School Board of Directors 

We are thankful to our Steering Committee who worked so hard to establish our school! In 2019 a School Board of Directors was appointed and took the reigns from our Steering Committee. The Board of Directors are listed below. We ask all to remember them in their prayers!

Fr. Gregory Joyce was appointed the Rector of St. Vladimir Church in Ann Arbor, MI in 1996 and has served the parish in that capacity since. He holds a Bachelorís and Masterís degree from the University of Michigan in Education, as well as a D.Min. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. In addition to being the Rector of St. Vladimirís, Fr. Gregory is the Dean of the Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America and the Secretary of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America.

Over the past 15 years, Irene Melabiotis has had the pleasure of teaching in the United Kingdom, South Korea, Australia, and Canada. Her love of teaching compelled her to pursue post-graduate studies in education. She earned her PhD in Education from the University of Western Ontario (Canada). Her qualitative research study explored the quality of learning motivation of ten 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students while learning through the arts. Some of the main findings of her study include that arts integration can foster diverse studentsí quality of learning motivation by supporting their feelings of autonomy, competence, and relatedness, which are elements involved in the expression and development of self-determination. Aside from her commitment to the Board of Directors for the Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy, Irene is a full-time homemaker with two young children. When time permits, she enjoys reading about topics that interest her, such as matters pertaining to her Orthodox Christian Faith, health, and gardening.

Reader Mark Chaffee, Secretary of the Board

John Hill, Member of the Board

John Hill earned his Bachelor of Arts from New College of Florida and his Master of Theatrical Arts from the Russian Academy of Theater Arts in Moscow, where he studied in the department of musical theater under Boris Pokrovsky. He has a PhD in theater studies and an MA in education from the University of Michigan. John teaches English Language Arts at Romulus Middle School and thesis writing for the Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

Natalia Kondrashova, Member of the Board

Melissa Naasko, Member of the Board

Katherine Riley, Member of the Board

Deacon Vladimir Pyrozhenko, Member of the Board