Academic and social life being intertwined at Thomas Jefferson (TJ), teachers and students form bonds that extend beyond the classroom. Our students' admiration of and respect for their teachers derives not only from the faculty's skills within their disciplines but also—and especially—from every teacher's devotion to every student's growth and success. Like capable parents, faculty members support and encourage students even while holding them accountable. 

Faculty

Angela Audet
Angela Audet
Instructor in English
Joined TJS in 2013

Education

B.A. University of Maine
M.A. University of New Hampshire 
TESL Diploma, Canadian
 College of Educators

Robin Berger
Robin Berger
Instructor in Performing Arts
Joined TJS in 1999

Education

BFA Webster University 

Stephen Braun, Ph.D.
Stephen Braun, Ph.D.
Chair, Math Department; Instructor in Math & Science
Joined TJS in 2012

Education

B.A. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

M.A. Saint Louis University

Ph.D & MBA Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Amanda Correa
Amanda Correa
Director of Residential Life
Joined TJS in 2014

Education
B.A. Binghamton University 

Marie DeJesus
Marie DeJesus
Director of Student Affairs; Chair, Science Department; Instructor in Math & Science
Joined TJS in 1989

Education

B.A. Kenyon College

M.A. University of Missouri, St. Louis

Karen L. Fairbank, J.D.
Karen L. Fairbank, J.D.
Director of College Counseling; Student Activities; Instructor in English & Social Studies
Joined TJS in 1984

Education

B.A.  

J.D.

M.A.T. Washington University in St. Louis

Meredith Foster
Meredith Foster
Instructor in Visual Arts
Joined TJS in 2014

Education
BFA School of Art Institute of Chicago
MFA Washington University in St. Louis

Beth Human, Ph.D.
Beth Human, Ph.D.
Instructor in English & Social Studies
Joined TJS in 2014

Education 
B.A. Willamette University
Ph.D. St. Louis University

Robert Lippert
Robert Lippert
Instructor in Performing Arts
Joined TJS in 2016

Education

B.A. Washington University
M.A. Washington University

Myra Miller, Ph.D.
Myra Miller, Ph.D.
Instructor in Digital Arts
Joined TJS in 2017

Education

B.A. Drury University

M.Ed. Drury University

Ph.D. St. Louis University

James Pesek
James Pesek
Instructor in Italian & Math
Joined TJS in 2013; TJ Graduate

Education

B.A. Wesleyan University 

Heidi Pieroni
Heidi Pieroni
Instructor in Math & Science
Joined TJS in 2014

Education
B.A. St. Louis University
M.S. University of Pennsylvania

Boaz Roth
Boaz Roth
Director of Athletics; Chair, English Department; Instructor in Classical Languages, English & Math
Joined TJS in 1994

Education 

B.A. American University 

M.A. St. John's College, Annapolis 

Jane Roth
Jane Roth
Director of Academics; Instructor in English and Classical Languages
Joined TJS in 1996; TJ Graduate

Education

B.A. Kenyon College 

Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith
Instructor in French & English
Joined TJS in 2014

Education 
B.A. Mississippi State University
A.M. University of Chicago
M.A. Maryville University 

Ashley Troutman
Ashley Troutman
Instructor in Digital Arts
Joined TJS in 2013

Education

B.A. Clemson University 

M.F.A. Clemson University 

Matthew Troutman, Ph.D.
Matthew Troutman, Ph.D.
Director of Teaching and Learning; Instructor in Math and Science
Joined TJS in 2011

Education 

B.S. Roanoke College 

M.S. Clemson University 

Ph.D. Clemson University 

M.Ed. Columbia University

Administration

Dale Bording
Dale Bording
Business Officer
Joined TJS in 2012

Education 

B.S. University of Missouri, St. Louis 

 

Erin Walsh
Erin Walsh
Director of Admissions and Communication
Joined TJS in 2017

Education

B.A. University of Missouri - Columbia

M.A. University of Missouri - Columbia

Elizabeth L. Holekamp, Ph.D.
Elizabeth L. Holekamp, Ph.D.
Head of School
Joined TJS in 2011

Education

 B.A. University of  Missouri
 M.A. University of Missouri 
 Ph.D. Indiana University

Kathleen Kelly
Kathleen Kelly
Director of Development and Constituent Relations
Joined TJS in 2015

Education

B.A. Lindenwood University

 

Toby Turnbough
Toby Turnbough
Director of Facilities
Joined TJS in 1999

Staff

Anne Benson
Anne Benson
Resident Assistant
Joined TJS in 2013

Education 

B.S. Vanderbilt University

M.S.W. candidate, Washington University in St. Louis

Lily Baumgarn
Lily Baumgarn
Food Service & Facilities Services
Joined TJS in 1997

Education

Commerce College, Philippines 

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Carlos Burgos
Resident Assistant
Joined TJS in 2016

Education
B.A. Webster University
M.A. Webster University 

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Jarel Russell
Head Resident Assistant
Joined TJS in 2016

Education 

University of Kansas

Clinical Nurse Leader candidate,  Saint Louis University 

 

Abby Driemeier
Abby Driemeier
Food Service & Facilities Services
Joined TJS in 2013

Education

St. Louis University, Madrid, Spain

L'Ecole Culinaire in St. Louis

 

Kim Fiala
Kim Fiala
Assistant to Head/Registrar
Joined TJS in 2006

Education

American Society of Administrative Professionals

Clayton Gardner
Clayton Gardner
Custodian
Joined TJS in 1995
Matt George
Matt George
Executive Chef
Joined TJS in 2014

Education 

BFA (Photography, Design/Drawing) University Of Missouri, St. Louis 

 

Sherry Noonan
Sherry Noonan
Bookkeeper

Education

B.S. Missouri State College

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Molly Greenfield
Resident Assistant
Joined TJS in 2016

Education
B.S. Hope College
M.S.W. candidate, Washington University in St. Louis 

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Christa Cunningham
Resident Assistant
Joined TJS in 2016


 

 

Rose Winkelmann
Rose Winkelmann
Nurse
Joined TJS in 2014

Education
RN, BSN St. Louis University

Julie Blucker
Julie Blucker
Food Service
Joined TJS in 2014

 

 

 

Eric Muren
Eric Muren
Facilities Assistant
Joined TJS in 2015
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Chelsea Williams
Resident Assistant
Joined TJS in 2016

Education

Smith College

Post-Baccalaureate candidate, Saint Louis University