Welcome to Scecina’s new teachers and staff

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Scecina welcomes the following teachers and staff for the 2020-21 school year.

Jacob DeWilde

Jacob DeWilde, Health and Physical Education, girls basketball coach
Mr. DeWilde has been teaching for six years, most recently at St. Philip Neri Catholic School, one of Scecina’s partner schools. He will split his time this year between Scecina and St. Philip.

He earned his bachelor of science degree in Health and Physical Education from Murray State University


Margaret Gonzalez

Margaret Gonzalez, Catholic Theology
Ms. Gonzalez was born and raised in Northern Virginia, though her family lived in Fishers, Ind., for four years when she and her four brothers were young. She has a bachelor of science degree in Engineering Science from Vanderbilt University, where she discovered her love of theology and Catholicism.

She is pursuing a master of arts in theology through the Echo Graduate Service Program at the University of Notre Dame. Echo participates pursue their M.A. while serving at a parish or school. She is serving at Scecina as a Catholic Theology teacher.


Matthew Harrison

Matthew Harrison, Mathematics Department
Mr. Harrison recently graduated from Purdue University.
“I am excited to start my career at Scecina teaching mathematics and continuing to practice my faith,” he said.

At Scecina, Mr. Harrison teaches Geometry, Probability and Statistics, and Science Tutorial.


Ben Potts

Ben Potts, Guidance
Mr. Potts, a native of Northwest Indiana, will serve as a Scecina guidance counselor and also help with coordination of the Eastside Catholic School Partnership.

He has been an elementary school principal for four years, a high school principal for one year, an assistant superintendent in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, and an assistant superintendent in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

He has a master of arts degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame; a master of education in Policy and Management from Harvard University and a bachelor of arts in History from the University of Chicago, where he also played football.


Hannah Rao

Hannah Rao, Catholic Theology
Ms. Rao is from a small southern New Jersey town near Philadelphia and graduated this year from Villanova University with a bachelor of arts in Humanities and a minor in Irish Studies.

She also is enrolled in the Echo Program at the University of Notre Dame and teaches Catholic Theology at Scecina.


Tim Riley

Tim Riley, Science

Mr. Riley is an Indianapolis native and graduated from Wabash College. As an Indianapolis Teaching Fellow, he taught on the westside of Indianapolis while earning a master’s degree at Marian University. He teaches physics at Scecina.

He has been married to his wife, Kimmy, since 2019. As an avid open wheel racing fan, he can be found most weekends in May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


Julie Schmoll

Julie Schmoll, Learning Differences

Mrs. Schmoll is the new instructional assistant in Scecina’s Learning Differences program. She previously has been an instructional assistant at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School and at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. She also served in the business office at Franklin Township Middle School.

Ms. Schmoll is a 1978 graduate of Scecina and is married to Tony Schmoll, a 1977 graduate and an English teacher at Scecina. They are the parents of two Scecina alumni.

Frank Sergi

Frank Sergi, Guidance

Mr. Sergi is serving Scecina as the freshman counselor and as a counselor for 21st Century Scholar students. He has been in education for more than 40 years as a high school teacher, dean of students, athletic director, and varsity football coach.

He holds a bachelor of science degree from St. Joseph’s College and a master of science from Butler University.

His late wife, Trish, was a 1973 graduate of Scecina, and has three grown children

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