Meet Our Science Teachers

Dr. Chad Byrd teaches chemistry at Randolph-Macon Academy, a boarding school in Virginia.

Chad Byrd

Upper School Science Teacher
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic and State University
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University
  • Classes: Chemistry, AP Chemistry
  • R-MA Mentor

“I like directing kids so that I know they’re going to have a future, so that I know that they’re going to be going somewhere, an


John Casserino is a boarding school science teacher.

John Casserino

Upper School Math and Science Teacher
  • M.S., Stanford University
  • M.S., Michigan Tech University
  • M.Ed., George Washington University
  • B.S., USAF Academy
  • Classes: Physics, AP Physics, Geospatial Information Systems
  • R-MA Mentor, Middle School Cross Country Assistant Coach

He may be soft-spoken, but John Casserino holds a passion for his subject and his students that is unmistakable.


Lynette Lane

US Science Teacher
  • M.S. Life Sciences, Louisiana Tech University
  • B.S. Science Education (Biology and Physics), Louisiana Tech University
  • AP Environmental Science, Honors Chemistry, Ecology
  • R-MA Mentor

“I do love teaching these kids. Teenagers are spectacular and fun,” says Lynette Lane. “I’m wired to teach teenagers.