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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

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Latest News

Cherokee Commemoration

Thursday, November 17, 2022
On October 22, more than 30 descendants of Cherokee Moravian students, who attended Salem in the 19th century, came to campus for a celebration to commemorate their ancestors.

Today We Honor Those Who Served

Friday, November 11, 2022
To our Salem community members and loved ones who have selflessly served in our armed forces, we thank you and appreciate your sacrifice.

Junéja, Peck, Juran, Moulton and Zifchak Join Salem Academy and College

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
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