Notre Dame Announces New Faculty

Friday, August 10, 2018
Pictured from left to right, are Sr. Scholastica Neimann, Selina Duncan, Martha Mitchum, Connie McNamara, Sr. Mary Joseph Wittman, Jennifer Strickler, David Carter
Pictured from left to right, are Sr. Scholastica Neimann, Selina Duncan, Martha Mitchum, Connie McNamara, Sr. Mary Joseph Wittman, Jennifer Strickler, David Carter

As Notre Dame begins the 2018-19 school year, there are many new faces to welcome.  In addition to 109 new students, eight new faculty members join the Notre Dame family.

Selina Duncan joins the faculty teaching German and World Geography. Prior to Notre Dame, Ms. Duncan taught German at Volkswagen. She holds a B.S. from UTK and is finishing graduate coursework at UTC.

Jennifer Strickler will join the visual arts department. She has been running an after-school Art program in the public school system as well as being President/Founder of the Children's Art Place. She earned a BFA at Washington University.       

Martha Mitchum joins the guidance department. She earned a B.A. from UTK and M.Ed. from Wake Forest. She will be the guidance counselor for freshmen and sophomores.

David Carter returns to Chattanooga and joins the wellness department and football coaching staff. He previously taught and coached football at St. George’s in Memphis. He earned a B.A. from Crighton College and will oversee the weight training program.

Sister Scholastica Neimann joins as head of the theology department. She comes to Notre Dame from St. Cecilia’s in Nashville where she taught theology for many years. Sister Scholastica holds a B.A. from the University of Dallas.

Sister Mary Joseph Wittman joins the science department. She holds a B.S. in biology from George Mason University. She is currently completing a master’s program Aquinas College.

Connie McNamara will join the faculty part-time teaching AP Psychology. Ms. McNamara earned a B.S. from Birmingham Southern and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia where she was also an instructor.


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