Posted June 1, 2013

Mrs. Arnold - Biology

  • Amy Donaldson Arnold was born and raised in Richwood in Nicholas County.

  • B.S. in Biology, minor in Chemistry, Bridgewater College.

  • M.S. in Biology, Wake Forest University, where she studied plant hormone transport mechanisms.

  • Completed a Master Teacher Fellowship Program at Wake Forest.

  • Taught for a year in Davie County North Carolina before returning to Wake Forest to work as a Lab Coordinator in the Biology Department.
  • Local Sam's Club Teacher of the Year, 2002.
  • Contributor to the West VIrginia Encyclopedia published in 2006.
  • In her spare time, raises bees, chickens, Christmas trees, and vegetables.

Ms. Beck - English


Mr. Buscher - Science


Mrs. Christian - 6th Grade


Mrs. Dever - Mathematics

Ms. Dorsey - English


Mr. Elliott - Mathematics


Mr. Ellis - Chemistry


Dr. Fannin - Physics


Mr. Fix - Social Studies

  • Born and raised in Dunbar , WV .

  • Graduate with honors of South Charleston High School .

  • Member of Beta Epsilon Student Honorary.

  • Served as Senior Class Vice-President.

  • Member of SCHS Band.

  • Kanawha All-County Band 1994, 1996, 1997.

  • Active in Boy Scouting, earning the Eagle Scout Award.

  • BA in Secondary Education, Marshall University , specializing in Social Studies.

  • Graduated summa cum laude with University Honors.

  • Member of Kappa Delta Pi Teacher Honorary.

  • MA in Secondary Education, Marshall University Graduate College , specializing in Middle Childhood Education.

  • Currently pursuing an MA in Geography at Concord University

  • Currently serves as a reader for the AP Human Geography Exam

  • Sponsors the CCHS High School Drama program.

  • Sponsors the CCHS Pep Band.

  • Directs the high school and middle school Choir.

  • Unofficial school cake baker.

  • Active member of First Baptist Church of Dunbar.

  • Current church positions of service include Advisory Chairman, deacon, choir member, teacher, and member of various boards and committees.

  • Interests include cooking, painting, camping, music, travel, and playing the piano and the clarinet.

Mr. Frohnapfel - Social Studies

  • Born in Martins Ferry, Ohio.
  • Attended St. John Central High School.
  • Served in the USAF for six years.
  • Attended Wheeling Jesuit University.

Mrs. Griffith - Mathematics and Physics

  • Born and raised in Wheeling, WV
  • Valedictorian Wheeling Park High School
  • B.S. Mathematics at West Virginia University
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Honors Scholar, and an Outstanding Senior (top 30) from WVU
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa
  • M.S. Mathematics at Virginia Polytechnic and State University
  • Math tutor and GTA at Virginia Tech, taught Calculus 1205 and 1206 (Calculus I and II for Engineer and Science majors)
  • Taught Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry/Pre-calculus, and Calculus for two years at Mountain State Academy in Beckley, WV
  • Enjoys camping, mountain biking, ultimate frisbee, skiing, reading, sewing, playing with my dogs, hanging out with family/friends, and cheering for the Mountaineers

Mr. Hale - Latin

Mrs. Hayes - 6th Grade

  • Class Valedictorian, Coudersport Area High School, Coudersport, Pennsylvania.
  • B.A. in English, Bucknell University. Graduated Cum Laude with Honors in English and certification to teach Secondary English.
  • M.S. in Secondary School Counseling, Bucknell University.
  • Worked for the Department of Residential Programs at The University of New Hampshire.
  • Directed the Housing Department at The University of Charleston.
  • Directed the Davis Child Shelter.
  • Directed the Metro Valley Chapter of The Gabriel Project of West Virginia.
  • Worked as the Saint Agnes School Librarian. Coordinated the purchase and implementation of the Accelerated Reader Program for the school.
  • Currently live in South Charleston with husband, four young children, and two dogs.
  • Active member of Blessed Sacrament Parish.

Mr. Hoffmann - French and Computer Science

  • Born in Missoula, Montana.
  • Raised in Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Graduated Lawrence High School.
  • Junior year abroad program in Bordeaux, France.
  • B.A. French, University of Kansas.
  • B.S. Mathematics, University of Oregon.
  • Secondary Education Certificate, University of Oregon.
  • Computers owned: Timex Sinclair, Commodore 64, Radio Shack TRS80, Atari 520, Apple Macintosh, Apple Mac Plus, Intel 386-based homebrew, Intel 486-based homebrew, and Intel 586-based homebrew.
  • Likes skiing, film, and computer programming.

Dr. Huffman - English


Mrs. Hurt - Foreign Language and Art History


Mrs. Iafrate - Spanish

Mrs. Leven - Art

Mr. Mallet-Pont - French

Mr. Mehle - Theology

  • Grew up in New Jersy.
  • Graduated from St. Joseph's High School, Metuchen, NJ.
  • B.S. in Accounting, St. John's University, Queens, NY.
  • M.A. in Religious Education, Fordham University, Bronx, NY.
  • Maryknoll Lay Missioner in Japan.
  • Worked in Catholic campus ministry at Western Carolina University.
  • Head baseball coach at CCHS.
  • Coordinator HOPE - the CCHS summer home repair project in Clay County.
  • Helps sponsor Pax Christi at CCHS.

Mrs. Miller - 6th Grade

Mr. Nelson - Health and PE

Mrs. O'Leary- Theology

Ms. Phebus - Social Studies


Mrs. Pile - Mathematics

  • Salutatorian at Pocahontas County High School.
  • B.S. in Mathematics from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a second major in Secondary Education.
  • Graduated magna cum laude.
  • Taught at Davis-Stuart in Lewisburg, WV (mathematics 5-11).
  • Taught at Sacred Heart Grade School (mathematics 5-6).

Ms. Shepler - Mathematics

  • Graduated valedictorian from Charleston Catholic High School.
  • B.A. in Psychology, Johns Hopkins University.
  • Graduated with honors.
  • Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society).
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa.
  • All-conference basketball player at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Coached CCHS girls basketball team for 8 years.
  • Assistant coach of track.

Mr. Shindle - Physical Education

  • Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College '03 (Associate's degree in Liberal Arts) .
  • Graduated from WVU '06 (Bachelor's in Health and Phys Ed, cum laude) .
  • Taught in a Catholic school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for the last 3 1/2 years.
  • Enjoys sports, especially football.
  • Chicago Bears and WV Mountaineers fan.
  • Excited to be back in West Virginia.

Ms. Summers - English


Mr. Underbrink - Theology


Mrs. Urecki - English

  • Grew up in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Graduated from Block Yeshiva High School.
  • B.A. in English/History, Stern College for Women, with minors in Jewish History and Hebrew.
  • Histroy Department award for excellence, Stern College for Women.
  • M.S. in Jewish Education, Azrieli School of Jewish Education.
  • Taught Hebrew School and Sunday School at Park Avenue
    Synangogue, New York, N.Y.
  • Principal of B'nai Jacob Sunday School, Charleston, W.V.
  • Hebrew Program Director and teacher at B'nai Jacob, Charleston, W.V.
  • Assisted with "The Penmen"- CCHS literary magazine.
  • Likes reading, cooking/catering, and the beach.

Dr. Walker - Theology


Mr. Welch - Social Studies

  • Born in Ashland, Kentucky.
  • Graduated Paul Blazer High School.
  • B.A. in History, University of Kentucky.
  • M.A. in Education, University of Kentucky.
  • Taught at Lexington Catholic High School.
  • Coaches track and field.
  • Coaches girls basketball.

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