Notre Dame High School welcomes new faculty

Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga recently welcomed five new faculty members for the 2017-18 school year.

Father Christopher Floersh will serve as chaplain while teaching theology, tae kwon do, and service learning. He will also coordinate Notre Dame’s community-service program. Father Floersh is newly ordained, having completed seminary at St. Meinrad School of Theology.

Jeff Jagodzinski will teach wellness and serve as the offensive coordinator for the football team. Mr. Jagodzinski comes to Notre Dame from Georgia State and has coached football at the college and professional level for the past 20 years. “Coach Jags” holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.

Martha Crownover comes to Notre Dame from Hixson High School and will teach Spanish. Earning both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Alabama, she has more than 10 years’ experience teaching. Before her teaching career, she worked as a social worker in the foster care system.

Jonathan Adams joins Notre Dame as coordinator of student support services and head basketball coach. Before coming to Notre Dame, Mr. Adams coached and taught at McCallie and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He played basketball at Old Dominion University while earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He has also earned graduate degrees from UTC and Liberty University.

Father Adam Royal joins the Notre Dame faculty part time as a theology teacher. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Carnegie Mellon and a master’s in divinity from St. Meinrad School of Theology. When not at Notre Dame, Father Royal serves as the associate pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

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