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Alexander Panagiotacos 
Director of Fine Arts and Band Director
B.S. - Music, Clearwater Christian College, 2000
M.E. - Music Education, University of Central Florida, 2004 
(828) 581-2200 x 246 or (828) 545-5743
Paula Paquette 
Business Office Administrative Assistant 
(828) 581-2211 or (828) 581-2200 x211
Christine Patete 
Lower School Art Teacher 
B.A. - Art Education, Calvin College, 1994 
Jason Putnam 
M.B.A. - Western Carolina University, 2009 
(828) 581-2200
Julie Rasku 
International/Homestay Coordinator and Assistant to Business Office
(828) 581-2213
Torri Render 
Physical Education Teacher, Sports Excel Director
B.S. - Health and Human Performance, Roanoke College, 2008
M.Ed. - Curriculum and Instruction, LaGrange College, 2011
(828) 581-2200 x242
Susan Rich 
Middle School Teacher 
B.A. - Elementary Education, University of Arizona, 1999 
M.A. - Teacher Education, University of Arizona, 2004 
Linda Richardson 
Learning Connections Tutor
B.S. - Elementary Education, University of Minnesota, 1978 
M.A. - Education, Western Carolina University, 2004 
Seth Rowe 
Upper School Bible, English, and History Teacher
B.S. - Secondary Education, Indiana University, 2006 
Garrett Ruckel 
Upper School Math Teacher
B.S. - Mathematics (minor in Education) - Jacksonville University
Cathy Ryburn 
Lower School Teacher's Aide
Scott Schroder 
Middle School Principal
B.S. - Secondary Education and Social Studies, Western Carolina University, 1996 
M.A. - School Administration, Gardner-Webb University, 2012
(828) 581-2200 x235
Edgar Silva 
Upper School Spanish Teacher 
Industrial Engineering, Universidad de San Carlos, 2000 
B.A. - Spanish, Concentration: Teaching Second Language, Mars Hill College, 2012 
M.A. - Romance Languages, Appalachian State, 2014
Faye Simmons 
Learning Connections Tutor
B.A. - Elementary Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1975
Ruth Ann Somerville 
ESL Teacher and Learning Connections Tutor 
B.A. - English, Appalachian State University, 1986 
Certificate in TESOL, Shenandoah University, 2009
Rick Spurling 
Upper School Principal 
Ed.D. - East Tennessee State University

Autumn Stanley

Third Grade Teacher
B.S. - Elementary Education, Appalachian State University, 1999

Ryan Teague

Middle School Teacher
B.A. - History, University of North Carolina, 1996
M.Ed. -  University of North Carolina, 2008
Simina Teodosiu 
Fifth Grade Teacher
Tere Tritt 
Kindergarten Teacher
B.A. - Elementary Education, Mars Hill College, 1994