STAFF

anne weisel

Head of the Lower School

Anne Weisel is excited to join the St. Andrew’s community and to share her eclectic educational background. Leaving Connecticut to pursue a Masters Degree in Counseling as a complement to her degrees in Human Development and Early Childhood Education, Anne found the warmth of Savannah refreshing both in temperature and in spirit – and she’s…

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beth brodley

Business Manager

Beth Brodley-Lopez has worked at St. Andrew’s since Oct. 2005. She holds a BA degree in Business Administration from Gettysburg College where she graduated Cum Laude. Beth has thirty-two years of experience working in private accounting. Prior to St. Andrew’s, Beth worked in various positions including the Accounting Manager for the Georgia Ports Authority. In her role as Business…

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casey awad

Director of Enrollment

Casey Awad is originally from Chicago. She received her BA in English/Secondary Education from Eastern Illinois University and her MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University. Casey and her husband, Mike, were looking for the right spot to raise a family and moved to Savannah. Their two children, Alex and Tyler, have been at St. Andrew’s since…

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christine sap

Administrative Assistant

Christine Sapp started teaching in 1998 and joined the St. Andrew’s community in 2002. She studied Biology/Education for three years at Oklahoma State University and is a certified paraprofessional. Prior to working in education, Christine was Credit Manager for the Bank of Oklahoma’s $40,000,000 Credit Card Center for 4 years; she then moved to Consumer Lending where she…

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dee demasi

Business Office

Dee Demasi and her family were looking for a less hectic lifestyle and settled on Savannah.  She and her husband, Karl, along with their three children moved here in 1995. Since 2000, Dee has been a part of the St. Andrew’s team. One of the highlights from working at the school, was presenting her daughter, Michelle, a St.…

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diana solomon

Media Specialist

Diana Solomon came to St. Andrew’s in 1996. Her background in federal, state and county libraries has served her well in an independent college preparatory school that prizes an interconnected literacy with a passion for knowledge. The organization of Media Centers that changed locations five times over the years was a challenge made easy by many wonderful…

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donna krauss

Administrative Assistant

Donna Krauss earned her Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University where she is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society. She then began her teaching career with St. Andrew’s in 1999. She then went on to earn her Master of Education in Educational Leadership…

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doug dixon

Athletic Director and Varsity Football Coach

Doug Dixon has served as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Mount Pisgah for the past six years. Prior to that, he was Athletic Director and Head Coach at Riverside Military Academy. At Mount Pisgah, Dixon grew the football program from 48 players on a Varsity and MS team to a football program boasting 160 players,…

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Dr. Kelley Waldron

Head of School

Dr. Kelley Waldron came to St. Andrew’s in 2002 after finishing her Masters Degree at Loyola University and working for a year at Stuart Hall School for Boys in New Orleans. She has held a variety of positions in the school including Upper School Spanish teacher, the Director of Admission, the Director of Studies, and IB…

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elizabeth bush

Elizabeth Bush, a native of South Georgia, earned her BA in English from Sweet Briar College. She went on to earn a MEd in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University and worked as a school counselor across all grades in the Savannah Chatham County Public School System. Elizabeth took time away from work to be at…

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Director of Technology

Ian Sprague holds his BA in Creative Writing from St. Lawrence University and his Master of Fine Arts from the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. Before coming to St. Andrew’s in 2011, he taught at independent schools for over a decade in Maine, Maryland, and South Carolina, offering a range of courses in…

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jeff wheelock

Physical Education | Technology

Jeffory Wheelock Earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and his Master’s in Business Administration both from South University. Prior to joining the St. Andrew’s community, he worked as an IT Support Analyst at HunterMaclean, a Law Firm residing in Downtown Savannah. Prior to that, he spent 7 years serving in the United States Army…

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Head of Middle School

Jesse Lazzuri received her BS in Geology and Environmental Studies from Beloit College in 2000; she entered the teaching profession that same year. Jesse joined the St. Andrew’s middle school community in 2005. She loves working with this age group, helping them to think critically about the world around them. At St. Andrew’s, she coaches the Middle School Quiz…

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liz stephens

Director of Development

Liz Stephens is a Public Relations graduate from Georgia Southern University (GSU) and brings more than 17 years of fundraising experience to St. Andrew’s. Previously, she served as Executive Director of MedBank. Liz has been recognized by GSU as a “40 under 40” alumni, was a 2006 Georgia Medical Society “Health Care Hero,” selected by the Business…

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maria dixon

Director of Media Arts

Maria Dixon, originally from Kentucky, graduated from SCAD with a BFA in Animation. While here, she fell in love with Savannah and never left the charming southern town. Her hobbies range from jiu-jitsu to graphic design. Her day at St. Andrew’s includes spending time in front of a green screen with Middle School students, traveling…

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Mel Abrams

Dean of Upper School | Equity & Inclusion Coordinator | Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach

MEL ABRAMS Jr. is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management with a minor in Physical Education. As a four year varsity basketball letterman, Mel finished as the school’s fifth all-time leading scorer while earning Academic All-American honors all four years.  Additionally, Mel played professionally overseas in several European countries and Venezuela. Mel authentically…

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RYAN MARTIN

Head of Upper School

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scott searcy

Director of Public Relations

Scott Searcy has a BA in Advertising from the University of Georgia and a MA in Education Administration from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining the St. Andrew’s team in 2006, he served as the Director of the Savannah Waterfront Association. He is a graduate of Leadership Savannah and Past President of the Savannah Advertising…

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tiffany phillips

IB Coordinator | Director of Studies

Tiffany Phillips (’02) began her teaching career at St. Andrew’s in 2006. She has held several positions at the school, including IB English instructor, ESOL instructor, writing center coordinator, and now serves as Director of Studies and International Baccalaureate Coordinator. Through these roles, Tiffany supports faculty as they design and implement engaging curriculum and advises…

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wendy sutton

College Guidance

Wendy Sutton joined the St. Andrew’s staff in 2003 after an eleven year career in college admissions at Shorter University where she served as Director of Admission and Director of Enrollment Management. Wendy considers it a privilege to work with each family at St. Andrew’s during the important milestone of college selection. She provides personalized service to…

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windee helle

Admissions and Advancement Assistant

Windee Helle graduated from St. Andrew’s School in 1991. She received her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Saint Leo University. She was thrilled to return to her alma mater in 2007 along with her two children, Reagan and Cameron.

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