WCA names new head of upper elementary

At the end of the school year, Cathy Naylor will take on a new role at Williamsburg Christian Academy, leading the upper elementary division.

Naylor will lead second through fifth grades at the upper-James City County private school following graduation June 9. The school, founded in 1978, boasts more than 150 students from preschool through 12th grades.

In elementary education for 30 years, Naylor started at the academy this year as the school's drama program director and fourth and fifth grade teacher.

A published author, Naylor holds a degree in elementary education from Daemen College in Buffalo, New York, and a Master's in education from the University of Georgia.

"We were blessed to have received numerous resumes from very capable individuals throughout the Williamsburg area and the Commonwealth for this position," Head of School Dave Breslin stated in a news release. "Cathy Naylor's resume stood out right away, and as I began conversations with her, it became apparent that Cathy had an exciting, dynamic vision to bring the upper elementary division to the next level."

Naylor hopes to incorporate improv theatre, guest performances, enrichment workshops, and interactive educational programs into the curriculum, as she has done at other schools, according to the release.

"I am very excited to have the opportunity to contribute what I can to this beautiful school community," Naylor stated in the release. "I look forward to working with a staff that is compassionate and professional in all they do."

Williams can be reached by phone at 757-345-2341.

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