Middle Division Faculty

Fr. Leon Olszamowski, s.m.
(Corporate President)
B.A. English, Educ., Philosophy, Boston College
M.A.  Education, University of Notre Dame
M.Div. Theology,  Weston School of Theology
M.A. Educational Admin, The Catholic Univ. of America
Ph.D. Theology, The Catholic University of America

Andrew J. Guest (Head of School)
B.A. Communication, Cognate in Economics, University of Michigan

Brandon Jezdimir (Principal)
B.S. Education, Social Studies / Mathematics, Oakland University
M.A. Educational Leadership, Oakland University

Kelly Patterson (Vice Principal; 7th Grade Language A)
B.S. Elementary Education, Social Studies/English, Oakland University
M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Oakland University
Marisol Aguilar-Fernandez (Spanish)
Computer Programming University of Carabobo-Venezuela

Mrs. M. Margarita Billings (Spanish)
B.A. Biology, Missouri S. State University
M.Ed. Science Education, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Joan Cross (7th/8th Grade Mathematics; 7th Grade Science)
Bachelor of Science Chemistry, Oakland University
Mathematics Major, Oakland University
Masters of Arts Teaching, Oakland University

Ellie Carter (Choir)
B.A. Music Education, Saginaw Valley State University

Meredith Gifford (Theatre)
B.F.A Music Theatre, Viterbo University
M.A. Theatre Education, Emerson College

Felicia Guest (6th/7th Grade Individuals and Societies)
M.A. (in progress) Educational Studies with a concentration on IB
B.S. Education, Oakland University – Major, Social Studies, Minor Language Arts
Liberal Arts Minor in Music (vocal) Oakland University

Sheila Huang  (Chinese)
M.S. Information Systems – Lawrence Technological University
B.A. Journalism, The World College of Journalism, Taipei, Taiwan

Amanda Knapp (8th Grade Language A; 7th Grade Design;
8th Grade Community Project Co-Coordinator)

B.S. Education Major Social Studies and Language Arts Oakland University
In process: Masters in the Art of Teaching Reading and Language Arts

Nadine Loria (6th/7th Grade Religion & 8th Grade Science)
B.S. Elementary Education, Science – Wayne State University

Joseph Martin (Band)
B.Mus. Music,  Wayne State University

Jerold McGhee (Physical Education)
B.A. Exercise & Health Science, Alma College
M.A. Educational Administration, University of Detroit-Mercy

Mark McGreevy, L.A. (6th/8th Grade Religion)
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Detroit
Teaching Certification, History/Language Arts, Oakland University
M.A. (in progress) Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary
M.A . (in progress) Curriculum and Instruction, University of Detroit-Mercy

Amy McLeod (Administrative Assistant)
Bachelors of Industrial and Operations Engineering – University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Jill Mistretta (6th/7th Grade Science; 7th Grade Language A)
B.A. English/Science, Western Michigan Univ.
M.P.A., University of Michigan – Flint

David Morehead (6th/8th Grade Mathematics)
B.S. Engineering, Michigan State University
M.A. Education, University of Phoenix

Virginia Pauwels (6th Grade Language A & Design; Makerspace)
B.A. Social Science, Michigan State University
M.A. Reading, Oakland University
LeAnne Schmidt (8th Grade Individuals and Societies, 8th Grade Design)
Graduate Certificate, e-Learning Instructional Design, University of Washington (pending)
Technology Integrator Certificate, Advanced Technology Integrator Certificate, University of Michigan-Flint
M.A.T Secondary Education, English, Social Studies – Wayne State University
B.A. English with specialization in Ancient Literature, University of Washington
B.A. Psychology with specialization in Developmental Psych, University of Washington
B.A. Comparative Literature with specialization in Northern and Eastern European Literature, University of Washington

Katherine Thomas (I.B. Coordinator; 8th Grade Science;
8th Grade Community Project Co-Coordinator)

B.S. Elementary Education, Science/Mathematics, Oakland University

Jessica Yauch (Middle Division Counselor)
M.A. Oakland University-  Counseling with two Graduate Certifications School Counseling and Complementary Medicine and Wellness
B.A. Central Michigan University- Family Studies (Family Science Concentration)

Melissa York (Technology Specialist, 6th Grade Mathematics)
B.S. Elementary Education, Oakland University
Masters Education Technology, Michigan State University

Lauren Zajdel (Visual Arts)
Bachelor in Fine Arts for Illustration/ Minor in Art History, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio
Visual Arts Teaching Licensure, Notre Dame College, South Euclid, Ohio

A.A.S. Associate in Applied Science
A.B. Bachelor of Arts
B.A. Bachelor of Arts
B.A.A. Bachelor of Applied Arts
B.B.A. Bachelor of Business Adminstration
B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts
B.Mus.  Bachelor of Music
B.R.E. Bachelor of Religious Education
B.S. Bachelor of Science
B.S.B.A. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
C.A.A. Certified Athletic Administrator
Cert. Advanced Professional Certificate
D.C. Doctor of Chiropractic
M.A. Master of Arts
M.A.T. Master of Arts in Teaching
M.B.A. Master of Business Administration
M.Div. Master of Divinity (3 year professional degree in Pastoral Ministry)
M.Ed. Master of Education
M.L.I.S. Master of Library and Information Science
M.Mus. Master of Music
M.S. Master of Science
M.S.W. Master of Social Work
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy

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