With a shared passion for academic excellence and a deep commitment to fostering a nurturing and student-centered environment, these deans bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our beloved school. Their impressive backgrounds and dedication to our Catholic values make them the perfect fit for our school and undoubtedly inspire and guide our students on their educational journey.

Mrs. Ana Aldana - Dean of Instruction

Ana Aldana is delighted to accept the role of Dean of Instruction at PVI. Most recently, she served as a new teacher mentor and World Language Department Chair. Mrs. Aldana has worked as a Spanish teacher for the Diocese of Arlington for 19 years and is excited to accept this new challenge. She is currently pursuing a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Learning Technologies in Schools at George Mason University. Originally from Colombia, she and her husband, Felipe, have one daughter, Isabela ’16. When not at school, Mrs. Aldana enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves traveling and learning about other cultures.

Dr. Adam Bigbee - Dean of Exceptional Learning

Adam Bigbee began his educational career 21 years ago as a teacher in the Options Program at PVI. Since then, he has served as a special educator in Catholic and public schools throughout Northern Virginia. After serving the Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School community as the Assistant Principal for Academics, Dr. Bigbee helped start Loudoun County’s newest high school, Lightridge, during the pandemic. He is proud to return to PVI, this time as Dean of Exceptional Learning. Dr. Bigbee earned his B.A. in Religious Studies at the University of Florida. After getting married, he relocated to Virginia and completed his M.Ed in Special Education and Ph.D. in Special Education Leadership at George Mason University. He and his wife of 24 years, Yvonne, have two sons, Ethan and Gabe. Dr. Bigbee is eager to help exceptional learners thrive at PVI.

Mrs. Melanie Kiernan '92 - Dean of Faculty

During her 27 years of teaching English and coaching Track and Field and Cross Country at Paul VI, Melanie Kiernan has continued to develop her passion for learning, literature, and running while working to awaken the untapped potential of her students and athletes. She has acted as a faithful witness to the school’s mission by serving in various leadership roles, and she is very excited to challenge herself in this new leadership role as Dean of Faculty. Having such a thorough understanding of the traditions of PVI’s history and the influence of St. Francis de Sales, Mrs. Kiernan is well-equipped to maintain the high academic standards of our school while motivating our faculty to embrace professional growth and new traditions. In addition to being a member of the PVI Class of ’92 and the PVI Athletic Hall of Fame, she is also the very proud mother to Patrick ’21, Maddie ’24, Vinny ’25, and Sinead Kiernan ’31, who have all learned to embrace the meaning of "growing in grace and wisdom."

Mr. Apolonio Latar, III - Dean of Curriculum

Apolonio Latar is delighted to move into the role of Dean of Curriculum. He was the Department Chair of Theology at PVI and is currently an adjunct professor at St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry. He has published several articles, created exhibits, and given presentations on cultural, educational, philosophical, and theological issues. He has more than 15 years of experience in youth ministry, including organizing retreats and charitable work. He is also actively involved in prison ministry. Mr. Latar and his wife Siobhán enjoy hiking, traveling, and exploring historical sites.

Mr. Tony Salgado, Jr. - Dean of Students

Long-time Panthers baseball coach, Tony Salgado, will join us for the upcoming school year as the new Dean of Students. Mr. Salgado has spent 10 years as a teacher and 10 years as an administrator in both Loudoun and Fairfax County Public Schools. He has worked as both a school-based administrator in LCPS and FCPS, as well as a curriculum specialist in the central office of FCPS. Mr. Salgado is a native of Northern Virginia and has lived in South Riding for 15 years. His wife Suzie is also a native of Northern Virginia and is a school-based administrator at LCPS. Together, they have two young boys, Shane and Luke, and a daughter, Emma, who will be an incoming PVI freshman for the 2023-24 school year. The Salgado family enjoys traveling, movies, and various sports, especially PVI sports!
St. Paul VI Catholic High School is a private Diocesan Catholic preparatory school for girls and boys in grades 9-12 in Chantilly, Virginia, seeking to help our students Grow in Grace and Wisdom. Our school is part of the Diocese of Arlington and offers rigorous academics, an inclusive community focused on spiritual and leadership formation, and a proud athletic tradition featuring nationally renowned programs competing in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association.

St. Paul VI Catholic High School is an accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.