Staff Directory

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David Andrews

David Andrews

Titles: Communications and Marketing Assistant
Degrees: B.A. Academic Psychology, University of Tennessee
Departments: Advancement
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3221
J.R. Ankney

J.R. Ankney

Titles: Music Teacher, Musical Director, Chapel Music Director, House Parent (Harvey)
Degrees: B.M.Ed., Berklee College of Music
Departments: Arts, Residential Life, Middle School, Religion
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3209
Peggy Ankney

Peggy Ankney

Titles: Physics, Game Administrator, House Parent (Warner/St. Mary's)
Degrees: B.S., Physics, University of Wisconsin - Parkside
M.S., Physics, North Texas State University
Ph.D., Physics, University of Central Florida
Departments: Science, Residential Life
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Melissa Askins

Melissa Askins

Titles: Admission Associate, Mathematics
Degrees: A.A., Business Administration, West Virginia University
B.S., Accounting, University of Charleston
M.A., Education, Cumberland University
Ed.S., Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee Technological University
Departments: Mathematics, Middle School, Admission
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2129
Jennifer Bachman

Jennifer Bachman

Titles: Science Department Chair, Chemistry, Sophomore Class Coordinator, Student Special Events Coordinator, Cross Country
Degrees: B.A. Chemistry, Rice University
Departments: Science, Department Chairs
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1000
Speed Baranco

Speed Baranco

Titles: Mountain Biking (Head)
Degrees: B.S., Sewanee: The University of the South
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651
Jana Barnett

Jana Barnett

Class of 1996
Titles: School Store Associate, Girls' Varsity Basketball
Degrees: Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy
Departments: Business Office
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3243
Denise Barry

Denise Barry

Titles: Transportation
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651
Sherri Bergman

Sherri Bergman

Titles: Director of Communications and Marketing
Degrees: B.A. Political Science and Geology, Oberlin College
Departments: Administration, Advancement
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2120
Kelley Black

Kelley Black

Titles: Academic Dean/Associate Head of School, Advanced Biology, Tennis (Head)
Degrees: B.A. English, Sewanee: The University of the South
M.S. Biology, University of Texas
Departments: Administration, Science, Department Chairs
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2135
Mary Blount

Mary Blount

Titles: Director of Advancement Services
Degrees: B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South
Departments: Advancement
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2111
Andrea Booher

Andrea Booher

Titles: Assistant to Head of School, Liaison to the Board of Trustees
Degrees: B.A. English Literature, The University of Tennessee
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2113
Stephen Brehm

Stephen Brehm

Titles: Assistant Director of Advancement, House Parent (Woods)
Degrees: B.A., Film Scoring, Berklee College of Music
Departments: Residential Life, Advancement
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2125
Doug Burns

Doug Burns

Titles: Cissy Patterson Chair in Mathematics, Game Administrator, Outdoor Adventure, House Parent (Watts), Honor Council
Degrees: B.A., Colorado College
M.A., University of Denver
Departments: Mathematics, Residential Life, Middle School, Outdoor Education, Student Life
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Margot Burns

Margot Burns

Titles: Mathematics, Assistant Athletic Director, Middle School Soccer (Head), Track and Field (Head), House Parent (Woods)
Degrees: B.A., Colorado College
Departments: Mathematics, Residential Life
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 4130
Harrison Camp

Harrison Camp

Titles: Varsity Soccer (Head), Security, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Science
Degrees: B.S. Education, Sports Studies, University of Georgia
Departments: Residential Life, Wellness, Health & Safety
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2159
Malia Carlos

Malia Carlos

Class of 1987
Titles: English Department Chair, Learning Resources Writing Center
Degrees: B.A. English, Tufts University
M.Ed. English Education, University of Massachusetts
M.F.A. Poetry, New England College
Departments: English, Learning Resources, Department Chairs
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3145
Christopher Choate

Christopher Choate

Titles: Physical Plant
Departments: Maintenance
Lesley Cole

Lesley Cole

Titles: Director of Advancement
Degrees: B.A., Business Administration, Auburn University
Departments: Administration, Advancement
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2127
Vienna Cornell

Vienna Cornell

Titles: Counselor
Degrees: B.A., English, Rutgers University
M.Div./M.A., Princeton Theological Seminary
M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Georgia State University
Departments: Wellness, Student Life, Health & Safety
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Elizabeth Duncan

Elizabeth Duncan

Class of 1976
Titles: Director of Alumni and Special Events, Radio Station Manager, Senior Class Coordinator
Degrees: B.S. Education/Special Education, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
Departments: Administration, Advancement, Alumni Office
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2119
Beth Pride Ford

Beth Pride Ford

Titles: Mountain Biking
Degrees: B.S., M.S., Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, The Pennsylvania State University
Melissa Gilliam

Melissa Gilliam

Titles: Nurse
Departments: Wellness, Health & Safety
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Burki Gladstone

Burki Gladstone

Titles: Visual Arts, Afternoon Program Coordinator, Mind*Body*Exercise, House Parent (Colmore), Art Gallery & Visiting Artist Coordinator
Degrees: B.A., Denison University
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
Departments: Arts, Residential Life, Middle School, Wellness
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Jody Hargis

Jody Hargis

Titles: Transportation
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651
John Hargis

John Hargis

Titles: Physical Education, Football (Head), Middle School Boys' Basketball, Student Union, Safety & Security
Degrees: B.S. Physical Education, Middle Tennessee State University
Departments: Middle School, Wellness, Maintenance, Student Life, Health & Safety
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3303
Camie Henley

Camie Henley

Titles: Maintenance Coordinator
Departments: Maintenance
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3350
Osei Hill

Osei Hill

Class of 2007
Titles: Visual Arts, House Parent (Harvey), Varsity Girls' Basketball (Head), Track and Field, House Program Leader (Christabel), Tech 6
Degrees: B.Arch., Tuskegee University
Departments: Arts, Residential Life, Middle School, Information Literacy & Technology, Student Life, Innovation
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Patricia Hodges

Patricia Hodges

Titles: Maintenance
Departments: Maintenance
Neal Johnson

Neal Johnson

Titles: Mathematics, Football, Varsity Boys' Basketball, JV Boys' Basketball (Head), House Parent (Harvey)
Degrees: B.S., Mathematics, The University of the South
Departments: Mathematics, Residential Life
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Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Titles: Maintenance
Julie Jones

Julie Jones

Titles: Librarian, Visual Arts
Degrees: B.A., Indiana University
M.A., University of Iowa
M.F.A., University of Iowa
Departments: Arts, Information Literacy & Technology
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3143
Marion Knoll

Marion Knoll

Titles: Science, IDE8, Swimming (Head), 8th Grade Class Coordinator
Degrees: B.S., Sewanee: The University of the South
M.Ed., The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Departments: Science, Middle School, Innovation
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Stephanie Layne

Stephanie Layne

Titles: Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer
Departments: Business Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2164
Sarah Lodge

Sarah Lodge

Titles: Chief Financial Officer
Degrees: B.A. Psychology, Rhodes College
M.B.A. Management, University of Memphis
Departments: Administration, Business Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2163
Nan Long

Nan Long

Titles: Swimming
Rachel Malde

Rachel Malde

Titles: Middle School Coordinator, Arts Department Chair, Special Studies, IDE8, Service Coordinator, Photography
Degrees: B.A., The University of the South
Departments: Arts, Middle School, Department Chairs, Student Life, Innovation
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Yacine Mecellem

Titles: Transportation
Degrees: B.A., Management and Economy, University of Economics and Management
M.B.A., Corporate Finance, Strategy and Stock Markets, University of Applied Economics
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Shawna Midgett

Shawna Midgett

Titles: Assistant to Academic Dean
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2139
Jake Miller

Jake Miller

Titles: Biology, Adventure Education, Farm Educator, Environmental Science, House Parent (Woods)
Degrees: B.S., Colorado State University
Departments: Science, Residential Life, Middle School, Outdoor Education
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.1005
Marin Miller

Marin Miller

Titles: Residential Life Coordinator, Academic Administrative Assistant, House Parent (Woods), House Program Leader (Gorgas)
Degrees: B.F.A., Parsons School of Design
Departments: Residential Life, Student Life
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3132
Jill Mollica

Jill Mollica

Titles: Advancement Administrative Assistant
Degrees: B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Departments: Advancement
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3223
Christine Monahan

Christine Monahan

Titles: History, House Parent (Colmore), Yearbook
Degrees: B.A., History, College of the Holy Cross
M.A.T., Social Studies, Rivier University
Departments: History & Humanities, Residential Life
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Daniel Monahan

Daniel Monahan

Titles: Director of College Counseling, Testing Coordinator, Wrestling (Head)
Degrees: B.A., History, College of the Holy Cross
M.S., Management Non-Profit Leadership, New England College
Departments: Administration, College Counseling
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2136
Sam Montgomery

Sam Montgomery

Titles: Director of Campus Safety & Security, Football, Track and Field, Afternoon Supervision
Degrees: B.S., Cumberland University
M.I.L., Tennessee Tech University
Departments: Residential Life, Health & Safety
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651
Alexis Murphy

Alexis Murphy

Titles: House Parent (Watts)
Departments: Residential Life
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Marcus Murphy

Marcus Murphy

Titles: International Student Coordinator, Chinese, House Parent (Watts), Outdoor Adventure, Middle School Boys' Soccer
Degrees: B.S., Natural Resources, The University of the South
M.A., Teaching Mandarin as a Second Language, Qingdao University
Departments: Residential Life, Middle School, Languages, Outdoor Education, Student Life
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David Musser

David Musser

Titles: Maintenance
Departments: Maintenance

Chelsea Padro

Titles: Theater, Filmmaking, McCrory Hall Coordinator, Creative Expression, House Parent (Warner/St. Mary's)
Degrees: B.A., Theatre Arts, Nazareth College of Rochester
M.A., Theatre Education, The Catholic University of America
Departments: Arts, Middle School
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Anna Palmer

Anna Palmer

Titles: Admission Counselor
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, The University of the South
Departments: Admission
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2118
Charles Parsons

Charles Parsons

Titles: Maintenance
Departments: Maintenance
Courtney Penny

Courtney Penny

Titles: Maintenance
Departments: Maintenance
Derek Perkins

Derek Perkins

Titles: Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Degrees: B.A., Psychology/Sociology, Indiana University
M.S., Sport Studies, Miami University
Departments: Administration, Residential Life, Admission
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2117
Kimberly Perkins

Kimberly Perkins

Titles: Learning Resources Coordinator, House Parent (Colmore)
Degrees: B.A., Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University
M.S., Communicative Disorders, East Tennessee State University
Departments: Residential Life, Learning Resources
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3145
Kinion Pond

Kinion Pond

Titles: Humanities 8, English, 8th Grade Class Coordinator, Yearbook & Lit Mag, Art History
Degrees: B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South
M.A., Bowling Green State University
Departments: Arts, English, History & Humanities, Middle School, Interdisciplinary Studies, Student Life
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1017
David Prehn

David Prehn

Titles: English, History, Cross Country (Head), Tennis, Turkington House Program Leader, Honor Council
Degrees: B.A., History and English, The University of the South
Departments: English, Student Life
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 4122
Thomas Priestley

Thomas Priestley

Class of 1996
Titles: Mathematics Department Chair, Middle School Girls' Soccer, Tennis
Degrees: B.A., Philosophy, Davidson College
M.Ed., Learning and Instruction, Vanderbilt University
Departments: Mathematics, Department Chairs
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Tracy Randolph

Tracy Randolph

Titles: Humanities 7, English, 7th Grade Class Coordinator, House Parent (Warner/St. Mary's), Afternoon Supervision
Degrees: B.S. Public Relations, Middle Tennessee State University
M.Ed., Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
Departments: English, History & Humanities, Residential Life, Middle School, Health & Safety
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1018
Claire Reishman

Claire Reishman

Titles: Director of Shakerag Workshops
Degrees: B.A., University of Colorado
M.A., University of Virginia
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2123
John Relford

John Relford

Titles: Maintenance Foreman
Departments: Maintenance
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2109
Viva Reynolds

Viva Reynolds

Titles: Educational Technology Coordinator, Information & Literacy Department Chair, Middle School Science, Special Studies, Innovation, 7th Grade Class Coordinator
Degrees: B.A., California State University
M.A., University of Wyoming
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Departments: Science, Middle School, Information Literacy & Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Innovation
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1001
Diana Rinck

Diana Rinck

Class of 2015
Titles: Spanish, Middle School Volleyball, Varsity Volleyball, JV Volleyball (Head)
Degrees: B.A., German & German Studies, The University of the South
Departments: Middle School, Languages
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Frederick Saussy

Frederick Saussy

Titles: MS Girls' Basketball
Degrees: B.S., Geology, The University of the South
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Regan Schutz

Titles: Adjunct Chaplain, Religion
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder
M.Div., Sewanee School of Theology
Departments: Religion, Student Life
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William Seavey

William Seavey

Titles: Foreign Language Department Chair, Latin, Linguistics, Junior Class Coordinator, Middle School Boys' Basketball (Head)
Degrees: B.A., Brigham Young University
M.A., Brigham Young University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Departments: Middle School, Languages, Department Chairs
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Sarah Sells

Sarah Sells

Titles: Business Office Associate
Degrees: B.S., Management & Human Relations, Trevecca Nazarene University
Departments: Business Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2115
Michael Short

Michael Short

Titles: Humanities Department Chair, Outdoor Education Coordinator, Humanities 6, Adventure Education, Outdoor Adventure, Mountain Biking, House Parent (Harvey), 6th Grade Class Coordinator
Degrees: B.A. English and Environmental Studies, Furman University
M.Ed. English Language Arts, Wake Forest University
Departments: History & Humanities, Residential Life, Middle School, Outdoor Education, Department Chairs
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1019
Molly Short

Molly Short

Titles: Chaplain, Religion Department Chair
Degrees: B.S. Earth and Environmental Studies, Furman University
M.Div., Duke Divinity School
D.A.S., The School of Theology, The University of the South
Departments: Administration, Wellness, Religion, Department Chairs, Health & Safety
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2140
Karen Singer

Karen Singer

Titles: Director of Physical Plant
Degrees: B.S. Geology, Allegheny College
M.S. Engineering Geology, Kent State University
Departments: Administration, Maintenance
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2110
Karl Sjolund

Karl Sjolund

Titles: Head of School
Degrees: B.A., Virginia Military Institute
M.A., Columbia University
Departments: Administration, Mathematics
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2113
Amanda Skrzeczkoski

Amanda Skrzeczkoski

Titles: Athletic Trainer, House Parent (Warner/St. Mary's), Adventure Education
Degrees: B.A., Athletic Training, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Departments: Residential Life, Middle School, Wellness, Outdoor Education
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3328
Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Titles: Interim Dean of Students, Fort Chair in Writing, History Department Chair, Middle School Boys' Soccer (Head), Freshman Class Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies
Degrees: B.A. History, The University of the South
Departments: Administration, History & Humanities, Residential Life, Interdisciplinary Studies, Department Chairs, Student Life, Health & Safety
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2174
Kira Tharp

Kira Tharp

Class of 2012
Titles: Alumni & Campaign Assistant
Degrees: B.A., English, The University of the South
Departments: Advancement, Alumni Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3225

Stephen Thomas

Titles: Spanish, Golf (Head), Outdoor Adventure
Degrees: B.A., Foreign Languages (Spanish), University of Alaska Fairbanks
M.A., Foreign Language (Spanish), Bowling Green State University
Departments: Languages, Outdoor Education
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Raymond Val

Raymond Val

Titles: Computer Support Technician, Wrestling (Head)
Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, United States Military Academy
Departments: Information Literacy & Technology
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2175
John Wheeler

John Wheeler

Titles: English, Football, Swimming, Varsity Boys' Soccer, House Parent (Watts), Interdisciplinary Studies
Degrees: B.A., English, The University of the South
Departments: English, Residential Life, Outdoor Education
Email:
Tonya Wockasen

Tonya Wockasen

Class of 1994
Titles: Admission Administrative Assistant
Degrees: Eckerd College
Departments: Admission
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2116
Rob Zeitler

Rob Zeitler

Titles: Director of Athletics, Wellness Department Chair, Health and Fitness, Varsity Volleyball (Head), Varsity Boys' Basketball (Head)
Degrees: B.S. Physical Education and English, University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse
M.S. Sports Administration, Georgia State University
Departments: Administration, Residential Life, Wellness, Department Chairs
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2147