Meet Our Faculty & Staff

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Mr. Ben Hopper

  • Seton Hall University-Masters in Educational Leadership Management and Policy
  • University of Florida-B.S. in Zoology with a minor in Secondary Education

Mr. Stefan Gates
Assistant Principal

  • Emporia State University – M.S. Physical Education, Health & Recreation
  • Ashland University – B.S. Education (Health & Physical Education)

Dr. Matthew Ittig
Dean of Curriculum

  • Wayne State University- PhD Curriculum and Instruction
  • University of Michigan – M.A. Liberal Studies
  • Central Michigan University – B.S. Liberal Studies

Mr. Will Schenerlein
Dean of Students

  • Salem University- M.Ed Education Administration
  • West Liberty University- B.S. Social Science Education

Support Staff

Mrs. Karen Mercurio
Adminstrative Assistant to the Principal

Mrs. Susan Garlock
Front Office Reception

Admissions and Development Department

Mrs. Rene Hebda
Director of Institutional Advancement

  • Michigan State University – B.A. Communications

Ms. Amy Gorman
Director of Development

  • University of Buffalo School of Law – J.D. Law
  • Stony Brook University- B.A. Humanities 

Mrs. Melissa Tomasso
Marketing and Special Events Manager

  • University of Central Florida – B.A. in Journalism with a Concentration in Public Relations and Advertising

Guidance Department

Mrs. Ann LaFemina
Director of Academic Services & College Counselor

  • Dowling College- M.S. in Education
  • Dowling College- B.A. in Education

Ms. Lori Lewis
Academic counselor
Grades 9-11
Last names a-k

  • University of North Texas-M.Ed. in Counseling and Student Services
  • University of North Psychology

Bianca George
Academic counselor
Grades 9-11
Last names L-Z

Mrs. Kelly Givens
Learning Strategies Instructor

  • Troy State University, Okinawa, Japan- M.S. Social Foundations of Education
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Florida Atlantic University- B.A. Psychology

Student Life

Mrs. Julie Santiago
Director of Student Life

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas – M.S. Sport and Leisure Service Management
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas – B.A. Communication Studies

Business Office

Dr. Tracy O'Neill
Director of Finance

  • Regent University, VA—Ph.D. in Strategic Leadership
  • Webster University-M.A. in Human Resource Development and Management
  • University of South Florida—B.S in Accounting and Management

Miss Shari Alexander
Business Office Assistant

Mrs. Debbie Butor

Instructional Technology

Mrs. Christa Naylor
Instructional Technology Coordinator/Yearbook Advisor

  • The University of South Florida – M.A. in Library and Information Science
  • Loyola University; Maryland – B.S.
  • Mercer University
  • University of Georgia

Mr. Jake Young
Computer Technology/Business Instructor

Theology Department

Fr. Eric Scanlan
School Chaplain

  • Teresianum, S.T.L. Spirituality
  • Gregorian University, S.T.B. Theology
  • University of Florida, B.S. Marketing/B.A. Political Science

Mr. Scott Scheuer
Alumni '82

Department Chair

  • University of South Florida – B.A. Psychology
  • Manatee Community College – A.A. Liberal Arts
  • St. Leo University
  • Franciscan University
  • St. John Vianney College Seminary

Dr. Sarah H. Gates
Alumni '97


  • Abilene Christian University – Ed. D in Organizational Leadership
  • Barry University – Ed.S in Educational Administration
  • University of South Florida – Masters in Education
  • Saint Leo University – Bachelor of Social Work

Dr. Lisa Kotasek

  • The University of Akron, Juris Doctorate
  • The University of Akron, BA, English, minor French

Mr. Timothy Shipe

  • Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio-M.A.
  • Ohio State University-B.A.and M.A.

Arts Department

Mrs. Fran Topp
Department Chair

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago – B.F.A. Art Education

Miss Kyle Lacertosa
Performing Arts

  • University of Central Florida – B.A. Theatre Studies

Mrs. Cindi McCarthy

  • National-Louis University – M. Ed.
  • Florida State University – B.M.E. Music Education

English Department

Mr. Thomas Scheip
Alumni '11

English Department Chair

  • Florida State University – B.A. in English

Mrs. Kate Hart

  • The University of North Carolina  – M.Ed. in Reading Education K12
  • The University of North Carolina  – B.A. in English and French Education

Mrs. Melissa Fetterman

  • University of Central Florida – B.A. in English

Mrs. Jaime Patmor

Illinois State University- Bachelor of Science in English Literature

Ms. Kelly Galvin

  • Dowling College – Masters in Special Education

Mrs. Lauren Turley

Fairleigh Dickinson University – Master of Arts in Teaching

Marist College – B.A. in Communications

Foreign Languages Department

Mrs. Melissa Masters
Spanish Department Chair

  • University of South Florida-M.A in Spanish Language and Literature,
    M.A in Applied Linguistics with Emphasis in TESOL
  • Universidad de Pamplona (Colombia, South America)-Bachelor of Education

Ms. Kimberly Stinson

  • Wayne State University- Masters in Bilingual/bicultural education with a concentration in ESOL
  • Oakland University – BA in Spanish Language and Literature

Mrs. Lucy Hiller

  • Western Connecticut State University-BS Spanish Culture
  • Boston State University-Bi-Lingual, Bi-Culture ED.
  • Salem State College-French Education

Math Department

Mrs. Julie Matheny
Department Chair Mathematics

  • Ohio State University – M.Ed. Secondary Math Education
  • Ohio State University – B.S. Mathematics

Mr. Ryan Krause

  • The College of New Jersey – Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Secondary Education

Mr. Ben Farmer

  • Cleveland State University-M.Ed. in Education
  • Bowling Green State University-B.S. in Business Administration

Ms. Pat Foti-Iglesias

Mrs. Beverly Hall-Hamilton

  • Mico University Jamaica- B.S. Mathematics
  • University Of The West Indies Jamaica- B.A Linguistic

Athletic Department

Mr. Larry Antonucci
Athletic Director

  • Wagner College-B.S.A Education

Mr. Drew Mitchell

  • Southern Wesleyan-B.S.

Ms. Susan Powell
Department Chair - HOPE/PhySICAL EDUCATION

  • Baldwin – Wallace University – B.S. Health and Physical Education

Mr. Austin Hamilton
HOPE/Physical Education

  • Northwood University – B.S. Business
  • California State University Long Beach – Physical Education
  • Lansing Community College – EMT Academy

Science Department

Dr. Andrea 'Rene' Massengale
Science Department Chair

  • West Virginia School of Medicine – PhD in Microbiology and Immunology
  • Baylor University – M.S. in Biomedical Sciences
  • Baylor University – B.A. in Biology

Mr. Robert Greene Alumni '79

  • Ursinus College – B.S. Biology
  • University of South Florida

Mrs. Michele Dailey Alumni '06

  • University of South Florida- Masters in Teaching
  • Duquesne University- Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)

Mr. Randal Hedel

  • Seton Hall University – M.A. Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy

  • Stockton University – B.S. Marine Science (Physical/Chemical Oceanography)

  • Stockton University – B.A. in Education

Mrs. Courtney Daly

University of Massachusetts-Boston — Masters in Math and Science Education






Mr. Joe Hayden Alumni '76

  • U.S. Naval Academy- B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Social Studies Department

Mr. Clayton Slentz
Department Chair of Social Studies

  • University of History
  • University of Florida-B.A. in History and Political Science

Mr. Jared Clark
Alumni '00

Social Studies

  • The University of Notre Dame-B.A. Business Management

Ms. Clare McVey
Social Studies

  • University of Saint Francis – M.S. in Education
  • Saint Mary’s College – B.A. in History/Biology

Mr. Scott Ruane
Alumni '10

Social Studies

  • Ave Maria Political Economy and Government

Mr. Patrick Pollifrone
Social Studies

  • The University of South Florida – Masters of Education – Educational Leadership
  • Bowling Green State University-B.S. Integrated Social Studies Education


Mr. Dan Koon
Head of Maintenance

Mr. Ron Mockosher

Mr. Ryan Barnhouse

Mr. Randy Smith

Mr. Martin Doran

School Safety

Deputy Jeff McCroskey
Sarasota County Deputy