New Year Brings New Faces To SAS Faculty

Each new school year St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School welcomes many new students to St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School. This year, when classes begin on August 26, there will also be many new faces and roles among the faculty and staff.

New faculty and staff include:

Kelli and Harrison Camp moved on to the SAS campus this summer where Kelli will be Lead House Parent for St. Mary’s. Kelli is a kindergarten teacher at Sewanee Elementary School. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and holds a B.S. in Education with a major in early childhood education.

Malia Carlos ’87 joins the SAS faculty as Learning Resources Coordinator. A native of Sewanee, following her graduation from SAS, Carlos moved to the Northeast to attend college. She earned a B.A. in English from Tufts University, an M.Ed. from University of Massachusetts, and an M.F.A. from New England College. Carlos has more than 15 years of experience as an English and humanities teacher in a range of classrooms from students with special needs and learning disabilities to Advanced Placement and honors courses.

John W. Hargis II will be kept busy at SAS as physical education teacher, student union supervisor, and head coach of football, varsity girls’ basketball, and softball.  He has over 14 years experience in coaching, including basketball and football at the little league, middle school, and high school levels. Hargis holds a B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University in physical education with a minor in athletic coaching. He also holds an A.S. from Chattanooga State Technical Community College.

Osei Hill ’07 returns to SAS as art teacher, SAS Gallery coordinator, Lead House Parent for Woods House, and assistant boys’ basketball and baseball coach. Hill is a talented graphic designer and photographer with extensive specialized training in digital media. He earned a B.Arch. from Tuskegee University where he was student liaison to the Tuskegee Chamber of Commerce and ran his own design firm O.H. Snap Photography & Graphics.

Eric Stewart joins the SAS staff as Assistant Director of Development. Stewart was formerly Tennessee state senator for the 14th district, which includes Bledsoe, Coffee, Grundy, Franklin, Sequatchie, Van Buren, and Warren Counties and a Franklin County Commissioner. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Stewart’s private sector experience includes management, sales, and marketing in the aluminum and insurance industries.

McLain Still joins the SAS faculty as a biology teacher, head wrestling coach, and assistant football coach. Still is a graduate of the University of the South. He is excited to be teaching his favorite subject. “Biology teaches more than the mechanics of life. Biology trains students in a method of reasoning and logic that’s valuable in all walks of life,” said Still.

In addition, several veteran teachers will assume leadership roles including:

Kelley Black has assumed the role of Acting Director of Studies. Black is a graduate of the University of the South and holds an M.S. from the University of Texas at San Antonio. In addition to her administrative role, Black will continue to teach biology and coach tennis. Kelley Black joined the SAS faculty in 2007 and has taught biology, English, history, and math, and assisted in the Technology Department. In 2010, Black was tapped to establish the Academic Support Program at SAS.

Margot Burns has been named Assistant Athletic Director and returns to coaching at SAS (Middle School Boys’ Soccer) in addition to continuing to teach math. Burns has been a coach and teacher at SAS for 15 years.

Marion Knoll is now Acting Director of Middle School and Middle School Learning Resources Assistant in addition to her middle school science teaching responsibilities. Knoll, who began teaching at SAS in 2000, is a graduate of the University of the South and holds an M.Ed. from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Knoll designed and maintains the school’s ongoing Wetlands Monitoring Project. Knoll has coached soccer and track at SAS, taught middle school science and geology, and served on the residential faculty.

Christi Teasley ’83, who began her career at SAS in 1989, has assumed the role of Acting Director of Faculty and Curriculum in addition to teaching visual arts courses. Teasley holds a B.F.A. and M.A. from Rhode Island School of Design. She headed the school’s 2011-12 Vision process and has been the driving force behind many of the school’s hallmark programs, including the SAS Gallery, the visiting artists’ program, the school’s initial use of technology in the classroom, and the school’s current environmental sustainability initiatives.

Rob Zeitler is now Director of Athletics in addition to his responsibilities as Health & Fitness instructor and varsity volleyball and boys’ basketball coach. Zeitler is a graduate of University of Wisconsin at La Crosse and earned his M.S. at Georgia State University. Zeitler joined St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School in 1996. In his 17-year tenure, he has served as Assistant Director of Athletics, volleyball coach, varsity boys’ basketball coach, health and fitness instructor, physical education instructor, and lead house parent.

Other teachers are moving into new and expanded roles.

Former SAS intern and coach Michael Land will expand his role at the school this year, becoming Adventure Education instructor, head middle school girls and varsity boys’ soccer coach and Lead House Part (Harvey) in addition to his radio station duties.

Molly Schaefer ’07 joins the schools admission staff as Assistant Director of Admission with special responsibility for day admission and the school’s student ambassador program. A graduate of the University of Richmond, Schaefer will also serve as Lead House Parent (Warner) and head track coach.

New and coaches include David Bean, cross country and Bryan Dalton, swimming. John Shackelford returns as middle school girls’ basketball coach.

Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm