Faculty Directory

The opportunity to work on the leading edge of independent Catholic preparatory education draws qualified, powerful, and passionate teachers to STMA.  Serving together with high collaboration and a shared vision, our talented team works tirelessly to form every student for authentic Christian excellence.

Mrs. Ann Cureton

Registrar

Ann Cureton is the Academy’s registrar and administrative assistant to the leadership team. She supports families with RenWeb, FACTS tuition payment, and all matters of student records. “I came to St. Thomas More after five years…

Dr. Jake Noland

Dean of Faculty

Jake Noland was born and raised in Virginia, and as the son of a Methodist minister he lived all around the state. He began studying philosophy during his first semester at UVA and started teaching it as a graduate at Texas A…

Mrs. Stormy Noland

Admissions Director

Stormy Noland was born and raised in Louisiana and attended Texas A&M University, where she met her husband, Dr. Jake Noland. After finishing her undergraduate studies she worked in mental health and foster care/adoption for over…

Ms. Amanda Bambury

Instructor in Humanities (grades 9-12)

Amanda Bambury was raised at the base of Pikes Peak in Colorado. She first experienced the beauty of Catholic education at the University of Notre Dame, where she studied French and Italian literature. Formed by the Congregation…

Mr. Randall Blessing

Instructor in Science and Mathematics (grades 9-12)

Mr. Blessing sees mathematics and science as forms of play and exploration. “As I teach physics and mathematics I want students to think about situations and problems with me and to experience learning as a process toward fuller…

Mrs. Luisana Briceño

Instructor in Humanities and Languages (grades 6-12)

Luisana Paiva-Briceño was born and raised in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, and came to the United States in 2004. Before coming to STMA she worked as a bilingual teaching consultant at the University of North Carolina and Florida International…

Mrs. Kristy Chandler

Instructor in Humanities and the Performing Arts (grades 6-12)

Mrs. Chandler is the Academy student’s first encounter with the Trivium, the heart of classical education. “As a linguist I am thrilled that we devote substantial time to the study of language. Its exploration paves the way for…

Mr. Michael D'Andrea

Instructor in Science and Mathematics (grades 9-12)

Michael D’Andrea studied engineering at the United States Naval Academy and then continued his studies in Pensacola, training as a pilot. “I saw first hand how the critical thinking and the systematic approach to problem solving…

Ms. Shari Huggett-Milton

Instructor in Non-Cognitive Skills (grades 11-12)

An accomplished artist and entrepreneur in dance, Ms. Shari Huggett-Milton founded one of Raleigh's most successful  studies, Southern Star. In her studio the "culture and philosophy is simple: treat others as we would like to…

Mrs. Kelly Jackson

Instructor in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering (grades 6-12)

Kelly Jackson was born and raised in New Jersey where she attended Catholic school through high school. Drawn to a warmer climate with the ability to study engineering, she got her bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering…

Mrs. Kate Kirkpatrick

Instructor in Humanities and Agricultural Science (grades 6-12)

Kate Kirkpatrick was born and raised in Chicago. She teaches core and elective courses in history and agriculture for both the middle and upper schools.  Mrs. Kirkpatrick graduated magna cum laude from Franciscan University. …

Reverend Monsignor Jeffrey Ingham

Spiritual Director

Monsignor Jeffrey Ingham was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Borromeo Seminary College in Cleveland, earning his B.A. in Scholastic Philosophy in 1969. He then attended St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in…