Faculty Directory

Faculty Directory

Our team of highly educated faculty do their best each and every day to help our STARS discover their feminine genius. Whether in the classroom, out on the field, at competitions, conferences, or on field trips this team is there for their students and does whatever they can to help them succeed.

BRANDT-KATIE

Katie Brandt

Coming Soon!

BROOKS-GAYLE

Gayle Brooks

BS in Marketing, Madonna University
English major/History minor, Eastern Michigan University
MA in English, University of Michigan
Certified Writing Coach

15 years in education
4 years at SCA teaching English

If she could go back to school again, she would become a linguist, because she loves to study language!

CZOPEK-JULIE

Julie Czopek

BS in Physical Education k-12, health 6-12, Eastern Michigan University
Maters in Sports Marketing, Eastern Michigan University

14 years in education
9 years at SCA teaching Health, PE, & Online Mentoring

Her kids are her world!

CORNELISSEN-BRENDAN

Brendan Cornelissen

Bachelor in Secondary Education, Wayne State University
Masters in Educational Leadership, Grand Valley State University

13 years in education
3 years at SCA teaching Math

He can juggle!

DAVIDSON-PAUL

Paul Davidson

-Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Applied Mathematics, University of Edinburgh
-Postgraduate in Math Teaching , Major in Math and Minor in P.E., Moray House School of Education
-Advanced Topics in Calculus and Differential Equations, Astrophysics, Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence, Open University
-Mathematical Leadership, University of Michigan
-Additional Certificates: Grade 8 Classical guitar

29 years in education
6 years at SCA

He was a Scottish Junior Heavy weight Powerlifting Champion back in the 1990’s!

EISNER-SMERAGE-LUCIA

Lucia Eisner-Smerage

AB Human Biology, Stanford University
MS in Biomedical Sciences & Biomedical Ethics, Barry University
PhD in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, University of Florida
Post-Doc Thaler Center for AIDS and Retrovirus Research, University of Virginia

11 years in education
7 years at SCA teaching Science

She likes to collect fossils!

GRECH-RACHEL

Rachel Grech

Coming soon!

HOUBECK-ANNEKE

Anneke Houbeck

BA in Religious & Pastoral Studies, Anahuac University
MA in Theology, Catholic Distance University
Catechetical Diploma, Catholic Distance University

14 years in education
8 years at SCA teaching Theology

She loves Kensington Metropark!

JACKOWSKI-CLAIRE

Claire Jackowski

BS in Physical Science & minors in Biology and Secondary Mathematics, Michigan State University
Some Masters work, Michigan State University

2 years in education
2 years at SCA teaching Math and Science

She’s been a foster parent for almost 6 months, and her foster daughter keeps her aware of current trends among the students!

KARA-JILL

Jill Kara

Bachelors in English, Michigan State University
Masters in Art of Teaching, Madonna University
Endorsed as a K-12 Reading Specialist

20 years in education
5 years at SCA teaching English and Drama

Prior to beginning her tenure as a teacher, she was a product specialist for General Motors where she got to “teach” the public and automotive sales staff about newly launched vehicles for current sales years.

KIRWAN-BARBARA

Barbara Kirwan

BA Teaching of Social Studies, University of Illinois
Graduate work in American History, University of Illinois
M.A. Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Certified by the State of Michigan in Social Studies grades K-12

15 years in education
10 years at SCA teaching Theology

As of June, 2019, she has been married to her high school sweetheart for 35 years!!

KLEE-ASHLEY

Ashley Klee

BFAs in Studio Fine Arts & Art Education, College for Creative Studies

5 years in education
3 years at SCA teaching Art

She and her husband run a small-scale reptile rescue!

LAYDEN-BRITTANY

Brittany Layden

Bachelor’s in Adolescent Young Adult Life Science Education, University of Toledo

1st year in education
1st year at SCA teaching Science

She has been to over 30 countries!

LOVASZ-LAURA

Laura Lovasz

BA in English, University of Michigan
Masters and PhD, Indiana University

27 years in education
6 years at SCA teaching English

She loves cats!

MACLENNAN-CAROL

Carol MacLennan

BA Business and Business Education, Michigan State University
MA in k-12 Administration, Michigan State University
Vocational Certification along w/Middle-High School Certification
AOD Certification in High School Theology Teacher

22 years in education
5 years at SCA teaching Business

She loves DIY projects!

MANTIA-NICHOLAS

Nicholas Mantia

BA in Classical Languages, Ohio State University
Masters work, University of Georgia

5 years in education
4 years at SCA teaching Latin

He does woodworking and gardening in his spare time!

MERLO-TOM

Tom Merlo

Bachelor’s in Philosophy, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

1st year in education
1st year at SCA teaching Theology

He does not have a meniscus in his right knee!

PHAM-EVAN

Evan Pham

BA in English, Oakland University
Bachelor’s in Philosophy, Sacred Heart Major Seminary
MA in Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

13 years in education
2 years at SCA teaching Theology

He never wanted to be a teacher, but our Lord had different plans!

Amy Sauve

 

Coming soon!

SHAFER-KEITH

Keith Shafer

BA, St. Bonaventure University
MA in Classics and Classical Archaeology, University of Missouri
PhD in Classics and Classical Archaeology, University of Missouri

14 years in education
6 years at SCA teaching Latin

The only sports trophy he has ever won is for the Vermont Open Wiffleball Tournament!

TABACZYNSKI-CHRIS

Chris Tabaczynski

 

Coming soon!

Orrin Tibbits

BA in History Education, Michigan State University
MA in Adult & Continuing Education, Michigan State University
MA in Educational Administration, Michigan State University

16 years in education
6 years at SCA teaching Social Studies

He taught two former candidates for Governor – one from each party and he previously taught at his Alma Mater; Catholic Central.

Amanda Yasi

BA in Psychology, Oakland University
MA in Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

5 years in education
3 years at SCA teaching Theology

She spent four years as a Sister in a convent in her early twenties!

ZBYTOWSKI-JENNIFER

Jennifer Zbytowski

Bachelor, University of Michigan
Masters of Teaching, University of Michigan – Dearborn

10 years in education
10 years at SCA teaching English and History

She is a classic movie buff (her favorite films are from the 1930’s-50’s)!