Faculty & Administration

Dr. Heather Brooks
Bachelor of Science in Education, English Minor
Doctor of Education
University of Delaware

Dr. Heather Brooks


The decision to join Serviam Girls Academy was born from a deep desire to make a lasting impact in the lives of young women. I am honored to be a part of this passionate community, working closely with SGA's talented faculty and staff, our supportive parents, and our exceptional students. Together, we will build a legacy of excellence and empower the next generation of female trailblazers, poised to break barriers, shatter glass ceilings, and make a positive impact on the world.

Tinesar Priester

Interim President

President from July 1st, 2024

Kelly Bell
B.S., Behavioral Sciences, Wilmington University

Kelly Bell

Math and Resource Teacher

When I visited Serviam for the first time I met a student who told me that her goal was to learn as much as humanly possible. At that moment I knew that this was the right place for me. It is so important to give students who want to learn the best opportunity to do just that.

Juliette Augustin

6th - 8th grade ELA and 7th grade Social Studies Teacher

One of my favorite quotes by Winston Churchill is, "success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” I would love for my students to leave my class with the will to keep growing; to not let success nor failure hinder them as they strive to reach their goals. I love being a part of the Serviam Girls Academy family because I see the essence of that quote embodied by everyone here. The faculty, staff, and student body work hard to find new ways to be successful and courageous every day and it’s truly something special.

Pauline Minor
Associate of Biblical Studies
Bachelor of Christian Education
Master of Arts in Practical Theology with a concentration on church and ministry from Regent University
Currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Trauma and Resilience at Wilmington University

Pauline Minor

Religion Teacher

With a passion to spiritually mentor others, it is a JOY to serve as the religion/Bible teacher at Serviam Girls Academy. From the first time I interviewed at Serviam it felt like home. My utmost desire is to see these young ladies grow closer to the ONE who loves them most, God.

Erin Betfort
Winthrop University, BA in Art with concentration on K-12 Education

Erin Betfort

Art Teacher

Art has always connected people through ages and places. My goal is to inspire my students, to showcase their knowledge and express their feelings through artwork.

Emily Haas
Roads College, BA in Music
University of Delaware, Masters in Music and Teaching

Emily Haas

Music Teacher

Music is a great tool for social and emotional learning, self-reflection and identity development. Music lets my students express things they can not put into words. I help my students expand their knowledge through analyzing lyrics and connecting songs to historical context, because songs reflect the joys and struggles of cultural groups. I would like my students to become lifelong lovers of music.

Kelli Loeliger

5th Grade Academy Teacher

Marybeth Celello

ELA Instructional Aide

Edoukou Aka-Ezoua
BA in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies, Lafayette College
Masters in Social WorkUniversity of Pittsburgh

Edoukou Aka-Ezoua

Graduate Support Program Director

Edoukou (eee doo ku) is a licensed social worker with a strong passion and commitment in making sure girls and young women receive the resources, opportunities, and support they need to thrive. She has a variety of experiences working with youth in different capacities and is looking forward to supporting the girls of Serviam Girls Academy in pursuing their educational, career, and personal goals. Edoukou is a graduate of Lafayette College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies. She is also a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where she received her Masters in Social Work.
Edoukou is also a birth and postpartum doula! In her free time, Edoukou plays rugby for the Philadelphia Rugby Football Club.

Rhonda Perry-Waites
Early Childhood Education Teacher
Certified Office Administrator
School Age Site Assistant
Certified Bookkeeper

Rhonda Perry-Waites

Front Office Coordinator

"Children are our future leaders of tomorrow". At Serviam Girls Academy students receive more than a basic education curriculum. Serviam provides enrichment programs that have become a rare commodity in our educational system. These classes help inspire career choices, teach our students team work, responsibility, respect and build character. At Serviam not only we have a very dedicated staff and faculty but we have built bonds of sisterhood between staff, faculty and students. This is a forever treasure that our students could carry on for a lifetime.
"It takes a village to raise a child." - Jane Cowen-Fletcher

Pam Stigars
Training and Development in the Fragrance and Cosmetics Industry, Delaware State University
Information Technology, NJIT
Social Media Marketing, University of Delaware

Pam Stigars

Outreach Coordinator

“To whom much is given, much is required" - Luke 12:48

Warrie Howell

Certificate in Conference Management & Event Planning, The International School of Hospitality

Business Administration, Stockton University

Warrie Howell

Managing Director of Development

As a development professional, I find the mission of Serviam Girls Academy to be inspiring. The faculty and administration create an environment that cultivates the leadership potential of young women. It's not just about preparing them for the future; it's about empowering them to shape it. Every young woman at Serviam Girls Academy has the strength and ability to make a difference and become the next generation of female leaders. I look forward to helping them fulfill their destiny!

Nina Ellis
MBA International Business - Budapest University of Technology and Economics

BA International Management and Business - Budapest Business University

BA International Marketing - University of Lincoln

Nina Ellis

Development and Marketing Associate

I am impressed by Serviam Girls Academy and the quality education it provides to our students. I believe that everyone deserves an equal chance to learn no matter what their background or abilities are. I am passionate about helping others and building a strong foundation for our students. Serviam is a home away from home where girls are thought to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams where only the sky is the limit.

Mary Lou McMahon
Goldey Beacom College, Retired Manager
Relocation and Expatriate Administration, Hercules

Mary Lou McMahon

Volunteer, Development Team

SGA is an exceptional school with dedicated and inspiring teachers and staff with a mission that I truly believe in. I volunteer here to help in any way I can to further the program and goals of the school. For the past 14 years I have seen the program in action, and for the most part, the resulting transition of the students from 5th grade through 8th grade has been outstanding.

Sr. Mildred Haipt
PhD from the University of MD
BS & MA from Fordham University

Sr. Mildred Haipt

Librarian Emeritus

I choose to volunteer at Serviam because I believe passionately in Serviam's mission and the importance of a solid and challenging education for our girls.

Board of Directors 2023-2024
  • Bob Kirkwood, Chair
  • Neilli Mullen Walsh, Vice Chair
  • Barbra Andrisani, Secretary
  • Evelyn Brady
  • Shakesha Clarke
  • Peter Crivelli
  • Joe DeSantis
  • Mike Fortunato
  • Suken Jogani
  • Shaila Kapur
  • Nancy Walsh Law
  • Monica Taylor Lotty
  • Todd D. Marvin
  • Musa Nsereko
  • Margaret O'Dwyer
  • Lourdes Puig
  • Jason Sookhoo
  • Missy Veghte
  • Shannon Woodloe
  • Barbra Andrisani, Chair
  • Marion Lynch, OSU
  • Michelle Hogan
  • Meg Kane-Smith
  • Joseph Morrissey, OSFS
  • Stacey Bacchieri
  • Karen Buckley
  • David Cole
  • Cindy Gardner
  • Sally Gore
  • Michelle Granger
  • Martina Hayward
  • Cynthia D. Hewitt
  • Terri Kelly
  • Ellen Kullman
  • Rosemary Lassiter
  • Cindy Pettinaro-Wilkinson
  • Sheridan Quarless-Kingsberry
  • Michelle Schwandt
  • Jim Roszkowski
  • Wendie Stabler

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