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Faculty - Teacher assisting student studying

I LOVE my teachers — especially how passionate they are about the subjects they teach and how much they care about the students. They really want to help us succeed and it shows.”

Faith Harcus A’20

Salem Academy teachers are fully invested in your success. They are also:

  • Highly-qualified, professional educators — 88% hold advanced degrees!
  • Committed to Salem — Average tenure: 17 years

Our students are a high caliber group. They are serious about learning and serious about making a difference. If anyone can fix what’s broken in the world, it’s these young women!”

Paul Allen, MS Ed., Science Teacher

Meet Salem’s Esteemed Faculty

“I had a lot of anxiety in middle school. Coming into Salem and being with understanding teachers has helped me a lot! I’ve gone farther than I imagined and I feel fully equipped to go to college and continue learning.”

Emma, A’21

Laura Bass, M.Ed. — Latin

Christopher Clary, Ph.D. — English

Michelle Hopkins Lawrence, M.A. — History

Ashley Pearson — Theater

Anna Gilliam — Art

Jessica Shellhamer, M.A. — English

Kris Sorrells, M.A. — Math

Sharon Spencer, M.A. — Biology

Anna Vance, M.A. — Math

Kara Weimer, M.Ed. — Math


Latest News

Announcing the President’s Advisory Council

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
I am pleased to share that the President’s Advisory Council, an initiative of Salem’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, has been established. The Council is one key way in which Salem is engaging with leaders and partners on these topics.

Reflections on Women’s Equality Day

Saturday, August 26, 2023
As we celebrate Women's Equality Day tomorrow, I have been thinking a lot about gender equity, the progress we have made, and the work still yet to be done, both here at Salem and across our society.

Triad Business Journal Recognizes Salem Academy Alum Kalin Griffin

Thursday, June 29, 2023
The Triad Business Journal recently profiled Kalin Griffin Bostwick (A’01) as a Leader in Diversity.