Our Faculty

Paul Warren, J.D., M.A.


Mr. Warren is one of the founders of The Hague School and serves as the Provost and Chief Academic Officer.  He has been a practicing attorney since 1987 and has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Composition at Old Dominion University since 1998, as well as serving as the Director of ODU’s Conflict Management Program for many years.  Mr. Warren has authored two professional texts, a novel, several short stories, and dozens of professional articles, presentations, and seminar curricula. From that experience and post-graduate research, he designed The Hague Approach, which is the pedagogical foundation for The Hague School’s conference method courses.  In addition to teaching Research and Composition, Mr. Warren offers elective courses in debate, mystery and historical novels, martial arts, and cycling.

Lisa A. Walker, M.A.

English Literature

Ms. Walker holds a Master of Arts in English Literature. During her 30+ years experience as a teacher/ mentor/ coach, she has earned numerous certifications and awards: Gifted Teacher of the Year for Virginia Beach and the Virginia Gifted Region II, the Fulbright/ Hayes Grant Award and she was the keynote speaker at the Creating Connections Conference in Tatarstan, Russia. Ms. Walker has also taught as an adjunct instructor and is a classically trained soprano singer. Using her extensive background in gifted education and instructional design and development, Ms. Walker helps students from disparate backgrounds and varying curricula exposure prepare for the challenges of 21st century learning.  

Barbara Waefler

Barbara Waefler, M.Ed.


Holding a Masters in Education with extensive training in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programme courses, Ms. Waefler has taught Math at Granby High School for the past 20 years.  Her courses include, Algebra 1, 2, and 3, Pre-calculus, Geometry, AP Statistics, IB Math Studies and IB SL. As an educator with extensive classroom experience and curriculum design, she is passionate about connecting with her students and finding ways to encourage their growth and development.  Her warm personality and creativity make learning math fun!

Abby Horten, MS

Environmental Science

Ms. Horten has served as a graduate lab assistant and/or adjunct faculty member at Christopher Newport University in Chemistry and Biology since 2014.  As an undergraduate, Ms. Horten tested new methods of reverse micelle development, analyzed samples via FT-IR, and performed in-depth data analysis.  In connection with her Master’s thesis in Environmental Science, Ms. Horten prepared an electronic training module using examples from primary literature, designed to enhance student comprehension. As an instructor, Ms. Horten strives to express her enthusiasm for science by creating curious courses, communicating scientifically, and bringing environmental science to a personal level for each student.

Luisa Adelfio, M.A.

Artist in Residence, Humanities and Studio Art

Ms. Adelfio is an internationally known sculptor who serves as the Artist in Residence at The Hague School.  Coupling this experience with a Masters Degree in Art History, she offers a course where students  integrate Art History, utilizing the school’s partnership with The Chrysler Museum to engage with original works of art, as well as create their own.  Trained in the Harkness Method at Phillips Exeter Academy, Ms. Adelfio also leads our school’s world languages initiative, which incorporate linguistics and cultural awareness with proficiency in Italian, French, and Spanish.

Candice Heidelberg-Denison


Ms. Heidelberg-Denison has served as an Acting and Audition Counselor, as well as a Summer Camp Counselor for The Hurrah Players, and has volunteered to assist in numerous theatrical productions at Saint Patrick’s Catholic School. She currently offers private coaching sessions for acting and auditioning and is the lead vocalist for the jazz ensemble, Swirl. At The Hague School, she will offer an elective in Drama and assist with the school’s
theatrical productions.

Talton Manning


Mr. Manning studied music at Old Dominion University and has been a full-time musician since 2009. Proficient in four instruments, his contemporary jazz ensemble Different Perspectives has played throughout Hampton Roads, Richmond, and beyond. He has more than seventeen years of experience playing the saxophone and a solid background in classical, jazz, and gospel music. He also has sound production experience and teaches Music Theory and leads an Introduction to Music Production summer camp at The Hague School.

Jennifer Warren, J.D.

Women's Studies

Ms. Warren holds a Juris Doctor degree and is one of the founders of The Hague School, currently serving as the school’s Associate Head of School.  She has been instrumental in defining the school’s brand and vision, creating community partnerships and outreach opportunities, and speaking to area organizations and schools in seeking student enrollment.  As an experienced legal professional, mediator, and corporate trainer, she is cognizant of the importance of relationships and is eager to build them at The Hague School with students, families, and the community. In addition, she will also offer electives in Women’s Studies to reflect her passion for building confidence and self-esteem in young women while empowering them to express themselves at the table.  Ms. Warren will also serve as the school’s International Baccalaureate Program Coordinator, guiding the school through the candidacy process to offer the Diploma Programme for the 11th and 12th grades.

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