Welcome New Faculty and Staff 2021-22

We are pleased to welcome the following faculty and staff members to The Heights community this academic year.

Derrick Chambers:

Derrick Chambers will join The Heights faculty as a Freshman Core teacher in addition to offering a new course called Introduction to Investing (ECON 323). Prior to joining The Heights, Mr. Chambers worked as a financial advisor for many years in the New York City area. Before establishing his career in finance, he earned a masters of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and conducted graduate work in medieval theology and philosophy at the University of Oxford. After earning a BA from the University of Florida, where he was the two-time captain of the football team in 1999 and 2000, Mr. Chambers played in the National Football League (NFL) for three years with the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars. Click here to see his faculty profile.

Anthony Hadford:

Anthony Hadford is the new associate director of admissions. After graduating from The Heights in 2012, he went on to study at the University of Virginia where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics. Before returning to The Heights campus to work in the admissions office, Mr. Hadford held a variety of corporate finance positions in energy, healthcare education, food importing, and private equity in the Washington D.C. and New York City metropolitan areas. Click here to see his faculty profile.

Joe Maloney:

Joe Maloney returns to The Heights as an upper school mathematics and computer science teacher. After graduating from The Heights in 2014, he went on to the University of Maryland where he received degrees in finance and information systems. In 2018, Mr. Maloney became a missionary with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), an organization that leads college students in the mission of the Catholic Church. He served for two years at the University of Pennsylvania and one year at Drexel University. Click here to see his faculty profile.

Paul McGiffin:

Paul McGiffin, a 2015 graduate from The Heights, will join the facilities management team. He received a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Dallas, during which he also enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard. Before returning to The Heights, Mr. McGiffin worked as a financial fraud and anti-money-laundering analyst at the consulting firm Guidehouse. Click here to see his faculty profile.

George Messenger:

George Messenger returns to The Heights as a third-grade teacher. He graduated last spring from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar and earned a BA in classics and government. Before UVA, Mr. Messenger was a lifer at The Heights and graduated in the class of 2017. Outside the classroom, he enjoys fly fishing and is an avid Washington sports fan. Click here to see his faculty profile.