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Mrs. Dana Altone
​Media Specialist
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Mr. Tysor Anderson
Basketball Coach
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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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Mr. Shawn Coury
Head Football Coach, PE
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Mrs. Kelly Coury
4th Grade Teacher
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Ms. Beth Daly
School Nurse
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Dr. Archie Deen
Social Sciences
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Mrs. Cristina Dekle
Spanish Teacher, ESP Director
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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. Yvonne Fontaine
Upper School Campus Minister
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Ms. Morgan Gallagher
Advancement Coordinator
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Ms. Megan Gallagher
1st Grade Teacher
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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. 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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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 Director
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Fr. John Klein, LC
Assistant Chaplain
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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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Ms. Catiria Llanos
Business Office Assistant
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Mrs. MaryLynn Llop
Admissions Assistant and GOAL Coordinator
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Mrs. Emily F. Lyles
Lower School Office Manager
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Mrs. Laura Marshall
6th and 7th Grade Mathematics Teacher
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Ms. Meghan McCabe
K-7th Grade Mathematics
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Deacon Bill McCarthy
Preschool Chaplain
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Ms. Maria Menendez
Pre-K2 Assistant
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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
3rd Grade Teachers’ Assistant
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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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Mrs. Teresa Durand Ray
Creative Movement 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. Rockie Rondeau
Fine 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
Financial Aid Manager / Business Office Assistant
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Ms. Ansley Snyder
Carroll Center Teacher
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Mrs. Jocelyn Sotomayor
Upper School Principal
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Ms. Jill Stedman
Social Sciences
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Ms. Elizabeth Stromberg
Lower School Campus Minister
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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, Interim Preschool Coordinator
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Mrs. Virginia Wilson
Kindergarten Teacher’s Assistant
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Mrs. Elizabeth Winkler
Alumni Relations
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Mrs. Whitney Wright
4th Grade Teacher
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Mrs. Dana Altone
​Media Specialist


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 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.

Ms. Patricia Amu
Art Teacher


Education:
University of Bedfordshire, B.A. in Media, Art and Design

Fear hinders knowledge and confidence, so when I can help a child face their obstacles, whether artistically or academically, I feel the happiest.

Mr. Tysor Anderson
Basketball Coach


Education:
Georgia Tech, B.A. in Literature, Culture, and Communications

I think once in a while you get shown the light—sometimes in some strange places if you look at it right.

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


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

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” In education, there is not a more fitting statement.

Dr. Linda Anthony
Director of Special Projects


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


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 about other cultures, but I also want them to feel loved by God.

Mrs. Christine Bentley
Visual Arts


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

As a sculptor living a symbiotic relationship of teaching and making, I hope my students continue to create even if they don’t pursue a career in fine art.

Ms. Allison Berry
STEAM Teacher


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

In the STEAM lab, I see each student's unique way of problem solving and creative thinking. I love seeing the imagination, wonder, and curiosity in each of them.

Mrs. Michelle Bertany
Benedict XVI Center


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


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


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

What works for one student will not always work for another, so I introduce my students to several study strategies and help them pick which works best for their individual needs.

Mrs. Nelida Ceron
Spanish Teacher


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

A successful Spanish student is one who knows not just colors, objects, and people but also how to pray, sing songs, and speak basic sentences in Spanish.

Ms. Dana Christensen
6th and 7th Grade Religion Teacher


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

Mr. Thomas Clements
Theology


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

We humans are not created bad and sometimes do good—we are created good and sometimes do bad. We are always forgivable, lovable, and precious in the Father’s eyes. 

Mr. Thomas Cole
Theology Department Chair


Education:
Holy Spirit College, M.T.S.;
George Mason University, M.A. in History;
Christendom College, B.A. in History

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.
 

Mr. Shawn Coury
Head Football Coach, PE


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.

Mrs. Kelly Coury
4th Grade Teacher


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

I teach my students to put others first. Who can they serve today? Who can they love? How do their actions affect others? Learning to be selfless is essential and ongoing.

Mrs. Stephanie Cusimano
Art Teacher


Education:
University of Alabama, B.F.A.

The process of art is so important to how children learn to express themselves—it helps them cope with their emotions and establish themselves as individuals.

Ms. Beth Daly
School Nurse


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

Ms. Samantha DeChiazza
Pre-K4 Teacher


Education:
Wheeling Jesuit University, B.A. in Elementary Education

I consider the year a success if my students leave my classroom with a passion for learning and helping others. The kindness, love, and faith I see in each student will always amaze me.

Dr. Archie Deen
Social Sciences


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

The intrinsic drive to learn for its utility for problem solving and decision making are critical markers for student understanding and mastery.

Mrs. Cristina Dekle
Spanish Teacher, ESP Director


Education:
Universidad Estatal a Distancia, B.A. in Education - Spanish as a Second Language

Working with children is my passion, and I'm honored to guide and help them discover the benefit of knowing a second language.

Dr. Patrick Devine
Psychology


Education:
Illinois Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology;
John Carroll University, B.A. in Psychology

Certifications and Endorsements:
Licensed Psychologist, State of Georgia #LP00855

Msgr. Edward Dillon
Rector


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


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


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

Sharing in the successes of students is certainly what I enjoy most about my work, 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.

Mr. Kevin Evans
Director of Athletics


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

Ms. Paulina Faraj
Classics Department Chair


Education:
Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. in History and Sociology of Technology and Science
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


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Mrs. Karen Fickett
3rd Grade Teacher


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.

Ms. Yvonne Fontaine
Upper School Campus Minister


Education:
Mater Ecclesiae College, B.A. in Religious and Pastoral Studies

Ms. Morgan Gallagher
Advancement Coordinator


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

I make sure that students get the recognition they deserve for their accomplishments, big and small.

Ms. Megan Gallagher
1st Grade Teacher


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

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

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

Mrs. Jessica Garcia
Kindergarten


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

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

I love being able to be creative with what I teach. There are so many fun ways of learning, and in our classrooms, we are really able to explore these different teaching and learning styles.

Ms. Victoria Gaston
7th Grade Carroll Center Teacher


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


Education:
Kennesaw State University, M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education
Wake Forest University, B.A. in Elementary Education and Teaching

Certifications and Endorsements:
ESOL Certificate

I fill my classroom with lots of brightness and color to create an inviting and exciting environment so that my students will be more engaged and eager to learn!

Ms. Sarah Giesen
Mathematics


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

I want my investment in student's lives and their academic success to be blatantly obvious. 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. Ellen Grisham
6th Grade Carroll Center Teacher


Education:
Mercer University, B.A. in English

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

Sixth grade students are forming an awareness of their place in the world. As their teacher, I get a glimpse of the individual qualities that will create strong, successful adults with unique perspectives.

Mrs. Denise Gunderson
Development Manager


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


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

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 and leave my class with a spark of interest in one of those disciplines.

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


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


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

In the John Carrol Resource Center, we focus on accommodating for the learning style and working pace of each student while covering the required curriculum.

Fr. Juan Hernandez, LC
Head Chaplain


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

Ms. Elizabeth Hetzel
English 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


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


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

I never cease to be surprised on the various ways my students respond to how God is present in the text we are analyzing.

Ms. Grace Jacobi
3rd Grade Teacher


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.

Mr. Nicholas Jalbert
Classics


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

I rejoice whenever I see my students achieve the concrete results of diligence and hard work.

Ms. Kettia Carrenard Jasmin
2nd Grade Teacher


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 encourage my students to learn a new bible verse each week. It’s amazing to see how proud they are to recite their verse on Friday mornings!

Mrs. Karen Jimenez
Science


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

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 into nature and the Earth, we can better understand its Creator.

Mr. Raul Jimenez
Facilities


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Mrs. Victoria Jones
Pre-K3 Assistant


Education:
Skyline College, A.S. in Business

Besides the faith formation at HSP, the best aspect of the school is the pure, subtle joy among the school family.

Ms. Tracy Kendall
1st Grade Teacher


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, mathematician, writer, and friend.

Mrs. Mary Kenny
Seton Center Director


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

Certifications and Endorsements:
Griffin RESA Gifted Endorsement
Griffin RESA Instructional Coach

In Seton Center, students learn to be better readers, debaters, thinkers, and philosophers.

Mr. Judson Kilgore
Theology


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. 

Fr. John Klein, LC
Assistant Chaplain


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

Dr. Bianca Kuczynski
Science


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

I invite my students on the complex journey of life, 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.

Mr. David Labbe
English


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. But writing starts with reading. Reading is transformative. Reading can save your life. Read, read, read!

Ms. Annie Lagomasino
5th Grade Teacher


Education:
Furman University, B.A. in Music

Ms. Tonnie Lentz
6th and 7th Grade Science Teacher


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

I love when a student is completely immersed in what we are learning, 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


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

Teaching preschool is a blessing. I love integrating play into learning and tapping into their natural curiosity when teaching new concepts.

Ms. Laura Linkous
Physical Education Teacher


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


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.

Ms. Catiria Llanos
Business Office Assistant


Education:
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, B.S. in Social Sciences

Mrs. MaryLynn Llop
Admissions Assistant and GOAL Coordinator


Education:
Hillsborough Community College, A.A.

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

Mrs. Emily F. Lyles
Lower School Office Manager


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

I love being able to work in a community where we are free to share, grow, and support each other in our faith.

Mr. Frank Maranville
Facilities


Education:

Mrs. Laura Marshall
6th and 7th Grade Mathematics Teacher


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!

Ms. Tara Martinez
School Nurse


Education:
Fairfield University, B.S.N.

Ms. Meghan McCabe
K-7th Grade Mathematics


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

Certifications and Endorsements:
Georgia State University, Mathematics
Georgia State University, Support and Coaching of Teachers

Because there are many ways to solve a math problem, students are able to have “Aha!” moments and make connections to many types of mathematics.

Deacon Bill McCarthy
Preschool Chaplain


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

Ms. Maria Menendez
Pre-K2 Assistant


Education:
Chattahoochee Technical College, A.A.S. in Accounting and Business Office Administration

Mrs. Erin Messer
6th Grade English Teacher


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

Facilitating deeper understandings and thought-provoking conversations while exploring novels, poetry, and short stories creates an active and engaging classroom.

Mrs. Ashley Meyer
Director of Academic and College Counseling


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. Kiley Nardelli
STEAM Teacher


Education:

Mrs. Gloria Narea
Spanish Teacher


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

Certifications and Endorsements:
Certificate in Catechist Formation and Pedagogy

Padre Nuestro and Ave María help us begin each class 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
3rd Grade Teachers’ Assistant


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

I want my students to remember to always put God first, respect others by treating them the way they would want to be treated, and always help those in need.

Ms. Nancy O'Gara
Preschool Office Manager


Education:
American College for the Applied Arts, B.A. in Commercial Art

Being with the little ones reminds me to stop and wonder at all that God has provided. Each day is new and exciting to them, and nothing is small.

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


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


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


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


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.

Mrs. Teresa Durand Ray
Creative Movement Teacher


Education:
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, B.B.E.

You don't have to be perfect to be amazing.

Mr. Matthew Reger
Science Department Chair, Dean of Faculty


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

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


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 helps them to recognize each activity and assignment as meaningful and purposeful in helping them reach their potential.

Mrs. Clara Richardson-Olguin
Music Teacher


Education:
Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Master of Law
Georgia State University, B.A. in Music Management

Certificates and Endorsements:
University of Dallas, Theology of the Body
American Orff-Schulwerk Association, Orff Approach

Mrs. Diane Robinson
Pre-K3 Teacher


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

Working with three-year-olds allows me the opportunity to notice the little gifts God has given to all of us. Whether it is a bug or a hug, we take the time together as a class to enjoy it all!

Mrs. Rockie Rondeau
Fine Arts Department Chair


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 hear students say they won't take an art class because they don't know how to draw. I always ask 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


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

My students will always remember the amount of love and fun they had in their fifth grade class.

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


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


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

Our focus is on not only the academic learning but also the spiritual growth of each student. We provide an environment where each child can blossom at his or her own level.

Mrs. Bethany Rusenko
Pre-1st Teacher


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


Education:
Benedictene College, B.A. in Mathematics

Mrs. Natalie Schirra
Social Sciences, Theology


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.

Dr. Scott Schreiber
Classics


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


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

The best aspect of the Lower School is the love the teachers show our students. Since my own children are a part of the school community, I know they are in good hands all day.

Mr. Peter Schultz
Lower School Principal


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


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

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


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 graduates is an honor, a privilege, and a role that I take seriously and with much love.

Mr. Kevin Sevcik
Theology


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
Financial Aid Manager / Business Office Assistant


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

Ms. Ansley Snyder
Carroll Center Teacher


Education:
University of Mississippi, B.A. in Early Childhood Education

Certifications and Endorsements:
Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Certification

Mrs. Jocelyn Sotomayor
Upper School Principal


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

I want to end each day with a sense of fulfillment knowing that I have served my students, my teachers, my staff and my families, with all my heart.

Ms. Jill Stedman
Social Sciences


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, births, and deaths. 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.

Ms. Elizabeth Stromberg
Lower School Campus Minister


Education:
Mater Ecclesiae College, B.A. in Religious and Pastoral Studies

I feel that the Holy Spirit has brought me to this community of faith that is dedicated to Him, to be a channel of His grace to many people.

Mrs. Karin Tarrant
Benedict XVI Center


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


Education:
Perimeter College, A.A.

Mrs. Rosemary Thomasberger
Performing Arts Teacher


Education:
Caldwell University, B.A. in Music

Certifications and Endorsements:
Certificate in Catechist Formation and Pedagogy

It's a joy to watch students 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 talents.

Mrs. Amanda Thornhill
Mathematics


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


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

When students 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


Education:

Mrs. Marylu Valek
Executive Assistant to the Head of School


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

I want our students to rejoice in the talents given to them by God and not despair if they are not the same as the person sitting next to them. How dull the world would be if we were all the same. 

Ms. Beth Van de Voorde
Upper School Campus Minister


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

I hope my students experience Christ's love for them and the certainty that He has created them for a great mission—the greatest happiness lies in fulfilling that call. 

Ms. Karyn Vickery
Lower School Assistant Principal


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

Certifications and Endorsements:
Orton Gillingham Associate Level Training
University of North Georgia, Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program

The joy for life and learning in our classrooms is undeniable and contagious.

Mr. Sam Walker
Soccer Director, Physical Education Teacher


Education:
Young Harris College, B.A. in Theater

Certifications and Endorsements:
BTEC National Diploma in Sports Management

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

Mrs. Kristina Wilhelm
Director of Enrollment Management, Interim Preschool Coordinator


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


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


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

Mrs. Whitney Wright
4th Grade Teacher


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

Younger children have such a light to love others and be kind to one another.