Tom Valandra / Communications

Middleburg Academy is proud to announce the newest addition to our staff, Tom Valandra, as the school's new Director of Communications.  He is currently going into his third year as the boys’ varsity lacrosse coach and is very excited to bring his skill sets to the Communications Director position. Tom graduated high school from Minneapolis Southwest in Minnesota. He received his Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and History from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, where he was part of it’s Division I lacrosse team. Tom then continued his post graduate studies at Pfeiffer University, working towards his Master in Science of Leadership (M.S.L) in Misenheimer, NC.

Tom hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota - arguably he is an incredibly talented Ice Hockey player too. Before coming to Middleburg, Tom traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States. Tom oversees Nova West Lacrosse, an extraordinary lacrosse program based here in the Northern Virginia area. Some of his favorite things to do are traveling, playing all sports, watching movies, and being among friends.

“I am excited to be even more involved in the growth and development of Middleburg Academy.  The students I have come to know in lacrosse are so special to what we value in the sport and spirit of the game - and the very mission of our school. I am excited to reveal the Arts, Music and STEAM efforts at this remarkable school.  I am eager to work with the great team that is ambitious for our students, and to continue to make Middleburg a school and community everyone wants to call their own!”