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Our People

Who are our people? Westminster has been blessed with some of the best and brightest faculty. All teachers have a love for the Lord, their students, their subject, and bring Christ into the classroom with enthusiasm. Our faculty are life-long learners and have over 200 years of combined classical Christian education experience.

With 300 graduates since 2000, our alumni have gone on to attend colleges and universities around the world, including Oxford and Columbia University.

Our Vision for Faculty

We aim to cultivate these same qualities in our faculty and to see them well paid so that they may make a career at Westminster Academy. We desire them to be professional and diligent in their work, gifted in teaching, loving their students, loving their subjects, and most importantly, loving the Lord in front of their students. We desire that they clearly understand classical education, how it is implemented in their classrooms, and how their work fits into the whole of the trivium; that they possess a lifelong hunger to learn and grow; and that they have opportunity to grow in their gifts and skills and to be refreshed and renewed. We desire to see them coach and mentor new staff. We desire faculty to serve as academic coaches to students and to identify, nurture, and develop the intellectual, physical, and spiritual gifts of students. We look to see them continue to mature in Christ, to participate joyfully in Christian community through the local church, and to grow in their knowledge of God and the Scriptures.

Administrative Team

  Name Title
Jonathan Callis Callis, Jonathan Head of Upper School
Holt Hall Hall, Holt Director of Operations
Ralph Janikowsky Janikowsky, Ralph Headmaster
Emily Newman Newman, Emily Head of Grammar School
Mary Rachel Pang Pang, Mary Rachel Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Elizabeth Perkins Perkins, Elizabeth Director of Admission & Marketing
Kenneth Shackelford Shackelford, Kenneth Athletic Director

Support Staff

  Name Title
Cathy Boyd Boyd, Cathy Reading Specialist
Mark Clear Clear, Mark Custodian
Julie Crenshaw Crenshaw, Julie School Secretary
Vicki Halford Halford, Vicki Librarian
Mary Hollidge Hollidge, Mary Latin Faculty
Linda Janikowsky Janikowsky, Linda Academic Coach
Mary Read Read, Mary Director of College Guidance and Science Faculty
Robin Reed Reed, Robin Assistant to Head of Upper School
April Samuels Samuels, April Business Office Assistant
Jennifer Thompson Thompson, Jennifer Assistant to Athletics & Admissions
Amber Turner Turner, Amber Assistant to Director of Development
Debbie Turner Turner, Debbie Purchasing
Anne Walker Walker, Anne Math Faculty
Kathryn Walker Walker, Kathryn Assistant to the Headmaster
Sabrina Warren Warren, Sabrina School Nurse

Grammar School Faculty & Staff

  Name Title
Ashley Anthony Anthony, Ashley Kindergarten Teacher
Matthew Bell Bell, Matthew Latin Teacher
Marti Bolton Bolton, Marti Fourth Grade Teacher
Cathy Boyd Boyd, Cathy Reading Specialist
Amy Callis Callis, Amy Athletics Aide
Stephanie Chester Chester, Stephanie Physical Education Teacher, Girls Varsity Cross Country Coach, Varsity Track Coach
Elaine Clowers Clowers, Elaine Music Teacher
Patricia Culp Culp, Patricia Fourth Grade Teacher
Ashleigh Dacus Dacus, Ashleigh Junior Kindergarten Teacher
Julie Davis Davis, Julie Third Grade Teacher
Kristin Dickerson Dickerson, Kristin Fourth Grade and Science Aide
Anne Garrett Garrett, Anne Second Grade Teacher
Tina Hale Hale, Tina Junior Kindergarten Aide
Vicki Halford Halford, Vicki Librarian
Meredith Hawkins Hawkins, Meredith 6th Grade Teacher
Sissy Hickman Hickman, Sissy Fifth Grade Teacher
Lisa Hilliard Hilliard, Lisa First Grade Teacher
Mary Hollidge Hollidge, Mary Latin Faculty
Rebecca Jones Jones, Rebecca Second Grade Aide
Rawda Kuku Kuku, Rawda Director of Aftercare and Enrichments
Jessica McDaniel McDaniel, Jessica Second Grade Teacher
Emily Newman Newman, Emily Head of Grammar School
Lindsey Ozier Ozier, Lindsey Art Teacher
Elizabeth Peckham Peckham, Elizabeth Fifth Grade Teacher
Stephanie Phillips Phillips, Stephanie Junior Kindergarten Teacher
Michael Price Price, Michael Science Teacher
Karen Rainer Rainer, Karen Second Grade Aide
Carrie Ray Ray, Carrie Fifth/Sixth Grade Aide
Kenneth Read Read, Kenneth Sixth Grade Teacher
Tirzah Rhodes Rhodes, Tirzah Art Faculty
Ginger Smith Smith, Ginger Music Teacher
Hannah Vigus Vigus, Hannah Kindergarten and WEE Aide
Shannon Williams Williams, Shannon First Grade Teacher

Upper School Faculty & Staff

  Name Title
Jonathan Callis Callis, Jonathan Head of Upper School
Stephanie Chester Chester, Stephanie Physical Education Teacher, Girls Varsity Cross Country Coach, Varsity Track Coach
Jocelyn Collins Collins, Jocelyn Art and Capstone Faculty
Conner Davis Davis, Conner Latin and History Faculty
Jonathan Davis Davis, Jonathan Bible and Logic Faculty
Kyle Dillon Dillon, Kyle Theology and Capstone Faculty
Jannica Gregory Gregory, Jannica English Faculty
Mary Hollidge Hollidge, Mary Latin Faculty
Linda Janikowsky Janikowsky, Linda Academic Coach
Maylon Jones Jones, Maylon Math Faculty
Gregory Kinney Kinney, Gregory History Faculty
Christopher Marino Marino, Christopher Science Faculty
Becca Mathews Mathews, Becca Math Faculty
Emily O'Dell O'Dell, Emily Director of Student Life
Susan Quiroz Quiroz, Susan First Grade Aide
Mary Read Read, Mary Director of College Guidance and Science Faculty
Robin Reed Reed, Robin Assistant to Head of Upper School
Tirzah Rhodes Rhodes, Tirzah Art Faculty
Elissa Roberts Roberts, Elissa Science Faculty
Ginger Smith Smith, Ginger Music Teacher
Nate Smith Smith, Nate Theology and Rhetoric Faculty
Brownie Spires Spires, Brownie History Faculty
Dee Stubblefield Stubblefield, Dee English Faculty
Victoria Wages Wages, Victoria History Faculty
Anne Walker Walker, Anne Math Faculty