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Mr. Tysor Anderson
Basketball Coach
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Mrs. Jessica Askins
Modern Languages Department Chair
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Mrs. Michelle Bertany
Benedict XVI Center
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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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Dr. Archie Deen
Social Sciences
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Ms. Paulina Faraj
Classics Department Chair
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Ms. Elizabeth Hetzel
English Faculty
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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. Rockie Rondeau
Fine Arts Department Chair
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Mr. David Rosenzweig
Dean of Houses; Social Sciences Department Chair
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Mrs. Natalie Schirra
Social Sciences, Theology
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Mr. Brian Scully
Performing Arts
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Ms. Jill Stedman
Social Sciences
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Mrs. Karin Tarrant
Benedict XVI Center
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 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. 

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!

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 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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.