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Tallahassee, Florida 32308
T: (850) 383-1007
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About Holy Comforter

Faculty and Staff

The Faculty of Holy Comforter Episcopal School is a highly educated group of individuals, with over 52% holding degrees at the master’s, specialist’s or doctoral level. They are dedicated to:      
 
  • Providing a quality academic program in a Christian environment
  • Fostering a knowledge of God and providing an environment in which faith is nurtured
  • Providing educational materials that are academically sound
  • Providing a sequential curriculum designed to develop necessary learning skills
  • Promoting respect of individual differences
  • Affirming those principles which are the foundation of our government and promoting values that are conducive to moral and ethical conduct resulting in the development of responsible citizens
  • Instilling in each student an awareness and understanding of the society in which he/she lives
  • Providing an atmosphere supportive of the physical, mental, emotional and social maturation of each child, equipping him/her with skills for Living in our complex society
  • Creating a climate in which children learn to relate successfully to others
  • Fostering an atmosphere which will help the student develop a healthy self-concept
Holy Comforter Administration and Staff
Peter Klekamp
Head of School
Year Appointed: 2010
University of Cincinnati - B.S. in Secondary Education
University of Detroit Mercy - M.A. in Community Counseling

Richard Bunnell
Middle School Head
Year Appointed: 2010
Boston College - B.A. in Communications
University of Massachusetts - M.Ed. in Secondary Education
Harvard University - M.Ed. in Education Administration

Brenda Hagen
Lower School Head
Year Appointed: 2000
Florida State University - B.A. Elementary Education
Florida State University - M.Ed. Reading Education
Florida State University - Ed.S. Educational Leadership

Lisa Butera
Guidance Counselor, Middle School
Year Appointed: 2006
University of New Orleans - M.Ed. in Counselor Education
Florida State University - B.S. in Family, Child, and Consumer Sciences
Florida State University - B.S. in Psychology

Laurie Coburn
Director of Athletics
Year Appointed: 2013
Mississippi College - B.S. in Education
Mississippi College - M.CC. in Community Counseling

Alberta Culbreath
Director of Extended Day
Year Appointed: 2002

Vanessa Culpepper
Director of Communications and Marketing
Year Appointed: 2008
Florida State University - B.S. in Hospitality Administration

Cheryl Derstine
Registrar
Year Appointed: 1998
Ohio State University - B.S. in Agriculture

Paul Fitzgerald
Director of Technology
Year Appointed: 2002
Florida State University - BS

Jill Fronczak
Middle School Administrative Assistant
Year Appointed: 2013

Frances Kinch
Administration
Year Appointed: 2004

Fran Lewis
Guidance Counselor, Early Childhood
Year Appointed: 2004
Florida State University - Masters

Nena Martinez
Director of Admissions, Middle School Spanish Teacher
Year Appointed: 2009
Florida Southern College - B.A. in Elem Ed./Early Childhood/Spanish
Florida State University - M.A. in School Media/Information Science

Kimberly Maxwell
Assistant to Lower School Head, Lower School Receptionist
Year Appointed: 2003

Elizabeth McCann
Guidance Counselor, Lower School
Year Appointed: 2008
University of Florida - Ed.S. in School Counseling
University of Florida - M.Ed. in School Counseling
Florida State University - B.A. in Psychology

Janet Parrish
Administration
Year Appointed: 2006

Christine Scarlett
Administration
Year Appointed: 2003

Holli Scharinger
Instructional Technology Coach
Year Appointed: 2009
Florida State University - B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Studies

Amy Waller
Instructional Technology Coach
Year Appointed: 2013
Florida State University - B.S. in Child Development

Holland Wilbourn
Director of Institutional Advancement
Year Appointed: 2006
University of the South - B.A.

Meghan Wilson
Director of Annual Giving & Special Events
Year Appointed: 2012

Mary Ann Yohner
Accounting Assistant
Year Appointed: 2002

Taska Zorn
Administration
Year Appointed: 2000
Emory University, School of Nursing - R.N. B.S.N.
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Holy Comforter Faculty
Karen Accursio
First Grade Teacher
Year Appointed: 2003
Florida State University - Bachelor of Science

Lisa Blickenderfer
Fifth Grade Teacher
Year Appointed: 1992
FSU - B.S. in Elementary Education,
FSU - M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning

Shelley Brimacombe
Kindergarten Teacher
Year Appointed: 1997
Florida Atlantic University - B.A. in Elementary Education
Nova University - Pre-k Primary Certification

Courtney Cardman
PreK 3 Teacher
Year Appointed: 2012
University of Florida - BS

Tammy Carpenter
Second Grade Teacher
Year Appointed: 2000
Florida State University - B.S. in Child Development
Florida State University - Masters in Early Childhood Education

Janine Couch
Teacher
Year Appointed: 2012
Unknown - BS, MS

Kay Crowell
Lower School Academic Enrichment Teacher
Year Appointed: 2012
Florida State University - Ed.S. in Elementary Education
Georgia State University - M.Ed. in Special Education
Florida State University - B.A. in English & Sociology

Jennifer Cruse
Third Grade Teacher
Year Appointed: 2009
Flagler College - B.A. in Elementary Education

Ann Danford
Second Grade Teacher
Year Appointed: 2000
Florida State University - B.S. In Elementary Education
Florida State University - M.S. In Housing and Interior Design
Florida State University - Ed.S. In Elementary Education

Kimberly Daniel
Art Teacher, Lower and Middle School
Year Appointed: 2003
University of Georgia - BA Art Education
University of West Georgia - Masters of Art Education

Ashley DeGuire
Third Grade Teacher
Year Appointed: 2010
Floirda State University - Bachelor of Science

Tracey Dribben
Middle School Mathematics Teacher
Year Appointed: 2008
University of South Alabama - M.Ed. in Secondary Mathematic Education
Troy State University - B.S. in Mathematics

Carson Durrance
Middle School Spanish Teacher
Year Appointed: 2002
Florida State University - B.A.

Kelly Dyer
First Grade Teacher
Year Appointed: 2012
Furman University - B.A. Psychology
Mercer University - M.A.T. Early Childhood Education

Renee Ereckson
Second Grade Teacher
Year Appointed: 2005
University of Georgia - B.S.ED.
University of Georgia - B.SW
University of Phoenix - Master's in Interrelated

Paige Harper
PreK 4 Teacher
Year Appointed: 2002
Louisiana State University - B.S. in Education

Sarah Inserra
Middle School Physical Education Teacher
Year Appointed: 2011
Florida State University - B.S. in Social Science

Pat Jung
Middle School Science Teacher
Year Appointed: 2004
University of Minnesota - B.S. in Education

Beth Kelly
PreK 4 Assistant, Band Director
Year Appointed: 2007
University of Nebraska - Lincoln - M.M. in Music Education

Tara Kiehn
Early Childhood Special Areas
Year Appointed: 2010
Old Dominion University - BFA
NOVA Southeastern University - MS

Susan Koehler
Fourth Grade Teacher
Year Appointed: 2010
Florida State University - M.S. in Reading Education
Florida State University - B.S. in Elementary Education

Suzanna Malone
Fifth Grade Teacher
Year Appointed: 2013
University of Georgia - BS & MS

Allison Manausa
PreK 4 Assistant
Year Appointed: 2010
Florida State University - B.S. Elementary Education

Ruth Mason
Lower School Music Teacher, Middle School Theatre Teacher
Year Appointed: 2002
Stetson University - B.M. in Music Education
Florida State University - M.M. in Music Education

Mary Lois Mayfield
Middle School Latin Teacher, Fifth Grade Latin Teacher
Year Appointed: 2010
Florida State University - BA and MSW

Daniel Mendenhall
Middle School Science Teacher
Year Appointed: 2012
The Pennsylvania State University - Bachelor of Science
The Pennsylvania State University - Master's in Education

Trent Mills
Physical Education Teacher, Lower School
Year Appointed: 2009
Florida State University - Physical Education

Christy Neal
Middle School Mathematics Teacher
Year Appointed: 2010
Taylor University - B.S. in Secondary Education

Leslie Peebles
Middle School Latin, French and Fith Grade French Teacher
Year Appointed: 1998
Florida State University - M.A. in Latin

Linette Perez
Third Grade Teacher
Year Appointed: 2010
University of Miami - BSC
Michigan State University - Teacher Certification

Laura Powell
Fifth Grade Teacher
Year Appointed: 2005
Columbia College in Columbia, SC - B.A. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Michele Proctor
Director of PreSchool, PreK 4 Teacher
Year Appointed: 2005
Florida State University - MS

Rosanne Reanier
Media Specialist
Year Appointed: 1998
University of North Florida - B.A. in Elementary Education
Florida State University - M.S. in Library Science

Sue Riley
Middle School Technology/Mathematics Teacher
Year Appointed: 2012
University of Maryland - M.S Ed
University of Maryland - B.A.

Tricia Rizza
STEM Coordinator, Lower School
Year Appointed: 2006
Florida State University - B.A
Florida State University - M.A.

Marci Russell
Fifth Grade Teacher
Year Appointed: 2001
Florida State University - B.S. in Elementary Education

Carol Taggart
Middle School Art Teacher, PreK 3 Assistant
Year Appointed: 1995
Florida State University - B.A. In Fine Arts

Amy Taylor
First Grade Teacher
Year Appointed: 2002
Auburn University - B.S. Early Childhood Education

Kathryn Tindale
Kindergarten Assistant
Year Appointed: 1991

Amy Vernon
Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Director of Religious Education, Director of Alumni
Year Appointed: 1997
Florida State University - M.S. in Social Science Education

Jana Watterson
Fourth Grade Teacher
Year Appointed: 2011
Spring Hill College - M.A.T. Elementary Education
Auburn University - B.S. in Marketing

Karen Wells
Fourth Grade Teacher
Year Appointed: 2005
University of Kansas - B.S. in Elementary Ed

Sandra Wylie
Middle School Language Arts Teacher
Year Appointed: 1999
Florida State University - BA

Melissa Young
MIddle School Social Studies Teacher
Year Appointed: 2007
University of Central Florida - M.A. - Middle School Social Sciences
University of Florida - B.A. - Elementary Education