Meet Our Staff

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Meet Our Staff 2019-10-18T10:11:30-05:00

Administration

Ms. Ann Feltner, Principal

This will be Ms. Feltner’s 5th year as principal of Saint Peter’s Catholic School in beautiful Beaufort, SC. Ms. Feltner has lived in Beaufort since 1996, and Saint Peter’s is her beloved parish. Ms. Feltner was a Saint Peter’s school parent, a teacher’s aide, a teacher (Pre-K, 3rd grade, 5th grade, as well as middle school Religion and English), and now an administrator. Four of her six children graduated from Saint Peter’s.

Ms. Feltner truly loves Saint Peter’s with a goal to lead this school to excellence and to see that it is always at the heart of this parish. She is truly devoted and committed to Catholic education and believes that our children are the future of the Catholic Church!

Ms. Feltner grew up in Ohio and attended Catholic schools all her life to the 12th grade. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina’s Education program and has completed the Educational Leadership Master’s program at the University of Dayton. She is the mother of six; 5 boys and 1 girl, (ages 21 to 40) and has 9 grandchildren. God is Good all the time!

Mrs. Jessica Green, Executive Assistant

Mrs. Jessica Green has been a member of our Saint Peter’s School family since January 2017. She was born and raised in Beaufort, SC and attended Saint Peter’s Catholic School, when we opened in 1991, before moving. Mrs. Green graduated from The University of South Carolina in Columbia, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and Informational Studies with a focus in Public Relations.

She has been married since 2012 to her husband Creg. They have a daughter, Payton, who is enrolled in the K5 program at Saint Peter’s, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, named Sadie.

Teachers

Mrs. Joy Atkins, Pre-K3

Mrs. Joy Atkins is the Pre-K3 teacher at Saint Peter’s. She has been a part of our school family since 2006. She was born and raised here in Beaufort, SC. Joy has always had a love for children and a passion for shaping the lives of others. Joy has a daughter who is enrolled in our K4 class. Mrs. Joy enjoys traveling, helping others, spending time with family and most of all being a mom.

Mrs. Joy loves teaching Pre-K3 and enjoys all the exploring, learning, and fun she is able to have with her students. She is looking forward to sharing many exciting adventures with her students this year!

Mrs. Gail Shannon, Pre-K3 Assistant

Mrs. Gail Shannon is our beloved Pre-K3 Assistant and has been with Saint Peter’s Catholic School since 2000. She was born and raised in Latrobe, PA. She attended Bradford Business Institute in Pittsburgh, PA.

Mrs. Shannon has two daughters, both who attended Saint Peter’s. She enjoys working with the children and loves being part of the Saint Peter’s Catholic School family.

Mrs. Leyla Heightland, Pre-K4 Teacher

Mrs. Leyla Heightland is the Pre-K4 teacher at Saint Peter’s Catholic School. This is her first year at Saint Peter’s but her sixth year of teaching. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Mrs. Heightland is a graduate of Western Governors University where she majored in Early Childhood Education. She obtained a certification in Spanish, Read to Succeed as well as Handwriting without Tears.

Mrs. Andrea Runyan, Pre-K4 Assistant

Mrs. Andrea Runyan is excited to join the wonderful staff of Saint Peter’s Catholic School! She is helping teach the cardinal foundations of the Catholic faith and early learning academics to the Pre-K4 class as their teacher aide.

Mrs. Runyan received her education from Columbia College of SC with a degree in Communication Science and Leadership. She began working in various ministries and positions in Lowcountry churches, all of which involved working with young children. She knew that she had a passion for teaching and helping children connect their life to the Christian faith. She feels beyond blessed to be working here this year.

Mrs. Siobhan Magin, Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Siobhan Magin is teaching Kindergarten this year.  She and her husband enjoy spending time on the water, playing with their pets, and reading. This is her first year at Saint Peter’s Catholic School.

Mrs. Magin received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a special concentration in the fine arts from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  She earned her Master’s in Elementary Education with a focus in children’s literacy at North Carolina State University. She is a parishioner and serves as a Proclaimer of the Word and Eucharistic Minister.

Mrs. Robin Monroe, 1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Robin Monroe is our first-grade teacher. She has three grown children and has a child in Heaven. She has authored four children’s books over the years. This is her first year at Saint Peter’s Catholic School.

She graduated from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia with a degree in Elementary Education K-8. She holds a South Carolina teaching certificate in Elementary Education and is certified in Elementary Education by the Association of Christian Schools International. Mrs. Monroe has taught kindergarten, second grade, third grade, fourth grade and K-6th grade art.

Mrs. Christie Mauritz, 2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Christie Mauritz is the second-grade teacher at Saint Peter’s Catholic School. She is a native of Greenville, South Carolina and moved to Beaufort two years ago. She is married and has two sons. This is her second year at our school.

Mrs. Mauritz graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education at Columbia College. She has taught in several Catholic elementary schools in Greenville, South Carolina.

Mrs. Donilyn Mills, 3rd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Donilyn Mills is teaching 3rd grade.  She is married and has a daughter.  She has lived in Beaufort for most of her life.  She has been teaching at Saint Peter’s Catholic School for two years as the Librarian/Technology Specialist.

Mrs. Mills graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Education. She holds a Master’s degree in Technology in the Classroom from Lesley University. She has taught third grade for ten years in Beaufort County Public Schools.

Miss Elise Segally, 4th Grade Teacher

Miss Elise Segally teaches fourth grade at Saint Peter’s Catholic School. This is her third year at our school.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education, K-6th grades from Kutztown State University in Pennsylvania. She also holds a specialization in Science and Social Studies for grades four through eight. While in Pennsylvania, she taught for two years.

Mrs. Karen Kessinger, 5th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Karen Kessinger begins her seventh year of teaching here at Saint Peter’s Catholic School. Before coming to Saint Peter’s, she taught at Infant of Prague Catholic School in Jacksonville, NC. She teaches fifth grade Elementary Language Arts (ELA), Religion, and Math, as well as sixth grade Religion and Math.

Mrs. Kessinger received her Bachelor of Education degree at UNCW in Wilmington, NC. She is married and has five children and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Holly Mills, 6th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Holly Mills is the sixth-grade teacher at Saint Peter’s Catholic School. This is her third year at our school.

Mrs. Mills attended the University of Georgia, where she studied Liberal Arts. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida. She completed the elementary teacher program at Wheelock College and obtained a South Carolina certification for grades two through six. She has been teaching in the classroom since 2005.

Mrs. Karin Bennett, PE Teacher/Athletic Director

Mrs. Karin Bennett will be teaching Physical Education at Saint Peter’s Catholic School this year to grades Pre-K3 through sixth grade

Mrs. Bennett graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing.  For one year she specialized in Elementary Education at Conway Elementary School. She has been at Saint Peter’s for one year and was a first-grade teachers’ assistant during the 2018/2019 school year.

Mrs. Lynne Milner, Art Teacher

Mrs. Lynne Milner is the Art Teacher at Saint Peter’s Catholic School. She has been teaching for over twenty years. This is Mrs. Milner’s third year at our school.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the University of Georgia. Mrs. Milner has taught in both public and private schools.

Mrs. Elena Amador, Spanish Teacher

Mrs. Elena Amador is from Colombia, South America. She is married and has one daughter. Mrs. Amador teaches Spanish to all grade levels, Pre-K3 through 6th. This is her third year at Saint Peter’s Catholic School.

Mrs. Amador holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Modern Languages and a Master’s Degree in Education. She has taught English as a foreign language for several years in her home country and has taught the Spanish language while living in France.

Mr. Taylor Runyan, Music Teacher

Mr. Taylor Runyan is the Music Teacher at Saint Peter’s Catholic School. This is his first year at Saint Peter’s.

He received his undergraduate degree from Furman University. Prior to accepting the position of music teacher at our school, Mr. Runyan has had experience with various companies around Beaufort County. He has also been teaching music and giving piano lessons to students during that time.

Mrs. Melanie Coombes, Librarian/Technology Specialist

Mrs. Melanie Coombes is our Librarian/Technology specialist for grades K3 to sixth grade.  Mrs. Coombes received her Bachelor of Science in Communications from Norwich University in Vermont.  Her elementary certification (K-6) was from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. This is her first year at Saint Peter’s school but her tenth year teaching.

Mrs. Coombes is married and has one child.  They have been living in Beaufort for 3 years and are happy to call this home.

Staff

Mrs. Deborah Marzluff, Educational Consultant

Mrs. Deborah Marzluff is the Education Consultant at Saint Peter’s Catholic School. This is her fifth year at our school. Mrs. Marzluff has over forty years in the education field. She has taught in public schools for the majority of her career. She is originally from Charleston and was educated in Catholic schools there. She and her husband graduated from Bishop England High School. They have two sons.

Mrs. Marzluff earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina. She furthered her educational studies by earning her Masters in New Professional Studies, Education at George Mason University. She holds a South Carolina teaching credential.

Mrs. Dori Lassey, Learning Center Director

Mrs. Lassey is the Learning Center Director and Reading Specialist for grades K through 6th. She enjoys supporting young students by targeting their specific needs and watching them blossom into readers.

Through her ongoing educational pursuits, Mrs. Lassey has attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Early Childhood Education and an Educational Specialist Degree in Teaching with a focus on literacy. She has taught in Department of Defense schools for thirty-seven years and has over forty-two years’ experience in the field of education. This will be her second year at Saint Peter’s Catholic School.

Mrs. Gil Westerfield, Math Specialist

Mrs. Westerfield retired from Laurel Bay Schools in June 2016 with 27 years of experience in the Department of Defense School System. She is now the Learning Center Math Specialist for second through sixth grades.

Mrs. Westerfield holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s of Education from Cambridge College.  She is also certified as a Reading Specialist in grades K through 5th. Last year was her first year at Saint Peter’s Catholic School.