Meg Fronk earned a B.A. degree in 2002 from Sweet Briar College where she double majored in Studio Art and Psychology. She earned a M.Ed. and Special Education teaching licensure from the University of Mary Washington. Meg recently completed her Ed.S. in administration and leadership from Liberty University. Meg has worked in the field of Special Education for twelve years. For six years she worked as Special Education teacher at Massaponax High School in Spotsylvania County. She now serves as a Special Education Department Chair in Prince William County Schools. This is her sixth year with Stage Door Stars and she now serves as the Stage Door Stars Chair. She has lived in the Fredericksburg area her entire life. She enjoys eating out, gardening, and spending time with family, friends, and a special pitbull named Ziggy.
Jaci Pfeiffer, Stage Door Stars Co-ChairJaci Pfeiffer is currently a special education teacher at Massaponax High School. She is the Autism Resource teacher as well as a collaborative math teacher. She also assists with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at the elementary school level. Jaci earned her bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University in K-12 Special Education and her Masters in Educational Leadership from Regent University. Jaci has been part of the Stage Door Stars team for 4 years and is happy to be back this summer. Originally from New Jersey, Jaci loves being in Virginia. She enjoys mountain biking, music, running road races, traveling, and ice cream.
Brenda Scheel, Speech-Language Pathologist
Brenda has happily worked with the Stage Door Stars staff for several years. She currently serves as the SLP at Massaponax High and Thornburg Middle Schools in both the self-contained and collaborative settings for students with diagnosis in both Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Saint Leo University and an M.S. in Communicative Disorders from the University of Louisville. Her passions in the field of communication are Social Pragmatic Skills and Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Brenda is a Florida native and has been enjoying the seasons of Virginia for the past six years with her husband and two children.
Olivia Finnegan, Special Education Consultant
Olivia is the Special Education Chairman of Massaponax High School. A graduate of University of Mary Washington with certification in Special Education, she also is a graduate of Regent University with a Master's of Education and Educational Leadership. She has thirteen years of experience working with students with a wide variety of disabilities.
Matthew Armentrout, Stars Theatre Director
Matthew is the theatre teacher at Chancellor High School in Spotsylvania County. He is a graduate of Longwood University and he recently is completed his Masters in Theatre Education from the University of Northern Colorado. He is also an adjunct theatre professor with UNCO. Matthew is the Vice President for the Virginia Theatre Association. He has been involved with Stage Door for thirteen years as an actor, technician, director, and instructor. He now serves as Artistic Director of Stage Door Productions and the theatre teacher for the Stage Door Stars program. Matthew lives in Fredericksburg with his wife.
Victoria Cummings, Autism and Behavioral Resource Teacher
Victoria serves as special education support staff for the Stage Door Stars program. Currently she is serving Parkside Elementary School as an Autism Resource Teacher. With a Bachelors Degree from SUNY Cortland in elementary education and a Masters Degree from CUNY Queens in Special Education. Victoria enjoys all areas of special education especially working with students on the Autism Spectrum. Originally from Long Island, New York she has enjoyed her last three years in Fredericksburg.
Lauren Baker, Special Education Behavioral Teacher
Lauren currently works for King George County Schools as a Special Education Coordinator. Lauren previously worked at Massaponax High School with students with intellectual disabilities with moderate to severe needs. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communications, a Masters Degree in Special Education and is completing her research for her PhD in K12 Education. She was originally from New York, but has lived in the Fredericksburg Area for 20 years. Lauren is a grandparent to a young boy named Colton.
Christine Brandt, Stars Choreographer
Christine received her B.A. degree in Community Recreation and her Therapeutic Recreation endorsement from the University of Northern Iowa. She has been teaching dance for over 40 years with a with an emphasis on technique and developmental skills. Christine is an award winning choreographer who also owns and operates Dance Inc., a private dance academy. In addition, Christine travels extensively as a Director for an international dance competition company. Chris has been working as a dance instructor for Stage Door Stars for the past six years. She enjoys working with children of all ages. She is the grandmother of four beautiful grandchildren.
Jillian Levis, Stars Staff
Jillian serves as special education support staff for the Stage Door Stars program. Jillian is a special education teacher with 18 years of experience working with students with disabilities at both the elementary and middle school levels. Jillian has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Education degree in cross-categorical special education from Regent University. Originally from Scotland then Pennsylvania, Jillian now considers Spotsylvania her home where she lives with her husband and two daughters.
Shannon Forry, Stars Music Teacher
Shannon is choral director at Massaponax High School. She received her Bachelors of Music in K-12 Choral and Instrumental Music Education from West Virginia University. She has been a part of the Stage Door family for several years. She has served as musical director for the summer shows as well as the musical director for the Stage Door Youth shows. In addition to directing, Shannon also enjoys being on the stage whether as an actor or performing with the Chamber Chorale of Fredericksburg. Shannon is excited to be an instructor for the STARS program. She currently lives in Fredericksburg with her husband James, and children Brooke and Luke.
Rachel Bailey, Stars Art Teacher
This will be Rachel's first summer as the Stage Door Stars art teacher. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2014, and she is certified in Visual Arts PreK-12. She currently teaches art at Massaponax High School in Spotsylvania County. Rachel favorite form of art-making is mixed media painting, but she always enjoys experimenting and practicing with new media. She has lived in Fredericksburg since 2001, and when she is not teaching, Rachel loves to spend time with her family.