The Senior Leaders of Randolph-Macon Academy

Tony Ballard and his wife enjoy hiking.

Tony Ballard

Middle School Principal
540-636-5417
  • Graduate Professional Studies Certificate in Administration and Supervision from Shenandoah University
  • M.S. Ed., Walden University
  • B.S., SUNY Oneonta
  • A.A., Herkimer County Community College
  • R-MA Mentor

When Tony Ballard became the assistant lacrosse coach at R-MA in the spring of 2015, he had little reason to suspect it would lead to a teaching po


Clare Dame is the Director of Enrollment Management at Randolph-Macon Academy.

Clare Dame

Director of Enrollment Management
540-636-5342
  • M.Ed. James Madison University
  • B.A. College of William & Mary

Clare Monahan Dame came to R-MA as the Director of Enrollment Management in September 2011 with plenty of experience and a unique understanding of


Dr. Tess Hegedus believes education should be creative and innovative.

Tess Hegedus

Dean, Instructional Leadership & Innovation
540-636-5204
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • M.Ed., Elon University
  • B.S., University of Pittsburgh
  • R-MA Mentor

Dean, Instructional Leadership & Innovation, Theresa (Tess) Hegedus, Ph.D., comes to R-MA with a rich background in education.


Mike Starling is the Chairman of Leadership and Character Development at Randolph-Macon Academy, a co-ed boarding school in Virginia.

Michael Starling

Commandant
540-636-5203
  • M.A., Marine Corps University
  • M.A., Webster University
  • B.A., Virginia Military Institute
  • R-MA Mentor, Track and Field Coach

Mike Starling is a member of Randolph-Macon Academy’s class of 1988 and has returned to “The Hill” to join the Academy staff as t