Get to Know New Faculty and Staff

With the coming of the 2011-12 school year, CJ welcomes seven new members to the faculty and staff. Get to know a little more about the latest Eagles educators before the first day of class for all students on Thursday, August 18!

MR. RICH CURLETT, FRENCH TEACHER
Rich spent time last year at CJ as a long term substitute teacher with the Foriegn Language department. He now joins the faculty full-time, teaching students taking French 1-4. "I’ve been working as a guidance counselor for the last 11 years, so I’m most looking forward to connecting with my students in a classroom setting,” Curlett said.

Fun Fact:  Rich is an avid gardener and enjoys spending the summer months working in the yard. He is also a big sports fan, but especially loves following football and the Boilermakers of Purdue University, his alma mater.

MS. JORDIE EDGEL, '05; MATH TEACHER
Jordie, a CJ and University of Dayton graduate, is coaching women's volleyball this fall and will join the math department to teach Algebra 2, Algebra 3/Trigonometry, and Honors Statistics. “I look forward to getting to know my students and players, and growing with them in all aspects of their education,” she said.

Fun Fact:  As a CJ senior in 2005, Jordie was voted Most Likely to Become a CJ Teacher by her classmates.

MS. LYNZEE JOHNSON, SCIENCE TEACHER
Lynzee will coach JV women's basketball and teach courses in Biology and Chemistry during her first year with CJ's Science department. The Dayton native completed her student-teaching at Bellbrook High School, her alma mater. "I’m excited to have the opportunity to coach Eagles basketball this season and, being from Dayton, I look forward to finally getting a chance to see what CJ is all about," Johnson said.

Fun Fact:  As a Division I basketball player at Marist College in New York, Lynzee helped lead the Red Foxes to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances during her time as a student-athlete, including one trip to the Sweet 16 in 2007 where she returned home to play at UD Arena.

MRS. MAURA LEMON, SCIENCE TEACHER
Maura recently graduated from the University of Dayton and student-taught at West Carrollton High School. She will teach Honors and CP Chemistry classes at CJ. “Now that I’ve completed my student teaching, I’m looking forward to having my own classroom and playing a more influential role in my students’ lives,” she said.

Fun Fact:  Mrs. Lemon comes to CJ from a family of seven brothers and sisters, of which she is the eldest. While attending UD, she ran track and cross country, earning the A-10 all-academic team award twice and eventually meeting her husband Matt—also a Flyers runner. Matt and Maura were married in June.

SR. NICOLE TRAHAN, FMI; RELIGION TEACHER; ASST. DIRECTOR, ACADEMICS; ASST. DIRECTOR, MINISTRY & SERVICE
Sr. Nicole will split time between teaching two religion courses and assisting in both the academic office and the office of ministry and service. “I am truly looking forward to becoming a part of the CJ community,” she said.

Fun Fact:  Sr. Nicole is a Marianist sister originally from San Antonio, Texas, where she attended Texas A&M. She enjoys watching Big 12 Conference football and rooting for the Aggies.

MS. ANDREA VARNEY, MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHER
During the 2010-11 school year, Andrea served CJ students coaching the Eagles Science Olympiad team. This year she joins the faculty part-time as a math and science teacher. “I can’t wait to meet my students and I look forward to becoming a bigger part of the community having already been introduced to CJ through the Science Olympiad team,” Varney said.

Fun Fact:  In May 2010, Andrea crossed the finish line at the Illinois Marathon in Champaign, completing her second 26.2 mile race. Her first came in 2009 at the Glass City Marathon in Toledo, and she says her goal is to run a marathon in every state.

MRS. NICOLE WILL, GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
Nicole joins the guidance team with a bachelor's degree from Ohio University and a master's degree from Wright State University. “I’m excited to really get to know the students and become involved with all aspects of the community, from helping with extracurricular activities to attending sporting events,” she said

Fun Fact:  During the summer months, Mrs. Will spent only seven days at home in Dayton, traveling instead to Florida, Washington, D.C., and North Carolina's Outer Banks.

 

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Back row (L to R): Maura Lemon; Andrea Varney; Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI; Jordie Edgel, ‘05. Front row (L to R): Nicole Will; Rich Curlett; Lynzee Johnson