Faculty

Ursuline faculty are talented teachers who care about each student and help them realize her individual academic potential. Highly educated and trained, these dedicated teachers are role models for the Ursuline mission. All faculty members participate in professional development programs throughout the year.

Computer Science Faculty

Eve Juarez

Eve Juarez

Computer Science Department Chair
B.S., Southern Methodist University
Brenda McGurgan

Brenda McGurgan

Computer Science Faculty
B.B.A., West Texas State University
M. Ed., Southern Methodist University
Daniel Poellot

Daniel Poellot

Computer Science Faculty
B.S., Southern Methodist University
M.B.A., University of Dallas

English Faculty

Kathleen Schenck

Kathleen Schenck

English Department Chair
B.A., Southern Methodist University
M.A., Johns Hopkins University
M.A., The American University
Sarette Albin

Sarette Albin

English Faculty
B.A., Iowa State University
Frank Bauroth

Frank Bauroth

English Faculty
B.S., University of Dallas
M.A., University of Dallas
B.S., University of Dallas
Corby Baxter

Corby Baxter

Professional Learning Coordinator, English Faculty
B.A., Texas A & M at Corpus Christi
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
M.A., Texas State University
Monica Cochran

Monica Cochran

English Faculty
B.A., University of Dallas
Stephen da Silva

Stephen da Silva

English Faculty
B.A., North Texas State University (aka UNT)
Ph.D., Rice University
M.A., Southern Methodist University
Megan Griffin

Megan Griffin

English Faculty
B.A., University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., Texas Christian University
Allison Hibbitt

Allison Hibbitt

English Faculty
B.A., Trinity University
M.A., University of Virginia
Erin Keller

Erin Keller

Performing Arts Faculty, English Faculty
B.A., Southern Methodist University
M.A., King's College
Patricia Mendina

Patricia Mendina

English Faculty
B.A., Marquette University
M.L.A., Southern Methodist University
Gabrielle Merani

Gabrielle Merani

English Faculty
B.A., Baylor University
M.A., Baylor University
Jessica Nugent

Jessica Nugent

English Faculty
B.A., Loyola Marymount University
M.Ed., University of Texas at Arlington
Melinda Smith

Melinda Smith

English Faculty
B.S., University of Texas at Austin
M. Ed., University of North Texas

Mathematics Faculty

Tammy Yung

Tammy Yung

Mathematics Department Chair
B.S., University of Louisville
Master of Engineering, University of Louisville
Simon Aisthorpe

Simon Aisthorpe

Mathematics Faculty
M Ed, Southern Methodist University
M.S., University of Aston
B.A.., University of Exeter - UK
B.S., University of Exeter - UK
Natalie Buxkemper

Natalie Buxkemper

Mathematics Faculty
B.A., University of Texas at Austin
Angel Chinuntdet

Angel Chinuntdet

Mathematics Teacher, GRaCE Associate
B.A., Rice University
Peggy Coleman

Peggy Coleman

Mathematics Faculty
B.A., University of Texas at Dallas
M.A., University of Texas at Dallas
Katelyn Hayes

Katelyn Hayes

Mathematics Teacher
B.A., Seton Hall University
Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin

Mathematics Teacher
B.S., Texas A&M Commerce
Hadil Issa

Hadil Issa

World Language Faculty, Mathematics Teacher
B.S., Birzeit University
M.S., University of Texas at Dallas
Frederick Lancaster

Frederick Lancaster

Mathematics Teacher
B.S., Duke University
M. Ed., University of Texas at Arlington
Hailey Lanier

Hailey Lanier

Mathematics Teacher
B.A., Texas A& M University
Claudia Mathison

Claudia Mathison

Mathematics Teacher
B.S., Louisiana State University
Julia McGee

Julia McGee

Mathematics Teacher
B.S., Purdue University
Gregorio Zamora

Gregorio Zamora

Assistant Dean of Students, Mathematics Faculty
B.A., University of Texas at Austin
M. Ed., University of Texas at Arlington

Performing Arts Faculty

Terri Ferguson

Terri Ferguson

Performing Arts Department Chair
B.A., Kansas State University
Stephanie Butler

Stephanie Butler

Performing Arts Faculty
A.A., KD Conservatory
Sarah Chambers

Sarah Chambers

Performing Arts Faculty
B.M.E., University of North Texas
M.M.E., University of North Texas
James Gregory

James Gregory

Technical Director/Technical Theater Faculty
B.A., Texas Woman's University
M.A., Texas Woman's University
Erin Keller

Erin Keller

Performing Arts Faculty, English Faculty
B.A., Southern Methodist University
M.A., King's College
Jonathan Schweikhard

Jonathan Schweikhard

Music Assistant
B.A., Abilene Christian University
M.A., Southern Methodist University
Sara Weeks

Sara Weeks

Performing Arts Faculty
B.F.A., Texas Christian University

Physical Education Faculty

Kelly Thompson

Kelly Thompson

Physical Education Department Co-Chair
B.A., Texas A & M University
M. Ed., Texas A & M University
Stephanie Zorn

Stephanie Zorn

Physical Education Department Co-Chair
B.A., Wittenberg University
M.S., California University of Pennsylvania
Jamie Martin

Jamie Martin

Athletic Trainer, Physical Education Teacher
B.S., The University of Utah

Science Faculty

Maureen Sullivan

Maureen Sullivan

Science Department Chair
B.S., Nichols State University
M.Ed., Louisiana State University
Rachel Clark

Rachel Clark

Science Faculty
B.A., Oklahoma State University
M. Ed., University of Cincinnati
Christine Edwards

Christine Edwards

Science Faculty
B.S., Xavier University
M. Ed., Providence College
Henriette Furton

Henriette Furton

Science Faculty
M.D., Semmelweis University
M.A., University of Texas at Dallas
Travis Gilbreath

Travis Gilbreath

Science Faculty
B.S., Texas A & M University
M.S., Texas A & M University
Hillary Kasbarian

Hillary Kasbarian

Science Faculty
Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch
B.S., University of Louisiana at Monroe
M.S., University of Louisiana at Monroe
Matthew Lepley

Matthew Lepley

Science Faculty
B.S., University of Florida
M.S., University of Florida
Jonathan Moody

Jonathan Moody

Science Faculty
B.S., Texas A & M University
Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern
Lisa Stuart

Lisa Stuart

Science Faculty
B.A., University of Texas at Arlington
Charlotte Tatsch

Charlotte Tatsch

Science Faculty
B.S., University of North Texas
Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas
M.S., University of Texas at Dallas

Social Studies Faculty

Olivia Ide

Olivia Ide

Social Studies Department Chair
B.A., Connecticut College
M.A., University of Dallas
Bernardo Aparicio

Bernardo Aparicio

Social Studies Faculty
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., St. John's College
David Beyreis

David Beyreis

Social Studies Faculty
BA, Andrews University
Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma
M.A., Oklahoma State University
Jeffrey Girard

Jeffrey Girard

Social Studies Faculty
B.A.., Southern Methodist University
Karen Haley

Karen Haley

Social Studies Faculty
B.S., James Madison University
M.P.A., James Madison University
Guy Hoyle

Guy Hoyle

Social Studies Faculty
B.A., University of Dallas
M.F.A., Trinity University
David Patton

David Patton

Social Studies Faculty
B.A., Oklahoma State University
M.M., University of Texas at Austin
Bernardine Paul

Bernardine Paul

Social Studies Faculty
A.A., Henry Ford Community College
B.A., Aquinas College
Fellowship, Standford Univ.-Post Grad William Roberstson Coe Fellowship
Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon Univ. Post Graduate National Endowment
Anita Pezzimenti

Anita Pezzimenti

Social Studies Faculty
B.A., Loyola University of Chicago
M.A., John Carroll University
Sarah Plumb

Sarah Plumb

Social Studies Faculty, English Faculty
B.A.., Dartmouth College
Frederick Schneider

Frederick Schneider

Social Studies Faculty
B.A., Texas Tech University Lubbock
M.A., University of North Texas
Andrea Stewart

Andrea Stewart

Social Studies Faculty
B.A., Southern Methodist University

Theology Faculty

Amanda Briones

Amanda Briones

Theology Department Chair
B.A., Benedictine College
Melanie Alvares

Melanie Alvares

Theology Faculty
B.A., University of Dallas
Kellie Fitzpatrick

Kellie Fitzpatrick

Theology Faculty
B.A., University of Dallas
Suzanne Frasco

Suzanne Frasco

Theology Faculty
B.S., Bradley University
M.P.S., Loyola University New Orleans
Kathryn Gibbs

Kathryn Gibbs

Retreat Coordinator, Theology Faculty
B.A., University of Dallas
Jennifer Hood

Jennifer Hood

Assistant Director of Admissions, Theology Faculty
B.A., The University of Oklahoma
M.A., University of Dallas
Angela Jakubik

Angela Jakubik

Pastoral LIfe Coordinator, Theology Faculty
B.A., Rice University
M.A., University of Dallas
Elizabeth Lenzer

Elizabeth Lenzer

Campus MInistry, Mission & Heritage Assistant
B.S., University of Texas at Arlington
Gabrielle Merani

Gabrielle Merani

English Faculty
B.A., Baylor University
M.A., Baylor University
Barbara Middendorf

Barbara Middendorf

Theology Faculty
B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., St. Louis University
M.A. Certification, University of Dallas
Cynthia Novy

Cynthia Novy

Theology Faculty
MRE, University of Dallas
B.A., University of Texas at Austin
Kathleen Sherman

Kathleen Sherman

Theology Faculty
B.A., Master Ecclesiae College
M.A., Pontifical Ateno University
Jason Surmiller

Jason Surmiller

Theology Faculty, Social Studies Faculty
B.A., Sam Houston State University
M.A., University of Dallas
Rebecca Wunderlick

Rebecca Wunderlick

Theology Faculty
B.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville

Visual Arts Faculty

Jocelyn Holmes

Jocelyn Holmes

Visual Arts Department Chair
B.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
M.A., Stephen F. Austin State University
Sarah Francis

Sarah Francis

Visual Arts Faculty
B.A., Trinity University
M.F.A., University of Dallas
M.A., University of Dallas
James Reisch

James Reisch

Visual Arts Faculty
B.A., University of Texas at Arlington
Leah Schlief-Freese

Leah Schlief-Freese

Visual Arts Faculty
B.F.A., Sam Houston State University
Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson

Visual Arts Faculty
B.A., Corpus Chrisiti State University
MFA, University of Dallas
M.A., University of Dallas

World Languages Faculty

Maria Escamilla

Maria Escamilla

World Languages Department Chair
B.A., Tec de Monterrey
M. Ed., University of South Hampton
M.B.A., Tec de Monterrey
Maria Ayala

Maria Ayala

World Language Faculty, Summer School Assistant
B.A., Austin College
Fatima Benhayda

Fatima Benhayda

World Language Faculty
B.A., Lyon 2 University
B.A., La Koutoubia
M.A., Perpignan University
Roxana Casco

Roxana Casco

World Language Faculty
B.A., Universitat Heildelberg
Amy Gilchrist

Amy Gilchrist

Summer School Co-Director/World Languages Faculty
B.A., Southern Methodist University
Sophie Greene

Sophie Greene

World Language Faculty
B.A., Universite Charles de Gaulle
Hadil Issa

Hadil Issa

World Language Faculty, Mathematics Teacher
B.S., Birzeit University
M.S., University of Texas at Dallas
Magda Lavault

Magda Lavault

World Language Faculty
B.A., University Libre
M.A., University Paris X
Li Liu

Li Liu

World Language Faculty
B.A., Beijing Television & Radio University
Martha Rico

Martha Rico

World Language Faculty
B.A., University of Arkansas at Monticello
M.A., University of Arkansas at Monticello
Chunmei Shen

Chunmei Shen

World Language Faculty
B.A., Southwest Jiaotong University
M.S., University of Texas at Dallas
Scarlette Vargas

Scarlette Vargas

World Language Faculty
B.A., Universidad Austral
M.A., Universidad Jesuita Alberto Hurtado