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Mrs. Dana Altone
​Media Specialist
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Mr. John Angelle
6th and 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
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Dr. Linda Anthony
Director of Special Projects
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Mrs. Jessica Askins
Modern Languages Department Chair
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Ms. Allison Berry
STEAM Teacher
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Mrs. Michelle Bertany
Benedict XVI Center
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Ms. Debora E. Brown
Director of Finance and Operations
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Mrs. Ann Brown
4th Grade Carroll Center Teacher
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Mrs. Nelida Ceron
Spanish Teacher
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Ms. Dana Christensen
6th and 7th Grade Religion Teacher
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Mr. Thomas Cole
Theology Department Chair
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Mrs. Kelly Coury
4th Grade Teacher
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Mr. Shawn Coury
Head Football Coach, PE
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Ms. Beth Daly
School Nurse
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Dr. Archie Deen
Social Sciences
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Mr. Tim Durski
Director of Communications and Marketing
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Mr. Kevin Evans
Director of Athletics
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Ms. Paulina Faraj
Classics Department Chair
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Ms. Elizabeth Fernandez
Mother's Morning Out
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Mrs. Karen Fickett
3rd Grade Teacher
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Ms. Megan Gallagher
1st Grade Teacher
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Ms. Morgan Gallagher
Advancement Coordinator
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Ms. Victoria Gaston
7th Grade Carroll Center Teacher
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Ms. Kara Gaynor
5th Grade Teacher
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Mrs. Judy Goyer
Business Office Assistant
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Mrs. Ellen Grisham
6th Grade Carroll Center Teacher
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Mrs. Denise Gunderson
Development Manager
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Mrs. Donna Hayley
Lower School Director of Student Success; Counselor
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Ms. Leslie Hein
5th Grade Carroll Center Teacher
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Ms. Elizabeth Hetzel
English Faculty
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Mrs. Judi Higgins
Upper School Office Manager
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Mrs. Stephanie Irizarry
7th Grade English Teacher
Ms. Grace Jacobi
3rd Grade Teacher
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Neil Johnson
Trustee
Mrs. Victoria Jones
Pre-K3 Assistant
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Ms. Tracy Kendall
1st Grade Teacher
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Mrs. Mary Kenny
Seton Center Coordinator
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Ms. Laura Kinzey
6th and 7th Grade Mathematics Teacher
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Fr. John Klein, LC
Assistant Chaplain
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Dr. Bianca Kuczynski
Mathematics, Science
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Ms. Annie Lagomasino
5th Grade Teacher
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Ms. Tonnie Lentz
6th and 7th Grade Science Teacher
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Mrs. Karen Lewis
Pre-K4 Teacher
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Ms. Laura Linkous
Physical Education Teacher
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Mrs. MaryLynn Llop
Admissions Assistant and GOAL Coordinator
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Ms. Emily F. Maranville
Lower School Office Manager
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Ms. Meghan McCabe
K-7th Grade Mathematics
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Deacon Bill McCarthy
Preschool Chaplain
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Mrs. Erin Messer
6th Grade English Teacher
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Mrs. Ashley Meyer
Director of Academic and College Counseling
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Mrs. Gloria Narea
Spanish Teacher
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Mrs. Kathy Ann Nixon
4th Grade Teachers’ Assistant
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Ms. Nancy O'Gara
Preschool Office Manager
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Ms. Nancy O'Gara
Preschool Office Manager
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Mrs. Alanna Oliver
Pre-1st Teacher’s Assistant
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Ms. Lyndsay Pinzone
2nd Grade Teacher
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Mr. Matthew Reger
Science Department Chair, Dean of Faculty
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Mrs. Jamie Reger
English Department Chair
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Mrs. Diane Robinson
Pre-K3 Teacher
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Mrs. Rochelle Rondeau
Visual Arts Department Chair
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Ms. AnnaMarie Rose
5th Grade Teacher
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Mr. David Rosenzweig
Dean of Houses; Social Sciences Department Chair
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Mrs. Sally Roy
3rd Grade Carroll Center Teacher
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Mrs. Bethany Rusenko
Pre-1st Teacher
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Mrs. Natalie Schirra
Social Sciences, Theology
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Mrs. Kristen Schultz
Student Success Counselor
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Mr. Peter Schultz
Lower School Principal
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Mr. Brian Scully
Performing Arts
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Mrs. Theresa Sequeira
6th and 7th Grade Coordinator
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Mrs. Kelly Sickafoose
Business Office
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Mrs. Jocelyn Sotomayor
Upper School Principal
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Ms. Jill Stedman
Social Sciences
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Mrs. Karin Tarrant
Benedict XVI Center
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Ms. Georgia Tate
Pre-K2 Teacher
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Mrs. Rosemary Thomasberger
Performing Arts Teacher
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Mr. Paolo Troianello
Facilities Manager
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Mrs. Marylu Valek
Executive Assistant to the Head of School
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Ms. Beth Van de Voorde
Upper School Campus Minister
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Ms. Karyn Vickery
Lower School Assistant Principal
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Mr. Sam Walker
Soccer Director, Physical Education Teacher
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Mrs. Kristina Wilhelm
Director of Enrollment Management
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Mrs. Virginia Wilson
Kindergarten Teacher’s Assistant
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Mrs. Elizabeth Winkler
Alumni Relations
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Ms. Whitney Wright
4th Grade Teacher
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Mrs. Dana Altone
​Media Specialist
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Georgia State University, M.L.M;
Valdosta State University, B.F.A. in Communications

I was never a huge reader growing up, but I loved being in the media center and around books. Later on, I realized I had a love for being in libraries and learning the organization of them. I wanted to work in a school library to connect students to books and help them find a love of reading.

Mr. John Angelle
6th and 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Georgia Southern University, M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Accomplished Teaching;
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.A. in History

Dr. Linda Anthony
Director of Special Projects
Administration

Education:
University of Miami, Ph.D. in Educational Leadership;
Georgia State University, M.S. in Human Resource Development;
Ladycliff College, B.A. in Spanish

The best aspect of our school is that we are a community that supports one other in the daily living out of our faith.

Mrs. Jessica Askins
Modern Languages Department Chair
Upper School Faculty

Education:
University of Alabama, M.A. in Spanish and Applied Linguistics;
Auburn University, B.A. in Spanish

Not only do I want my students to learn Spanish and other cultures, but I also want them to feel loved. I want them to have fond memories of Spanish class, so that after they graduate, they will want to continue studying language and become a citizen of the world through travel and language.

Mrs. Christine Bentley
Visual Arts
Upper School Faculty

Education:
Savannah College of Art and Design, M.F.A. in Sculpture;
Georgia State University, B.F.A. in Art Education

Ms. Allison Berry
STEAM Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Ohio University, B.S. in Adolescent-to-Young-Adult Integrated Language Arts Education

Certifications and Endorsements:
Google-Certified Educator, Levels 1 and 2
Google for Education Certified Trainer
Griffin RESA K-5th Grade Math Endorsement

Mrs. Michelle Bertany
Benedict XVI Center
Upper School Faculty

Education:
Georgia State University, B.A. in Spanish and English Literature

My students constantly amaze me by how hard they work and the amount of time they put in to complete an assignment.

Ms. Debora E. Brown
Director of Finance and Operations
Administrative Staff

Education:
SMC University, B.B.A.

In a society that is polarized and divided, it is wonderful to witness our students engaging each other with respect and understanding. 

Mrs. Ann Brown
4th Grade Carroll Center Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Nova Southeastern University, M.S. in Early Childhood Special Education;
Old Dominion University, B.S. in Special Education

Certifications and Endorsements:
Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Certification

Students who understand their learning styles will be successful. What works for one student will not always work for another. I introduce them to several study strategies and help them pick which works best for their individual needs.

Mrs. Nelida Ceron
Spanish Teacher
Preschool Faculty

Education:
National Polytechnic Institute, B.A. in Electronics and Communications


 
 

Ms. Dana Christensen
6th and 7th Grade Religion Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Loyola University Chicago, M.A. in Theology;
University of Notre Dame, B.A. in Theology, Spanish, and Philosophy

Mr. Thomas Clements
Theology
Upper School Faculty

Education:
Franciscan University of Steubenville, M.A. in Theology;
Southern Catholic College, B.A. in Sacred Theology

I want my students to recognize the infinite goodness that they possess as human persons. We humans are not created bad and sometimes do good—we are created good and sometimes do bad. Those bad mistakes do not define who we are. We are always forgivable, lovable, and precious in the Father’s eyes. 

Mr. Thomas Cole
Theology Department Chair
Upper School Faculty

Education:
George Mason University, M.A. in History;
Christendom College, B.A. in History

Fides quaerens intellectum!

'Faith seeking understanding' succinctly describes our study of God, who is the source of the true, good, and beautiful.  Truth is convincing, goodness is eloquent, and beauty is compelling; I have the joy of presenting them as we find them in Jesus Christ and handed on by the Catholic Church.
 

Mrs. Kelly Coury
4th Grade Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Auburn University, B.A. in Elementary Education

I hope to teach my students to put others first. I want them to be aware of the needs of others. Who can they serve today? Who can they love? How do their actions affect others? Learning to be selfless is ongoing, and it is important to begin teaching children this at a young age.

Mr. Shawn Coury
Head Football Coach, PE
Upper School Faculty

Education:
University of Missouri-Columbia, M.Ed. in Instructional Technology;
Valdosta State University, B.A. in Secondary Education and Teaching

I am amazed by human movement. I love watching kids learn to push their physical limits. The high school student is raw in physical capabilities—they can quickly pick up good, safe habits as their bodies grow and change. 

Mrs. Stephanie Cusimano
Art
Preschool Faculty

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Ms. Beth Daly
School Nurse
Administrative Staff

Education:
Marshall University, B.S.N.
University of Pittsburgh, M.S.N.


Ms. Samantha DeChiazza
Pre-K4 Teacher
Lower School Faculty

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Dr. Archie Deen
Social Sciences
Upper School Faculty

Education:
University of London, Ph.D. in Education;
University of London, M.S. in Geography and Environmental Science;
Fourah Bay College University of Sierra Leone, B.A. in Geography and Sociology

A student is successful when they are engaged with ideas and immersed in the historical and geographical accounts and their relevance to a student’s life and aspirations. This intrinsic drive to learn for its utility for problem solving and decision making are critical markers for student understanding and mastery.

Dr. Patrick Devine
Psychology
Upper School Faculty

Education:
Licensed Psychologist, State of Georgia #LP00855
Illinois Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
John Carroll University, B.A. in Psychology

Msgr. Edward Dillon
Rector
Campus Ministry

Education:
Catholic University of America, Doctor of Canon Law
Catholic University of America, Licentiate of Canon Law
Catholic University of America, Bachelor of Canon Law

Mr. Tim Durski
Director of Communications and Marketing
Administrative Staff

Education:
Georgia College and State University, M.A. in Teaching;
Mercer University, B.A. in English

My office is covered in student art. It reminds me of the incredible talent nurtured in each of our students. 

Mr. Tom Evangelista
Science
Upper School Faculty

Education:
Vanderbilt University, B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics

My work as a teacher, coach, and mentor is extremely rewarding. Whether it is mastering an academic skill in the classroom, finding success on the playing field, or simply learning a lesson about being a great servant, I find that sharing in the successes of students is certainly what I enjoy most about my work.

Mr. Kevin Evans
Director of Athletics
Administration

Education:
North Carolina A&T State University, B.S. in Health and Physical Education

Ms. Paulina Faraj
Classics Department Chair
Upper School Faculty

Education:
Georgia State University, B.A. in Anthropology;
Georgia State University, B.I.S. in Classical Studies

I teach Latin because I find great peace and beauty in structures, systems, and patterns.

Ms. Elizabeth Fernandez
Mother's Morning Out
Preschool Faculty

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Mrs. Karen Fickett
3rd Grade Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Friends University, B.A. in English

Certifications and Endorsements:
Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Certification
Certificate in Catechist Formation and Pedagogy
Griffin RESA K-5th Grade Math Endorsement

Intellectual growth happens best when students are allowed to explore God's world through the lenses of the liberal arts, sciences, and Catholic teaching. I love it when students discover the beauty and order of mathematical patterns in math class and art, and grasp the powerful difference between the magic of a fairy tale and God's miracles.

Ms. Megan Gallagher
1st Grade Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Old Dominion University, M.S. in Education;
Old Dominion University, B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies

Certifications and Endorsements:
Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Certification
Griffin RESA K-5th Grade Math Endorsement

I’m originally from Virginia Beach, so my classroom has a beach theme! I have had many students bring me shells and other beach gifts to add to the room, and it makes me smile to know that my students think about me and our classroom while they are on vacation!

Ms. Morgan Gallagher
Advancement Coordinator
Administrative Staff

Education:
Virginia Tech, B.A. in Literature and Language and Professional and Technical Writing

Whether its a sports championship or extraordinary service, I make sure that students get the recognition they deserve for their accomplishments, big and small. 

Mrs. Jessica Garcia
Kindergarten
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Ave Maria University, B.A. in Literature

Certifications and Endorsements:
Griffin RESA K-5th Grade Math Endorsement

Ms. Victoria Gaston
7th Grade Carroll Center Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Auburn University, M.Ed. in Elementary Special Education;
Auburn University, B.S. in Early Childhood Education

Certifications and Endorsements:
Griffin RESA K-5th Grade Math Endorsement

The most important part of teaching is making sure my kids know they’re loved and have my support, even if they make a mistake.

Ms. Kara Gaynor
5th Grade Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Wake Forest University, B.A. in Elementary Education and Teaching

Ms. Sarah Giesen
Mathematics
Upper School Faculty

Education:
University of Florida, M.Ed. in Elementary Education
University of Florida, B.A. in Elementary Education

Every day, I come to work with the hope of building better, more meaningful relationships with my students. I want my investment in their lives and their academic success to be blaringly evident. Of all the responsibilities I take on as a teacher, the most important is making those in my classroom feel like others care about them and what they bring to this world.

Mrs. Judy Goyer
Business Office Assistant
Administrative Staff

Education:
Fox College, A.S. in Business Administration

Mrs. Ellen Grisham
6th Grade Carroll Center Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Mercer University, B.A. in English

Certifications and Endorsements:
RESA K-5th Grade Math Endorsement

Mrs. Denise Gunderson
Development Manager
Administrative Staff

Education:
Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. in Industrial Engineering

I am the happiest when I see our parents get involved in activities. To me, this is a reflection on how much they love our school. 

Mr. Scott Harrison
Science
Upper School Faculty

Education:
Augusta State University, B.S. in Biology

Biology, and science in general, is so vast that its hopeless to try to teach it all within a few years. By introducing students to a small sample of multiple disciplines in science, I hope that they will develop a scientific mind with good lab techniques. With this small sample, I hope they leave with a spark of interest in one of those disciplines and possibly pursue it in higher education.

Mrs. Donna Hayley
Lower School Director of Student Success; Counselor
Administration

Education:
Governors’ State University, M.A. in School Counseling and Education Administration;
Western Illinois University, B.S. in Special Education and Elementary Education

Certifications and Endorsements:
Certificate in Catechist Formation and Pedagogy

As a counselor, I love that I can suggest prayer or quiet time in our chapel as possible ways to bring clarity or peace to a problem that a student shares. 

Ms. Leslie Hein
5th Grade Carroll Center Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Piedmont College, Ed.S in Instruction/Curriculum and Development;
Piedmont College, M.A.T. in Education;
University of West Georgia, B.A. in Art

Certifications and Endorsements:
Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Certification and Reading Endorsement

Fr. Juan Hernandez, LC
Head Chaplain
Campus Ministry

Education:
Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, B.Th.
Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, B.Phil.

Ms. Elizabeth Hetzel
English Faculty
Upper School Faculty

Education:
Georgia State University, M.A. in English Education;
University of West Georgia, M.A. in English;
University of Georgia, B.A. in Journalism


I begin each academic year by shaking hands with my students. It's a symbolic gesture that we're entering into a collaborative relationship, that we're partners in the learning process. 

Mrs. Judi Higgins
Upper School Office Manager
Administrative Staff

Education:

When a student is uncertain about life, school, or their future, I always tell them that God has a plan and it is in his time.  

Mrs. Stephanie Irizarry
7th Grade English Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
University of Puerto Rico, B.A. in Elementary Education


 

Ms. Grace Jacobi
3rd Grade Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Berry College, B.S. in Early Childhood Education

Certifications and Endorsements:
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certification
Griffin RESA K-5th Grade Math Endorsement

What doesn't amaze me about my students? They are always showing me how smart they really are and that they can persevere through the challenges of life no matter what.

Mr. Nicholas Jalbert
Classics
Upper School Faculty

Education:
College of the Holy Cross, B.A. in Classics

I am happiest when I see a student express openness to new methods for study and observe those methods paying off. I rejoice whenever I see the concrete results of diligence and hard work. 

Ms. Kettia Carrenard Jasmin
2nd Grade Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Adelphi University, M.S.W.;
City University of New York at Brooklyn College, B.A. in Sociology

Certifications and Endorsements:
Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Certification
Certificate in Catechist Formation and Pedagogy
Griffin RESA K-5th Grade Math Endorsement

I teach my students about scripture by encouraging them to learn a new verse each week. It’s amazing to see how proud they are to recite their verse on Friday mornings and how eager they are to learn how to locate verses in the bible.

Mrs. Karen Jimenez
Science
Upper School Faculty

Education:
Boise State University, M.S. in Biology;
University of Notre Dame, M.Ed.;
Middle Tennessee State University, B.S. in Biology

As a life science teacher, I am often asked how I reconcile faith and science and how I teach about both in my class. I tell them, if you want to better understand Shakespeare, you read more of his plays. If you want to better understand Monet, you look more closely at his paintings. Likewise, by studying, observing, and digging deeper in to nature and the Earth, we can better understand its Creator.

Neil Johnson
Trustee


Education:

Neil Johnson is the President and CEO of Canonbury Homes, Inc., a custom home builder in North Atlanta.  Neil founded the business in 2005 after moving back to Atlanta.  In that time, Canonbury Homes, Inc. has built numerous custom homes in the Buckhead, Brookhaven and Sandy Springs communities. Neil built the 2008 Christmas Decorator Show House and his work has been featured in both  Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle and Modern Homebuilders.

Prior to founding Canonbury Homes, Inc., Neil worked for United Parcel Service for 16 years, holding various management positions. After leaving UPS, Neil moved to England with his family to support his wife’s career.  While in England, he had the opportunity to start in the home building and renovation business.

Outside of Canonbury Homes, Neil is involved in a variety of charitable organizations.  He is active in the Knights of Columbus and served as Grand Knight for Council 6517 in 2014 and 2015.  Neil has also been a member of Regnum Christi since 2000.  He is currently a candidate of the Order of Malta.

Neil and his wife Carolyn have been married for 32 years have been active members in the Holy Spirit Prep community for over 11 years. Both of their children attended HSP and his daughter Catie graduated in the Class of 2015.

Neil grew up in Atlanta, graduated from Dunwoody High School, received an Associate’s degree from Young Harris College and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing degree from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

Mrs. Victoria Jones
Pre-K3 Assistant
Preschool Faculty

Education:
Skyline College, A.S. in Business

Ms. Tracy Kendall
1st Grade Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Kennesaw State University, B.S. in Education

Certifications and Endorsements:
Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Certification
Certificate in Catechist Formation and Pedagogy
Griffin RESA K-5th Grade Math Endorsement

The happiest part of being a teacher is knowing that – in some small way – I have inspired another person to be a better reader, a better mathematician, a better writer, a better friend. It is always a good day to make a difference.

Mrs. Mary Kenny
Seton Center Coordinator
Lower School Faculty

Education:
University of Central Florida, M.A. in Science Education;
University of Kentucky, B.A. in Psychology

Certifications and Endorsements:
Griffin RESA Gifted Endorsement

In Seton Center, students learn to be better readers, debaters, thinkers, and philosophers. They learn to reflect and overcome failures. They learn to embrace their interests and how to respect others interests and opinions.

Mr. Judson Kilgore
Theology
Upper School Faculty

Education:
Georgia State University, B.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies

It makes me happy when a student suddenly or gradually finds the deeper meanings of the great mysteries of our faith. 

Ms. Laura Kinzey
6th and 7th Grade Mathematics Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Georgia State University, M.Ed in Mathematics Education;
University of Georgia, B.S.Ed. in Middle School Education


I love working with middle school students because every day is different and exciting. You never know what is going to happen next! I have always loved math because whenever you finish a challenging problem, you feel very accomplished!

Fr. John Klein, LC
Assistant Chaplain
Campus Ministry

Education:
Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, B.Th.
Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, B.Phil.

Dr. Bianca Kuczynski
Mathematics, Science
Upper School Faculty

Education:
University of Central Florida, Ph.D. in Physics;
University of Central Florida, M.S. in Physics;
University of Alabama, B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Physics

Life is a map-less journey of ups and downs, unexpected forks in trails, roadblocks, and dead ends that teaches us who we are. Science is a similar journey. I invite my students on this complex journey, and I want them to take the scenic route—the long way with all the zigzags that sometimes lead us astray—because it’s the unexpected zigzags that teach us the most. It’s never the shortcuts that teach us who we are or that give us insight into an energy conservation problem.

Mr. David Labbe
English
Upper School Faculty

Education:
State University of New York, M.S. in Teaching;
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, B.A. in Literature

The more you read, the better your writing will be. If you are able to write well, you are better at communicating your ideas. But writing starts with reading. Reading is life changing. Reading can save your life. Read, read, read!

Ms. Annie Lagomasino
5th Grade Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Furman University, B.A. in Music

Ms. Tonnie Lentz
6th and 7th Grade Science Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Kennesaw State University, B.S. in Mathematics Education

Seeing my students with a smile on their faces and engaged in the lesson makes me the happiest. I love when a student is completely immersed in what we are learning about so much so that he or she is asking questions that I may not even know the answer to and have to look up with the class.

Mrs. Karen Lewis
Pre-K4 Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
B.S. in Business Communication, Oglethorpe University

Ms. Laura Linkous
Physical Education Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Georgia State University, B.S. in Exercise Physiology

Certifications and Endorsements:
University of North Georgia, Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

Doing the right thing is usually the hardest thing.

Ms. Rachel Little
Registrar
Administrative Staff

Education:
Kennesaw State University, B.S. in Organizational Communications

School doesn’t always come naturally to everyone, so I like helping students figure out what works for them and help them achieve success.

Mrs. MaryLynn Llop
Admissions Assistant and GOAL Coordinator
Administrative Staff

Education:

My goal as the admissions assistant is to help visitors see the amazing attributes of HSP.

Ms. Emily F. Maranville
Lower School Office Manager
Administrative Staff

Education:
Kennesaw State University, B.B.A. in Marketing

Ms. Tara Martinez
School Nurse
Administrative Staff

Education:
Fairfield University, B.S.N.

Ms. Meghan McCabe
K-7th Grade Mathematics
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Georgia College and State University, B.S. in Early Childhood Education

Certifications and Endorsements:
Griffin RESA K-5th Math Endorsement

Math is amazing because there are many ways to solve each problem. While solving problems and exploring discourse, students are able to have “Aha!” moments and make connections to many types of mathematics.

Deacon Bill McCarthy
Preschool Chaplain
Campus Ministry

Education:
Georgia State University, B.A. in History

Mrs. Erin Messer
6th Grade English Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Mercer University, M.B.A. in Management;
Florida State University, B.A. in English

Certifications and Endorsements:
University of North Georgia, Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

Exploring novels, poetry, short stories, and ideas collectively makes learning interactive and enjoyable. Facilitating deeper understandings and thought-provoking conversations creates an active and engaging classroom.

Mrs. Ashley Meyer
Director of Academic and College Counseling
Administration

Education:
Harvard University, Ed.M. in Higher Education
University of South Carolina, B.S. in Business Administration


The moments when students click “submit” or receive their first acceptances are really special, and it’s an honor to get to be a part of them.

Mrs. Gloria Narea
Spanish Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Escuela Nacional para Maestras de Jardín de Niños, B.A. in Education

My classroom's routine starts every class with a prayer in Spanish—Our Father or Padre Nuestro and Hail Mary or Ave María help us begin with faith in our hearts. The students pray out loud in Spanish with devotion, connecting the Spanish culture and language with our faith.

Mrs. Kathy Ann Nixon
4th Grade Teachers’ Assistant
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Certifications and Endorsements:
Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Certification
English/Fine Arts International Coaching License

Ms. Nancy O'Gara
Preschool Office Manager
Administrative Staff

Education:
B.A. in Commercial Art

Ms. Nancy O'Gara
Preschool Office Manager
Preschool Faculty

Education:
B.A. in Commercial Art

Mrs. Alanna Oliver
Pre-1st Teacher’s Assistant
Lower School Faculty

Education:
University of Texas at Austin, M.A. in Kinesiology;
Midwestern State University, B.S. in Mathematics


I love this school because I can practice, teach and nurture my faith and am surrounded by a community of colleagues, friends, and families who do the same.

Mr. Kyle Pietrantonio
Head of School
Administration

Education:
The Catholic University of America, Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy (in progress);
University of Notre Dame, M.A. in Secondary Education;
Georgetown University, B.A. in Classics, Medieval Studies, and Theology

Ms. Lyndsay Pinzone
2nd Grade Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Bowling Green State University, B.S. in Early Childhood Education

Certifications and Endorsements:
Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Certification
Griffin RESA K-5th Grade Math Endorsement

A student is successful when there is progress from beginning to end—when they are able to understand what they’ve been taught, especially if it was a struggle for a while.

Mr. Pete Radosta
English
Upper School Faculty

Education:
St. Joseph's University, M.S. in Secondary Education;
Georgia State University, B.A. in English Literature

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” – Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird

Learning is a two-way street, occupied by both students and teachers. As a teacher, I try to consider where the kids are coming from and what they’re bringing to the class, and in doing so, I try to meet them in the middle. I try to engage them on their level, encouraging them to explore and empowering them to take risks. When this happens, there is a sense of wonder and appreciation that is visible on a student’s face. And that’s what teaching and learning are all about: Meeting in the middle so everyone benefits.

Mr. Matthew Reger
Science Department Chair, Dean of Faculty
Upper School Faculty

Education:
University of Notre Dame, M.T.S.;
Georgia Institute of Tecnhology, B.S. in Chemistry

I teach chemistry, but the most important part is teaching students how to think. Learning how to ask good questions, analyze information, solve problems, and think critically is far more important than learning the chemistry itself.

Mrs. Jamie Reger
English Department Chair
Upper School Faculty

Education:
Georgia State University, M.A. in German and Applied Linguistics;
University of Dallas, B.A. in German

Certifications and Endorsements:
GISA Master Teacher

Developing a strong rapport with my students and earning their trust is critical for me. I want my students to recognize each activity and assignment as meaningful and purposeful in helping them reach their potential.

Mrs. Clara Richardson-Olguin
Music Teacher
Preschool Faculty

Education:
Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Master of Law;

Mrs. Diane Robinson
Pre-K3 Teacher
Preschool Faculty

Education:
B.A. in Physical Education, University of North Carolina at Wilmington


Mrs. Rochelle Rondeau
Visual Arts Department Chair
Upper School Faculty

Education:
Kennesaw State University, M.A.T. in Art Education;
Columbia College, B.A. in Studio Art and Photography

I believe that, with the right instruction, every student is capable of creating beautiful works of art. I often hear a student say that they will not be taking an art class because they do not know how to draw. I always ask them if they knew how to do calculus before they took the class. Art is a learned skill and anyone with the desire can be successful.

Ms. AnnaMarie Rose
5th Grade Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Clemson University, M.A. in Middle School Language Arts
Clemson University, B.A. in Psychology

Mr. David Rosenzweig
Dean of Houses; Social Sciences Department Chair
Upper School Faculty

Education:
DePaul University, M.Ed.;
Michigan State University, B.A. in History

I had many inspirational teachers in my schooling, but my grandfather’s stories of being a spy in World War II and leading our Civilian Air Force Intelligence at the Pentagon definitely led me down the path to become a history teacher.

Mrs. Sally Roy
3rd Grade Carroll Center Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Meredith College, B.S. in Child Development/Family Relations

Mrs. Bethany Rusenko
Pre-1st Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Mercer University, M.A.T.;
Clemson University, B.A. in Communication Studies

Certifications and Endorsements:
Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Certification
Certificate in Catechist Formation and Pedagogy

Every day is a new opportunity to make a difference. These children may be small, but they have big hearts!

Ms. Megan Ruzicka
Mathematics
Upper School Faculty

Education:
Benedictene College, B.A. in Mathematics

Mrs. Natalie Schirra
Social Sciences, Theology
Upper School Faculty

Education:
Vanderbilt University, B.A. in Secondary Education and History

We tend to paint the past with generalizations, portraying its players as either good or evil, when in reality, history is much more nuanced because people are full of inconsistencies and contradictions. History is the story of real people—that's what makes it fun.

Dr. Scott Schreiber
Classics
Upper School Faculty

Education:
University of Chicago, Ph.D. in Philosophy;
Cambridge University and the University of Chicago, M.A. in Philosophy;
Davidson College, B.A. in Religion;
Cambridge University, B.A. in Philosophy

I want my students to learn intellectual humility. I do not want them to end their studies with a triumphant, “Look at me, I’m brilliant because I can read Greek and Latin!” I want them to be awed by how little they know, but still thankful that they have acquired important tools to slowly advance toward greater wisdom.

Mrs. Kristen Schultz
Student Success Counselor
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Syracuse University, M.S. in School Counseling;
SUNY Fredonia, B.S. in Communications

I think the best aspect of the lower school is the love the teachers show the students. Since my own children are also a part of the HSP school community, I know that they are in good hands all day. When I see them during the school day they are always happy and that makes me happy!

Mr. Peter Schultz
Lower School Principal
Administration

Education:
State University of New York at Oswego, C.A.S. in Administration
State University of New York at Cortland, M.S. in Education
LeMoyne College, B.A. in Political Science

The best aspect of the Lower School is our teachers and staff. I am grateful for their incredible love and devotion to our students.

Mr. Brian Scully
Performing Arts
Upper School Faculty

Education:
University of Notre Dame, M.Ed. in Teaching;
University of Notre Dame, B.A. in Psychology and Pre-Health Studies

The biggest lesson of theater is communication—how characters communicate with other characters, how actors communicate with the audience, and how production members communicate with each other. Actors must think, "Is the thought clearer when conveyed this way, or that way?" Performing requires students to express themselves clearly and listen to others carefully, and these skills are the bedrock of empathy.

Mrs. Theresa Sequeira
6th and 7th Grade Coordinator
Lower School Faculty

Education:
University of the Witwatersrand, LL.B.;
University of the Witwatersrand, B.A. in Legal Theory and Industrial Sociology


Being a part of forming our Holy Spirit graduates is an honor and a privilege and is a role that I take seriously and with much love.

Mr. Kevin Sevcik
Theology
Upper School Faculty

Education:
University of Georgia, B.A. in Religion

Our shared faith reaches everything we do here, from academics to athletics to art, and reminds us that all that is good, true, and beautiful points us back to the God who is our source and our destiny.

Mrs. Kelly Sickafoose
Business Office
Administrative Staff

Education:
Benedictine College, B.A. in Elementary Education

Mrs. Jocelyn Sotomayor
Upper School Principal
Administration

Education:
Universidad del Turabo, M.Ed. in Counseling
Universidad del Turabo, M.A. in Administration of Human Services Programs

Ms. Jill Stedman
Social Sciences
Upper School Faculty

Education:
Johns Hopkins University, M.S. in Education;
American University, B.A. in Political Science

Certifications and Endorsements:
Johns Hopkins University, Graduate Certificate in School Administration and Supervision

I have watched our students celebrate college graduations, weddings, the birth of children together, and I’ve also watched them grieve together. Their capacity to love and support one another, in good times and in bad, is the most beautiful and lasting gift our students take with them from HSP.

Mrs. Karin Tarrant
Benedict XVI Center
Upper School Faculty

Education:
Iona College, M.B.A.;
Mercy College, B.A. in Mathematics

My goal is to provide a positive, supportive learning environment. I want to help all students realize their potential and become successful learners.

Ms. Georgia Tate
Pre-K2 Teacher
Preschool Faculty

Education:
A.A., Perimeter College

Mrs. Rosemary Thomasberger
Performing Arts Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Caldwell Catholic College, N. J., B.A. in Music and Catechist Certification

It's a joy to watch students from different grade levels working hard as a creative team in a respectful, God-centered environment to produce a work that demonstrates to others the beauty of their God-given abilities and talents.

Mrs. Amanda Thornhill
Mathematics
Upper School Faculty

Education:
University of Georgia, B.S. in Mathematics Education

I am always amazed at the hidden talents of our students—artists, performers, and so much more.

Mr. Timothy Thornhill
Mathematics
Upper School Faculty

Education:
University of Georgia, B.S. in Mathematics Education

I know a student will be successful inside and outside of my class when they show the ability to be self-sufficient. When they begin to depend on my help less and less, the more confident I am in their ability to deal with problems and issues in their own life.

Mr. Paolo Troianello
Facilities Manager
Administrative Staff

Education:

Mrs. Marylu Valek
Executive Assistant to the Head of School
Administrative Staff

Education:
University of Connecticut, B.S. in Mathematics

Ms. Beth Van de Voorde
Upper School Campus Minister
Campus Ministry

Education:
Holy Spirit College, M.Th.,
Holy Spirit College, M.T.S.,
Mater Ecclesiae College, B.A. in Religious and Pastoral Studies

Ms. Karyn Vickery
Lower School Assistant Principal
Administration

Education:
Orton Gillingham Associate Level Training
University of North Georgia, Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program
The University of Georgia, B.B.A.

The joy in the classroom for life and learning is undeniable and contagious.

Mr. Sam Walker
Soccer Director, Physical Education Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Business and Technology Education Council, National Diploma in Sports Management;
Young Harris College, B.A. in Theater

Hard work beats talent, if talent fails to work hard.

Mrs. Kristina Wilhelm
Director of Enrollment Management
Administrative Staff

Education:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.Ed in Education Administration and Athletic Administration;
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S. in Secondary Math Education

Mrs. Virginia Wilson
Kindergarten Teacher’s Assistant
Lower School Faculty

Education:
New York Law School, J.D.;
New York University, B.A. in Journalism

Certifications and Endorsements:
Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Certification
Certificate in Catechist Formation and Pedagogy

It’s wonderful to see a child I helped learn how to read in Kindergarten reach their full potential and read the Epistle at an All School or Lower School Mass.

Mrs. Elizabeth Winkler
Alumni Relations
Administrative Staff

Education:
University of Iowa, B.B.A. in Marketing and Management

Ms. Whitney Wright
4th Grade Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:
Georgia College and State University, B.S. in Early Childhood Education

Certifications and Endorsements:
Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Certification
K-5th Grade Math Endorsement