MRS. LEIGH ANN WEARNE, Dean of Academics, Teachers
Mrs. Wearne graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Choral Music Education from Florida State University. She subsequently taught Chorus and AP Music Theory at North Gwinnett High School for 11 years. Mrs. Wearne was also selected as the North Gwinnett HS Teacher of the Year in 2005 and graduated from the Gwinnett County Teachers As Leaders Program in 2007. For four years, she served as the Georgia American Choral Directors Association Repertoire and Standards Chair for Women’s Choirs, and she chaired the performing arts department at North Gwinnett for three years. Leigh Ann and her husband, Eric, live in Suwanee and have four children.
MRS. ANA PARISELLI, Dean of Academics, Students
Mrs. Pariselli began her career as a Human Resource Trainer for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Toronto, Ontario. She and her family moved to Atlanta where she worked as a Pre K teacher at St. Benedicts Catholic Church for 3 years. Mrs. Pariselli left teaching to work in Human Resources for American Retail Group. In 1998 she joined the staff at St. Pius X Catholic High School. While at St. Pius, Mrs. Pariselli performed various duties including teaching Spanish, Admissions, Registrar, developing curriculum, and helping to integrate technology into the classrooms Mrs. Pariselli holds a BA in Spanish and Business Administration from Mary Baldwin College and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.
MR. CHAD LONGE, Dean of Student Formation and Athletic Director
After spending most of his life focusing on his career as teacher, coach and athletic director, Mr. Chad Longe is bringing his experience of mentoring students to St. John Bosco Academy. "Coach" Longe, a native of Vermont, has served in the public school system in several states for 17 years including the last 11 years in Gwinnett County. He holds a bachelors degree from Virginia Wesleyan College and a Masters in Education from the University of Pheonix. Coach Longe serves as Dean of Student Formation and Athletic Director at SJBA which will allow him to mentor students, grow our athletic program, assist with the facilities and help strengthen our school community. Working at SJBA gives Coach Longe more time to spend with his family, and it allows his family the time to focus on their Catholic Faith more fully each day. Coach Longe and his wife, Colleen, and children Luis, Juliette, Caroline, Jordy, and James are active parishioners at St. Monica's Catholic Church in Duluth.
MRS. VIVIAN FERRARI, Founding Board Member, Director of Operations and High School Principal
Mrs. Ferrari graduated from Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Commercial Interior Design. After working in the design field for seven years specializing in commercial interior design and space planning, she became a sales representative for Steelcase, Inc., calling on commercial architects and interior designers. Vivian and her husband, Anthony, have 6 children. After being involved in a variety of Catholic schools for their children, they became passionate about the role of the family in Catholic education.