Michael C. Spencer, M.A.
Head of School
As a lifelong educator in Norfolk, Mr. Spencer has served as the principal of Maury High School, the Interim Superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools, and most recently, the Headmaster at The Williams School. Intrigued by The Hague School’s pedagogy and potential impact on the community, he came out of retirement to be one of the school’s founders. Offering a wealth of knowledge and experience, he serves as the Head of School at The Hague School. His exemplary commitment to academic excellence, student engagement, and service to the community serves as part of the school’s foundation.
Jennifer Warren, J.D.
Associate Head of School
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.
Paul Warren, J.D., M.A.
Provost and CAO
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 the school will use as the pedagogical foundation for its conference method courses. In addition to teaching Composition, Mr. Warren will offer electives in debate, mystery and historical novels, martial arts, and cycling.
Marketing and Communications
LaNeshe Miller-White is a marketing professional with a degree in Communications and Theater from Temple University. She is co-founder of Theatre in the X, an organization dedicated to breaking the barriers to theater and providing opportunities for artists of color in Philadelphia. She is a Steering Committee member of the Parent Artist Advocacy League for the Performing Arts, a national organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for parent artists. She serves on the oversight committees for Theatre Philadelphia’s Marketing and the Barrymore Awards. LaNeshe was recently awarded the Independent Film Association of Philadelphia IMPACT award for her contributions to the arts and culture community in Philadelphia. At The Hague School she executes the digital marketing and communications efforts.
Outreach and Engagement
Ms. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Anthropology and is currently working on a Masters of Science in Research Administration at Johns Hopkins University. At The Hague School she coordinates outreach and special events, in addition to attending community events as a THS representative and providing administrative support. She is also a liaison between the school and military and NATO families. Her can-do attitude is matched only by her positive outlook.
Kathryn Mitchell, M.A.
Content and Information Design
Ms. Mitchell holds a Masters in English in Professional and Technical Writing and has taught English to students in area middle schools. She currently tutors students in English and Reading in the Virginia Beach public school system and serves as the Content and Information Designer at The Hague School. As the school’s International Baccalaureate librarian, she will also serve as a resource in assisting students with projects and presentations, research, and critical thinking, refining their skills in designing digital documents and presentations, infographics, and web design.
Holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and Political Science, Mr. Pinto has devoted his professional career to school guidance, admissions, and college counseling. Over the past 18 years, he has helped shape the lives of students at the National Cathedral School, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, and most recently at the Batten Honors College at Virginia Wesleyan University. At The Hague School, Mr. Pinto will serve as the Guidance and College Counselor, organizing student programs and workshops while helping the school maintain transcripts and oversee the accreditation process.
Lisa A. Walker, M.A.
Instructional Design and Development
Ms. Walker holds a Master of Arts in English Literature. During her 30+ years experience serving as a teacher/ mentor/ coach, she has earned numerous certifications and awards: Gifted Teacher of the Year in Virginia Beach and Virginia Gifted Region II; the Fulbright/ Hayes Grant Award and keynote speakership at the Creating Connections Conference in Tatarstan, Russia; adjunct instructor at the college level; and classically trained soprano singer. Using her extensive background in gifted education and instructional design and development, Ms. Walker will help students from disparate backgrounds and varying curricula exposure prepare for the challenges of 21st century learning, so they can graduate with life-changing opportunities for further study.