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Amy Butcher, Head of School and Art 

Amy Butcher joined the Lorien Wood community first as a parent, then as a member of the Board of Trustees, and is now excited to lead the staff and faculty as Head of School in 2016. Amy brings a wide variety of educational and administrative experiences to her role and is excited to partner with faculty, parents, and students as we explore God’s world together and find our place in it.

Prior to joining the Lorien Wood community, Amy served as an Associate Professor of English at Crown College (St. Bonifacius, MN) where she taught many courses including Christian Literary Classics, American Literature, and English Composition. In addition to her teaching, Amy also served as the Director of the Honors Program for several years, leading a review of the curriculum and growing the program. In this role, she worked closely with many areas of the College to offer an integral, intellectual, and spiritual educational experience for Honors students. She holds a Masters of Arts in English Literature from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Studio Art from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  Her primary area of scholarship and study is Theological Aesthetics, with a significant focus on C.S. Lewis and his body of work.

Amy lives with her husband and three children in Vienna, VA, where she enjoys a multitude of creative pursuits including painting, reading, the art of hospitality, and exploring God’s beautiful world.


Lynnette Fields, Director of Curriculum and Development, Humanities and Art

Lynnette Fields joined the faculty in 2008. She graduated from Covenant College with a B.A. in Elementary Education in 2007. She began exploring a teaching career during an internship in high school and enjoyed working with children at her church all through high school and college. During her time in college, she developed a passion for children’s literature and Art History and knew these needed to be essential elements in her future teaching. Over the course of her teaching career, she has taught in classrooms ranging from Kindergarten to 5th grades. Her teaching experiences both in and out of the classroom have provided ample opportunity to develop curriculum for the classroom and the garden. In the garden, her passions for education and growing things intertwine. Her family’s nearby farm provides a dedicated place to teach others how to cultivate, enjoy, and preserve vegetables and herbs. The garden has been a classroom where she could develop a knack for entomology through observation of the variety of six-legged visitors attracted by the flowering plants. 

Aside from gardening, Lynnette enjoys reading books of all kinds, playing board games, cultivating her artistic skills, and spending time with her husband and their dog. She brings her enthusiasm for literature, art, and agriculture to the classroom and beyond.