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Faculty and Staff Directory

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Fr. Michael Fye

Pastor

 

[email protected]

615-298-1782

 

Education

  • Degree in philosophy at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, OH.
  • Theology degree from Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Italy, while living at the Pontifical North American College. Completed studies with a License in Moral Theology from the University of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

 

Experience

  • Ordained in 2014 and assigned to University Catholic
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Anna Rumfola

Principal

 

Anna Rumfola

[email protected]

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

  • Joined Saint Ann School in 2018
  • Taught 2nd grade at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School in Mobile, AL from 2007-2008
  • Taught 5th grade from 2008-2012 at St. John Catholic School in Memphis, TN
  • Served as Principal within the Jubilee Catholic Schools from 2012-2015
  • Served as the Chief Academic Officer for the Jubilee Catholic Schools from 2015-2018

 

 

Saint Ann School Faculty

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Jamie Grigsby

Pre-Kindergarten

 

[email protected]

615-277-9648

Education

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

 Experience

  • Joined Saint Ann School in 2013
  • 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

 

[email protected]

615-277-9648

 

Education

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

Experience

  • Joined Saint Ann School in 2016
  • 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
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Rachel Johnson

Kindergarten

 

[email protected]

615-277-9641

 

Education

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

Experience

  • Joined Saint Ann School in 2010
  • 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
   

Noreen Yasay

Grade 1

 

[email protected]

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

  • Taught at Saint Ann School from 2006-2011 and returned in 2017
  • 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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Martha Merzbacher

Grade 2

 

[email protected]

615-277-9642

 

Education

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

Experience

  • Joined Saint Ann School in 1994
  • 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
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Alison Derner

Grade 3

 

[email protected]

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

  • Joined Saint Ann School in 2016
  • 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.
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Sandy Bennett

Grade 4

 

[email protected]

615-277-9649

 

Education

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

Experience

  • Joined Saint Ann School in 1984
  • Master Teacher: Tennessee Association of Independent Schools
  • Professional Catechist for the Diocese of Nashville
  • 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
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Lauren Arrington

Grade 5

Homeroom/Science

 

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Education

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

Experience

  • Joined Saint Ann School in 2018
  • 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

 

[email protected]

615-277-9644

 

Education

  •  B.S. in Elementary Education from MTSU

Experience

  • Joined Saint Ann School in 2015
  • 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

 

[email protected]

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

  • Taught at Saint Ann School from 2007-2010 and returned in 2016
  • 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

 

[email protected]

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

  • Joined Saint Ann School in 2005
  • 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
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Judy Graham

Library / Literature

 

[email protected]

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 Nashville

Experience

  • Taught at Saint Ann School from 1982-1986 and returned in 1996
  • Attends workshops for training in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation process and is active in helping other schools attain their accreditation
  • A graduate of Saint Ann School 
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Karen Herrmann

Art / Health

 

[email protected]

615-277-9656

 

Education

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

Experience

  • Joined Saint Ann School in 1996
  • 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)
  • A graduate of Saint Ann School 
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 Catherine Harding

Hand in Hand Options Program/Resource

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Education

  • BA in Elementary and Special Education

Experience

  • First year teaching at Saint Ann School
  • Teaching license endorsements include:
    • Elementary Education Multiple Subjects
    • Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications
 

Maggie Musacchio

Hand In Hand Options Program Lead

 

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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

  • Joined Saint Ann School in 2017
  • 2017: EdTPA Certification
  • 1 Year of experience in Knox County Schools
  • 2 years of catechist experience
  • Google Educator Level 2 Certified 
 
 

John Cooper

Math Teacher/Athletic Director/Community Outreach Director

[email protected]

 

Education

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

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

Experience

  • Joined Saint Ann School in 2018

  • 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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Krystal Johnson

School Office Manager

 

[email protected]

615-277-9645

 

Education

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

Experience

  • 15 years of Property and Liability Insurance
  • Joined Saint Ann School in 2013
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Liz Wilson

Library/ Morning Care Supervisor/ Cafeteria Manager 

 

[email protected]

615-277-9640

 

Education

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

Experience

  • Joined Saint Ann School in 1983
  • Taught PreK and K for 6 years before joining Saint Ann faculty
  • Taught Kindergarten at Saint Ann for 29 years. Taught 4th grade for one year.
  • Current 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

  • Joined Saint Ann School in 1994
  • Also worked at Ethan Allen, C & J Cleaning, and Saint James Church
 

Nancy Maroney

Parish Coordinator

 

[email protected]

615-277-9645

 

Education

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

 Experience

  • Business, Finance, and Healthcare Administration experience
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Mandi Pitt-Reed

Director of Religious Education

 

[email protected]

615-277-9663

 

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in History from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, with minors in Religious Studies, English, and Behavioral Science (emphasis Sociology)
  • Master's Degree in Public History (emphasis Archival Management) from Middle Tennessee State University

 Experience

  • 5+ years in Museum Education
  • 4+ years in Higher Education
  • 1.5 years in Religious Education