Our Faculty

High School Faculty

KATIE ADAMS
Social Studies, Academic Advisor

“I became a teacher because I love sharing what I know almost as much as I love learning new information.”
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INGA AESOPH
English I, IB English HL, Global Seminar: English


“I love the creativity and commitment of my students, and all the collaborative work we do together in the classroom.”
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KRISTEN DURBIN
High School Theology
Theology Department Chair, Theory of Knowledge (TOK)



"I love the openness and goodwill that the girls of Forest Ridge have."

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SARAH ELLISON
Librarian
KIM ENG
High School Athletic Director

“I love getting to share my passion of sports with young women. I love getting girls excited about playing sports. I love bringing out the competitor in every girl whether they think they are competitive or not.”

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JOHN FENOLI
Anatomy and Physiology, IB Biology HL, Natural and Environmental Systems

“I kept thinking that I could explain things better than most of my teachers in high school and college and I soon found that I really enjoyed making complex ideas straightforward and understandable.” Fenoli, on why he became a teacher.

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VANESSA GAI
Mathematics, Academic Advisor

"I present myself with honor and integrity and try to be a positive role model for my students."

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KATHLEEN GOODMAN
Director of Learning Services


"I love helping girls better understand themselves as learners."
JOBIE GORES
Mathematics, Academic Advisor

“The community at Forest Ridge is really something special.”
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BRIEN GORHAM
American Studies: Literature, IB English HL, IB English SL


At Forest Ridge, “the energy and enthusiasm of the students is like nothing I have encountered in a school setting.”

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KERI GREENHECK
Physical Education, Yearbook, Academic Advisor
MARIANNI GROVES
Fine Arts - Theater; HS Theater Director
TOM HAFF
Physics
NICOLE HALL
High School Theology, Dance
TRUDY HALL
Interim Director of High School
CHERI HIGMAN
Algebra, Advanced Statistics, Geometry, 11th Grade Advisor

“I love the environment and culture created here by the faculty and students.”

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MERCY HUME
High School English, English Language Learners

“I became a teacher to share my love of English with students from around the world.”

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JUNG SOOK KIM
Japanese I, Japanese II, Japanese III, IB Japanese SL
CYNTHIA KNIGHT
American Studies: History, Global Seminar: History

“I celebrate the genuine appreciation expressed daily between and among students and colleagues.”

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MARIA CONCEPCIÓN LINDGREN
Spanish I, IB Spanish SL, IB Spanish Ab Initio, IB Spanish SL 2, Spanish IV, Advanced Independent Spanish
RON MALLORY
Beginning, Handbells, Intermediate Handbells, Advanced Handbells, World Music
MEGAN MARENCO
Biology
DANIEL MICHALSKY
Fine Arts, Photography, Academic Advisor
MARCIA O’DEA, rscj
Honors British Literature, IB English HL, Extended Essay

“In the Forest Ridge Educational Community, the student is placed squarely in the center of the plans, hopes, and teaching of each adult. Also, the true meaning of education in this Sacred Heart school issues from our roots that teach us it is the ‘life lived’ that matters; it is relational trust that fosters growth.”

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MICHAEL LEE PEARSON
MATHEMATICS

"I enjoy teaching students who want to learn."

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JUDY PETTET
IB English HL, English I

“I enjoy my relationship with my students and I enjoy being with students in the classroom and I enjoy creating and planning. I love being surprised by students' insights.”

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CORINA JUNG RAHMIG
IB Biology, Academic Advisor
ALISON SEATON
Chamber Choir, Glee

“I celebrate the education of amazing young women who are bringers of hope to the world.”

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JESSICA SECAN
Director of High School Academic Services

"In Student Services, You have the unique opportunity to get to know more about the students. I am not their teacher, but someone who teaches them to advocate for themselves. I truly enjoy the partnerships created between students, families and staff."

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DR. MARITZA TAVAREZ-BROWN
High School Science and IB Coordinator

“Working with students beats working with data any day!”

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PETE TRAUBE
Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Advanced Chemistry, IB Chemistry SL


“The enthusiasm that the girls bring to learning and that my colleagues bring to teaching makes me feel energized every day.”

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DANA VAN REETH
Yoga, IB Business SL, IB Business HL, IB SL Business and Management, IB HL Business and Management


“Always looking forward to the variety of things to do in a day. And coffee and the morning paper.”

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STACY WELLS
High School Theology
IB CAS Coordinator, Sophomore Service Coordinator, IB CAS Coordinator, HS Service Coordinator 


"I love the all girls' environment and the Sacred Heart tradition. Plus our girls rock!"

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HELEN H. YANG
Mandarin ab initio, Mandarin II, Mandarin III

 
“I feel that teaching is a reciprocal process: to teach and to learn for life. I'm at my best when I teach.”

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MATTHEW ZAHLER
Campus Ministry
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