St. Augustine, FL Chapter – Catholic Schoolhouse

Angelus Community

Meet the Directors

Grammar Director: Laura Orsini Bland has been a home educator since 2001.  Her husband is a convert to the Catholic faith and they have 8 children.  The oldest is at Ave Maria University and the youngest is 4. Before kids, Laura was a middle school science teacher and wedding photographer. Her family is blessed to be active parishioners at the Cathedral-Basilica. The children are involved in Fraternus, Chancel Choir, and Civil Air Patrol. Laura enjoys playing music with her children.

Upper Level Director:  Valerie Thompson has been home schooling since 2005.  She and her husband have 6 children ranging from 7 to 18.  They are members of San Sebastian Catholic Church.  The kids are active in Fraternus, church choir, golf for St. Augustine High School, PAL flag football, and youth group.  Before kids Valerie was a physical therapist assistant.  She enjoys reading, swimming, and time at the beach.