Notre Dame Welcomes New Faculty

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Notre Dame welcomes new faculty members (L to R) Fr. Christopher Floersh, Jeff Jagodzinski, Martha Crownover, Jonathan Adams, and Fr. Scott Royal.
Notre Dame welcomes new faculty members (L to R) Fr. Christopher Floersh, Jeff Jagodzinski, Martha Crownover, Jonathan Adams, and Fr. Scott Royal.
Notre Dame High School announces the addition of five new faculty members for the 2017-18 school year. 
Fr. Christopher Floersh will serve as chaplain while teaching theology, taekwondo, and service learning. He will also coordinate Notre Dame’s community service program. Fr. Christopher is newly ordained, having completed seminary at St. Meinrad School of Theology. 
Jeff Jagodzinski will teach wellness and serve as the offensive coordinator for the football team. Mr. Jagodzinski comes to Notre Dame from Georgia State and has coached football at the college and professional level for the past 20 years. “Coach Jags” holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.

Martha Crownover comes to Notre Dame from Hixson High School and will teach Spanish. Earning both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Alabama, Ms. Crownover has over 10 years’ experience teaching. Prior to teaching, she worked as a social worker in the foster care system. 
Jonathan Adams joins Notre Dame as coordinator of student support services and head basketball coach. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, he coached and taught at McCallie and UTC. Mr. Adams played basketball at Old Dominion University while earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He has also earned graduate degrees from UTC and Liberty University. 
Fr. Adam Royal joins the Notre Dame faculty part time as a theology teacher. He holds a B.S. from Carnegie Melon and a M.Div. from St. Meinrad School of Theology. When not at Notre Dame, Fr. Adam serves as the associate pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

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