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Saint James welcomes 10 new faculty members

September 03, 2007

Ten new faculty members greeted the 235 new students at Saint James School for the 2007-08 academic year that started Aug. 30, according to a school press release.

· Sarah File will teach biology and pre-algebra, and assist with the dance and girls tennis teams. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in chemistry.

· Denise Holding will teach conceptual physics and chemistry, and assist with the girls soccer and tennis teams. She taught in New Jersey public schools for the past six years, and before that was a research chemist in private industry. She has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Western Ontario and a master's degree in teaching from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

· Averil Liebendorfer will teach Spanish 1 and 2, and assist with the field hockey and girls tennis teams. She graduated from Furman University with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and art history. She also studied Spanish in Chile, Mexico and Spain.

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· Ben Louchheim will teach history, and assist with the varsity boys soccer and lacrosse teams. He is from Carlisle, Pa., and earned a bachelor's degree in history from Dickinson College, where he played varsity lacrosse.

· Millie McKeachie will teach English, and coach the field hockey and girls lacrosse teams. She is a 2001 graduate of Saint James, and graduated from Davidson College in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in English.

· David O'Connell will teach English, and assist with the boys basketball and tennis teams. He taught at a high school in Charlotte, N.C., and is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

· Carla Puky will teach Spanish 3 and 4, and advise the multicultural club and the yearbook. She taught Spanish at the Severn School for the last three years. She is a native of Venezuela, and attended the University of Kansas, where she earned a bachelor's degree in French.

· Joanna Ruderman will teach algebra 1 and 2, and assist with the girls softball and basketball teams. She has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh.

· Mary Stevens will teach Latin and assist with the girls soccer program. She taught for 20 years at Plain Forest High School in Fayetteville, N.C. She has a bachelor's degree from Campbell University and a master's degree in education from the University of North Carolina.

· David Stoltzfus will teach calculus and pre-calculus, and will assist with the fall cross country and junior varsity boys basketball teams. He earned a bachelor's degree from Asbury College and a master's degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, both in mathematics.

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