FACULTY & STAFF


COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

Knoxville Catholic is blessed with a devoted faculty, dedicated to our mission that strives to teach the whole child through the Gospel as we prepare students to be Disciples of Christ.

The faculty is comprised of 60 full and part-time teachers, and 7 full-time guidance staff, three of whom work exclusively with learning difference students. 54% of faculty hold advanced degrees, including four Ph.D.'s. You may contact our faculty through FACTS


Faculty Directory


ACCREDITATIONS & HONORS

  • Cardinal Newman Society National School of Excellence
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Tennessee Department of Education
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville
  • National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

ADMINISTRATION

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Dickie Sompayrac

President

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Jane Walker

Academic Dean

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Ore Pumariega

Dean of Students

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Jason Surlas

Athletics Director

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Joni Punch

Director of Institutional Advancement

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Pam Rhoades

Director of Marketing & Communications

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Megan Erpenbach

Director of Alumni & Events

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DEPARTMENT CHAIRS

Erin Chady – Social Studies
Kat Coy – Guidance
Sr. Madeline Rose Kraemer – Religion
Ashley Lawrence – Foreign Languages
Caleb Moore – Lifetime Wellness 
Nikki Mynatt – English
Jennifer Parris – Math
Jessica Magers-Rankin – Fine Arts
Tammy Walden – Science

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Bobbi Despard – Administrative Assistant
Jill Gilbertson – Director of Family Accounts
Shannon Lutterman – Attendance Secretary
Eunice Stearns – Administrative Assistant
Joy Tillery – Receptionist
Christina Walker – Business Manager

GUIDANCE

Kat Coy – Gr. 10-12, Last Names A-G
Tammy Hopson – Guidance Assistant
Danielle Jones – Learning Center Assistant
Suzi Judd – Freshman Advisor/Bridge Program
Melinda Kirk– Gr. 10-12, Last Names H-N
Jennifer LaMattina – Gr. 10-12, Last Names O-Z 
Lynne Rucinski – Learning Specialist
Anna Wade – Student Assistance Program
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