We’re very excited to welcome our newest teachers at OLR!
Tricia Reese ✣ Kindergarten 4/5
Mrs. Reese has over 20 years of experience teaching various grade levels, with eight of these teaching four and five year old Kindergarteners. She is a strong proponent of Catholic education and is committed to educating students academically, socially, and spiritually. She believes a kindergarten classroom should be a secure, joy-filled place with a good mixture of academics and play.
Xochitl Ortega ✣ 5th Grade
Xochitil Ortega comes to Our Lady of the Rosary from Christendom College with a classical liberal arts educational background including: History, Political Science, Theology, Philosophy, Latin, Mathematics, and Science. She was also a varsity member and captain of the Crusaders Cross Country Team.
Megan Kopscik ✣ Special Services
Megan Kopscik is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville where she and her brother were students while Fr. Longenecker was chaplain. A young Clemson grad, with a BA in Special Education and Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Megan is
a bright, positive young professional, fully committed to Catholic education. We’re looking forward to her being in charge of our Embrace program and helping all our students get the best education possible.
Jeff Pajak ✣ Middle School Literature
While leading a mission in Bluffton, SC, Fr. Longenecker met Jeff and his wife. They were expecting their first child and looking to move to Greenville. As they talked about Jeff’s experience, they realized that Jeff would be a great asset to OLR. With his experience and enthusiasm, Jeff will be a terrific team member as we plan to expand to an upper school.
Nicole Wiebelhaus ✣ Middle School Math
We’re delighted to welcome Nicole Wiebelhaus as our new Middle School Math teacher. In addition to her professional qualifications, Nicole is also a musician and campus minister. As a young Catholic she’ll be a great asset to our growing Middle School.
Jim Craft ✣ Art
Mr. Craft is both a professional artist and an experienced teacher. His ceramics, sculpture, and other art have been displayed in galleries across the state. OLR families will be particularly familiar with the ceramic reliefs he created for the entrance to the new OLR church. In his 20+ year career Mr. Craft has taught art to students of all ages from early elementary through college. He earned his B.S. and M.A. from Bob Jones University and his M.F.A. from Clemson.
Elizabeth Eger ✣ Music
Miss Eger is an accomplished organist, vocalist, and choir director. She has taught music at St. Mary’s Catholic School and currently organizes and leads music for liturgies at Prince of Peace. Miss Eger earned her B.A. in Sacred Music at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Master of Music from Westminster Choir College.