Fifteen New Faculty Members Join Jesuit for 2015 – 2016 School Year

Posted August 18, 2015 / Last updated February 24, 2016

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New faculty gathered in St. Ignatius Hall for a photo. Seated, from left: Conner LeBon ’08, Irma Noyola-Gonzalez, Mary Moseley, Kate Brauner, Sheridan Moran; Standing, from left: André LeBeau, Jonathan Hernandez ’00, Terry Ursin ’93, Fr. Kevin Dyer, S.J., Matthew Austin, Fr. Billy Huete, S.J. ’70, Jay Napolitano ’11 (ASC), Mr. Stephen Kramer, S.J., Ryan Migliore ’11 (ASC), and Alex Nay ’11 (ASC)

Jesuit welcomes 15 new faculty members for the 2015 – 2016 school year. Each faculty member brings a wealth of experience to teach, advise, and coach Blue Jays this year.

Among the new faces in the faculty are three Jesuits: Fr. Francis “Billy” Huete, S.J. ’70, Fr. Kevin Dyer, S.J. and Mr. Stephen Kramer, S.J. In addition to teaching, Fr. Dyer will serve as the school chaplain.

Three members from the class of 2011 join the faculty as members of the Alumni Service Corps (ASC): Ryan Migliore, Jay Napolitano and Alexander Nay. In addition to teaching, each will tutor students, assist with co-curricular activities and events, participate in retreats and service days, and work in various sectors of the school. Beginning its third year at Jesuit, the ASC is founded on the four components of service, community, simplicity, and spirituality, and directed by Michael Prados ’83.

New faculty members participated in an orientation session in August and will continue to meet monthly throughout the school year. In addition, new faculty members meet with veteran teachers, who serve as their mentors.

Meet the New Faculty

Matthew Austin teaches Spanish III and IV and plans to help with the rugby team. Mr. Austin has taught Spanish and English classes most recently at Lake Area New Tech Early College High School, John Dibert Community School, and Esperanza Charter School. He attended University of Pittsburgh and earned a B.A. with a triple major in Hispanic languages and literature, English literature, and philosophy.

Kate Brauner teaches Geometry and Algebra I. Mrs. Brauner has taught mathematics at St. Mary’s Dominican, Immaculata, and Bonnabel high schools. She attended Boston University and University of New Orleans and earned a B.S. in Secondary Education with a concentration in mathematics.

Rev. Kevin Dyer, S.J., M.A., M.Div. teaches two classes, Church History and Christian Vocations, and will serve as the school chaplain. He has previously served as a school chaplain and taught science, theology, and Latin at Regis Jesuit (both Boys and Girls divisions) in Colorado. Fr. Dyer earned a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy from Saint Louis University, a Master of Divinity from Boston College and attended a year of law school at Georgetown.

Jonathan Hernandez ’00 teaches two classes, World Geography and Physical Education, and will be the assistant coach for varsity basketball. He previously taught English and P.E. classes at Archbishop Rummel and St. Charles Catholic high schools and at St. Catherine of Siena. He earned a B.A. in English literature from Loyola University New Orleans.

Rev. Billy Huete, S.J., Th.M. ’70 teaches three courses of Sacred Scriptures to freshmen. Fr Huete previously taught theology at Jesuit College Prep in Dallas and St. Charles College in Grand Coteau. He also taught English and Geometry and served as principal at Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston. He attended Spring Hill College, Pontifical Gregorian University, Weston School of Theology, and Fordham University, and earned two bachelor degrees and a Master of Theology and  Master’s in Educational Administration . Fr. Huete also serves as the rector of the Loyola University New Orleans Jesuit Community.

Stephen Kramer, S.J. teaches Western Civilization, co-moderates the Sodality, and serves as the assistant coach of varsity wrestling. Mr. Kramer previously taught World History, Algebra and Trigonometry at DeSmet Jesuit High School in St. Louis, Missouri and Regis High School in Denver, Colorado. He has also served as a wrestling coach, campus minister, and counselor. Mr. Kramer attended St. Louis University and Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville and earned a B.A. in philosophy and letters.

André LeBeau, Jr. teaches Spanish and Spanish I. Mr. LeBeau taught English in France, taught French and Spanish at Camp Lango, and was an Spanish interpreter at Luke’s House Clinic in New Orleans. He earned a B.A. with a double major in Spanish and French from Loyola University New Orleans.

Conner LeBon, M.S. ’08 teaches Chemistry I and is the assistant coach of varsity golf. Mr. LeBon earned a B.S. from Loyola University New Orleans and an M.S. in biology from Mississippi College.

Ryan Migliore ’11 is a member of Jesuit’s Alumni Service Corps and teaches Latin I. Mr. Migliore is involved with the Classics Society, Chorus, Philelectic Society, and Quiz Bowl. Previously, he worked with Jesuit’s Operation Upgrade and Catholic Charities’ ESL Program. He earned a B.A. in classics and Latin from Tulane University.

Sheridan Moran teaches Biology and Environmental Science and is the head wrestling coach. Mr. Moran attended Virginia Tech and Newberry College in South Carolina and earned a B.S. in biology.

Mary Moseley, M.A. teaches English II and English IV. Mrs. Moseley previously taught English at schools in Georgia that include Georgia Perimeter College, Riverwood International Charter School, and Hull Middle School. She attended Florida State University and Georgia State University and earned an M.A. in English.

Jay Napolitano, Jr. ’11 is a member of Jesuit’s Alumni Service Corps and teaches Chemistry and is the assistant coach for varsity soccer. He earned a B.S. in biological sciences from Louisiana State University.

Alexander Nay ’11 is a member of Jesuit’s Alumni Service Corps and teaches Physical Science. He is also involved with the Student Council and Pro-Life Club. He earned a B.S. from Louisiana State University.

Irma Noyola-Gonzalez teaches Spanish II and III. Mrs. Noyola-Gonzalez previously taught Spanish at Milestone Academy, Sophie B. Wright, Holy Rosary High School, and International School of Louisiana. Additionally, she taught English as a second language in Veracruz, Mexico. She attended Our Lady of Holy Cross College and Universidad Veracruzana and earned a B.S. in communications.

Terry Ursin ’93 teaches American History and P.E. and serves as an assistant coach for track and field and for football. Mr. Ursin previously taught history and geography at Kirby High School and Mumford High School in Tennessee, and he coached college football for 12 years. He earned a B.A. in History and Education from Rhodes College.