Meet our new faculty and staff for the 2019-20 school year
We are excited to announce the following new faculty and staff members for the 2019-20 school year!
At St. Patrick, we are committed to having the best faculty and staff. We sincerely thank you for trusting in us as we continue the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, discipleship, and championship. It is truly the dedication and hard work of our faculty and staff that makes the St. Patrick experience great, and we could not be more honored to work among the finest!
Please join us in welcoming the newest members of our faculty and staff. We are confident that they will be an excellent addition to our team, and we look forward to another great school year.
Mrs. Emily Aldrich
Mrs. Aldrich will be the library media specialist for the 2019-20 school year. Aldrich is a D’Iberville native and holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a master’s degree in health and wellness education from Tulane University. Aldrich worked as a reporter for the The Biloxi D’Iberville Press and a producer for WLOX News where she wrote the newscasts for “Good Morning Mississippi.” She is also a board member for the Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet committee, where she is the coordinator for the Biloxi Shrimp Queen Pageant. She is married to Chris and they recently welcomed their first son Fenway Rhett into the world. She plans to bring a fresh new vibe to the library and hopes the students will see it as a relaxing and inviting place to learn and study with fellow students.
Mr. Trey Bailey
Coach Bailey will be teaching Mississippi studies and world geography for the 2019-20 school year. He will also lead the Fighting Irish football program. Bailey has served in various roles at St. Andrew’s Episcopal High School, Raymond High School, and Richland High School. He most recently served as head football coach and athletic director at Richland High School. Bailey received his bachelor’s degree from Millsaps as well as his master’s and specialist’s degrees in Educational Administration from Arkansas State University. He has taught and coached a variety of classes and sports throughout his 12 year educational career.
Mr. Tyler Buckley
Coach Buckley will be teaching Mississippi studies, world geography, and seventh grade social studies for the 2019-20 school year. He will also be the head varsity baseball coach. In 2013, Buckley was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies organization where he spent two seasons in the minor league as a pitcher. Buckley received his associate’s degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community college and completed his bachelor’s degree in social science at William Carey University. He is married to Hannah Herring of Petal, Mississippi, and they have two daughters, Evie Jayne and Maggie Klaire.
Ms. Marie Cenac
Ms. Cenac will be teaching French I, French II, and French III for the 2019-20 school year. Cenac was born and raised on the tropical island of Mauritius, a former French-British colony off the coast of Madagascar. Her native language is French, and she has two children and two grandchildren. She holds an associate’s degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has taught high school for 10 years and is a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Biloxi.
Mrs. Renee Dellenger
Mrs. Dellenger will be teaching our new accounting and financial literacy course for the 2019-20 school year. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. Dellenger is currently the Director of Finance at the Palace Casino Resort. She is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 25 years of accounting experience in the casino industry. She is a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and has served as the treasurer on the advisory board of Fatima Elementary and St. Patrick. She is married to Charlie with one daughter, Caroline.
Mr. Dennis Moody
Mr. Moody will be teaching geometry and advanced math for the 2019-20 school year. He graduated from the University of South Alabama majoring in mathematics education and minoring in computer science and vocal music. He taught math courses in Mobile and Memphis before becoming an assistant principal at Collierville High School in Memphis, and later a district-level administrator for the Shelby County School District. For the past three years, he taught math courses at St. Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis.
Mr. Adam Smith
Coach Smith will be teaching eighth grade science, marine science, and environmental science. He will also be coaching varsity women’s soccer, men’s and women’s golf. Smith is joining St. Patrick from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, Mississippi. While at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, he was an instructor in the Adult Education Program. Prior to that, Smith taught and coached at Poplarville High School.
Ms. Rachel Weatherford
Ms. Weatherford will be assisting with the Campus Ministry program at St. Patrick for the 2019-20 school year. Weatherford also serves as the middle school and high school youth coordinator at St. Alphonsus parish. Her passion is helping teens form a personal relationship with Christ. She is an alumna of Jacksonville State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Weatherford is also an alumna of Alpha Xi Delta fraternity; upon graduation she was a consultant for Alpha Xi Delta where she helped women realize their potential and strengthening their leadership skills. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, art, and local coffee shops and eateries.
Mrs. Lauren Williams
Mrs. Williams will be teaching AP English language and composition, eleventh grade English, and seventh grade English. She is a 1999 graduate of St. John Catholic High School in Gulfport. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, and attended the University of Mississippi School of Law. Mrs. Williams then earned her master of secondary education degree from William Carey University. Mrs. Williams, her husband, and two children are members of St. James Catholic Church. She has recently completed her tenth year in education. Mrs. Williams has taught all English courses from seventh through twelfth grades, including AP Language and Composition and journalism courses. During the 2018-2019 school year, Mrs. Williams was an Instructional Literacy Coach/Lead Teacher in the Harrison County School District where she facilitated curriculum development for social studies and English courses. Mrs. Williams has led over 100 hours of professional development for educators covering topics such as classroom management, curriculum development and planning, student data analysis, differentiated instruction, adolescent reading interventions, and novice teacher training.
Mr. Ted Williams
Coach Williams will be teaching eighth grade social studies and world history. He will also be the head junior high football coach, head junior high boys’ basketball coach, and head junior high baseball coach. Williams has 27 years of experience in education, and he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from William Carey University. He has taught a variety of courses in a wide range of disciplines. His coaching accomplishments include a 4A state championship football title and multiple district and south state championships. He has coached football, baseball, basketball, softball, and track and field. He is a parishioner at St. James Catholic Church in Gulfport.