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…

judi griffin

Judi Griffin loves teaching science, technology, engineering, and math. As a native Savannahian, Judi has earned a BS degree in Elementary Ed. and a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with Science Concentration both from Armstrong State University. She developed an early love for science and has enjoyed teaching and learning about science every day.  Judi…

anne fleming

Kindergarten

Anne Fleming has been a Kindergarten Teacher at St. Andrew’s School since 2008.  Her focus is Math, Social Studies, and Science Instruction.  She received her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University in 2000. She holds a T4 Georgia Teaching Certificate in levels K-5 and a Montessori Teaching Certificate with ages 6-9 from…

Fred Devyakin

Fred Devyatkin is the orchestra director and string teacher at St. Andrew’s for all ages. Beginning his violin studies at the age of six, Fred attended the Manhattan School of Music as a violin performance major, where he studied with Erick Friedman. He continued his violin studies with NY Philharmonic concertmaster, David Nadien, until 1982,…

geoff byrne

Geoff Byrne has been teaching art since 1994. Geoff has a BFA with a concentration in photography and graphic design from Alfred University in Alfred, New York and an MFA with a concentration in photography and graphic design from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Born and raised in Rhode Island he enjoys traveling, swimming,…

nancy beckmann

2nd Grade

Nancy Beckmann holds her BA degree in History and Sociology from Brenau College.  She began her 33 years of teaching in the Bibb County School System as a special education teacher and later moved home to Savannah where she continued as a special education educator with the Chatham County School System.  Nancy began teaching 2nd Grade…

marie arnsten

Marie Arntsen earned her Bachelor in Music Education from Baldwin-Wallace College in 2009, and her Master of Music from University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music in 2016. In the years prior to coming to St. Andrew’s, Marie taught K-5 general music in Cleveland and then directed choirs for grades 6-12 in Cincinnati. She has worked…

beth adams

1st Grade

Elizabeth Adams loves teaching first grade math, science and social studies. Elizabeth has a BA in Animal Sciences from Berry College and a MEd in Science Education from the University of Georgia.  A native Savannahian, she worked in the field of biology before she followed the advice of her major professor, Phillip Greer, who always…