Rob and Ellen Pitera have each been teaching for over 15 years and bring expertise in many areas. Their teaching careers began in Falls Church City, VA where they taught a diverse population with a variety of educational needs. Rob has taught many grade levels and in several different school systems throughout his career including two years teaching in Seattle Washington. Ellen has also experienced teaching many grade levels and especially enjoyed her year teaching in Kenya! Both Rob and Ellen have traveled around the globe and enjoy using these cross cultural experiences to enhance their teaching. After they were married in 2002 Rob and Ellen decided to move back to Ellen’s hometown here in Orange, VA. In fact they are living on the farm where Ellen grew up and find that the experiences that they encounter living on the farm provide an ideal learning environment. While attending Rounton Farm Summer Camps, your child will have the unique opportunity to soak in and be inspired by life on the farm! Oh and yes, that is a rhino in the picture below but don't worry, he doesn't live on the farm.
Liz Ford jump-started her teaching career 13 years ago in Washington, DC at the Maya Angelou Public Charter School, a high school for at-risk teenagers. Following a move back to her hometown, Madison County, she worked at UVA’s medical library while pursuing her master’s degree in library and information science. A life-long learner with a passion to educate, Liz made the jump back to teaching six years ago; this time on the opposite end of the age spectrum… preschoolers. She has not looked back since, motivated to create the investigative hands-on, creative learning environment that every child craves.
Angela Sadler (on right) grew up in Madison County where she spent her days exploring the farms, fields, and streams. She graduated from JMU and began her teaching career at Madison County Primary School in 1992, where she taught first grade for five years. She then ran an in-home daycare service for teachers’ children while staying home with her children, Jake and Maggie. She currently teaches 3rd grade at Grymes Memorial School in Orange, where she has taught for the past eleven years.