McCallie new faculty and staff pictured from left to right are: (Front) Bob Edwards, Jennifer Potter, Maria Gonzalez, Jane Sharp, Theresa Coker, Russell Buck, Sarah Moore, Julie Standefer, Chris Gomez ’93, Ryne Linsley.
(Back) Paul Merrion, Sean McCourt, Marcus Murphy, William Kent ’06, Patrick Lawson ’05, Thomas Hayes ’88,T.J. Bass, Ralph Potter ’81, Greg Payne.
McCallie School welcomed 16 new faculty members and nine new staff members to campus this week as preparations for the new school year wrapped up.
Two faculty newcomers are McCallie graduates. Cody Cleveland ’05 will teach core studies in the Upper School and assist with the wrestling program, and Ralph Potter ’81, who arrived on campus last year, is the head football coach and will head up a freshmen leadership course.
Other new teachers on board this year include: Maria Gonzalez, Middle School Spanish; Ryne Linsley, Upper School history and lacrosse assistant; Sean McCourt, Upper School history and head crew coach; Paul Merrion, Upper School art and crew assistant; Marcus Murphy, Upper School Chinese and outdoor program assistant; Greg Payne, Upper School economics and head baseball coach and Jennifer Potter, Middle School math.
The following will work in an adjunct capacity: Theresa Coker, handbells; Tim Costo, baseball assistant; Stevie Ray Dallimore, drama; Bob Edwards, Middle School Chinese; Cory Simpson and Efrin Stewart, football assistants and Sarah Strickland, strings.
New additions to the school’s administrative staff include T.J. Bass, athletic trainer; Russell Buck, computer support specialist; Chris Gomez ’93, director of student health; Thomas Hayes ’88, major gifts officer and William Kent ’06, assistant director of annual giving.
Also new to campus are Patrick Lawson ’05, assistant director of boarding admission; Sarah Moore, administrative assistant for reunion giving and alumni relations; Jane Sharp, administrative assistant to the director of annual giving and Julie Standefer, administrative for boarding admission.
Additionally, three longtime McCallie employees were recently appointed to higher positions of responsibility as Director of Development (Penny Grant), Director of Summer Programs (Mike Wood) and Director of Sports Camp (Hank Bramblet).
Three new department chairs for 2012-13 were also named recently. Sam Currin is the English Chair, Suzanne Mortimer wills serve as Art Chair and Rev. Ed Snodgrass is the Chair of Bible, Leadership, Ethics and Wellness.
Monday, August 20 marks the first day of classes.