Faculty & Staff
We believe boys thrive with excellent teachers with whom they believe they have strong relationships. Our students generally have the same few teachers for four years, and we get to know them well. We also believe we can best build character and genuine empathy in boys through a small community that knows your son. With a caring and dedicated faculty, the character lessons at our school tend to make profound and lasting impressions.
Betsy Albro teaches Math. She graduated from Virginia Tech. She has over 40 years of teaching experience at Field School, St. Anne’s-Belfield School and Ashley Hall. Community service has played an important role in her life in both her private life and her role as a teacher. She lives in Ivy with her husband Tom and her son Trevor. She has taught at Field School since 2014.
Todd Barnett is the Founder and served as Head of School from 2007-2020. He currently teaches History. He has 30 years of teaching experience at Landon School, Woodberry Forest School, Grand River Academy, St. Anne’s-Belfield School, and the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the longtime owner and director of Blue Ridge Field Camp in Ivy. Todd and his wife Meredith Montague have four children and live in Charlottesville. Todd has been at Field School since 2007.
Lianne Campbell is our strings teacher. She studied with Estella Frankel, Sylvia Ahramjian, Barbara Westphal and Dr. Benson Headley, and has been teaching strings for over 27 years. While in Delaware, she was part of the faculty of the Wilmington Music School for ten years along with having her own studio. In addition to soloing with a number of orchestras, Ms. Campbell has extensive orchestral and chamber music experience and performs with the Virginia Consort, the Oratorio Society and other local orchestras. Currently Principal Second Violin with the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra, she is also a certified Suzuki teacher with a violin studio in Crozet.
Leo Connally is the Assistant Head of School and teaches English. He has a B.A. and a M.T. from Virginia Commonwealth University, a M.A. in English from Middlebury, and an Ed.M in Private School Leadership from Columbia University. Prior to coming to Field School, he taught for four years at St. Anne’s-Belfield. Among his past volunteer activities, Leo worked with the Boys and Girls Club’s Cycling Challenge where he recruited new riders. At Field School, he coaches soccer, and created our swimming and mountain biking programs, as well as our popular Blue-Silver House competition. He joined Field School in 2012.
Patrick Critzer is the school Chef. Patrick enjoys cooking in a variety of styles using local and organic ingredients. Patrick brings a wide food background to the lunch program at Field School. Patrick and his wife Freedom enjoy traveling and eating in far off places.
Juliette Firla started her position as the English teacher in 2020. She received a bachelor’s degree in English along with a teacher licensure from Elon University in North Carolina. Her teaching career includes experiences working with high school students, as well as in an all girls school during her time abroad in New Zealand. Additionally, she worked at Scholastic, Inc. creating lesson plans for the company that align with Common Core. In Juliette’s free-time she loves to cook, take long walks around Charlottesville and tutor students struggling with reading and writing.