Eileen M Lapington, PhD
Dr. Lapington has a BA from the University of Richmond, an MA in Medieval and Byzantine Studies from Catholic University of America, and an AM and PhD in history from Brown University. She wrote her doctoral thesis on monastic poetry in the Carolingian period. In addition, she studied Latin Paleography at the American Academy in Rome.
Greg is a parishioner at St. Bridget Catholic Church and is proud to be a lifelong Richmonder. After attending Maggie Walker Governor’s School for his high school education, Greg received his Bachelor of Science from the College of William and Mary, with a major in biology and a minor in religious studies. He then earned his Master of Science from Illinois State University, completing his thesis on the topic of tropical bird distributions and taxonomy.
Greg has taught multiple courses in biology at the undergraduate and graduate level. Greg also has several years of research experience studying the diversity, natural history, and ecology of Virginia’s flora and fauna. He has done extensive reading and study in several other subjects as well, primarily history and the visual and literary arts. He has lectured and lead discussion on numerous topics in theology for the Catholic campus ministries (CCM) at W&M and ISU.
Greg’s activities in campus ministry at ISU and at W&M, where he received the annual Msgr. Kelly Award for Extraordinary Dedication to CCM, have been particularly instrumental in forming his desire to impart a unified Catholic worldview in all of the subjects he teaches. He considers a Catholic liberal arts education to be the strongest foundation for excellence in all fields and growth in virtue.
Among his other interests are architecture, birdwatching, and ultimate frisbee.
Mary Ann Peppiatt
Mrs. Peppiatt graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in History, and from the University of Chicago with an MBA specializing in Finance and Accounting. In 2016 she graduated from the University of Richmond Teacher Licensure Program where she received a teaching license with an endorsement in Social Studies.
Mary Ann worked as a systems designer and manager at AT&T, assisted in teaching a technology class at DePaul University, taught Math, Accounting, and Databases at J. Sargent Reynolds Community College, and most recently worked at the New Community School. Mary Ann has also been a docent at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts since 2000.
Mrs. Pyle received her B.A. in Communications with concentrations in theatre and broadcasting, and a minor in history and literature from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. Prior to teaching, Stephanie had a long career in radio broadcasting, including producing and hosting a live storytelling and music show.
In 1997 she began her teaching career in the 5th grade at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School in Oregon Hill, then Saint Benedict Catholic School, and Luther Memorial School. She returned to Saint Benedict School from 2010-2017 and founder and director of the Salt and Light Theatre Company, an afterschool drama program, and The Knuckleheads, a puppet troupe. Her interests include Shakespeare and ancient and medieval English history.