My name is Price Chadwick and I have taught physics and coding at St. Andrew's for 13 years. After graduating from the US Naval Academy in 2000 with a BS in physics, I was in submarines for 5 years where I was involved in reactor operations. As well as teaching physics and robotics at St. Andrew's, I am the boys' cross country coach for 7th - 12th grade. I also coached track and field for 12 years. My wife and I have a son going into 6th grade as well as a dog and 2 cats. I believe that a basic level of understanding of coding is necessary for anyone wanting to be involved in any technical field.
Hi, I’m Trish Martin. I have been in education for over 25 years and still find it exciting. I worked in Virginia and Texas before moving to the great state of Mississippi almost two years ago with my two wonderful little Chihuahuas, Tank and Bella. I am excited to be offering the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles (APCSP) course. I was invited to train with faculty from UT--Austin as they developed a curriculum under the supervision of the College Board when they launched this course in the fall of 2016. APCSP is an inclusive course designed for all students to explore programming, computational thinking, and the impacts of computing in our lives. It is an engaging, project-based course for students to develop skills and explore projects that are meaningful to their lives. I am thrilled to offer this course and look forward to having you in class.
I am Donna Patrick. I am so excited about returning to St. Andrew’s to teach Advanced Placement Human Geography. After a 39-year teaching career (the last 26 at St. Andrew’s), I retired in the spring of 2019. I have an undergraduate degree from Sewanee: The University of the South and a master’s degree from The University of Alabama. My hobbies include baking and knitting. My husband and I moved to the Dallas area last year to be nearer our children and grandchildren. It is wonderful to be here, but I have missed the St. Andrew’s community. I am excited about the opportunity to reconnect.
Hello! My name is Emily Philpott and I live in MS with my husband, two children, and dog. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a Master’s in Teaching, I have spent the past 18 years in the classroom. This will be my third year at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School where I serve as Associate Director of Global Studies along with teaching history and science courses. Through the years I have been a department chair, tennis coach, Model UN advisor, and international trip leader. I am a National Geographic Certified Educator, a Peace Teacher with the United States Institute of Peace, a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow, a Transatlantic Outreach Fellow and an AP Reader. I am passionate about global education and hope that students leave my courses with a greater understanding and appreciation of the world and the skills and confidence to create positive change. In addition, I am fascinated by cognitive science and its application to teaching and learning. I am thrilled to be a Virtual Saints teacher!
Hi! I'm Linda Rodriguez. I enjoy cooking, watching Disney+, and spending time with my family, 3 cats, and an ill behaved dog. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Antiquities, a Master’s degree in Educational Policy: Global Studies and I’ve been teaching for 27 years. As a St. Andrew's teacher, my mission is to challenge each of my students to think. I believe that everyone's story is important and, by learning about social justice both here at home and around the world, we can learn to value each other's journey. I am excited to be teaching in the Virtual Saints program and I know it will be a transformative experience for all of us!
Hi! My name is Julie Rust, and I’m currently the Associate Head of the MS & US: Teaching, Learning, and Innovation. I have spent the last seventeen years teaching in a host of settings: from middle school/high school English to undergraduate and graduate education courses. In 2013, I earned a Ph.D. in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education from Indiana University Bloomington, and my dissertation work examined the interplay of new media and traditional literacy practices. My current research interests reside at the intersection of teacher development, multimodal composition, and dialogue across differences. But my first love was working with youth to develop their writing voice, because I believe that communicating with clarity and confidence is central to participating in life to the fullest. I am thrilled to have the chance to learn alongside high school students again through this Virtual Saints course.
Hi! I’m Wesley Saylor. I’ve been teaching for a total of 8 years, 3 years at the collegiate level and 5 years here at St. Andrew’s. As a St. Andrew’s teacher, my goal is to help inspire my students to find the beauty in learning a new language, culture, and even a new way to think! It is my mission to help support young minds to be strong global citizens. Studying French and the Francophone world isn’t just about learning a new language, it’s about discovering a world that has old connections and influences to ours!