Meet the Elective Teachers

Michael DeMato is a boarding school Chorus Director and Assistant Bandmaster.

Michael DeMato

Chorus Director / Assistant Bandmaster
  • M.A., New York University
  • B.A., Loyola College
  • Courses: Digital Piano, Band, Chorus
  • R-MA Mentor, "Mandatory Fun" band member

German mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz said that “Music is the pleasure the human soul experiences from counting without be


Ed Richards is the director of the Virginia 91st Air Force JROTC Marching Band.

Ed Richards

Director of Music / Bandmaster
  • M.M.E. Shenandoah Conservatory (of Shenandoah University)
  • B.M.E. Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music
  • Courses: Handbell Choir, Band
  • R-MA Mentor

Edwin Richards is Director of Music, Chairman of the Music Department and Bandmaster at Randolph-Macon Academy, a position he has held for 41 years.


Stephanie Wagner's enthusiasm encourages students to explore their ideas.

Stephanie Wagner

Technology Education Teacher
  • B.S., College of Charleston
  • Classes: Coding, Computer Science, Robotics
  • R-MA Mentor, Assistant Middle School Soccer Coach, FIRST LEGO League Coach

Stephanie Wagner’s objective listed on her resume offers a nice, professional summary of her teaching philosophy: “…empower students to cr