mike bennet

MS History

Michael Bennet earned his BA from Armstrong Atlantic State University with a T-4 Teaching Certification. Michael got into teaching in 1997 at Rambam Day School in Savannah. After 3 years there, he joined the St. Andrew’s team and has taught Middle School History at St. Andrew’s for many years.

mike barefield

Michael Barefield attended two very different colleges for his education – Augusta State University, small and traditional, and the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), giant and progressive. It is this duality of experience that informs the core of Michael’s teaching sensibility and his own artwork. At St. Andrew’s, Michael appreciates the balance of traditions and…

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

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…

adam young

LS Physical Education

Adam Young is a competitive thistle sailor, outdoor enthusiast, and devoted family man. Adam was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has taught in private Montessori schools for the last 13 years. His approach to Physical…

Tricia Yates

Tricia Yates is an experienced early childhood educator who relocated several years ago to the area with her family from Missouri. Tricia holds her undergraduate degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education as well as a Masters of Science in Reading.  She has 17 years of experience in elementary schools, most recently serving as District…

jen standing

1st Grade

Jen Standing holds a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from the Bank Street College of Education in New York and an undergraduate degree in history from Kenyon College.  She has worked with elementary children of many ages, having years of experience as a head teacher for Kindergarten through 2nd Grade.  She has also led…

jennifer schable

JENNIFER SCHWALBE (Pre-K 3) is originally from Charleston, South Carolina but has made Savannah her home for the past 20 years. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Hospitality Administration. Prior to joining the St. Andrew’s team, she worked at Wilmington Island Presbyterian Pre-School for 7 years. She and her…

melissa rasplicka

Melissa Rasplicka loves teaching Pre-K4 math, science and social studies.  Melissa has a Bachelor of Science Ed from The University of Georgia and is Montessori certified. She was born and raised in Savannah. She worked at St. Andrew’s from 2013-2015. She then took a year off to help her husband with their roofing business and rejoined the St. Andrew’s…

nancy morgan

Kindergarten

Nancy Morgan loves teaching elementary children – especially Kindergarten. Nancy has her MEd and EdS in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University. She has her Gifted certification as well as her Reading endorsement from Georgia Southern University. A native Savannahian, she worked in the public school system for 30+ years. She joined the St.…

emily kiene

2nd Grade

Emily Kiene graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) in 2007 with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and received her Masters in 2012.  She also holds a Reading Endorsement Certification from AASU. She began teaching 2nd Grade at St. Andrew’s in 2007 so she could share her love of learning with children.  One of…