Who We Are

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.

Kathryn Mitchell, M.A.

Director of Content and Information Design

Ms. Mitchell holds a Masters in English Composition 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 City public school system and serves as the Director of Content and Information Design at The Hague School.  She will continue it that role when the school year begins as well as  teach courses such as Linguistics and Writing in Digital Spaces, sharing her expertise in writing and graphic design.  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.

Jennifer Miller

Director of 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.  She serves as the Director of Outreach and Community Relations for the Hague School. Instrumental in coordinating public events and marketing, Ms. Miller also assists with the school’s social media, contacting prospective students, 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.

Steve Pinto

Director of Guidance

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 Director of Guidance, organizing student programs and workshops while helping the school maintain transcripts and oversee the accreditation process.