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, Dean of Academics, Art
Lynnette’s favorite Bible passage is Psalm 46:10:
Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
She is reminded to stop and rest in Him, our refuge and strength, when reflecting on this verse.
Lynnette loves so many things about the outdoors, it is difficult to choose just one activity! If she had to choose, gardening would have to take the prize. Cultivating a garden full of flowers and vegetables encompasses several of her favorite things about the outdoors - playing in the dirt, observing insects, learning new things, and beautifying a space for daydreaming or reading a good book.