Melanie Robison - Choir Director
Ms. Robison graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Music Education. While at JMU, Ms. Robison studied voice under David Newman and Dr. Dorothy Maddison and choral conducting under Dr. Bryce Hayes and Dr. Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy. Throughout her undergraduate career, Ms. Robison reinstated and directed the Madisonians show choir. Ms. Robison also had the privilege to work with ensembles in the Harrisonburg community such as the Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir and the New Horizons Band. After completing her degree, Ms. Robison served as the music director for the theatre productions at Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria, Virginia.
Brittany Ebhardt - Art TeacherMrs. Ebhardt graduated from Loudoun County Public Schools and went off to art school to study animation and drawing at Savannah College of Art and Design. SCAD is ranked one of the top art schools in the nation, and it is there that Mrs. Ebhardt had the opportunity to work with professionals in the animation field. After completing her degree, Mrs. Ebhardt realized that working in the animation field would not be the best suited job for her so she found herself working as a children's book illustrator for a small publishing company and also tried her hand at freelancing. Although she loved her work, something felt like it was missing. She discovered that the missing piece was teaching so she went back to school to complete her master's degree in art education at George Mason. Now that Mrs. Ebhardt has found teaching she can't imagine doing anything else. She is excited to be back in Loudoun County teaching in the very place that started her off in the world of art.
Regina Butler - Art TeacherRegina Butler earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She is currently a Visual Arts Teacher at John Champe High School. Prior to working at John Champe, Mrs. Butler taught with Hoke County Public Schools in Raeford, North Carolina and with Warren County Public Schools in Virginia.
Nicki Cabaniss - Drama TeacherMs. Cabaniss graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in English with a focus in Secondary Education in both the English and Theatre classroom as well as a Masters in Teaching. Before coming to Loudoun, she worked as a college professor teaching Freshman level English courses on the border of Delaware. Ms. Cabaniss is a native of Loudoun County, VA and a graduate of Loudoun Valley High School and is happy to be returning to her roots! This will be her first year with Loudoun County Public Schools.
Jason Miller - Associate Band Director
Jason Miller is beginning his first year as Associate Band Director at John Champe High School. Mr. Miller has been involved with the Champe community since the school’s founding; working with the marching band from 2012-2016. He has worked with JCHS, Willard, and Mercer over the years assisting with saxophone sectionals, assessment preparation, and instrument test drive nights. Prior to JCHS, Mr. Miller was the Associate Band Director at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Fairfax County for 4 years. While at Lake Braddock, Mr. Miller taught students in grades 7-12 in the middle and high school concert bands. He also directed the Lake Braddock Jazz Ensemble and co-directed the Lake Braddock Marching Band. Mr. Miller is a founding Associate Conductor of the Virginia Winds Academy and member of many professional organizations including VBODA, VMEA, and NAfME. Mr. Miller earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Music Education from George Mason University. Mr. Miller is a native of Loudoun County and graduated from Park View High School in Sterling, VA. In his free time, Mr. Miller enjoys playing video games, board games, traveling, and spending time with his wife!