Saint Rose of Lima Faculty & Staff
1601 N. Tennessee Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
School Office: 615-898-0555
School FAX: 615-890-0977
Preschool Office: 615-896-2071
Preschool FAX: 615-890-0977
Extended Care: 615-692-2575
- Supervised and staffed by the Dominican Sisters and Laity
- All teachers hold a Bachelor’s Degree
- Over 50% of our teachers hold a Master's Degree
- More than 70% of Saint Rose teachers have 5 or more years of experience
- More than 60% of Saint Rose teachers have 10 or more years of teaching
- A community of faith-filled professionals who live and work within the Saint Rose Parish Family
- Always seeking to inspire a love of learning and to encourage the wonder of the world around us
- Focused on the individual child with an optimal student/teacher ratio
- Committed to the field of education: aware of the tried and true with an openness to the enrichment of technology
- Providing a joyful classroom community where students can grow and thrive
Sr. Catherine Marie
Sr. Catherine Marie Biography
Originally from Upstate New York, I studied classical liberal arts at Thomas Aquinas College in California and finished my undergraduate work at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. I majored in English with certification in special education and elementary education. In addition, I completed a Masters degree in theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University here in Nashville.
I entered the convent in 1984 and in the years since that time, I have benefited from the joyful living of religious life as a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia (www.nashvilledominican.org), along with a variety of experiences in the apostolate.
After ten years of teaching in a wide variety of grade levels (primary, junior high and high school), I served as principal at St. Thomas Aquinas Reginal School outside of Washington, DC and also at Overbrook School in Nashville.
I also had the privilege of serving as the vocation director for our sisters and worked in our initial formation program with our youngest sisters.
Prior to coming to Saint Rose, I was the Director of Advancement for Overbrook School and St. Cecilia Academy, where I oversaw building projects, fundraising, alumnae relations and public relations.
With 36 years in the field of education, I come to you filled with the conviction that with all that is wrong in the world, it is at places like Saint Rose that we can begin to set things right. Where Christ is at the heart and center of our lives, a wonderful unity forms that has a power like none other. It is a power that brings together our families, our school and our parish where together we live in the light of God’s love.
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Katie Carney Biography
I am originally from Hendersonville, North Carolina. My family moved to middle Tennessee when I was in 3rd grade. I attended Catholic schools from K-4th grade and again in high school (Father Ryan). I received my Bachelors of Science in Special Education from the University of Tennessee in 1992 and then my Masters in Elementary Education from Trevecca University in 2008.
I started teaching at Saint Rose in May of 2003. While here, I have taught Pre-K through 2nd grade as well as 7th-8th grade Performing Arts. I was also the director of the Preschool for 2 years. After 17 1/2 years of classroom teaching I accepted the Assistant Principal position in January of 2021.
I have 3 adult children who all attended Saint Rose Catholic School. My older 2, Chandler and Mary Kate, attended from Kindergarten through 8th grade, and my youngest, Hannah, was here from the 2 year old class through 8th grade.
I have never once considered working here as a "job" but as being a part of a family. Saint Rose is an amazing place where I see Christ in others every single day.
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Nicole Chauvin Biography
I am originally from Louisiana. I graduated from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Music Performance with a concentration in Education. I later earned my Master’s Degree in Education specializing in Instruction and Curriculum from Middle Tennessee State University. While in Louisiana, I taught in public and Catholic schools at the elementary and high school level.
In 2008 my husband and I moved to Murfreesboro and I began working at Saint Rose the following year as a teacher aide in Kindergarten. Two years later I became the Language Arts teacher for 5th and 6th grade. Unfortunately, my husband’s job brought us back to Louisiana in 2013. Once back in Louisiana I taught middle school for two years at a local Catholic elementary school then became the Assistant Principal for the PK3 through 7th grade school. Now, I am back at Saint Rose as the Preschool Director.
My husband, Dean, and I married in 2007. We have two children: Adele and Jason, both students at Saint Rose School. Saint Rose has always held a special place in my heart and I am so happy to be back in this special place.
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Staci Rose Biography
I began working at Saint Rose School in 2005 as an assistant to the Athletic Director. I then spent time in the classroom as a Kindergarten Aide before moving into the position as the Director of Admissions. I love meeting new families and welcoming them to our school.
I was born in New Jersey and moved to Tennessee when I was in the 5th grade. I attended Holy Rosary Academy and Saint Bernard Academy before obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville.
My husband, Jim, and I have been married since 1991, and we have 4 children who all graduated from Saint Rose School.
It is a joy to be apart of the Saint Rose Community.
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Kelly Frank Biography
I began working at Saint Rose in the fall of 2014.
I grew up in New Orleans, LA and attended St. Dominic School and Mount Carmel Academy. I have a Bachelors of Arts in Communications and Information Sciences from The University of Alabama and a Minor in Business Administration.
My husband, Mitchell, and I have been married since 2008 and we have 4 children: Charlie, Marion, Will and Thomas. All four of our children attend Saint Rose School. When I am not at school, I enjoy watching my kids participate in various sports, coaching Marion's basketball team, cheering on the Crimson Tide, and spending the warm weather days with my husband and kids at Tim's Ford Lake.
My favorite thing about Saint Rose School is how welcoming everyone is here. We moved here in 2012 knowing no one and now this school is like a second family.
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Susan Akers Biography
I have been working at Saint Rose as the Administrative Assistant since 2003. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education.
My husband, Charlie and I married in 1974. We have three children: Stacy (husband Steven), Laura, and Chuck (wife Blair). We are also blessed with nine grandchildren: Jackson, Mollie, Nate, Alli, Anthony, Isaiah, AJ, Layne, and Nori.
I love working at Saint Rose and the people that I work with. It's a happy, joyful, very God centered environment. We laugh a lot, cry together, and care for each other.
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DeAnne Hathaway Biography
I graduated from George Rodgers Clark High School in Whiting, Indiana in 1986 and went right into the military. I retired 21 years later in 2007 from the United States Navy.
My husband Leo and I were married in 2002 and we moved to Murfreesboro in 2007. We have two boys and our daughter Mya, graduated from Saint Rose in 2018.
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Bill Wright Biography
Retired from State Farm, Bill brings a wealth of skills and experience, both from his career and from his background in coaching different youth sports. A member of the Knights of Columbus, Bill has also served on the Saint Rose Parish Council.
Bill has a wide variety of experience as both an athlete and as a coach. Bill has coached soccer and basketball, while his children attended Saint Rose and recently returned to coaching basketball and soccer. In addition to Saint Rose sports, Bill has coached baseball and soccer in local leagues.
Bill, his wife Patti, and their three children; Patrick, Elizabeth, and Mary Grace are active members of Saint Rose Parish. His children attended Saint Rose School through the 8th grade and all of them participated in a number of sports and went on to play varsity sports in high school.
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Hillary Anguiano Biography
I am a native Texan from the Fort Worth area. I graduated from The Culinary School of Fort Worth in 2012 with a degree in Culinary Arts. Although I have a passion for cooking, my heart remains with educating and mentoring children.
I have fifteen years of early childhood work experience ranging from ages two through elementary aged children. I worked in all facets of education such as: lead and assistant teacher, special education teacher aide, art teacher, and substitute teacher within many private, Catholic, preschool, after-school, daycare, and public- school settings.
My most recent work experience was at Saint Rose working as a substitute teacher (2021-2022). As of August 2022, I will be working as a Pre-K: 3 teacher. We moved to Murfreesboro after my husband retired from the military in 2020. We are blessed and grateful to be in Middle Tennessee. My husband, Amador (aka “Coach Buzz”), and I were married on Christmas Eve of 2012 in the snowy mountains of Vail, Colorado. We have three amazing boys: Robbie, Gunner, & Titus. Robbie attends Siegel Middle School for their special education program. Gunner & Titus are students at Saint Rose. We are a baseball loving family that enjoys going to the Nashville Sounds games and we are HUGE fans of the Texas Rangers. We also LOVE cooking together, and you can often find us having some friendly competition against each other. The Chef always wins!
I am blessed beyond measure to be an educator at Saint Rose. I look forward to many years of service and love to our Saint Rose community of learners/ambassadors of Christ.
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Mia Catron Biography
I am a native of southwestern Virginia and moved to Murfreesboro in 2015. My husband Jerry and I have two sons, Cory, a priest in North Carolina and Micah, a hot air balloon pilot.
Before moving to Murfreesboro, I was a librarian for 20 years. In 2017 I began working at Saint Rose in extended care and as a substitute teacher.
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Janice Czernoczky Biography
I began teaching in 2010 and joined Saint Rose School in 2014.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, along with a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education.
I married my husband, George, on Leap Day in 2012. We have a son, Ryker, who attends Saint Rose School. I enjoy crafting, making T-shirts, exercising, and playing on the parish softball team.
My favorite moment while at Saint Rose has to be Graduation. It’s a time that as a teacher, reminds me of just exactly why I chose to do what I do.
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Diane Holcomb Biography
I am originally from Michigan, but have called Tennessee home for over twenty years. My husband, Chuck, and I have been married for over twenty-five years. We have three children: Theresa, Chuck III, and Thomas.
Prior to moving to Murfreesboro, I taught preschool and parish religious education at Good Shepherd. I also served as Director of Religious Ed for two years at Good Shepherd.
After my youngest son graduated from high school in 2018, my husband and I relocated to Murfreesboro from Franklin County. I began working at Saint Rose School in the preschool and extended care in the fall of 2018. This school year, I will be teaching full-time in the three-year-old classroom.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family. Some of my hobbies include reading, gardening, hiking, and cross stitch. I feel blessed to be a part of the Saint Rose community!
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Lauren Lewis Biography
I started at Saint Rose in 2019 and have been a parishioner since 2011. I graduated in 2007 from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor's degree in Child Studies with a Minor in Social Work. I have worked with all age groups starting with babies all the way through Pre-K.
I am from Nashville and attended St. Edward and Father Ryan when I was younger. I have two children, a daughter named Macie and a son named Colton. As a family we like to go to the movies and swim. We love Notre Dame Football. Go Irish!
We are so lucky and blessed to be a part of Saint Rose! There is no other place we would rather be.
Mary Anne Plondke
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Mary Anne Plondke Biography
Hello! My name is Mary Anne Plondke and I’m happy to be with Mrs. C and your children in class. I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, but grew up in South Georgia. My family moved here to Tennessee in 2005.
I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Valdosta State University and a separate degree in Graphic Design. I enjoy doing art projects and crafting in my free time. I have many years of experience with teaching and caring for young children. My husband Adam and I have three children, Rachel, Joey, & Emma, who all attend Saint Rose. I am looking forward to being with your children and working with you this year.
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Anna Royal Biography
I began teaching first grade at Saint Rose School in 2005, and in 2021 I moved to PK4. I have a B.S. from MTSU and a MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) from Trevecca University.
I married my high school sweetheart, and we were married for almost 34 years before he died in 2015. I have three sons and a daughter (married to Nic Rose our PE teacher) and I have four grandchildren.
I love teaching at Saint Rose. Christ is present in the teachers, staff and the children.
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Jennifer Schmitt Biography
I began teaching at Saint Rose preschool in 2008. I have taught the three-year-olds, four-year-olds and I currently teach the two-year-olds while working part-time in the preschool office.
I married my husband Kevin in 2003. We have a son, Dylan, who graduated from Saint Rose and is currently at Oakland High School. When I am not working I enjoy camping, hiking and spending time with my family.
I love being a part of the Saint Rose family!
Kindergarten — Fifth Grade Teachers
Rebecca Parton Biography
I began teaching at Saint Rose in 2009 in the preschool after substituting the year prior. One year later, I began teaching kindergartners. I have a degree in Speech Language Pathology and a Masters in Elementary Education.
I have two children that graduated from Saint Rose. Shelby attends Belmont University and Zachary is a student at Siegel High School.
I love the first day of school at Saint Rose, seeing the children return after the summer break. I love to see how much they have grown. I love feeling the excitement of a new year and all the new memories to make. My favorite memory is when Pope Francis was named as our pope. The students and teachers all gathered in the gym and I can still hear the church bells ringing and the emotional reaction from the children was amazing. The bonus was that I was able to share it with my own two children as well as our school family.
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Bernadette Davis Biography
I graduated from MTSU with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Criminology in 2017. I began pursuing a Masters in Clinical Psychology in August 2017, but switched to education after feeling a strong desire to be in the classroom. I graduated, again from MTSU, in December 2020 with a Masters in Curriculum Instruction with Initial Licensure and started as a Pre-K teacher at Saint Rose in January 2021.
I have been married to my wonderful husband, Luke, since June 2018, and we have one amazing little girl named Hazel. We have been parishioners of Saint Rose since 2015, and I was so happy to start working at the school when a position opened up after I graduated with my masters. In my free time I love to read, run/weight lift, spend time with Hazel, crochet, and do calligraphy!
I feel so blessed to be a part of the Saint Rose family. From the moment I started here as a teacher I felt so welcomed by the faculty, parents, and students. I couldn't be more excited to be a teacher, and look forward to never having to work a day in my life.
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Lisa Luscinski Biography
I began teaching First Graders with Murfreesboro City Schools in 1997 and came to teach at Saint Rose Catholic School in 2005-2006.
My Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood Education were both earned at Middle Tennessee State University.
I have been a parishioner at Saint Rose of Lima since 2000.
Jim and I married in 1999. We both enjoy sports, and spending time with our families and friends. I love gardening, reading, shopping, and arts/crafts projects.
I love our school because of the wonderful families and friends I have been blessed to meet & know here over the years. We take care of one another, encourage each other, and strive to be our best daily. It is just what we do and I couldn't ask for better.
Sr. Anna Margaret
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Sr. Anna Margaret Biography
I am thrilled to be teaching 2nd grade at Saint Rose school! I love preparing children for the two wonderful Sacraments they receive this year.
I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and am the 4th of 8 children. I moved to Nashville in 2012 when I entered the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia. I was taught by our Sisters when I was in high school and consider it an incredible blessing to now be one of them.
I was blessed to attend Aquinas College in Nashville and receive my BS in elementary education. Since then, I have taught 2nd grade in St. Louis and Nashville.
I enjoy teaching tremendously, and I always receive more from the children than I give. God bless you!
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Emily Boller Biography
I grew up in Murfreesboro and have been an active member of Saint Rose Parish since 1995. In 2011 I received my BS in Elementary Education from MTSU and have been teaching ever since! Before having my own classroom, I worked with special needs children. I have previously taught 1st and 3rd grade in Knoxville before moving back to Murfreesboro.
My husband, Jacob, and I married in 2015 and we have three boys, Alexander (2016), Ezra (2018), and Jonah (2022). When I am not chasing two very active boys around, I enjoy being around my large extended family, running, sewing and crafting, and photography.
I feel blessed to be part of a wonderful and supportive family here at Saint Rose Catholic School.
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Jennifer Moore Biography
I am from Morristown in East Tennessee. I have BA degree from UT Knoxville in Human Learning and Behavior. I also have a MS degree from UT Knoxville in Educational Curriculum and Instruction. I taught Kindergarten for one year at Fountain City Elementary in Knoxville. I then taught Second Grade for almost five years at All Saints Episcopal School in Morristown.
My husband and I moved to Murfreesboro in 1999. I began teaching Kindergarten at Saint Rose in 2000. I taught here for almost four years. Then I had my daughter, Bonnie, and stayed home with her. I came back to Saint Rose in 2007 as a Kindergarten Aide. In 2010 I began teaching third grade at Saint Rose.
I am married to Steve Moore and we are parishioners at Saint Rose. Our daughter, Bonnie, is a Saint Rose graduate and our son, Hayden, is a student here at Saint Rose. I am a proficient yogi and enjoy spending time with my friends and family. We love vacationing in the mountains and going to the beach. We love living in Murfreesboro!
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Regan Smith Biography
I am married to Chip Smith, and we have four children. Our three oldest children, Ben (graduate student at the University of Alabama), Zach (Columbia State), and Abbie (University of Arkansas, Little Rock), all graduated from Saint Rose School and Father Ryan High School. Our youngest son, Drew, is a current Saint Rose student. I began my career working in public schools and took time off when my older kids were little. I followed my kids to Saint Rose when my second oldest entered Kindergarten. I have loved teaching 3rd grade since 2007. It is my favorite because the students come in as little kids and leave as big kids. How lucky am I to be a part of this process?
In my free time, I enjoy running, reading, laughing with family and friends and watching my children play sports.
My favorite thing about teaching at Saint Rose is sharing the faith with my students and watching them grow up both in and out of school.
Sr. Karol Marie
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Sr. Karol Marie Biography
Originally from Minnesota, Sr. Karol Marie joined the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in 2005. Since that time she has taught multiple grade levels at a variety of schools in which her congregation serves but is thrilled to be joining the St. Rose community and has a particular love for the fourth grade. She earned her B.A. in Catholic Studies and Elementary Education with an endorsement in middle school mathematics from the University of St. Thomas and her M.A. in Thomistic Studies from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. Sister has a deep love for both St. John Paul the Great for whom she is named and St. Thomas Aquinas, the angelic doctor. She enjoys walking, reading, coffee breaks, and spending time with the Sisters. Sister has deep gratitude for her religious vocation and sharing that joy with others!
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Octavia White Biography
Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, I had various opportunities to interact with the Spanish-speaking community, which fostered a deep love for Spanish language and Latino culture. As a result, I went on to study abroad in Chile during college and after graduating from Vanderbilt University with a BS in Elementary Education and Spanish, I served at a mission in Mexico for a year. During that year, I taught English, served as a live-in caregiver, and mentored children from difficult family situations.
In 2019 I returned to the Diocese of Nashville to teach 4th grade math, science, and religion at Holy Rosary Academy for two years. This will be my second year at St. Rose, and I'm excited to continue sharing my passion for faith, social justice, and care for the whole person. I love helping my students learn through a variety of experiences, including making art and crocheting!
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Jodi Vehr Biography
In 2004, I began teaching at Saint Rose School. I have taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. Currently, I am teaching 5th grade Math, Science, and Religion.
In 1987, I graduated from Middle Tennessee with a B.B.A. along with a minor in finance/economics. In 2010, I received a Masters of Education Instruction and Curriculum from Middle Tennessee State University.
I married Matt Vehr on July 2, 1988, at Saint Rose of Lima Church. Saint Rose has been my home since I was born. I received the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion, Confirmation, and Matrimony here.
Matt and I have three children - Katie, Jake, and Rachael. All three graduated from Saint Rose School.
My hobbies are gardening and reading.
Each week at Mass, we join with our preschool prayer partners. It is wonderful to watch the 5th graders grow throughout the year in responsibility and grace as they help their prayer partners participate in the Mass as they sing and pray together.
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Holly Bruser Biography
Certified STEM Teacher
I am originally from Kentucky. I attended the University of Kentucky and earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism in 1997. I moved to Tennessee in 2002, student taught here at Saint Rose School in 2005 and completed my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2006. I then began teaching at Saint Rose School full-time in the fall of 2007. I have taught 6th-grade Grammar, Pre-K through 8th-grade library, computers, journalism, and computer programming. Currently, I am teaching 5th-grade Language Arts and Social Studies.
My husband, Jon, and I married in 1998. We have three children, Abbey, a graduate of the University of Kentucky, Caroline (University of Kentucky), and Lucas (Father Ryan High School). All three of my children graduated from Saint Rose School and have attended Father Ryan High School.
I adore animals and advocate for the Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue in Brentwood. In my spare time, I attend my children's activities and love to watch Kentucky Basketball. Go Cats!
Junior High Teachers
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Mary Gilstrap Biography
I am a Nashville native and I attended Catholic schools in the diocese before studying at the University of Dallas. I have a BA in English with a concentration in American Politics. I have experience teaching in middle and high school in Illinois, Texas and New York. My most recent teaching assignment has been with 5th and 6th graders at Nashville Prep. I am excited to be the moderator for our Forensic Program in partnership with Mrs. Carney.
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Kristin Quinby Biography
I received her bachelor's degree in Middle School Education with a concentration in math at the University of Georgia in 1992. My husband and I moved to Murfreesboro in 2007 and we have nine children, three of whom are students at Saint Rose. I am currently working on getting my Master's degree in Math Education at MTSU. I have spent the last 23 years homeschooling my children, and I am excited to get back into the classroom again.
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Mary McLain Biography
I began teaching in 2002. In 2007 I started at Saint Rose School. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology with a minor in Italian and a concentration in Renaissance Art from the University of Notre Dame. I have a Master's of Arts as a Teaching Reading Specialist.
My husband, Rich, and I have two children who attend Saint Rose and a son who lives in Baltimore. We are very involved in the old time music community through Rich's and my son's band. I love sports and anything Notre Dame. I am an avid reader.
My favorite moment was making blessing bags for the homeless with the students on our Day of Adoration. I also love watching my 8th graders fall in love with a book we are reading.
I absolutely love working at Saint Rose. It is truly a blessing to work, play and worship here with my family.
Sr. Margaret Mary
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Sr. Margaret Mary Biography
I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, the oldest of three girls. My sisters are both married. I have four nieces (in grades 6th, 4th, 1st and pre-K) whom I love spending time with when I visit my family. I graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a degree in history and theology, and started teaching high school in 2003. I visited the Motherhouse in Nashville after many years of searching for something and immediately felt at home. I found not something but Someone (God!) who was inviting me to be His alone. I entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville in 2006. "The Lord has done good things for me and holy is His name!" (Lk 1:49). I have most recently taught at St. Cecilia Academy in Nashville and Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga.
I enjoy playing tennis, dabbling in watercolor painting, hiking, and being with my Dominican sisters. I have yet to meet a dessert that has too much chocolate.
I am excited to be at Saint Rose this school year. Thank you for the warm welcome!
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Andrew Krauss Biography
I began teaching at Saint Rose School in 2022. Prior to Saint Rose, I taught at Smyrna West Alternative for 19 years. During that time, I taught social studies, American government, computer literacy, economics, teen living from grades 6-12.
I graduated from MTSU with a BA in history and minored in political science, geography, and secondary education in 2000. In 2009, I graduated from Lipscomb University with a Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching.
My wife Jennifer and I have been married since 2001 and have two daughters: Andrea, a Saint Rose graduate in 2017, and Reagan who currently attends Saint Rose School.
I am a big sports fan and especially enjoy baseball. I am also a share owner of the Green Bay Packers from my native Wisconsin. (Go Pack Go!)
Electives & Specials
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Adriana Garcia Biography
I am a recent graduate of MTSU with my Bachelor’s degree in Art education and a Minor in Spanish. I also went to Motlow state for my Associates degree in Fine Arts. I live in Smyrna but I grew up going to Saint Rose and took folkloric dance classes here as a child. I am also a native Spanish speaker with my family being from Mexico. Although newer to teaching I come with a lot of skills and a lot of love for art. I am very excited that God opened this door for me and I look forward to diving in!
Soy una graduada reciente de MTSU con mi licenciatura en educación artística y una especialización en español. También fui a Motlow State para obtener mi licenciatura en las Artes. Vivo en Smyrna pero crecí yendo a Saint Rose y tomé clases de baile folklórico aquí cuando era niña. Hablo español y mi familia es de México. Aunque sea maestra nueva, vengo con muchas habilidades y mucho amor por el arte. ¡Estoy muy emocionado de que Dios me haya abierto esta puerta y estoy ansiosa por empezar!
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Nicholaus Rose Biography
I began teaching at Saint Rose in 2020! I am 27 years old, I have a wife and a daughter who I adore. I graduated from MTSU with a bachelor's degree in exercise science, and am looking into going back to get my masters. I went to high school in West Tennessee where I played football, rugby, and ran track. If you have any sports questions I can probably answer it! The Tennessee Titans will win the Super Bowl next year, and I will be there to see it. I have worked in many job environments, but I always get pulled back into working with children. This is where God wants me to be, I can feel it. I am so excited to be given this opportunity and get to know all of you.
Lindsey Wortham Biography
Mrs. Lindsey Wortham holds a Bachelor's degree in Music with certifications in vocal and instrumental music education. She has taught voice lessons to students all over Middle Tennessee with students accepted into Mid-State and All-State choirs.
In addition, Mrs. Wortham has a masters degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences, with several years experience as a speech pathologist.
Mrs. Wortham has participated in ensembles touring worldwide and has performed as a soloist with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra (Cookville) and the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra.
Mrs. Wortham is heavily involved at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts, where she has performed in various local performances. She has been the cantor and pianist at St. William of Montevergine Parish in Shelbyville, TN since 2006.
As a lifelong Catholic and musician Mrs. Wortham is grateful for the opportunity to pass on her knowledge of both her faith and the arts to the students of Saint Rose School.
Karl Wingruber Biography
I graduated in 1994 from Western Carolina University and I have a son, Jacob, who is a local Murfreesboro musician. I began teaching in 1997 and started at Saint Rose School in 2005. Previously, I was a founder of the Blackman High School band program and taught Jazz Band, Rock Band, woodwind lessons and wrote music for their halftime shows.
I've always played music professionally and continue to play today. I've performed with various artists such as Boots Randolph, Jerrod Niemann, Jimmy Fortune (Statler Bros), Ben Jones, Frankie Ford, The Ink Spots, The Drifters, Maurice & the Zodiacs, and many more. I like to bring my performing experience into the classroom and use those techniques to give students a varied musical experience.
Besides teaching at Saint Rose I travel to other schools to teach classes and lessons. I'm the music committee chairman for the Main St. Jazz Fest, which our own Saint Rose Jazz Band plays for every year.
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Elizabeth Eanes Biography
I graduated in 1982 from the University of Memphis with a teaching degree in special and gifted education. I taught learning disabled students for ten years and gifted students for twenty three years in the Shelby County public schools system. In May 2015 I retired from full time teaching and moved to Murfreesboro to be closer to my two daughters and five grandchildren. In the fall of 2015 I began teaching part time at Saint Rose.
I was born in Murfreesboro when my father was stationed at Sewart Air Force Base in the early 1960s. My family attended mass at Saint Rose and my older siblings were students here. As a military family we moved around a lot but my family always spoke fondly about their time as members of Saint Rose parish and school. As a young girl I dreamed of returning here one day to teach.
From a young age I witnessed the many sacrifices my parents made in order for my eleven siblings and myself to attend Catholic schools. My goal has always been to give back to the catholic school system in some manner and thankfully SRS has afforded me that opportunity. This school provides children with an excellent education centered in a small teacher to pupil ratio setting. My favorite time of the day at SRS is during morning prayer when the entire school meets to begin our day as a community.
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Leslie Iorio Biography
I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies from Saint Mary's College Notre Dame and a Master's Degree in psychology from Divine Mercy University.
Over the years, I have worked with children and teenagers in classrooms, as a case manager and as a counselor.
My husband, Joseph, and I were married in 1987 and we have four grown children and one granddaughter.
Saint Rose of Lima parish was our first church home in Tennessee, when we moved here in 1994. It was a vibrant parish and preschool at the time and for the last 20 years has offered a terrific school to children in our community.
I am blessed to be a part of this place of learning, love and service.
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Sue Miller Biography
I grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin. My college education began at Racine Kenosha Teachers College. I received my BA from Liberty University in Human Resources. After teaching and serving as assistant principal for several years at St Edward Catholic School in Nashville, I went to Trevecca University and graduated with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. I was the principal of St Paul Catholic School in Tullahoma. For two of the ten years I was there I also served as principal of Good Shepherd School in Decherd. I went on to be principal of St James Catholic School in Gadsden, Alabama. I went back into teaching and taught English to the middle school here at St Rose. I ended my career at St Andrew Catholic School in Louisville, KY.
Being an educator in Catholic Schools has always been very important to me. I believe in Catholic Education. I have been a parishioner of St Rose for several years. I served on the committee that reopened St Rose School more than twenty years ago. It gives me great pleasure to take Holy Communion to the homebound of our church. I also lead Encountering Grief a ministry for people who are grieving following the death of a loved one.
My granddaughter Samantha is in the 4th grade here at St Rose. It is my goal for the Extended Care program that all children will have fun in a safe secure environment after school. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help your child enjoy the time they spend in Extended Care.