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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

Salem Academy and College Presents Author Sami Schalk

Monday, March 20, 2023
Salem Academy and College, in partnership with Bookmarks, will present author Sami Schalk, Ph.D. on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m.

Salem Academy and College Establishes Future of the Academy Building Task Force

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Salem is exploring the future possibilities for the Salem Academy building with the assistance of Salem Academy alumnae, current staff and community members. This work will result in a plan by the end of 2023 for future use of this important landmark in our community.

PBS North Carolina to Debut “Journey to Salem” Documentary

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
PBS North Carolina will debut the “Journey to Salem” documentary on Wednesday, March 15 at 8 p.m.