Meet the New Faculty & Staff

List of 17 items.

  • Carra Brown, Upper School Math

    Carra Brown will join the Mathematics Department, teaching Upper School mathematics and advising in Upper School. A Dallas native and Ursuline alumna, Carra earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame with a minor in computer science. Carra has been teaching a variety of levels of mathematics as well as AP computer science in schools across the country for over 25 years. Carra previously served as the Mathematics Department chair at Vines High School in Plano.
  • Alli Carroll, School Nurse

    Alli Carroll will join the school in August as a school nurse, working in partnership with Julie Doerge and the health and wellness team. Allie earned a bachelor’s degree from SMU in marketing before pursuing her passion for health care and earning a bachelor of science in nursing from NYU. While in New York City, Allie worked in the oncology unit at Morgan Stanley’s Children’s Hospital before joining Upper East Side Pediatrics. Allie returned to Texas and joined Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston before moving to Dallas to join Children’s Health.
  • Jackson Cole ’16, Middle School Math

    Returning to his alma mater, Jackson Cole ’16 joins the faculty as interim Middle School mathematics instructor. While a student here, Jackson served in a variety of leadership positions, was a member of Cum Laude society and was named recipient of the Headmaster’s Cup award. Jackson taught for Teach for America in DISD and completed his term in May 2022. He has an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a master's degree from Southern Methodist University.
  • Jenny Creech, Journalism & Publications

    Jenny Creech joins the school as journalism instructor and adviser to The ReMarker newspaper, Focus magazine and Marksmen yearbook. A professional sportswriter with the Houston Chronicle newspaper, where she was a sports columnist and senior editor, and The Athletic online magazine, where she was deputy managing editor, Jenny has worked with St. Mark’s publications as a consultant and workshop instructor for more than 13 years. She has degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Columbia University.
  • Anna Crouch, Admission Office

    Anna Crouch will join St. Mark’s as the senior associate director of Admission and Financial Aid. Anna earned her bachelor’s degree in American studies from Dickinson College. For more than a decade, she served in the Admission Office at Mercersburg Academy, a boarding school in Pennsylvania, most recently as director of Admission and Financial Aid. At Mercersburg, Anna served as a grade dean, advisor and dorm parent. Anna recently relocated to Dallas with her husband Tim, St. Mark's director of Development, and their two boys.
  • Garrett Kheshtinejad, Lower School Music

    Garrett Kheshtinejad has been appointed to the Lower School music position. A Duncanville native, Garrett earned a degree in music from Westminster Choir College at Rider University. An experienced performer and teacher, Garrett has performed with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, the Westminster Choir and is currently the section leader for the Highland Park Presbyterian Church Choir. As an educator with meaningful experience in both lower and middle schools, Garrett comes to us from J.T. Stevens Elementary School in Fort Worth. 
  • Vanessa Leyva, College Counseling

    Vanessa Leyva joins the College Counseling office as College Counseling coordinator. Vanessa has a master’s degree in higher education administration and a bachelor’s degree in ethnic studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Vanessa brings extensive knowledge of the college admission process to her role, having served in various admission and student life roles at Southern Methodist University, Trinity University and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
  • Dr. Daniel Lipin, Upper School Biology

    Dr. Daniel Lipin will join the faculty this fall to teach biology in the Upper School. Dan earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and his PhD from the University of Queensland in Australia. Since 2009, Dan has taught science at the Hackley School in New York where he held the McLean Chair in Mathematics and Science. In addition to his teaching duties at Hackley, Dan has also served as an advisor, coach, grade level dean and sponsor of the FIRST Lego League robotics team.
  • Linda Liu, Middle School Foreign Language

    A familiar face at St. Mark’s, Linda Liu joined the Foreign Language Department as an interim Middle School Chinese teacher and advisor in January 2022 and will return this fall to join the faculty. Linda earned a bachelor’s degree in Chinese instruction from Shenyan Normal University and a master’s degree in education from the University of North Texas. Most recently, Linda has been a substitute Chinese teacher at Hockaday and the DFW Mandarin Chinese School. Linda is the president and co-founder of Fun Chinese Class Inc., a company that designs Chinese curriculum and instruction materials.
  • Rachel Muldez, Fine Arts

    Rachel Muldez will join the Fine Arts Department beginning in August as the teacher for wood and metal. A New Mexico native and accomplished artist and teacher, Rachel earned her bachelor’s degree in studio art from Baylor University before going on to earn a master of humanities from the University of Houston – Clear Lake as well as an MFA and MA in art from the University of Dallas. Rachel has taught undergraduate courses at the University of Dallas and this past winter served St. Mark’s as the long-term substitute in art while Kate Wood was on maternity leave.
  • Audrey Murray, Upper School Foreign Language

    Audrey Murray joins the faculty as part-time Latin instructor. She previously served as chair of the Classics Department at The Highlands School in Irving, where she sponsored the National Honor Society Faculty Council and Junior Classical League. She has also taught at the Greenhill School and John Paul II High School in Plano. She has a master of arts degree in literature from the University of Texas at Dallas and completed an intensive Farsi program at Georgetown University.
  • Raeann Robertson, Development Office

    Raeann Robertson joined the St. Mark’s Development Office last November as the development assistant, working closely with the Alumni Relations team and supporting the St. Mark’s Fund. Raeann earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta in medical laboratory science and worked as a laboratory technologist in Shreveport, LA, before moving to Dallas. Prior to joining St. Mark’s, she spent 13 years at Wesley Prep as a teacher and assistant director of the Mother’s Day Out program.
  • Analisa Rodriguez, Fine Arts

    Analisa Rodriguez will join the Fine Arts Department as director of bands beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. A native Texan, Analisa earned her bachelor of music at Trinity University where she also played in the marching band, jazz band, orchestra and other performance ensembles. Analisa earned her master’s in music education from the University of North Texas (UNT), and she is pursuing her PhD at UNT in music education and teaching methods courses to undergraduate students. Prior to joining UNT, Analisa served as the assistant band director in the Alamo Heights Independent School District.
  • Mark Scheibmeir, Fine Arts

    Filmmaker and arts educator Mark Scheibmeir joins St. Mark’s as film studies instructor. Mark’s first feature film which he produced and directed, The Summoned, debuted this summer at the Overlook Film Festival in New Orleans and Fright Fest in the U.K. A member of SAG-AFTRA, Mark owned OTM Studio in Los Angeles and was a professor and teaching assistant at the University of Texas at Austin. He has a Master of Fine Arts in Acting and a Bachelor of Science degree in radio, television and film, both from UT Austin.
  • Jennifer Scott, Inclusion, Diversity and Human Resources

    Jennifer Scott joined the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Human Resources last September as an administrative assistant. A lifelong Texan, she earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology (pre-physical therapy) from Abilene Christian University. Jennifer brings more than ten years of experience working in various administrative support and customer service roles and brings a passion for children, health, and volunteering.
  • Trey Whitty, Athletics

    Trey Whitty has been appointed to serve as head lacrosse coach and a member of the Physical Education Department beginning in the fall of 2022. Trey is a graduate of St. Paul’s School for Boys in Maryland and captained a national championship lacrosse team at the University of Virginia where he earned his degree. An experienced teacher, coach and administrator, Trey and his family will join us after serving a number of independent schools in the Baltimore area.
  • Leila Wright, Upper School Office

    Leila Wright joined St. Mark’s last March as an administrative assistant in the Upper School office. Leila earned her bachelor’s degree from UT Austin where she was the captain of the nationally-ranked Mock Trial team. Leila joined Teach for America and taught middle school math and science in the Rio Grande Valley, earning teacher-of-the-year honors. She’s also been actively involved in a variety of civic and education-related initiatives in Dallas with DISD, Big Thought and Girls Rock and the Dallas Chapter of Slideluck.

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St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.

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