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Mr. Alexander Aboutanos
Theology • Spanish
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Mr. John Angelle
Middle School Social Studies • Dean of Student Life
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Ms. Allison Berry
Manager of Instructional Technology
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Mrs. Michelle Bertany
Assistant Principal Upper School
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Ms. Debora E. Brown
Director of Business and Finance
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Mrs. Ann Brown
5th Grade Resource Center • John Carroll Resource Center Director
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Mr. John Cassandra
5th Grade Teacher
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Mrs. Nelida Ceron
Spanish Teacher
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Mr. Jae Cha
Social Sciences • Test Prep and Tutoring Coordinator
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Mr. Thomas Cole
Theology and English Chair
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Ms. Beth Daly
School Nurse
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Dr. Archie Deen
Social Sciences
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Ms. Cristina Dinella
Performing Arts
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Dr. Patrick DiVietri
Adjunct Professor AP Psychology
Ms. Jenna Dwyer
Benedict Resource Center Director • Spanish
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Ms. Julia Egbebike
6th -7th Grade Resource Center
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Mr. Mitchell Esswein
Theology • Greek
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Mrs. Rachel Evans
Middle School Science
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Ms. Paulina Faraj
Foreign Languages Chair
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Mrs. Karen Fickett
3rd Grade Teacher
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Mrs. Madeliene Flanagan
Lower School Principal and Director of Teaching, Learning & Student Success
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Ms. Morgan Gallagher
Athletics and Communications Associate
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Mrs. Victoria Kerr
Middle School ELA
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Ms. Sarah Giesen
Mathematics • Resource Center
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Mrs. Judi Higgins
Upper School Office Manager
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Mr. Len Insalaca
Fine Arts Director
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Mrs. Stephanie Irizarry
Lower School Assistant Principal
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Mr. Tommy Jones
Mathematics
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Ms. Tracy Kendall
Kindergarten Teacher
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Mrs. Mary Kenny
Seton Center Director
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Mrs. Heather Kerutis
Preschool Director
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Mr. Thomas Kieffer
Lower School Band Director
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Mr. Judson Kilgore
Upper School Campus Ministry • Theology
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Fr. John Klein, LC
Assistant Chaplain
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Mrs. Emily Labbe
Admissions Associate
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Ms. Annie Lagomasino
Performing Arts and Music Teacher
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Mrs. Karen Lewis
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
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Dr. Edward Lindekugel
Head of School and Upper School Principal
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Ms. Erika Lindholm
Preschool Teacher
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Ms. Catiria Llanos
Human Resources Manager
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Mrs. Emily F. Lyles
Campus Ministry and GOAL Associate
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Ms. Emma Magree
Preschool Teacher Assistant
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Mrs. Laura Marshall
Middle School Mathematics • Mathematics Coordinator
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Deacon Bill McCarthy
Preschool Chaplain
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Mrs. Megan McWilliams
1st Grade Teacher
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Ms. Maria Menendez
Teacher's Assistant
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Mrs. Erin Messer
4th Grade Teacher
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Mrs. Ashley Meyer
Director of Academic and College Counseling
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Mrs. Alanna Oliver
Teacher’s Assistant
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Father Mitchell C. Pacwa, S.J.
Adjunct Professor Western Civilization
Mr. Viet Pham
Business Associate
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Mr. Matthew Reger
Science Chair • Assistant Principal for Academics • 10th Grade Dean
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Mrs. Diane Robinson
Preschool Teacher
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Ms. Samantha Robinson
3rd Grade Teacher
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Mr. David Rosenzweig
Social Sciences Chair • Dean of Student Life • Crisis Management Director
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Mrs. Sally Roy
3rd and 4th Grade Resource Center
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Mrs. Theresa Sequeira
Executive Assistant to the Head of School
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Mrs. Kelly Sickafoose
Registrar • Director of Financial Aid
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Mr. Kyle Simonis
Director of Operations
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Mr. Alex Sullivan
Director of Strategic Enrollment Management • Director of Human Resources
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Ms. Georgia Tate
Preschool Teacher
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Mr. Paolo Troianello
Facilities Manager
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Ms. Isabella Tsui
Upper School Counselor
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Mr. Michael Verlander
Middle School Theology • Latin
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Mr. Terrance Vinson
Lower School Physical Education • Extended School Program/Camps Director
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Mr. Sam Walker
Soccer Director • Physical Education
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Ms. Christine Wallace
2nd Grade Teacher
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Mrs. Kristina Wilhelm
Athletic Director
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Mrs. Virginia Wilson
Teacher's Assistant
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Mr. Alexander Aboutanos
Theology • Spanish


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Mr. John Angelle
Middle School Social Studies • Dean of Student Life


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.

Ms. Allison Berry
Manager of Instructional Technology


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
Assistant Principal Upper School


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 Business and Finance


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
5th Grade Resource Center • John Carroll Resource Center Director


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.

Mr. John Cassandra
5th Grade Teacher


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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.

Mr. Jae Cha
Social Sciences • Test Prep and Tutoring Coordinator


Education:
The University of Chicago, B.S. in Biology

I aim to make sure students not only know facts and events but also the motivations and reasons that compel historical narratives.

Mr. Thomas Cole
Theology and English 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.
 

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.

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.

Ms. Mary Defilippis
English


Education:
University of Dallas, B.A. in English

The beautiful thing about studying great literature is that you will encounter many complex and intricate characters. It is in them that you will also meet yourself--your strengths and your weaknesses, your joys and your sorrows.

In reading stories, we realize that we also are a part of a profound story and are necessary characters in it.

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

Ms. Cristina Dinella
Performing Arts


Education:
Eastman School of Music, B.M. Music Education
Georgia State University, M.M. Piano Performance

My favorite part of teaching is seeing students grow in their skills and confidence. 

Dr. Patrick DiVietri
Adjunct Professor AP Psychology


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Ms. Jenna Dwyer
Benedict Resource Center Director • Spanish


Education:
University of Georgia, Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics (in progress);
University of Georgia, M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics;
Auburn University, B.A. in Spanish;
Auburn University, B.A in English

I love when students who have been struggling with a concept are able to understand it, and I love being able to celebrate those moments with them.

Ms. Julia Egbebike
6th -7th Grade Resource Center


Education:
Strayer University, M.Ed in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment;
University of North Florida, B.A. in Psychology

Mr. Mitchell Esswein
Theology • Greek


Education:
University of Georgia, B.A. in Greek and Religion;
University of Georgia, M.A. in Religious Studies;
Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div.

Mrs. Rachel Evans
Middle School Science


Education:
Georgia State University, M.A. T. in Middle Grades Math and Science;
University of Tennessee, B.S. in Communications

Certifications and Endorsements:
Certificate in Catechist Formation and Pedagogy




Ms. Paulina Faraj
Foreign Languages 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.

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.

Mrs. Madeliene Flanagan
Lower School Principal and Director of Teaching, Learning & Student Success


Education:
University of Georgia, M.Ed. in Reading Education;
Georgia State University, B.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education


Ms. Amanda Foutch
Science


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

Ms. Morgan Gallagher
Athletics and Communications Associate


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.

Mrs. Victoria Kerr
Middle School ELA


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. Sarah Giesen
Mathematics • Resource Center


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.

Ms. Rosa Haller
Spanish


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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.

Fr. Juan Hernandez, LC
Head Chaplain


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

Mrs. Judi Higgins
Upper School Office Manager


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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.  

Mr. Len Insalaca
Fine Arts Director


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Mrs. Stephanie Irizarry
Lower School Assistant Principal


Education:
University of Dayton, M.S. in Educational Leadership;
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.

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.

Mr. Raul Jimenez
Facilities


Education:
Universidad Mayor de San Andres, B.S. in Agronomy

Mr. Tommy Jones
Mathematics


Education:
The College of William and Mary, M.B.A.;
University of Virginia, B.A. in Foreign Affairs,

Certifications:
Certification for Teaching, Secondary Education in Social Studies and Mathematics


Anyone can learn math. Intelligence, skills, and ability are not fixed. I want students to know that they will face challenges, but overcoming those challenges will make learning more meaningful.

Ms. Tracy Kendall
Kindergarten 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.

Mrs. Heather Kerutis
Preschool Director


Education:
Loyola University, B.A. in Communications

Mr. Thomas Kieffer
Lower School Band Director


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Mr. Judson Kilgore
Upper School Campus Ministry • Theology


Education:
Franciscan University of Steubenville, M.A. in Catechesis and Evangelization;
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.

Mrs. Emily Labbe
Admissions Associate


Education:
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, B.A. in Literature

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
Performing Arts and Music Teacher


Education:
Furman University, B.A. in Music

Mrs. Karen Lewis
Pre-Kindergarten 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.

Dr. Edward Lindekugel
Head of School and Upper School Principal


Education:
Georgia State University, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership;
Johns Hopkins University, M.A.T. in Education;
University of Maryland College Park, M.B.A.;
University of Maryland, B.A. in History

Ms. Erika Lindholm
Preschool Teacher


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Ms. Catiria Llanos
Human Resources Manager


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

Mrs. Emily F. Lyles
Campus Ministry and GOAL Associate


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.

Ms. Emma Magree
Preschool Teacher Assistant


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Mr. Frank Maranville
Facilities


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Mrs. Laura Marshall
Middle School Mathematics • Mathematics Coordinator


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. Freya Martinson
Art


Education:

Deacon Bill McCarthy
Preschool Chaplain


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

Mrs. Megan McWilliams
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
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!

Ms. Maria Menendez
Teacher's Assistant


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

Mrs. Erin Messer
4th Grade 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. Alanna Oliver
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.

Father Mitchell C. Pacwa, S.J.
Adjunct Professor Western Civilization


Education:

Mr. Viet Pham
Business Associate


Education:

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.

Mr. Matthew Reger
Science Chair • Assistant Principal for Academics • 10th Grade Dean


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. 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
Preschool 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!

Ms. Samantha Robinson
3rd Grade Teacher


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

Certifications and Endorsements:
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

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.

Mr. David Rosenzweig
Social Sciences Chair • Dean of Student Life • Crisis Management Director


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 and 4th Grade Resource Center


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. Natalie Schirra
History


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.

Mrs. Theresa Sequeira
Executive Assistant to the Head of School


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.

Mrs. Kelly Sickafoose
Registrar • Director of Financial Aid


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

Mr. Kyle Simonis
Director of Operations


Education:
Notre Dame Seminary, M.A. in Philosophy
Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Mr. Alex Sullivan
Director of Strategic Enrollment Management • Director of Human Resources


Education:
Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. in Business Administration

Ms. Erin Tapp
Art


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Ms. Georgia Tate
Preschool Teacher


Education:
Perimeter College, A.A.

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:

Ms. Isabella Tsui
Upper School Counselor


Education:
University of North Georgia, M.S. in Counseling;
University of Georgia, B.S. in Psychology

Certifications and Endorsements:
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Georgia Professional Standards Commission in School Counseling Certificate

The best part of counseling is being able to help students recognize their own potential and empowering them with their strengths.

Mr. Michael Verlander
Middle School Theology • Latin


Education:

Mr. Terrance Vinson
Lower School Physical Education • Extended School Program/Camps Director


Education:

Mr. Sam Walker
Soccer Director • Physical Education


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

Certifications and Endorsements:
BTEC National Diploma in Sports Management

Sport and competition can bring the best and the worst out of people. Understanding how to respect and treat each other in a competitive environment is a wonderful thing to achieve. 

Ms. Christine Wallace
2nd Grade Teacher


Education:

Mrs. Kristina Wilhelm
Athletic Director


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
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.