Brooke Lange – Executive Assistant & After-School Enrichment Program Director
Brooke serves as Headwaters Executive Assistant and is the director of the After-School Enrichment Program.
Brooke comes to Headwaters with a background in accounting and administrative support at several Culpeper area businesses. She earned her Associates Degree from Germanna Community College. Brooke has volunteered at several elementary schools in Culpeper, focusing on students who need a little extra attention and encouragement to achieve their goals. Her passion is providing opportunities for children to reach their full potential. She looks forward to growing with Headwaters and getting involved in all of its programs.
Anne Simon – Program Manager, Starfish Mentoring
Anne chose Rappahannock as her “spot in Virginia” when she and her husband Lee first moved from California in 1996, but were not able to settle here permanently until 2014. After a long career as an independent school teacher and administrator, Anne retired from schools in 2011. She and Lee also served as therapeutic foster parents for 10 years, shepherding 20 children through difficult teen years. Their own children and many grandchildren (and one great grandson) are spread around the country but come to visit regularly. Anne holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University Teachers College.
Nancy Studds – Program Manager, READ Mentoring
Born and raised in Arlington, VA., provided her with a happy, stable life full of many of the same experiences that transplants to this area experienced. Nancy graduated from Georgetown Visitation and started her college career in New Jersey but that’s where the similarities ended. She completed her college many years later in North Carolina having married, had two sons and a Montessori career. Her Montessori career of 40 plus years has taken her to the South and the West where she has taught children from 3-12 and administrated several schools as well as worked as a consultant for Montessori schools. Nancy has a Masters in Education from Vancouver University, as well as AMI degrees for Montessori, both primary 3-6 and elementary 6-12 levels. Her philosophy is that if you can tap into the child’s interest, you can teach them whatever skills necessary as they explore their interest. Love of dogs, children, books and our natural world are Nancy’s passion so now that she finds herself living here in this beautiful inspiring community, she has all she could wish for – living on a farm with two wonderful dog companions, READ, and the everyday wonders of nature.