MRS. LEIGH ANN WEARNE, Dean of Students
Mrs. Wearne graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Choral Music Education from Florida State University. She subsequently taught Chorus and AP Music Theory at North Gwinnett High School for 11 years. Mrs. Wearne was also selected as the North Gwinnett HS Teacher of the Year in 2005 and graduated from the Gwinnett County Teachers As Leaders Program in 2007. For four years, she served as the Georgia American Choral Directors Association Repertoire and Standards Chair for Women’s Choirs, and she chaired the performing arts department at North Gwinnett for three years. Leigh Ann and her husband, Eric, live in Suwanee and have four children.
MRS. ANA PARISELLI, Dean of Academics
Mrs. Pariselli began her career as a Human Resource Trainer for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Toronto, Ontario. She and her family moved to Atlanta where she worked as a Pre K teacher at St. Benedicts Catholic Church for 3 years. Mrs. Pariselli left teaching to work in Human Resources for American Retail Group. In 1998 she joined the staff at St. Pius X Catholic High School. While at St. Pius, Mrs. Pariselli performed various duties including teaching Spanish, Admissions, Registrar, developing curriculum, and helping to integrate technology into the classrooms Mrs. Pariselli holds a BA in Spanish and Business Administration from Mary Baldwin College and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.
DR. TRACY BLANKENSHIP, Family Support Coordinator
Dr. Tracy Blankenship began her career with a B.S.Ed. degree in special education from the University of Georgia. Continuing at The University of Georgia, she earned her M.Ed. in special education focusing on students with high incidence disabilities and technology use to enhance classroom instruction. She taught high school for four years at North Gwinnett High School and then left to work as the program coordinator for The University of Georgia special education department on the Gwinnett campus. In 2006 she earned her Ph.D. in special education focusing on assessment and school law and policy. She worked as a professor of education for both The University of Georgia and Georgia Gwinnett College before deciding to stay home full time and homeschool her 3 children.