New McCallie School Faculty Introduced For 2013-14 School Year

Monday, August 19, 2013
New faculty and staff have joined McCallie.  From left, front row, Caroline Walker, Risa Miller and Nancy Olenchek.  From left, back row, Bryon McCague, Javis Dennis, Bryan Sansbury ’03, Chris Edge, Joel Bradford ’07 and Cole Hamilton.  Not pictured – Cindy Youngblood.
New faculty and staff have joined McCallie. From left, front row, Caroline Walker, Risa Miller and Nancy Olenchek. From left, back row, Bryon McCague, Javis Dennis, Bryan Sansbury ’03, Chris Edge, Joel Bradford ’07 and Cole Hamilton. Not pictured – Cindy Youngblood.

McCallie welcomes 10 new teachers and staff members to the Ridge for the 2013-14 school year. 

Two newcomers are McCallie graduates. Bryan Sansbury ’03 will teach Upper School Latin, and Joel Bradford ’07 will work with the Upper School core studies program and help the football team as an assistant coach.

Other new teachers joining the faculty this year include: Chris Edge, Middle School history; Cole Hamilton, Middle School English; Bryon McCague, Upper School math; and Nancy Olenchek, Upper School honors chemistry. 

Promotions and title changes for 2013-14 include:

Tim Chakwin, Upper School English to Dean of Residential Life
Keith Chapin, Middle School history to Upper School history
Jim Daughdrill ’05, major gifts officer to director of boarding admission
Thomas Hayes ’88, major gifts officer to director of annual giving
Jeff Kurtzman, assistant director to director of college guidance
Sumner McCallie, Dean of Residential Life to Academic Dean
Joe Painter, major gifts officer and director of international relations
Abbie Roberts, Upper School classics to assistant director of college guidance
Linda Snodgrass, Academic Dean to director of the learning center
Eamon Thornton ’02, Middle School English to Upper School English
 

Keely Barron was elevated from part-time to full-time infirmary nurse, Stevie Ray Dallimore from adjunct drama instructor to director of drama and Debbie Lifsey from adjunct to full-time Upper School chemistry teacher. 

New staff additions this year are Javis Dennis, athletic equipment manager; Risa Miller (GPS ’90), administrative assistant to director of boarding admission; Caroline Walker (GPS ’04), assistant director of annual giving; and Cindy Youngblood, administrative assistant to the athletic director.

Newly appointed dormitory heads are Chris Carpenter ’96 for Founders Hall, Ryan Wadley for Hutcheson Hall and Bart Wallin ’99 for Pressly Hall. 

New department head appointments for this school year were named in January.

Monday, August 19 marks the first day of classes. 

front L-R): Caroline Walker, Risa Miller, Nancy Olenchek.


(back L-R): Bryon McCague, Javis Dennis, Bryan Sansbury ’03, Chris Edge, Joel Bradford ’07, Cole Hamilton

(not pictured – Cindy Youngblood)

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