Jonathan Phillip, Band Director and Department Chair
Mr. Phillip is the Director of Bands at John Champe High School. Mr. Phillip is a graduate of James Madison University and holds a masters degree from George Mason University. He studied tuba with Mark Theile and Kevin Stees. He continues to perform in the Capital Wind Symphony. Prior to his position at John Champe, Mr. Phillip taught band at Park View High School in Sterling, Virginia. Under his direction the Park View High School band earned superior ratings in concert, marching, and jazz. While there the Park View Band Program twice earned "Virginia Honor Band" status. Mr. Phillip was named the Park View Educator of the year during the 2009-2010 school year. Mr. Phillip enjoys spending his free time with his Wife, Laurel Phillip, and their pets Shirley and Tink.Ms. Nave is privileged to be working with the choirs at John Champe High School this year. Ms. Nave is a graduate of the James Madison University School of Music where she has worked with choirs at the collegiate level while studying under the direction of Dr. Carrie Stevens, Dr. Bryce Hayes, and Dr. Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy. As a voice major, Ms. Nave was a member of the JMU Chorale, Treble Chamber Choir, and The Madison Singers while also pursuing her love for songwriting as a singer-songwriter for the past four years. Ms. Nave has also had the honor of teaching music in Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil. With a love for music, choir, stories, and the world, Ms. Nave looks forward to working with the incredible students at John Champe. In her free time, Ms. Nave enjoys backpacking, running, rock climbing, eating peanut butter, and drinking coffee. Go Knights!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.Nicki Cabaniss, Drama TeacherMrs. 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. Mrs. 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.