Our Team

Michael Fitzgerald, Principal

Michael is an experienced educator with an M.S. in Brain-Based Education. After a decade in a variety of school models, he is using his knowledge of classical education to lead Northern Schoolhouse.

A dabbler in logic, philosophy, hiking, chess, music, and handiwork, he brings his deep interest in the great minds of history to our Schoolhouse culture.


Katherine Fitzgerald, Instructional Coordinator, Lead Teacher, & Music Teacher


Katie has nearly two decades’ experience with children in education and humanitarian work. Her studies in educational history, methodology, curriculum, and child psychology form the basis of the programs developed for Northern Schoolhouse.

Music, math, baking, knitting, drawing, and gardening are among her many interests, and she shares her passion for doing and making with our Schoolhouse community.

Jenna Maggiolo, Lead Teacher

Jenna graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Elementary Education. While she was in University, she taught in Belize for a short period of time.
Jenna has a passion for the outdoors. She enjoys traveling, hiking, playing, and watching sports.

Brittany Kerkhoven, Assistant Teacher

Tegan Hutchison, Assistant Teacher

Dan Pelonis, Art Teacher

Katherine Fitzgerald, French Teacher

Pei Lin, Dance Teacher

Carol Liu, Chinese Teacher


Ruqin Ma, Chinese Teacher