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Faculty and Staff Directory

Faculty and Staff Directory

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Fr. Maxi Ofori

Pastor

 

frmaxi@stannnash.org

615-298-1782

 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Duquesne Univeristy, Pittsburg, PA in 2016
  • Master’s degree in English from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN in 2010

 

Experience

  • Ordained in 1999 for the Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana.
  • Came to the Diocese of Nashville in 2007
  • Served at St. Edward (pastoral assistant), Christ the King (priest-in residence), St. Joseph (administrator), St. Matthew (parochial vicar), and St. Pius X (administrator).
  • Motto: Never miss an opportunity to do good.
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Anna Rumfola

Principal

 

Anna Rumfola

615-269-0568

  

Education

  • B.S in Elementary Education with a minor in Theology from Spring Hill College
  •  Master of Education in Instruction and Curriculum from The University of Memphis
  • Administrative License from Christian Brothers University

Experience

  • Over 10 years in the education field
  • Taught 2nd grade for a year at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School in Mobile, AL
  • Taught 5th grade for 4 years at St. John Catholic School in Memphis, TN
  • Served as Principal within the Jubilee Catholic Schools for 3 years
  • Served as the Chief Academic Officer for the Jubilee Catholic Schools 3 years

 

 

Saint Ann School Faculty

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Jamie Grigsby

Pre-Kindergarten

 

jgrigsby@stannnash.org

615-277-9648

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Middle Tennessee State University

 Experience

  • 10 years teaching, 6 years at Saint Ann School
  • Member of the Ladies Auxiliary at Saint Ann
  • Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and Gift Bearer at Saint Ann Catholic Church
  • Assistant Softball coach at Father Ryan High School
  • Graduate of Saint Ann School and Father Ryan High School
  • Geography Bee coordinator and service coordinator
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Amanda Ducharme

Pre-Kindergarten

 

aducharme@stannnash.org

615-277-9648

 

Education

  •  B.A. in history education from Middle Tennessee State University

Experience

  • Taught social studies for 2 years at Cheatham County High School
  • Worked for 5 years at St. Ignatius Mother's Day Out
  • Has two daughters at Saint Ann School
  • Co-Moderator for Saint Ann School Cheerleaders
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Rachel Johnson

Kindergarten

 

rjohnson@stannnash.org

615-277-9641

 

Education

  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education with dual major in Special Education from University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Experience

  • 9 years teaching at Saint Ann School
  • Graduate of Father Ryan High School and an alumna of Saint Ann School
  • Member of Ladies Auxiliary at Saint Ann Church
  • Member of Strategic Planning Committee for Saint Ann School
  • Saint Ann School Eucharistic Minister
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Alison Derner

Grade 1

 

aoddo@stannnash.org

615-277-9648

 

Education

  • Graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2009 with a B.S. in Human Development - Peabody College of Education and Human Development and a B.S. in Political Science - The College of Arts & Sciences

  • Earned two minors in African American and Diaspora Studies and Music Literature

Experience

  • 3rd year teaching at Saint Ann
  • Forensics Coach
  • Attended Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School and John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham, AL

  • Selected to attend Vanderbilt Washington Scholars Program in Washington, D.C.

  • Moderator of Eagles Engineering Club

  • Second year teaching at Saint Ann School

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Martha Merzbacher

Grade 2

 

mmerzbacher@stannnash.org

615-277-9642

 

Education

  •  B.S. from Middle Tennessee University and endorsements from Trevecca College

Experience

  • 26 years at Saint Ann School
  • Coach of the Forensics Team and member of the Advisory Council for the Junior National Honor Society
  • Professional Catechist for the Diocese of Nashville
  • Nominated for "DisneyHand Teacher Award" for creativity in teaching (2006)
  • Multiple nominee for "Who’s Who in Education" by former students
  • Graduate of Father Ryan High School and an alumna of Saint Ann School
   

Noreen Yasay

Grade 3

 

nyasay@stannnash.org

615-277-9642

 

Education

  • B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • M.A. in Elementary Education from Trinity College (Washington, DC)

 Experience

  • Five years of teaching at Saint Ann School
  • Seven years of additional teaching experience in Catholic schools
  • 2006 Teacher of the Year at St. Augustine School (Washington, DC)
  • 2005 recipient of the Kate Holley Rookie Teacher Award at St. Augustine School (Washington, DC)
  • Previously named among the "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" 
  • Assists in moderating the Forensics Team
  • Graduate of Father Ryan High School and Overbrook School
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Sandy Bennett

Grade 4

 

sbennett@stannnash.org

615-277-9649

 

Education

  •  B.S. in Elementary Education from Austin Peay State University

Experience

  • Master Teacher: Tennessee Association of Independent Schools
  • Professional Catechist for the Diocese of Nashville
  • 34 years at Saint Ann School
  • Past president of Diocese of Nashville Middle School Forensics League
  • Member of National Catholic Education Association, National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Middle School Association
  • Serves on SACS Accreditation Review teams
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Lauren Arrington

Grade 5

Homeroom/Science

 

larrington@stannnash.org

 

 

Education

  • B.S in Secondary Education with a minor in Biology and Psychology

Experience

  • Over 5 years in the education field
  • Taught high school Biology, Chemistry, and Principles of Technology for a year at Sycamore High School in Pleasant View, TN
  • Taught 6th-8th grade Science for 5 years at Nashville Christian School in Nashville, TN
  • Member of National Science Teachers Association
  • Member of the Association for Middle Level Education
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Erica Nute

Grade 6 / English

 

enute@stannnash.org

615-277-9644

 

Education

  •  B.S. in Elementary Education from MTSU

Experience

  • 21 years teaching experience
  • Taught English, Literature, Science, and Social Studies for 9 years in Cheatham County Schools
  • Taught English and Literature for 2 years at Saint Nery
  • Taught Spanish for 1 year at Saint Edwards
  • More than  25 years experience with children PK-8th grade

 

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Amanda Sotiriadis

Music / Dramatic Arts

 

asotiriadis@stannnash.org

615-277-9658

 

Education

  • Keene State College: BM: Music Education, specialization in Voice
  • Keene State College: BA: Music History and Literature
  • TN Arts Academy: Music, 2008; Theater, 2009
  • Belmont College Graduate Studies: Orff Certification
  • University of Wisconsin Graduate Studies: World Music Drumming Certification

 

Experience

  • 6 years teaching at Saint Ann School
  • 13 years teaching (6 years public schools and 7 years Catholic schools)
  • Began the Drama/Theatre Arts program at Saint Ann School in 2007
  • Member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
  • Member of National Association for Music Education
  • Directed multiple children’s choirs and musicals in TN, MA, and NH.
  • Performed in many choirs and as a vocal soloist in TN and NH.
  • Performed the lead role of Erin O’Connell for two years in the rock opera A Song for Ireland in both the NH cast and the NYC off-Broadway cast.
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Theresa Bertrand

Spanish

 

tbertrand@stannnash.org

615-277-9654

 

Education

  • B.A. Political Science from the University of Louisiana Lafayette
  • B.A. Social Studies Education from the University of Louisiana Lafayette
  • Spanish Certification from the University of Louisiana Lafayette
  • M.A. Latin American History from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette
  • English as a Second Language Certification from the University of Memphis.
  • M.A. Spanish from the University of Mississippi

Experience

  • 14 years teaching at Saint Ann
  • 25 years teaching experience
  • Member of Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association
  • Member of American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Member of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Participant of Tulane University's Stone Center for Latin American Studies Summer Teacher Institute in Cuba, June 2016
  • Participant of Vanderbilt University's Center for Latin American Studies Summer Teacher Institute in the Dominican Republic, June 2008
  • Co-presenter at AATSP Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico, July 2010
  • Co-presenter at TFLTA Conference in Franklin, TN, November 2013
  • Co-presenter at Southern Conference on Language Teaching Conference in Memphis, TN, March 2014
  • Selected co-presenter at AATSP Conference in Panama City, Panama, July 2014
  • Co-coach of the forensics team, co-moderator of Student Council, and member of National Junior Honor Society advisory council
  • 12 years teaching at Saint Ann School
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Judy Graham

Library / Literature

 

jgraham@stannnash.org

615-277-9653

 

Education

  • BS in Early Childhood Education, Tennessee Tech University
  • Librarian Certification, Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Advanced Accreditation Trained Team Member
  • Graduate of Saint Ann School and Saint Bernard Academy
  • Lead Teacher, Harpeth Heights Baptist Preschool- 3 years
  • Advanced Accreditation Internal Team Chair for the Diocese of Nasville

Experience

  • Has taught in one capacity or another at Saint Ann School for 26 years
  • Attends workshops for training in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation process and is active in helping other schools attain their accreditation
  • Ms. Graham loves the fact that her job not only allows her to be a lifelong learner with constant new challenges and projects, but that she gets to work with every child attending Saint Ann School. "My position at Saint Ann is an enviable one because our families are allowing me to help them prepare their most precious resources for a lifetime of learning."
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Karen Herrmann

Art / Health

 

kherrmann@stannnash.org

615-277-9656

 

Education

  •  B.A. in Journalism from Belmont
  • Summer Workshops, Trevecca University, TN Arts Academy, Visual Arts, Belmont University

Experience

  • 21 years teaching at Saint Ann School
  • Has also taught at Saint Pius X (4th Grade) and Overbrook (3rd Grade)
  • Previously a member of the Diocesan Athletic Council for 13 years and held the position of President for one of those years and 8 years as DAC recording secretary
  • Attended various conferences/seminars (similar to SPARKS held in Memphis (attended summer 2004) and other hosted by USTA (United States Tennis Association) and TAPHERD (Tennessee Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance)
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 Rachel Francis

Hand in Hand Options Program/Resource

rfrancis@stannnash.org

 

Education

  • B.S in Applied Learning and Development: Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin
  • Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from Vanderbilt University

Experience

  • First year teaching at Saint Ann School
  • Tennessee teaching license endorsements include:
    • Elementary Education K-5
    • Interventionist K-8
    • Interventionist 6-12
  • Active member of the Division of Early Childhood
 

Maggie Musacchio

Hand In Hand Options Program Lead

 

mmusacchio@stannnash.org

 

Education

  • M.S. in Modified and Comprehensive Special Education
  • B.S. in Modified and Comprehensive Special Education
  • Licensed: Kindergarten-12th Grade Modified Special Education
  • Licensed: Kindergarten-12th Grade Comprehensive Special Education
  • Licensed: Kindergarten-6th Grade Elementary Education

Experience

  •  2017: EdTPA Certification
  • 1 Year of experience in Knox County Schools
  • 2 years of catechist experience
 
 

John Cooper

Math Teacher/Athletic Director/Community Outreach Director

jcooper@stannnash.org

 

Education

  • B.A. in Economics from Saint Joseph’s University

  •  Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Liberty University

Experience

  • Over 9 years in the education field

  • Taught Algebra I and Algebra II at Craven Early College in New Bern, North Carolina

  • Taught Pre-Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Advanced Functions at The Epiphany School of Global Studies in New Bern, North Carolina

  • Taught Advanced Algebra II and Standard Algebra II at Pope John Paul II High School

  • Served as the Director of Admissions at Pope John Paul II High School

  • Over 12 years of lacrosse coaching experience

 

 

 

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Fr. Jerry Strange

Associate Pastor

 

jstrange@stannnash.org

615-298-1782

 

Education

  • Bachelors of Music from the University of Louisville
  • Master's degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN

Experience

  • Native of Glasgow, KY, a small community near Mammoth Cave National Park
  • Professional musician for 5 years but later turned to education
  • Taught music in the Nelson Co. (KY) schools and the Caverna Independent School District (near Mammoth Cave) for a total of 18 years and grade levels ranged from pre-school to high school.
  • Ordained as a late vocation at the age of 55 
  • Served over the last 6 years many parished, including Our Lady of the Lake, St. Edwards, Christ the King, St. Pius X, Assumption and most recently, St. Stephen’s Catholic Community.
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Krystal Johnson

School Office Manager

 

krystal@stannnash.org

615-277-9645

 

Education

  • A.A.S. of Business Management: Marketing

Experience

  • 15 years of Property and Liability Insurance
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Liz Wilson

Support Teacher / Tutor

 

ewilson@stannnash.org

615-277-9640

 

Education

  • B.S in Elementary Education from Middle Tennessee University
  • Kindergarten Certification from Trevecca University

Experience

  • Taught PreK and K for 6 years before joining Saint Ann faculty in 1986
  • Taught Kindergarten at Saint Ann for 29 years. Taught 4th grade for one year.
  • Currently Librarian for grades PreK - 4th grade.
  • Has served in a variety of positions at Saint Ann School, including tutor, mentor, lunchroom supervisor, substitute.
  • Previously served as yearbook sponsor, student council sponsor, and variety show coordinator.
     
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Cedric Bullock

Facilities Coordinator

 

615-277-9659

 

Experience

  • 26 years at Saint Ann Catholic Church and School
  • Also worked at Ethan Allen, C & J Cleaning, and Saint James Church
 

Nancy Maroney

Parish Coordinator

 

nancy@stannnash.org

615-277-9645

 

Education

  • B.S. in Economics from Middle Tennessee State University

 Experience

  • Business, Finance, and Healthcare Administration experience
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Stephanie Jakes

Parish Communications

 

stephanie@stannnash.org

615-277-9670