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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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Ms. Allison Berry
STEAM Teacher
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Mrs. Ann Brown
4th Grade Carroll Center Teacher
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Ms. Dana Christensen
6th and 7th Grade Religion Teacher
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Mrs. Kelly Coury
4th Grade Teacher
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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. 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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Ms. Leslie Hein
5th Grade Carroll Center Teacher
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Mrs. Stephanie Irizarry
7th Grade English Teacher
Ms. Grace Jacobi
3rd Grade Teacher
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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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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. Meghan McCabe
K-7th Grade Mathematics
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Mrs. Erin Messer
6th Grade English Teacher
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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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Mrs. Alanna Oliver
Pre-1st Teacher’s Assistant
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Ms. Lyndsay Pinzone
2nd Grade Teacher
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Ms. AnnaMarie Rose
5th Grade Teacher
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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. Kristen Schultz
Student Success Counselor
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Mrs. Theresa Sequeira
6th and 7th Grade Coordinator
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Mrs. Rosemary Thomasberger
Performing Arts Teacher
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Mr. Sam Walker
Soccer Director, Physical Education Teacher
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Mrs. Virginia Wilson
Kindergarten Teacher’s Assistant
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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

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. 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.

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

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.

Ms. Samantha DeChiazza
Pre-K4 Teacher
Lower School Faculty

Education:

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!

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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. 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.

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. 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

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.

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.

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

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!

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!

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.

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.

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. 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.

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