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Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School - Faculty and Staff

Faculty & Staff


Patrick J. Yuran



“After having taught at the University level and in public education for several years, I entered the wonderful world of private Catholic Education and have never looked back! I love working with students in a faith-based environment and am thrilled to be a part of the MDCHS family. All members of our community are exceptional humanitarians and motivated by our mission to radiate the lord!”

Gail Parker


Assistant Principal, Mathematics Teacher

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phillipians 4:13


Karah Bennett


Math and Science Teacher

"On a good day, enjoy yourself; On a bad day, examine your conscience. God arranges for both kinds of days So that we won’t take anything for granted." Ecclesiastes 7:14
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." C. S. Lewis

Simon Brittan


English Teacher, Spanish Teacher

“I am delighted and proud to be part of a school with so genuine a sense of community.”

Nelson Caviness


Math and Computer Apps Teacher

"Don't go to the grave with life unused" - Coach Bobby Bowden

Anna Conti


English Teacher, Latin Teacher

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” - Henry David Thoreau

Joyce Craft


Chorus Teacher

“If pleaseing people were my goal, I would not be Christ's servant.” -- Galatians 1:10

Nathan Edwards


Theology Teacher, Chair of the STREAM Department

“I want to share my knowledge with the next generation and continue to learn in everything that I do. I see my time at MDCHS as one of those experiences and opportunities.”

Carrie Herring


Science Teacher

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -- Walt Disney.

Stephanie Howe


Spanish Teacher, Dean of the Student Services

“It is a blessing and an honor to teach at MDCHS where we value not only our specialty areas but also competence, conscience, compassion, confidence, and courage.”

Thomas Hurst


Science Teacher

“No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.“ Emma Goldman

Linda McKown


Mathematics Teacher, Interim Chair of the Humanities Department

I encourage each of our students to renew their strength every year. If they do, "They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31

Scott Murphy


Media Center Specialist, Math and Art Teacher, Atheletics Director

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” - Steve Prefontaine

Robert A. Portnoy


Social Science Teacher

“It’s only after we have been emptied of all our vain hopes, all our petty desires and cherished illusions, that we can be useful to others.” - Robert Van Gulik, Necklace and Calabash

Paul Quick


English Teacher, Registrar/Director of Admissions

“All serious daring starts from within.” - Eudora Welty

Sandra Reinhardt


Science Teacher

“Do what you love, and let be what you do, and love what you do...”

Gregory Tipton


History/Theology Teacher

“ You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing...There is only one place to start: the place where man's singularity is there for all to see and cannot be called into question, even in a new age in which everything else is in dispute. That singularity is language...” —Walker Percy

Kathryn Woodruff


English & Latin Teacher

“The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.” — William Morris

Chunhua Zhao


Math Teacher, Technology Coordinator

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5


Regina Blackwell



“I enjoy working at MDCHS because of the warm friendly atmosphere. Everyone here brings something special and unique to the school. The smiling faces of the students and the commitment of the faculty and staff really make MDCHS a very special place.”

Chris Enghauser


Band Director

“The quality of the education and the quality of the students here at Donovan make it a wonderful place to teach. The students have it made here!”

Ed Rock


Academic Advisor, School Counselor

“Some leaders make the right decisions others make the decision right, some do the right things but others do things right.”

Lillian Rock


Academic Support

“Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trisha Stephens


Director of Advancement

“We receive enlightenment only in proportion as we give ourselves more and more completely to God by humble submission and love.” - Thomas Merton

Carl Veal


Director of Facilities & Transportation

“Whole life as God's servant. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.”

Vickie Yaughn


Administrative Assistant

“What I like most about being at MDCHS is the smiles on the students faces and their positive attitudes.”

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