Faculty & Staff

Dickie Sompayrac, President
dickie.sompayrac@knoxvillecatholic.com

Mr. Sompayrac joined Knoxville Catholic High School as Principal in 2005, bringing 15 years of experience in Catholic education. He began his teaching career as Director of Admissions at Notre Dame High School, and taught Chemistry at all levels. Mr. Sompayrac joined Bishop England High School in Charleston, South Carolina in 1998, where he taught Chemistry for 4 years before being named as Dean of Faculty and Co-Disciplinarian in 1999. Mr. Sompayrac has a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision, both from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Staff

Sarah Bailey
Assistant Athletic Director
sarah.bailey@knoxvillecatholic.com

Barbara Carter
Assistant to the President
info@knoxvillecatholic.com

Megan Locke Erpenbach
Community Relations Coordinator
megan.erpenbach@knoxvillecatholic.com

Kathy Ferowich
Receptionist
kathy.ferowich@knoxvillecatholic.com

Jill Gilbertson
Assistant Business Manager
jill.gilbertson@knoxvillecatholic.com

Perry Harbin
Technology Coordinator
it@knoxvillecatholic.com

Suzanne Judd
Registrar/Bookstore
suzanne.judd@knoxvillecatholic.com 

Diannah Eagle Miller
Director of Development and Alumni Affairs
diannah.miller@knoxvillecatholic.com

Joni Punch
Dean of Admissions/Freshman Advisor
joni.punch@knoxvillecatholic.com

Ore Pumariega
Dean of Students
ore.pumariega@knoxvillecatholic.com

Eunice Stearns
Administrative Assistant
eunice.stearns@knoxvillecatholic.com

Jason Surlas
Athletic Director
jason.surlas@knoxvillecatholic.com

Christina Walker
Business Manager
christina.walker@knoxvillecatholic.com  

Jane Walker
Academic Dean
jane.walker@knoxvillecatholic.com

Steve Walker
Business Office
steve.walker@knoxvillecatholic.com

Faith Development

Rev. Christopher Manning
School Chaplain/Religion
cmanning@knoxvillecatholic.com

Guidance

Kat Coy
School Counselor, A – G
kat.coy@knoxvillecatholic.com

Tammy Hopson
Guidance Assistant
tammy.hopson@knoxvillecatholic.com

Melinda Kirk
School Counselor, H – N
melinda.kirk@knoxvillecatholic.com

Mary Ann Merrell
Learning Center Assistant
maryann.merrell@knoxvillecatholic.com

Chris Morgan
School Counselor, O – Z
chris.morgan@knoxvillecatholic.com

Lynne Rucinski
Learning Specialist
lynne.rucinski@knoxvillecatholic.com

Faculty

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Justin Anderson
Driver’s Education/Personal Finance

Debra Asplund
Mathematics

Carmen Barrera
Chemisty

David Bartlett
Mathematics

Bradford Bosarge
Religion

Lindsey Bosma
Spanish

Alex Bowers
Lifetime Wellness

Melissa Briggeman
Dance

Father Tony Budnick
Broadcasting/Speech

Erin Chady
Social Studies

Susan Clifton
English

Lois Dalton
French

Sr. Susanna Edmunds, O.P.
Religion

Les Greer 
Lifetime Wellness

Shannon Hamblen
Social Studies

Dawn Harbin
Librarian/Media Specialist

Father Michael Hendershott
Religion

Joe Hollander
Mathematics

Mary Hook
Choral Accompanist

Mike Hutchens
Social Studies

Mary Julian
Fine Arts

Dr. Kelly Kearse
Science

Sr. John Catherine Kennedy,O.P.
Religion

Jarred Kimutis
Religion

John LaForest
Science

Ashley Lawrence
French

Steve Matthews
Lifetime/Wellness

Sr. Joanna McCormack, O.P.
Religion

Marcus McDonald
Lifetime/Wellness/Science

Kathy McGranaghan
Mathematics

Jessica Majers-Rankin
Theater

Caleb Moore
Lifetime Wellness

Deb Murray
English

Nikki Mynatt
English

Sean O’Neil
Science

Doug Parris
Mathematics

Jennifer Parris
Mathematics

Susan Passarello
Fine Arts-Visual Arts

Sarah Payne
Latin

Philip Petree
Social Studies

Liberty Phillips
English/Yearbook

Saxon Prater
English

Jay Romines
Fine Arts-Band

Susie Rowland
Mathematics

Danielle Sanok
English

Peggy Settlemyer
Mathematics

Luzzette Slough
Spanish

Steve Souder
Religion

Joe Stackhouse
Logic

Anna Turner
Science

Daniel Varnell
Mathematics/Fine Arts

Tammy Walden
Science

Adam Walker
Social Studies

Ashley Wallace
Foreign Language

Jennifer Williams
English

Joan Williams
English