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.

 



Dayton City School Named Level 5 School For 2nd Consecutive Year

Dayton City School has been named a Level 5 School District by the Tennessee Department of Education, state officials announced on Thursday. Dayton City School has been awarded a score of 5, the highest score possible on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS), which measures student growth year over year. The TVAAS measures the impact schools and teachers have ... (click for more)

CSCC’s Burnette Named 2018 Coca Cola Leaders Of Promise Scholar

America Burnett, a student at Cleveland State Community College, is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2018 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.  The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are also ... (click for more)

Authorities Say Hixson Man Shot And Killed His 15-Year-Old Son On Saturday Night; Also Killed Family Dog

Authorities said a Hixson man shot and killed his 15-year-old son on Saturday night. A report says Mike McElrath, 46, a former Hamilton County jailer, who was found naked at a neighbor's house, also killed the family dog. County deputies responded at 10:24 p.m. to 1846 Cotter Road. The residents said there was a man on their front porch who said he was "butt naked" and said ... (click for more)

Gary Douglas, 25, Shot Early Sunday Morning; Dewayne Stanley, 24, Is Arrested

Gary Douglas, 25, was shot early Sunday morning, and Dewayne Stanley, 24, was arrested.   The Chattanooga Police Department responded at approximately  3 a.m.   to a person shot on the 4700 block of Murray Lake Lane. Upon arrival, officers were able to locate Douglas, who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   Investigators ... (click for more)

Harold Austin Was Hamilton County's Crown Jewel

My dear friend, longtime public servant, Mr. Harold Austin, will be greatly missed. He was with the state of Tennessee and Hamilton County for many years. Doyle Ray Marler * * * Harold Austin was Hamilton County’s crown jewel.   He was beloved by generations in municipal and state government. He knew so many involved in local, state, and federal roadway ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Many Math-Tragic Replies

The reaction to my Sunday story, “90% Can’t Do Math,” was fast and furious yesterday. A surprising number of the replies were from teachers, confirming the fact that only nine percent of the pupils in our Hamilton County Public Schools are getting the education that every taxpayer know will actually shape the lives these students will live. Because my stories are shared on the ... (click for more)