Each faculty and staff member at Chesterton Academy of The Florida Martyrs is a faithful Catholic who has taken an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Each has also undergone our safe environment requirements, including fingerprinting, Level 2 background check (state and federal), and VIRTUS safe environment training.

Additionally, all teachers have earned their Bachelor's degree or higher. 


Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore



Christopher Moore is the founding headmaster of Chesterton Academy of The Florida Martyrs. He joined the Navy in 1998 and spent 23 years serving his country. He earned his B.A. in Communications from Jacksonville University in 2006, and his M.B.A. from the University of Florida in 2014. In 2015, he made the most important decision of his life, and was welcomed into full communion with the Catholic Church. 

He lives in Pensacola with his wife Raquel, son Huxley, and daughter Hazel Regina Caeli. 


David "Charlie" Johnson

Literature, History, Philosophy, Theology, Math

Mr. Johnson received his B.A. in Religion with a concentration in Christian Apologetics from Luther Rice University. He is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spiritual Direction in Clearwater Florida. 

He has a passion for the humanities and the interplay of faith and politics, with a special love for Chinese History and US Presidential History. 

Mr. Johnson is married with three children and has lived in Pensacola since 2018.

Kathy Johansen

Kathy Johansen


Kathy Johansen is the art teacher for Chesterton Pensacola. Having spent 27 years teaching music and art, she is looking forward to sharing her talents and experience with the Chesterton students. 

Mrs. Johansen began teaching in 1996 at St. Paul Catholic School in Pensacola teaching music and then music and art for a total of 8 years. She then spent the next 14 years teaching art and music at Sacred Heart Cathedral School. 

Directing and accompanying church music from the age of 16, Mrs. Johansen has been the Music Director at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Perdido for almost 8 years. She currently directs this church choir as well as The Emerald Coast Concert Choir. 

Mrs. Johansen is a certified Apple teacher and a member of the Pen Women of America.


Madeline Miller

Latin, Music, Science

Born and raised in Orlando, FL, Madeline Miller grew up in the Anglican tradition with a love for choral singing and the music of the liturgy. With two musicians for parents, Miss Miller also enjoyed a rich instrumental education, beginning violin at the age of five and playing in orchestras through high school. She has a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from St. Olaf College, where she continued to perform in choirs and participated in the Great Conversation, a Great Books program that engaged with works of literature and art monumental
in the formation of Western culture.

During her years at St. Olaf, Miss Miller discovered the goodness, truth, and beauty of the Catholic faith, and in August 2020, she was received into the Church, where she has joyfully encountered Christ, as Gerard Manley Hopkins describes it, “in ten thousand places.” She continued her studies at Florida State University, where she graduated in May 2022 with a Masters of Music in Violin Performance. During her Masters degree, she taught as a graduate assistant and private violin teacher, as well as sang as a soprano staff singer at St. Peter’s Cathedral and played first violin in a residency string quartet. This past school year, Miss Miller taught Choir, Music History, and Latin I and III at Our Lady of Victory Chesterton Academy in Denver, CO, and is thrilled to join another Chesterton Academy at its initiation. She is a published poet and enjoys spending time outdoors, playing chamber music, and singing polyphonic works.

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