Staff Directory

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David Andrews

David Andrews

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

J.R. Ankney

Titles: Music & Music Production, Musical Director, Chapel Music Director, Lead House Parent (Warner), Music Lessons Coordinator
Degrees: B.M.Ed., Berklee College of Music
Departments: Arts, Residential Life, Middle School, Religion
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3209
Peggy Ankney

Peggy Ankney

Titles: Physics, Chemistry, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.S., Physics, University of Wisconsin - Parkside
M.S., Physics, North Texas State University
Ph.D., Physics, University of Central Florida
Departments: Science & Technology, Residential Life
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Kinion Asmus

Kinion Asmus

Titles: Humanities 8, English, 8th Grade Class Coordinator, Textile Arts, Art History, Mind*Body* Exercise, Literary Magazine
Degrees: B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South
M.A., Bowling Green State University
Departments: Arts, Humanities, Middle School, Wellness, Interdisciplinary Studies
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1017
Speed Baranco

Speed Baranco

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

Jana Barnett

Class of 1996
Titles: Academic Administrative Assistant, Varsity Soccer
Degrees: Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy
Departments: Administrative Support
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3132
Denise Barry

Denise Barry

Titles: Transportation
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School: 931.598.5651
James Barry

James Barry

Titles: Transportation
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Sherri Bergman

Sherri Bergman

Titles: Director of Communications and Marketing
Degrees: B.A. Political Science and Geology, Oberlin College
Departments: Administration, Communications & Marketing
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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 & Technology, Department Chairs
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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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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
Departments: Administrative Support
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School: 931.463.2113
Sarah Brehm

Sarah Brehm

Class of 2000
Titles: Nurse, Residential Faculty
Degrees: A.A., Nursing, Chattanooga State Community College
Departments: Residential Life, Health & Safety
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Stephen Brehm

Stephen Brehm

Titles: Assistant Director of Advancement, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.A., Film Scoring, Berklee College of Music
Departments: Residential Life, Advancement
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School: 931.463.2125
Doug Burns

Doug Burns

Titles: Mathematics, Outdoor Adventure, Residential Faculty, Honor Council, Game Administrator
Degrees: B.A., Colorado College
M.A., University of Denver
Departments: Mathematics, Residential Life, Middle School, Outdoor & Physical Education, Student Life
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Margot Burns

Margot Burns

Titles: Mathematics, Varsity Girls' Soccer (Head), Track (Head), Residential Faculty, Assistant Athletic Director
Degrees: B.A., Colorado College
Departments: Mathematics, Residential Life
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 4130
Malia Carlos

Malia Carlos

Class of 1987
Titles: Fort Chair in Writing, Humanities Department Co-Chair, English, 10th Grade Level Program (Lead), Mind*Body*Exercise
Degrees: B.A. English, Tufts University
M.Ed. English Education, University of Massachusetts
M.F.A. Poetry, New England College
Departments: Humanities, Wellness, Department Chairs, Student Life
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3145
Haley Chelsvig

Haley Chelsvig

Titles: Biology, Chemistry, Varsity and JV Volleyball, Boys' Middle School Soccer (Head), Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.S., Biology, Drake University
Departments: Science & Technology, Residential Life
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Christopher Choate

Christopher Choate

Titles: Physical Plant
Departments: Maintenance
Ashley Close

Ashley Close

Titles: Assistant Director of Admission
Degrees: B.S., Marketing of Higher Education, Elmira College
M.S. Ed., Education, Elmira College
Departments: Admission
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Lesley Cole

Lesley Cole

Titles: Director of Advancement
Degrees: B.S., Business Administration, Auburn University
Departments: Administration, Advancement
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2127
Jennifer Dillon

Jennifer Dillon

Class of 1982
Titles: Chief Financial and Operations Officer
Degrees: A.A., Accounting, New River Community College
B.A., Public Relations, Otterbein College
Departments: Administration, Maintenance, Business Office, Health & Safety
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Elizabeth Duncan

Elizabeth Duncan

Class of 1976
Titles: Director of Auxiliary Programs and Special Events, School Store Manager, 12th Grade Level Program Lead, Radio Station Manager
Degrees: B.S. Education/Special Education, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
Departments: Administration, Business Office, Student Life
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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
Lisa Garner

Lisa Garner

Titles: Mental Health Counselor, Counseling Services Coordinator, Lead House Parents (Watts)
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
D.Psych., Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Argosy University)
Departments: Residential Life, Wellness, Health & Safety
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Melissa Gilliam

Melissa Gilliam

Titles: Director of the Health Clinic, Nurse, Residential Faculty
Degrees: ASN, Nursing, Chattanooga State Community College
Departments: Residential Life, Wellness, Health & Safety
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Camie Henley

Camie Henley

Titles: Maintenance Coordinator
Departments: Maintenance
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3350
Patricia Hodges

Patricia Hodges

Titles: Maintenance
Departments: Maintenance
Neal Johnson

Neal Johnson

Titles: Cissy Patterson Chair in Mathematics, Mathematics Department Chair, Strength & Conditioning, Track & Field, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.S., Mathematics, The University of the South
Departments: Mathematics, Residential Life, Wellness, Department Chairs
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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
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3143
Marion Knoll

Marion Knoll

Titles: Science, Swimming (Head), 8th Grade Level Program Lead, Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees
Degrees: B.S., Sewanee: The University of the South
M.Ed., The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Departments: Science & Technology, Middle School, Outdoor & Physical Education, Student Life
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Cheryl Lankhaar CNP

Cheryl Lankhaar CNP

Titles: Nurse
Degrees: B.A., Nursing, Indiana State University
M.A., Vanderbilt University
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Stephanie Layne

Stephanie Layne

Titles: Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer
Departments: Business Office, Administrative Support
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School: 931.463.2164
Taylor Lee

Taylor Lee

Titles: Spanish, International Student Coordinator, Varsity Boys' Soccer, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.A., Global Politics, Washington & Lee University
Departments: Residential Life, Language & Culture Studies, Admission, Student Life
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Sharon Lobb

Sharon Lobb

Titles: Varsity Girls' Basketball Coach
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Nan Long

Nan Long

Titles: Swimming
Rachel Malde

Rachel Malde

Titles: Middle School Coordinator, Arts Department Chair, Photography, IDE8, Service Coordinator, Art Gallery and Visiting Artist Co-Coordinator
Degrees: B.A., The University of the South
Departments: Arts, Middle School, Interdisciplinary Studies, Department Chairs, Student Life
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Brian Mazur

Brian Mazur

Titles: Mathematics
Degrees: B.A., Technology in Music and Related Arts, Oberlin College
Departments: Mathematics, Middle School
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Shawna Midgett

Shawna Midgett

Titles: Assistant to Academic Dean
Departments: Administrative Support
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School: 931.463.2139
Jill Mollica

Jill Mollica

Titles: Advancement Services Coordinator
Degrees: B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Departments: Advancement, Administrative Support
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3223
Christine Monahan

Christine Monahan

Titles: Residential Life Coordinator, History, Lead House Parent (Colmore), Yearbook, 11th Grade Level Program Lead
Degrees: B.A., History, College of the Holy Cross
M.A.T., Social Studies, Rivier University
Departments: Humanities, Residential Life, Student Life
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Daniel Monahan

Daniel Monahan

Titles: Director of College Counseling, Testing Coordinator, Wrestling (Head), COVID-19 Coordinator, Track & Field, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.A., History, College of the Holy Cross
M.S., Management Non-Profit Leadership, New England College
Departments: Administration, Residential Life, Wellness, College Counseling
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School: 931.463.2136
David Musser

David Musser

Titles: Maintenance
Departments: Maintenance
Chelsea Padro

Chelsea Padro

Titles: Theater, Filmmaking, McCrory Hall Coordinator, Creative Expression, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.A., Theatre Arts, Nazareth College of Rochester
M.A., Theatre Education, The Catholic University of America
Departments: Arts, Residential Life, Middle School
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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
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2117
Kimberly Perkins

Kimberly Perkins

Titles: Learning Resources Coordinator, SSD Coordinator, Lead House Parent (Woods)
Degrees: B.A., Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University
M.S., Communicative Disorders, East Tennessee State University
Departments: Residential Life, Learning Resources
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3145
David Prehn

David Prehn

Titles: English, History, Cross Country (Head), Tennis, Honor Council, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.A., History and English, The University of the South
Departments: Humanities, Student Life
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 4122
Tracy Randolph

Tracy Randolph

Titles: Humanities 7, English, Lead House Parent (St. Mary's), Writing Center, Conduct Council
Degrees: B.S. Public Relations, Middle Tennessee State University
M.Ed., Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
Departments: Humanities, Residential Life, Middle School, Learning Resources, Student Life
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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
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School: 931.463.2123
John Relford

John Relford

Titles: Interim Facilities Manager
Departments: Maintenance
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School: 931.463.2109
Jasmine Render

Jasmine Render

Class of 2014
Titles: Admission Counselor
Degrees: B.A., Mass Communications, University of West Georgia
Departments: Admission
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Viva Reynolds

Viva Reynolds

Titles: Educational Technology Coordinator, Science & Technology Department Chair, Middle School Science, IDE8, Technology, 7th Grade Level Program Lead
Degrees: B.A., California State University
M.A., University of Wyoming
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Departments: Science & Technology, Middle School, Interdisciplinary Studies, Student Life
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1001
Michael Roark

Michael Roark

Titles: Transportation
Michael Schaerer

Michael Schaerer

Class of 2016
Titles: Assistant Wrestling Coach
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William Seavey

William Seavey

Titles: Language and Culture Studies Department Chair, Latin, Mythology, 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, Language & Culture Studies, 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
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School: 931.463.2115
Trevor Shattuck

Trevor Shattuck

Titles: Transportation
Michael Short

Michael Short

Titles: Outdoor Education & Place-Based Learning Coordinator, Humanities 6, English, Adventure Education, Outdoor Adventure, Mountain Biking (Co-Head), Residential Faculty, 6th Grade Level Program Lead, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.A. English and Environmental Studies, Furman University
M.Ed. English Language Arts, Wake Forest University
Departments: Humanities, Residential Life, Middle School, Outdoor & Physical Education, Student Life
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1019
Molly Short

Molly Short

Titles: Chaplain, Residential Faculty
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, Humanities, Residential Life, Wellness, Religion, Health & Safety
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2140
Thomas Simerville

Thomas Simerville

Class of 2016
Titles: Father Flye Fellow, History, Art, Adventure Education, Humanities
Degrees: B.A., History, The University of the South
Departments: Arts, Humanities, Residential Life, Middle School, Outdoor & Physical Education
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Karl Sjolund

Karl Sjolund

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

Amanda Skrzeczkoski

Titles: Athletic Trainer, Adventure Education, Physical Education, Substitute Teacher, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.A., Athletic Training, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Departments: Residential Life, Middle School, Wellness, Outdoor & Physical Education, Health & Safety
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3328
Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Titles: Dean of Students, Humanities Department Co-Chair, History, Ethics, American Studies, Varsity Boys' Soccer (Head), 9th Grade Level Program Lead, SHOW Coordinator, Conduct Council
Degrees: B.A. History, The University of the South
Departments: Administration, Humanities, Residential Life, Religion, Interdisciplinary Studies, Department Chairs, Student Life, Health & Safety
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2134
Pamela Taylor RN

Pamela Taylor RN

Titles: Nurse
Degrees: A.A.S., Nursing, Motlow State Community College
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Kira Tharp

Kira Tharp

Class of 2012
Titles: Alumni Relations Coordinator, ELL
Degrees: B.A., English, The University of the South
Departments: Humanities, Advancement, Alumni Office
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School: 931.463.2132
Stephen Thomas

Stephen Thomas

Titles: Spanish, Golf (Head)
Degrees: B.A., Foreign Languages (Spanish), University of Alaska Fairbanks
M.A., Foreign Language (Spanish), Bowling Green State University
Departments: Language & Culture Studies
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John Wheeler

John Wheeler

Titles: English, American Studies, Swimming, Strength & Conditioning, Residential Faculty, Conduct Council
Degrees: B.A., English, The University of the South
Departments: Humanities, Residential Life, Wellness, Interdisciplinary Studies
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Margaret Wilson

Margaret Wilson

Class of 2016
Titles: Farm Educator, Functional Pottery, Art, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, Warren Wilson College
Departments: Arts, Residential Life, Outdoor & Physical Education
Tonya Wockasen

Tonya Wockasen

Class of 1994
Titles: Admission Administrative Assistant
Degrees: Eckerd College
Departments: Admission, Administrative Support
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School: 931.463.2116
Rob Zeitler

Rob Zeitler

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