Jamie Grigsby

First Grade / Athletic Director

  • Education

    B.S. in Elementary Education from Middle Tennessee State University.

  • Experience and Activities

    6th year teaching, 3rd year at Saint Ann School.

    Member of the Parish Council at Saint Ann Church.

    Lector and Eucharistic minister at Saint Ann Church.

    Member of the School Advisory Committee at Saint Ann School.

    Head of the Alumni Committee at Saint Ann School.

    Assistant softball coach at Father Ryan High School.

    Assistant freshman volleyball coach at Father Ryan High School.

    Graduate of Saint Ann School and Father Ryan High School.

    Co-sponsor of Student Council, Model UN, and Youth in Government.

  • Calendar

  • Links

    Spanish Weebly site

    Music Weebly site

    Visual Arts Weebly site

    Learn to Read with Phonics

  • Documents

    Eagle Essential Eleven

    Quality Work Guidelines

  • Contact Information

    615-277-9648

    email


Martha Merzbacher

Second Grade



Sandy Bennett

Fourth Grade/Curriculum Director

  • Education

    B.S. in Elementary Education from Austin Peay State University.

  • Experience and Activities

    Master Teacher: Tennessee Association of Independent Schools.

    Professional Catechist for the Diocese of Nashville.

    33 years at Saint Ann.

    Past president of Diocese of Nashville Middle School Forensics League.

    Member of National Catholic Education Association, National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Middle School Association.

    Serves on SACS Accreditation Review teams.

  • Calendar

  • Links

    Spanish Weebly site

    Music Weebly site

    Visual Arts Weebly site

    Dance Mat Typing

    Math Fact Cafe

    Typing Test

  • Documents

    Eagle Essential Eleven

  • Contact Information

    615-277-9649

    email





Jim Finnegan

Eighth Grade Homeroom / 5-8 grades Math


Theresa Bertrand

Spanish

  • Education

    B.A. Political Science from the University of Louisiana Lafayette.

    B.A. Social Studies Education from the University of Louisiana Lafayette.

    Spanish Certification from the University of Louisiana Lafayette.

    M.A. Latin American History from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

    ESL Certification from the University of Memphis.

    M.A. Spanish from the University of Mississippi.

  • Experience and Activities

    24 years teaching experience.

    Member of Tennessee Foreign Language Teachers Association.

    Member of American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

    Member of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

    Co-presenter at AATSP Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico, July 2010.

    Co-presenter at TFLTA Conference in Franklin, TN, November 2013.

    Co-presenter at Southern Conference on Language Teaching Conference in Memphis, TN, March 2014.

    Selected co-presenter at TFLTA Conference in Panama City, Panama, July 2014.

    Co-coach of the forensics team, co-moderator of Student Council, and member of National Junior Honor Society advisory council.

    This is her 13th year teaching at Saint Ann.

  • Links

    Spanish Weebly web site

  • Documents

    Eagle Essential Eleven

  • Contact Information

    615-277-9654

    email


Marcina Clark

Music

  • Education

    Bachelor of Music from Belmont University, Major in Piano Pedagogy.

    Kindermusik Certification.

    Attended Tennessee Arts Academy at Belmont University Summer 2011.

  • Experience and Activities

    Director or organist at Saint Ann Church for 11 years. Currently cantors at Saint Ann Church.

    Current director of music for children and youth at Vine Street Christian Church.

    Current director of the prep chorus for Blair Children's Choruses at Vanderbilt University.

    Has accompanied choruses for Blair, W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School and Chorister Guild Festivals.

    This is her 15th year teaching music at Saint Ann School.

  • Links

    Music Arts Weebly site

  • Documents

    Eagle Essential Eleven

  • Contact Information

    615-277-9658

    email


Karen Herrmann

Health & Fitness / Art

  • Education

    B.A. in Journalism from Belmont.

  • Experience and Activities

    19th year teaching at Saint Ann

    Has also taught at Saint Pius X (4th Grade) and Overbrook (3rd Grade).

    A member of the Diocesan Athletic Council for 11 years and held the position of President for one of those years and is currently the DAC recording secretary.

    Attended various conferences/seminars (similar to SPARKS held in Memphis (attended summer 2004) and other hosted by USTA (United States Tennis Association) and TAPHERD (Tennessee Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance).

  • Links

    Visual Arts Weebly site

  • Documents

    Eagle Essential Eleven

    Visual Arts Curriculum Map (pdf)

  • Contact Information

    615-277-9656

    email


Beverly Singhel

Instrumental Band, Grades 6 - 8

  • Education

    Bachelor of Music in Education - focus on Instrumental Music from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

    M.S. Music Education from Queens College, NY

    3rd year at St. Ann and St. Edward

    10 years teaching instrumental music (band/orchestra) in Catholic and Public schools in NY, MN, and TN

    Veteran of US Army - 282nd Army Band, Ft. Jackson, SC

  • Experience and Activities

    Veteran of US Army - 282nd Army Band, Ft. Jackson, SC

    Member of Parish Pastoral Counsel at Holy Family Catholic Church

    Member of Grace Notes, Music Ministry of Holy Family Catholic Church

    Performer (clarinet) with Williamson County Community Band

  • Links

  • Documents

    Eagle Essential Eleven

  • Contact Information

    615-277-9658

    email


Judy Graham

5-8 grade Literature / Library

  • Education

    Graduate of Tennessee Tech University.

    Librarian’s license.

  • Experience and Activities

    Has taught in one capacity or another at Saint Ann for 23 years.

    Graduate of Saint Bernard Academy.

    Attends workshops for training in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation process and is active in helping other schools attain their accreditation.

    Mrs. Graham loves the fact that her job not only allows her to be a lifelong learner with constant new challenges and projects, but that she gets to work with every child attending Saint Ann School. "My position at Saint Ann is an enviable one because our families are allowing me to help them prepare their most precious resources for a lifetime of learning."

  • Links

    Saint Ann Library page

  • Documents

    Eagle Essential Eleven

  • Contact Information

    615-277-9653

    email




Adelaide Nicholson, Ed. D

Principal

  • Education

  • Experience and Activities

  • Contact Information

    615-277-9651

    email


Rita Raymer

Parish Associate Administrator

  • Experience and Activities

    This is her 8th year with Saint Ann Parish.

    Helps all parents with tuition and bookkeeping questions.

    Previously employed at the Kroger Co., Saint Thomas Hospital, and Saint Patrick Church.

    Was the Youth Minister and Confirmation Coordinator at Saint Edward for 8 years.

    Attended Christ the King grade school and Father Ryan High School.

    Has 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

    "I enjoy working at Saint Ann Parish. The staff, parishioners and students make it a very special place to work!”

  • Contact Information

    615-277-9674

    email


Kim Cherry

Parish Administrative Assistant

  • Experience and Activities

    Born and raised in Nashville.

    Graduate of St. Edward and Father Ryan High School.

    Has 2 sons and 2 grandchildren.

    Has been a member of the St. Ann Community for 17 years.

    Four years ago, she came to work for the Saint Ann community and she loves it!

    Enjoys golf and UT football.

  • Contact Information

    615-298-1782 X3670

    email


Jami May

School Office Manager

  • Education

    Graduated from Aquinas College with emphasis on elementary education.

  • Experience and Activities

    Is a former preschool teacher, which she loved!

    When her daughter, Hannah, started as a student at Saint Ann she started volunteering at the school as much as she could, including being room parent, co chairing Spring Fling, helping with forensics, substitute teaching, and filling in as school secretary when needed.

    This is her first year working at Saint Ann and she is enjoying interacting with the students, staff, and parents.

    She loves art, drawing and painting, enjoys reading, and loves animals - especially cats!

  • Contact Information

    615-277-9650

    email


Kelly Braniff

Director of Development and Stewardship

  • Experience and Activities

  • Contact Information

    615-277-9663

    email


Cedric Bullock

Maintenance

  • Experience and Activities

    This is his 20th year at Saint Ann Parish and School.

    Also worked at Ethan Allen, C & J Cleaning, and Saint James Church.

  • Contact Information

    615-277-9659


Yolanda Neal

After Care Program Coordinator

  • Contact Information

    615-277-9656


Sandy Robinson

Before Care Program


Krystal Johnson

Facilities Manager

  • Contact Information

    615-277-9645

    email


Liz Wilson

Support Teacher/Tutor

  • Education

    B.S in Elementary Education from Middle Tennessee University.

    Kindergarten Certification from Trevecca University.

  • Experience and Activities

    Taught preschool for 6 years and Kindergarten for 2 years before joining the Saint Ann staff in 1986.

    Worked at Saint Ann over 25 years.

  • Contact Information

    615-277-9640

    email