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…

Admissions and Advancement Assistant

Windee Helle graduated from St. Andrew’s School in 1991. She was thrilled to return to her alma mater in 2007 along with her two children.

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 attended , Alex ’17 and Tyler…