Our People

Westminster seeks out gifted individuals who have a passion for God, for teaching, for children, for their subject, and for the classical Christian model. Our faculty, staff, and board members are dedicated to the mission of Westminster Academy and to playing a role in the education of your children.

Board of Directors

Tim Keith
Chairman of the Board
Tim is married to Lori and has 3 children at Westminster: Sam (11th grade), Jack (8th grade) and Catherine (6th grade). Tim is a partner at Infusion Marketing Group which provides strategic consulting and marketing services to community banks and credit unions across the country.
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David Dunlap
Secretary, Head of School Support Committee Chairman
David is married to Mona. Their daughter Mattie graduated from Westminster last year. David is chairman of the Head of School Support and Evaluation Committee and is on the Governance Committee. He is a lawyer and trained mediator.
Bio
Blakely Fletcher
Board Member
Dan Fletcher
Board Member
Hollis Halford III, MD
Board Member
Hollis is married to Brenda and they have been at Westminster since 1998 and have five children. Three are graduates of WA: Mary (2005), Anna (2007), John (2008), Rachel (2015) and Clara (9th). Hollis is a radiologist at Memphis Radiological P.C.
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Pete Hanson
Board Member
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Don Ray
Board Member
Sharon Ray
Board Member
Bryn Wilson
Board Member
George Wilson
Development Committee Chairman, Board Member
Bryn and George have two daughters at Westminster, Elizabeth (4th grade) and Hattie (2nd grade), and a son, George Jr. (Jr. Kindergarten). George is in Fixed Income Institutional Sales at Raymond James and Bryn is a former Westminster Academy Upper School History teacher who currently is home with their children.
Bio
Jay Vaughn
Board Members
Jay and Carolyn have two children at Westminster, Christley (8th) and Elizabeth (3rd). Jay is a project manager at GE Healthcare and Carolyn is dietitian/nutritionist with various hospitals and long-term care companies.
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Mark McKelroy
Board Member
Conner Walker
Board Member

Administration

Ralph Janikowsky
Headmaster
BS Marine Engineering(with distinction), United States Naval Academy; MS Strategic Studies, National War College, NDU
Debbie Frazier
Head of Grammar School
BA Spanish, Wheaton College; BS Secondary Education, Wheaton College
Debbie Frazier is a graduate of Wheaton College with a B.A. in Spanish and Secondary Education. Before having children, she taught Spanish, Psychology, and Bible at a local private school. Originally her passion was for upper school, but after classically home-schooling her own 3 children for 12 years while living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she found a love for elementary as well. Mrs Frazier came to Westminster in 2001 as a second grade teacher. After six years of teaching, she moved into administration as Assistant Head of Lower School, becoming Head of Lower School in 2008. She remains Head of Lower School while also serving as Interim Head of School for 2014-15. Her children began attending Westminster when they moved back to Memphis and were graduates of the classes of 2001, 2004, and 2006. “Westminster has been an invaluable part of our family for 14 years, playing a foundational role in both the spiritual and intellectual formation of my children, not to mention my own continuing education. It is an incredible privilege to serve and continue lifelong learning in this community. I will be eternally grateful for how God has blessed us and used Westminster in our lives.”
Bio
Elizabeth Perkins
Director of Admissions
BA Political Science, University of Memphis; MBA, Union University
Elizabeth joined the Westminster family in July of 2014 as the Director of Admissions. She joins us most recently from the University of Memphis, where she has been an adjunct instructor in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics. She brings a marketing and communications background to her role here at Westminster, with experience as the internal communications leader for General Electric's Capital Aviation Services division. Elizabeth has a first grader at Westminster this year, as well as a four-year old ready to follow in big sister's footsteps. "We chose Westminster as the school for our family because we fell in love with the student ambassadors that gave us our first tour. We wanted our girls to grow up to be like those young ladies - articulate, polite, winsome, and poised. Westminster graduates know not only what they believe, but why they believe it, and that's critical to us."
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Holt Hall
Director of Advancement
BS Microbiology, Memphis State University; MA Executive Leadership, Christian Brothers University; Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America
Holt Hall joined Westminster Academy in June of 2009 as the Director of Institutional Advancement. With a Bachelor’s degree in Science, a Graduate’s degree in Geology and a Master’s degree in Executive and Ethical Leadership he brings over thirty years of business experience to his position. Holt and Kay enrolled their three daughters in Westminster Academy in 1997 starting in second, fourth and sixth grades back when many of the grades were combined. They graduated in 2004, 2006 and 2008. “I would enroll my children again today because of what we are doing in the classroom; training children to love the Lord and to think, reason and to discern truth.”
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Jeremy Martin
Athletic Director
BA History, University of Texas at Austin; Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) through NIAAA, USATF Level II Certified
Jeremy Martin joined Westminster Academy in August of 2015 from Austin, Texas as Athletic Director. Jeremy has a BA in History from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, NIAAA with Level II USATF Certification. He brings experience in a classical school environment as head boys’ varsity basketball (won state runner-up), track (4 years of runners competing at the state level), and assistant football coach (won state championship) as well as head middle school soccer coach and physical education instructor. He also served as an athletic coordinator where he began a middle school athletics program consisting of 12 teams over 5 sports. He and his wife Lindsay have 3 boys.
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Gina Hall
Controller
BBA Accounting, Texas State University
Gina has been involved with Westminster Academy since its beginning. She graduated from Texas State University with a BBA in Accounting, and worked as a CPA in public accounting for several years in Dallas, Texas, before moving to Memphis with her husband Rick. Gina and Rick were one of the original couples that founded Westminster. They have four children, all of whom are Westminster graduates. She brings her experience in accounting and her love and passion for classical Christian education to her position, and she is grateful for the profound influence that Westminster has had in her family and in her own life.
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Amanda Sparks
Head of Upper School
BA Mathematics, Meredith College; MBA Candidate, UNC-Chapel Hill

Support Staff

Tina Moon
Assistant to Headmaster
Kim Durham
Assistant to Dir of Advancement / Business Office
Kathryn Walker
School Secretary
Terri White
Assistant to Head of Grammar School
Debbie Turner
Events Coordinator
Robin Reed
Upper School Assistant
Vicki Halford
Librarian
Malia Vaughn
Admission and Marketing Coordinator

Grammar School

Stephanie Phillips
Junior Kindergarten
BICL (Bachelor of Instruction, Curriculum and Leadership) in Special Education, University of Memphis; M Education, Union University
Debbie Barclay
Kindergarten
BA Psychology, Carson Newman College; MS Psychology, University of Memphis; PhD Clinical Psychology, University of Memphis
Dollie Jones
Kindergarten
BS Early Childhood Education, University of Memphis
Lisa Hilliard
First Grade
BS Elementary Education & Early Childhood, University of Memphis
Elizabeth Peckham
First Grade
BS Early Childhood Education, University of Memphis
Anne Leigh Garrett
Second Grade
BAE Elementary Education, University of Mississippi; MAE Curriculum and Instruction (specialty block in Reading), University of Memphis
Cathy Boyd
Second Grade
BS Bible & Elementary Education, Columbia Bible College
Emily Newman
Third Grade
BS Early Childhood Education, University of Memphis
Teresa Crivello
Third Grade
BS Secondary Education, English and Speech, Baylor University
Patricia Culp
Fourth Grade
AS, Dyersburg State Community College; BS Elementary Education, University of Memphis ME Educational Leadership, Trevecca Nazarene University
Marti Bolton
Fourth Grade
BS Elementary Education, Indiana University
Sissy Hickman
Fifth Grade
RN, Methodist School of Nursing
Kim Dougherty
Fifth Grade
AB Early Childhood Education, Wesleyan College; JD Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Kristen Gibson
Sixth Grade
BS Early Childhood Education, University of Memphis
Kenneth Read
Sixth Grade
BBA Management, North Georgia College & State University; Master of Divinity, Mid-America Theological Seminary

Grammar School PSALM

Mandy Cantrell
Physical Education
BS Physical Education (Exercise Science) minor in Fitness Management, University of Memphis
Jennifer Thompson
Science
BS Clinical Laboratory Science, Louisiana State University
Sarah Dormois
Science
Physical Therapy, Washington University
Tirzah Rhodes
Art
BA Art Education, University of Memphis
Annie Petzinger
Latin
Bachelor of Letters, University of Oklahoma; seeking Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Covenant College
Christy Young
Music
Bachelor of Music Education, University of MS; Master of Voice, University of MS

Upper School Math & Science

Maylon Jones
Math
BA Mathematics, University of Mississippi;MA Mathematics, Saint Louis University
Christopher Marino
Science
BS in Mathematics, University of Memphis; BA in French, University of Memphis; MS in Physics, University of Illinois; PhD in Physics, University of Illinois
Mary Read
Science
BA, Mary Baldwin College; MA University of Memphis;RD and LDN
Anne Walker
Math
BA Mathematics, University of Mississippi; Master of Education, Vanderbilt University
Sarah Dormois
Science
Physical Therapy, Washington University

Upper School Foreign Language

Kyle Dillon
French
BA French, Seattle Pacific University; BA History, Seattle Pacific University; AA Arabic, Defense Language Institute; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary
Annie Petzinger
French
Bachelor of Letters, University of Oklahoma; seeking Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Covenant College
Annie Petzinger has taught a variety of classes at Westminster Academy over the past seven years, including Lower School Latin (grades 3-6), 6th grade language arts, and 7th grade English. She fell in love with classical Christian education when she taught Latin and art history at a small start-up in Norman, OK, for the two years right after college. Annie has her undergraduate degree in French and Letters from the University of Oklahoma and is currently pursuing a Master's of Education at Covenant College. Soli Deo Gloria!
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Conner Davis
Latin
BA in Classics and History; Minor in Social Entrepreneurship, Samford Universtiy

Upper School Humanities

Greg Kinney
History
BS Business, University of Tennessee
Faith Shaunak
History & Rhetoric
BS Educational Psychology, Mississippi State University
Conner Davis
History
BA in Classics and History; Minor in Social Entrepreneurship, Samford Universtiy
Adam Woods
History & Rhetoric
BA Political Science, Clemson University; M. Div., Wake Forest University
Kyle Dillon
Theology
BA French, Seattle Pacific University; BA History, Seattle Pacific University; AA Arabic, Defense Language Institute; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary
Jonathan Davis
Bible, Logic, & Rhetoric
BS Christian Studies, Union University; MDiv, Beeson Divinity School
Deborah Perry
Capstone, English
BA, Western College For Women
Jocelyn Collins
Capstone, Art
BS Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art & Design

Upper School English

Jannica Gregory
English
BA English Education, Christian Brothers University
Deborah Perry
Literature
BA, Western College For Women
Emily O'Dell
English
BA Classics and in English, University of Mississippi; Seeking Masters of Education, University of Memphis

Upper School Fine Arts

Jocelyn Collins
Art
BS Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art & Design
Christy  Young
Choir
Bachelor of Music Education, University of MS; Master of Voice, University of MS
Ginger Statom
Music
Bachelor of Music Education(emphasis in piano and voice), University of MS

Athletics

Mandy Cantrell
Physical Education/ Varsity Volleyball
BS Physical Education (Exercise Science) minor in Fitness Management, University of Memphis