When Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga began the 2018-19 school year, there were many new faces to welcome. In addition to 109 new students, seven new faculty members join the Notre Dame family.
Selina Duncan joins the faculty teaching German and world geography. Before Notre Dame, Ms. Duncan taught German at Volkswagen. She holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and is finishing graduate coursework at UT-Chattanooga.
Jennifer Strickler will join the visual arts department. She’s been running an after-school art program in the public school system as well as being president/founder of the Children’s Art Place. She earned a bachelor of fine arts degree at Washington University. Martha Mitchum joins the guidance department. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from UTK and a master’s in education from Wake Forest. She will be the guidance counselor for freshmen and sophomores.
David Carter returns to Chattanooga and joins the wellness department and football coaching staff. He previously taught and coached football at St. George’s in Memphis. He earned a bachelor of arts from Crichton College and will oversee the weight training program.
Sister Scholastica Neimann, OP, joins as head of the theology department. She comes to Notre Dame from St. Cecilia’s in Nashville, where she taught theology for many years. Sister Scholastica holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Dallas.
Sister Mary Joseph Wittman, OP, joins the science department. She holds a bachelor of science in biology from George Mason University. She is currently completing a master’s program at Aquinas College.
Connie McNamara will join the faculty part-time teaching AP psychology. She earned a bachelor of science degree from Birmingham Southern and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, where she was also an instructor.