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Salem Academy Welcomes New Faculty and Staff for 2014-2015 Academic Year

Friday, September 5, 2014

In its 243rd year of educating bright young women, Salem Academy is proud to have an accomplished group of educators and staff members who support our students in each area of their lives. From academics to residential life, these individuals will contribute significantly to Salem’s highly recognized faculty and staff:

Suzanne Hanna has joined Salem Academy’s faculty to teach English. After receiving degrees in English and African-American studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she continued her education at Clemson University, earning a M.Ed. in Secondary English and an Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision. She joins Salem Academy after spending several years in various teaching and administrative roles – most recently as the Assistant Principal at Mt. Tabor High School.

Mamie Murphy recently received her Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University and joins Salem Academy as a religion teacher – instructing Biblical Narratives and World Religions.

Tereena Bryan is a House Counselor and a 2014 graduate of Salem College, where she was the Salem College Admissions Senior Fellow during the 2013-2014 academic year. A fellow 2014 graduate, Samantha Smith joins her, after having completed work-study at the Academy during the past several years.

Tiera Graveley will also fulfill House Counselor duties. She is a recent graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where she earned a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. 2010 Salem Academy graduate Alison Elster has moved into the role of Director of Residential Life Programming and will be working with all House Counselors to ensure that Salem’s boarding students have a safe and fun year.

2003 Salem Academy graduate Felecia Penn is serving as the new Director of Activities, coordinating weekend trips and outings and special events for both boarding and day students. She is a graduate of East Carolina University and returns to Salem after spending several years working for the Girl Scouts.

Salem Academy faculty and staff members are passionate, highly qualified professionals, and include Fulbright recipients, Teacher of the Year, and leaders in the National AP organization.

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