Academic Faculty

 

In alphabetical order:

TAMBRIE AIKEN
Instructor of Humanities & Social Sciences

B.A., Arts in History, Meredith College
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2017

TERESA ASSENZO
Director of Visual Arts

Instructor of Visual and Performing Arts
M.F.A, Painting and Drawing, California College of Art
M.A., Psychology/Counseling, Western Michigan University
B.F.A, Drawing and Painting, Kendall College of Art and Design
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2004

ROBERT BELKNAP, Ph.D.
Instructor of English

Ph.D., English, Yale University
M.A., English, Yale University
M.A., Philosophy, Yale University
B.A., English, University of Michigan
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2000

ANN BONNER-STEWART
Chaplain
Instructor of Humanities & Social Sciences

M.Div., Divinity, Yale University
Diploma of Anglican Studies, Berkeley Divinity School
B.A., Economics, Duke University
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2009

VIRGINIA BOYD
Instructor of English

M.A., Creative Writing, North Carolina State University
B.A., English, Duke University
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2013

AISHA BURTON
School Counselor

M.Ed., School Counseling, Wilmington University
M.S., School Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopatric Medicine
B.S., Education, Temple University
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2017

LOUISE CATANIA '77C
Theater Director
Instructor of Visual and Performing Arts

B.A., Dramatic Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Certification, Theatre Arts, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2014

ALISON CHERNIN
Academic Chair
Instructor of English

M.A., Teaching of English, Columbia University Teachers College
B.A., English Literature and Anthropology, Brandeis University
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2015

ANN MARIE DAVIS
Academic Chair at Large
Instructor of Science

B.A., Secondary Science Education, North Carolina State University
B.A., Chemistry, North Carolina State University
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2013

EDWARD DENAULT
Instructor of World Languages

M.S., English, Rutgers University
B.A., English, State University of New York, Oneonta
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2015

KATIE FLOYD
Instructor of Science

M.S., Biology, Emory University
B.A., Biology, Hollins University
Joined Saint Mary's School in 1996

REBECCA B. GORHAM
Instructor of World Languages

M.A., Master of Arts in Spanish and Literatures, North Carolina State University
B.A., Spanish and Education, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2017

LAURA GRANTMYRE, Ph.D.
Instructor of Humanities & Social Sciences

Ph.D., Philosophy in History, University of Pittsburgh
M.A., Master of Arts in History, University of Pittsburgh
B.A., History, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2016

KEVIN GREENWOOD, Ph.D.
Instructor of Science

Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Northwestern University
M.S., Inorganic Chemistry, Northwestern University
B.A., Chemistry, University of Utah
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2001

JOHN HALL, Ph.D.
Instructor of Latin

Ph.D., Medieval Studies, University of Notre Dame
M.A., Medieval Studies, University of Notre Dame
B.A., Medieval Thought, Kenyon College
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2014

RACHEL HENCHER
Instructor of Mathematics

Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Secondary Education, Institute of Education, University of London
B.A. Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A. American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2014

KRISTA HOLSTEIN, Ph.D.
Academic Chair
Instructor of Mathematics

Ph.D., Mathematics Education, North Carolina State University
M.S., Mathematics, North Carolina State University
B.S., Mathematics Education, Towson University
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2013

CHRIS HOSKIN
Instructor of Mathematics

B.S., Mathematics and Social Science, Missouri State University
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2005

JENNIFER HUMMEL
Academic Chair
Instructor of Science

B.S., Biological Science, North Carolina State University
B.S., Science Education, North Carolina State University

Joined Saint Mary's School in 2017

DIANE JENSEN
Cataloging and Circulation Librarian

M.L.S. Academic Librarian, North Carolina Central University
M.A., Communications and Media, University of Maryland
B.A. Mass Communications, Towson University
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2011

RANDALL LATHAN
Instructor of English

M.A.,English, University of South Carolina
B.A., English, University of South Carolina
Joined Saint Mary's School in 1993

SARAH LITTLE
Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning
Instructor of Mathematics

M.Ed., Mathematics Education, University of Maryland
B.A., Mathematics, Wake Forest University
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2010

LAUREN MARQUEZ
Instructor of Science

M.A., Secondary Education, University of Southern California
B.S., Biology and Spanish, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Joined Saint Mary's School in 2017

THOMAS MERCHANT
Instructor of Mathematics

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Houston
B.A., Chinese Regional Studies, University of Washington

Joined Saint Mary's School in 2017

NADIA METINA-BELKNAP
Instructor of World Languages

M.A., Sociolinguistics, Université of Provence, France
B.A., French as a Foreign Language, Université of Provence, France
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2000

JENNIFER MORAN
Academic Chair
Instructor of Voice
Director of Chorale Programs

M.M., Music, The Hartt School of Music
B.M., Music, Meredith College
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2003

ELIZABETH MORREL
College Counselor

Graduate Certificate, College Admissions Counseling, University of California - Riverside
B.S., Journalism, University of Maryland
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2015

COLIN MURASKO
Instructor of Visual and Performing Arts

M.F.A., Painting and Drawing, Claremont Graduate University
B.F.A., Sculpture and Drawing, Stephen F. Austin State University
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2014

SUZANNE NARBONA
Academic Chair
Instructor of World Languages

M.A., Spanish Language, University of South Carolina
B.A., Spanish, University of South Carolina
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2010

SCOTT ORVIS
Director of College Counseling

B.A., Communication, University of New Hampshire
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2006

D. MICHELLE PEARSON
Adjunct Instructor of Dance

B.F.A., Dance/Choreography, East Carolina University
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2017

MORGAN PHILLIPS
Associate Director of College Counseling

M.Ed., Education, University of Vermont
B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, Saint Michael's College
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2011

HEATHER RAMEE
Instructor of World Languages

M.A., French, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.A., French, University of Virginia
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2000

MELISSA RAMEL
Instructor of Humanities and Social Science

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction in Technology, Grand Canyon University
B.A., History, University of San Diego

Joined Saint Mary's School in 2017

STEPHANIE SUSKI
Academic Chair
Instructor of Humanities and Social Sciences

M.Ed., Secondary Social Studies, North Carolina State University
B.A., History and Spanish, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Joined Saint Mary's School in 1998

TERRY ELIZABETH THOMPSON
Director of the Applied Music Program
Instructor of Visual and Performing Arts (Piano, Music Theory)
Director of the Smedes Parlor Concert Series

M.Mus., Piano Performance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Music, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mozarteum - International Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria
Joined Saint Mary's School in 1976

MATTHEW WATSON
Instructor of Mathematics

M.S., Mathematics, North Carolina State University
M.Ed., Mathematics Education, North Carolina State University
B.S., Mathematics Education, North Carolina State University
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2014

DIANA WILLIAMS
Director of Sarah Graham Kenan Library

M.L.S., Library Science, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
B.A., Berry College
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2001

LAUREL YOUNG
Instructor of English

Ph.D., English, Vanderbilt University
M.A., English, Vanderbilt University
B.A., English, Berry College
Joined Saint Mary's School in 2016

LISA YOUNT
Director of Dance Department

Instructor of Visual and Performing Arts
M.A., Dance, American University
B.F.A., Dance, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Joined Saint Mary's School in 1996

"I value the willingness of the faculty, staff and administration to hear the ideas of the community. Everyone's voices are heard."
Krista Holstein
Instructor of Mathematics

"I value the relationships and trust I have with the girls. Through that trust, we are able to accomplish great things and find the courage to take risks and be vulnerable. I am also grateful to my colleagues and administration for their constant support of the arts at Saint Mary's."
Jennifer Moran
Instructor of Music, Chorale Director
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