Head of School
Martha (Moppy) McGee
Director of Admissions
Melissa Van Horn
Director of Development and Communications
I attended the University of Georgia and received a degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. I have teaching experience in grades first through fifth. Although I am originally from Georgia, I have taught in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. I joined the faculty of Grace Episcopal Day School in the spring of 2014.
I have a daughter named Mimi. I enjoy cooking and reading to Mimi. We share a love for animals and have four dogs and two cats. I also enjoy tennis, riding horses, and walking.
Librarian, Preschool through 6th Grade
Spanish Instructor, Preschool through 8th Grade
Extended Day Staff
Art and PE Instructor
Christian Formation, 3rd - 8th
Teaching Assistant, PK3 - Kindergarten
Music, Art, and Christian Formation Instructor for Preschool / Kindergarten and Christian Formation Instructor for 1st - 2nd Grades
I was raised in Richmond, VA. I attended college at James Madison University and transferred to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and Music Education and Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music. I’ve been involved in education for thirty years teaching Kindergarten through High School, in both public and private school settings.
I love my lab, Molly and sometimes playing tennis! I’m married to Joe Porfidio and have three adult children and an adorable seven year old grandson, Sterling and Miles who will be three in September. I'm Children's Ministry Director over nursery through six grade at Resurrection Anglican Church, where my husband is the Rector. One of my great joys has been to serve the church in children’s ministry as a teacher and children’s pastor.
I have been happily teaching at Grace Episcopal Day School since 2005. I have taught grades 4-8 here, and I currently coordinate our Enhanced Learning Program, which supports PK3-8th grade. I am excited for the opportunity to offer reading/math enrichment to grades 2 and 3, and STEAM classes to grades 4-8.
I received my M.S. degree from FSU in Exceptional Student Education. Since then, I’ve received a Math Endorsement for grades 5-9, as well as a Reading Endorsement. I am trained in the LiPS method, a multi-modality program that helps children with reading, spelling, and speech. I am also trained in Seeing Stars which develops symbol imagery, and Visualizing and Verbalizing which builds concept imagery. I have also received training in On Cloud Nine, which addresses math visualization.
I married my college sweetheart, and we've raised three beautiful daughters together. Now we enjoy visiting them in Arizona and Colorado. It’s especially fun playing with my three grandchildren! When I’m not perusing Pinterest for fresh, fun classroom ideas, I choose to spend my time kayaking, hiking, or combing the beach for shark’s teeth. God speaks to me through nature, and through the people of Grace Episcopal Day School.