Head of School
Martha (Moppy) McGee
Director of Admissions
Melissa Van Horn
Director of Development and Communications
I am thrilled to be teaching kindergarten at Grace! I love how children delight in discovery and expression, and I am excited to guide my students’ learning and to celebrate their skills building through creative projects, imaginative play, and genuine connection with each other’s experiences of the world we’re exploring!
I am certified to teach Kindergarten through 12th grade and hold BA degrees in English and Psychology from UNF and an MA in English from FSU. I have been a teacher for many years, including several years in Clay County. My teenage son and I like seeing plays, riding roller coasters, going to museums, and roller skating together. I also enjoy reading poetry, baking, painting, tap-dancing, listening to live music, and playing the drums.
Hello! I am thrilled to be a part of the Grace Episcopal Day School family. I am a Georgia native and a graduate of Georgia Southern University, but now a proud Floridian. My college sweetheart and I have three children. Some of my favorite activities include reading (especially children’s books), learning about the past, taking walks with my dog, dining out and trying new cuisines, and exploring Florida. After teaching for sixteen years, first grade has become one of my favorite grades to teach. This can be a special year in a child’s learning to see the growth that takes place while recognizing their unique gifts and talents.
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.
5th and 6th Math and Science
5th and 6th Language Arts and Social Studies
7th and 8th Math and Science
7th and 8th Language Arts and Social Studies
Librarian, Preschool through 6th Grade
Spanish Instructor, Preschool through 8th Grade
Hi! My name is Emma Corfield, and I am the PE teacher at Grace Episcopal. I graduated from University of North Florida with my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. After teaching First Grade here at Grace, I’m excited to jump from the classroom to the field to teach the kids that I love in an active environment. I attended Grace from Kindergarten through 6th grade, my mom taught at Grace, and I worked in the Extended Day program for two years throughout college. I am so excited to be a part of the Grace family again. I absolutely love working with children, and I have a passion for creating a positive and loving environment for them. Kindness, respect, and love will always be my number one priority. I know we are going to have a great year!
When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with my husband and friends. We love to be outdoors or spending time doing anything active.
Teaching Assistant, PK4
I am happy to begin my first year at Grace Episcopal as a PreK assistant. This will be my ninth year working in a preschool setting, and I absolutely enjoy working with this age group! My husband Brent and I have two wonderful children, Jack 19 and Holland 15. In my free time, I enjoy walking our two dogs Shelby and Georgia, hiking, traveling, and enjoying the Florida outdoors! I look forward to and I'm humbled to be a part of the Grace Community.
Christian Formation, 3rd - 8th
Teaching Assistant, PK3
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 over thirty years teaching Kindergarten through High School, in both public and private school settings.
I’m married to Joe Porfidio and have three adult children and an adorable eight year old grandson, Sterling and Miles who will be four 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.