichment workshops, and interactive educational programs in communication skills to many students throughout the years, and hopes she can initiate some of the same activities here at WCA.
Kristie Van Housen
Middle School Director
Kristie Van Housen is our Director of Middle School and is primarily responsible for the coordination of Middle School activities and as an educational liaison to the Head of School. Kristie currently teaches Earth Science and is the faculty monitor for our middle school Odyssey of the Mind team. She is also the teacher sponsor for the Middle School Student Council and is a special advisor for our middle school girls focus group. Kristie grew up in Williamsburg and received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University. This is her fourth year at WCA. Some of her hobbies include going to the beach, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. She attends church services at Williamsburg Community Chapel.