Faculty

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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 Shelby A’21

Paul Allen, M.S. — Physics

Laura Bass, M.Ed. — Latin

Betsy Boyd, M.A. — English, Director of Studies

Christopher Clary, Ph.D. — English

Brooke Coburn Hobbes ’10, M.A. — Chemistry

Lorie Howard, M.A. — Athletics, Athletic Director

Michelle Hopkins Lawrence, M.A. — History

Ashley Pearson — Theater

Betsy Overton, B.A. — History, Department Chair

Rev. Amy Rio, M.Div., D.Min. — Religion

Maria Knuckley Robinson ’88, M.A. — Art

Chris Royster, M.A. — History

Jessica Shellhamer, M.A. — English

Kris Sorrells, M.A. — Math, department Chair

Sharon Spencer, M.A. — Biology, Department Chair

Anna Vance, M.A. — Math

Kara Weimer, M.Ed. — Math

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