Faculty Directory

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

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. Ann Cureton

Registrar

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

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…

Mr. Joel Decker

Instructor in Humanities

Following years of rich work with youth in Ohio, Joel Decker came to North Carolina to attend Duke Divinity School with his wife in order to be better equipped for work in Catholic catechesis. “I loved about every minute of my…

Mr. Clint Eaton

Instructor in Science and Mathematics

Clint Eaton was born in New York and raised primarily on the east coast. “Drawn to my extended family and beautiful part of the country,” he says--and keen to study chemistry--he decided to pursue his undergraduate studies at…

Mrs. Julie Eaton

Instructor in Science and Mathematics

Julie Eaton has long expressed a love of teaching in her work. Whether as a “TA” in secondary and college science labs or as a tutor for members of Maine’s Wabanaki Tribe, her greatest joy has been to help students discover their…

Ms. Christina Geradts

Student Life Coordinator and Instructor in Humanities

Christina Geradts’s family moved around often, but somehow she always found her way back to North Carolina. Always grateful to her parents for valuing Catholic education, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in Catholic education…

Mrs. Kelly Jackson

Instructor in Science and Mathematics

Kelly Jackson was born and raised in New Jersey, where she attended Catholic schools. “Drawn to a warmer climate,” she says, and keen to study engineering, she decided to pursue her studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology…

Mr. Charles McCants

Student Life Coordinator and Instructor in Humanities

Charles McCants was born and raised in Raleigh, but went off to Virginia for greater formation in the Classics and Theology. During college he spent a number of weeks at Holy Cross Abbey, a Cistercian monastery in Northern Virginia…

Ms. Emily Nye

Instructor in Humanities

Emily Nye was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. Wanting to find in her learning “a satisfying response to the restless human heart,” she studied at Franciscan University and later at Notre Dame, where she read St. Augustine…

Mr. Dan Rolando

Instructor in Science and Mathematics

Daniel Rolando believes in lifelong learning. “The world is a beautiful, new, and exciting place when you are constantly in search of expanding your mind and your perspective. I hope to impart this mindset to students. If a student…

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…