Academic and social life being intertwined at Thomas Jefferson (TJ), teachers and students form bonds that extend beyond the classroom. Our students' admiration of and respect for their teachers derives not only from the faculty's skills within their disciplines but also—and especially—from every teacher's devotion to every student's growth and success. Like capable parents, faculty members support and encourage students even while holding them accountable. 

Faculty

Angela Audet
Angela Audet
Instructor in English
Joined TJS in 2013

Education

B.A. University of Maine
M.A. University of New Hampshire 
TESL Diploma, Canadian
 College of Educators

Robin Berger
Robin Berger
Instructor in Performing Arts
Joined TJS in 1999

Education

BFA Webster University 

Stephen Braun, Ph.D.
Stephen Braun, Ph.D.
Chair, Math Department; Instructor in Math & Science
Joined TJS in 2012

Education

B.A. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

M.A. Saint Louis University

Ph.D. & MBA Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Amanda Correa
Amanda Correa
Director of Residential Life; Instructor in Math
Joined TJS in 2014

Education
B.A. Binghamton University 

Marie DeJesus
Marie DeJesus
Director of Diversity & Student Affairs; Chair, Science Department; Instructor in Math & Science
Joined TJS in 1989

Education

B.A. Kenyon College

M.A. University of Missouri - St. Louis

Karen L. Fairbank, J.D.
Karen L. Fairbank, J.D.
Director of College Counseling; Student Activities; Instructor in English & Social Studies
Joined TJS in 1984

Education

B.A.  

J.D.

M.A.T. Washington University in St. Louis

Meredith Foster
Meredith Foster
Instructor in Visual Arts
Joined TJS in 2014

Education
BFA School of Art Institute of Chicago
MFA Washington University in St. Louis

Lisa Gilbert, Ph.D.
Lisa Gilbert, Ph.D.
Instructor in Social Studies
Joined TJS in 2017

Education

B.A. Truman State University

M.A. McGill University

Ph.D. Saint Louis University

Beth Human, Ph.D.
Beth Human, Ph.D.
Middle School Coordinator; Instructor in English & Social Studies
Joined TJS in 2014

Education 
B.A. Willamette University
Ph.D. Saint Louis University

Robert Lippert
Robert Lippert
Instructor in Performing Arts & Social Studies
Joined TJS in 2016

Education

B.A. Washington University
M.A. Washington University

Myra Miller, Ph.D.
Myra Miller, Ph.D.
Instructor in Digital Arts
Joined TJS in 2017

Education

B.A. Drury University

M.Ed. Drury University

Ph.D. Saint Louis University

James Pesek
James Pesek
Director of Service Learning & Global Citizenship; Instructor in Italian & Math
Joined TJS in 2013; TJ Graduate

Education

B.A. Wesleyan University 

M.A. Webster University

Heidi Pieroni
Heidi Pieroni
Instructor in Math & Science
Joined TJS in 2014

Education
B.A. Saint Louis University
M.S. University of Pennsylvania

Boaz Roth
Boaz Roth
Director of Athletics; Chair, English Department; Instructor in Classical Languages, English & Math
Joined TJS in 1994

Education 

B.A. American University 

M.A. St. John's College, Annapolis 

Jane Roth
Jane Roth
Director of Academics; Instructor in English and Classical Languages
Joined TJS in 1996; TJ Graduate

Education

B.A. Kenyon College 

Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith
Instructor in French & English
Joined TJS in 2014

Education 
B.A. Mississippi State University
A.M. University of Chicago
M.A. Maryville University 

Ashley Troutman
Ashley Troutman
Instructor in Digital Arts
Joined TJS in 2013

Education

B.A. Clemson University 

M.F.A. Clemson University 

Matthew Troutman, Ph.D.
Matthew Troutman, Ph.D.
Director of Teaching and Learning; Instructor in Math and Science
Joined TJS in 2011

Education 

B.S. Roanoke College 

M.S. Clemson University 

Ph.D. Clemson University 

M.Ed. Columbia University

Administrators

Dale Bording
Dale Bording
Business Officer
Joined TJS in 2012

Education 

B.S. University of Missouri - St. Louis 

 

Elizabeth L. Holekamp, Ph.D.
Elizabeth L. Holekamp, Ph.D.
Head of School
Joined TJS in 2011

Education

 B.A. University of  Missouri
 M.A. University of Missouri 
 Ph.D. Indiana University

Kathleen Kelly
Kathleen Kelly
Director of Development and Constituent Relations
Joined TJS in 2015

Education

B.A. Lindenwood University

 

Toby Turnbough
Toby Turnbough
Director of Facilities
Joined TJS in 1999
Erin Walsh
Erin Walsh
Director of Admissions and Communications
Joined TJS in 2017

Education

B.A. University of Missouri - Columbia

M.A. University of Missouri - Columbia

Staff

Anne Benson
Anne Benson
Resident Assistant
Joined TJS in 2013

Education 

B.S. Vanderbilt University

M.S.W. candidate, Washington University 

Lily Baumgarn
Lily Baumgarn
Food Service & Facilities Services
Joined TJS in 1997

Education

Commerce College, Philippines 

Christa Cunningham
Christa Cunningham
Resident Assistant
Joined TJS in 2016


 

 

Patricia Denny, RN
Patricia Denny, RN
School Nurse
Joined TJS in 2016

Education
St. John's School of Nursing

Abby Driemeier
Abby Driemeier
Food Service & Facilities Services
Joined TJS in 2013

Education

Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus

L'Ecole Culinaire in St. Louis

 

Kim Fiala
Kim Fiala
Assistant to Head/Registrar
Joined TJS in 2006

Education

American Society of Administrative Professionals

Clayton Gardner
Clayton Gardner
Custodian
Joined TJS in 1995
Matt George
Matt George
Executive Chef
Joined TJS in 2014

Education 

BFA (Photography, Design/Drawing) 

University of Missouri - St. Louis 

 

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Sherry Noonan
Bookkeeper

Education

B.S. Missouri State College

Eric Muren
Eric Muren
Facilities Assistant
Joined TJS in 2015
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Harry Skaletsky
Resident Assistant
Joined TJS in 2017

Education

B.S.W. University of Iowa

M.S.W. candidate, Washington University

 

Chelsea Williams
Chelsea Williams
Resident Assistant
Joined TJS in 2016

Education

B.A., Smith College
Post-Baccalaureate candidate, Washington University

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Ashley Bording, R.N.
School Nurse
Joined TJS in 2016

Education

Associates Degree of Science in Nursing (ASN)

 

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Wendy Macias
Resident Assistant
Joined TJS in 2016

Education

B.S., Maryville University

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Aura Cooper
Food Services, Pedestal Foods; Facilities Services