Welcome Our New Faculty & Staff!

Story by Head of Academic Development Micah Gall

In the midst of these unprecedented times, this feature is appearing much later than it should have, but we’re excited to officially introduce five new faculty members to the Westminster community this year.

  • Brian Cupps has spent much of his career at Washington University and has more recently done a wonderful job serving as a tutor in our Math Center. While maintaining his work in the Math Center, he currently teaches one section of Precalculus and two sections of College Algebra.
  • Like Brian, Jolena Mayfield has been and continues to be an incredible resource for our students in the Math Center. For the 2020-21 school year, she’s also added to her plate two sections of Advanced College Algebra and one section of Advanced Math Concepts. In addition to this, Jolena’s daughter Caralena is a 9th grader at Westminster.
  • Kelle Means, mother of recent Westminster graduate Hattie Means, has taught for nearly fifteen years at Maryville University. She is currently teaching Westminster’s first ever Psychology course, which will also be offered second semester.
  • Katie Polski is a Westminster graduate who previously taught English here in the early 2000s. After serving as a long term sub for us last year, Katie has taken on two sections of Literature of Western Civilization (10th grade English) for this school year. She, like Jolena and Kelle, is also a Westminster parent (Ella graduated in 2020, and Lily is currently in 7th grade).
  • Ken Wolfe (pictured) is a veteran teacher who spent nearly 30 years teaching in public schools, the bulk of which were in the Kirkwood school district. He built a reputation as one of the St. Louis area’s best teachers. Ken teaches five sections of Biblical Ethics.

Please join us in welcoming each of our new teachers and thanking them for their willingness to answer God’s call to Westminster in such difficult and unusual times!

In addition to new faculty members, we’re also excited to announce that long-time Middle School Administrative Assistant Amy Andersen has officially stepped into the role of Registrar. We’re excited about the skills and experience she brings to this position. As Amy transitions out of her post in the Middle School, Shelby Anderson has been hired to fill that role. We are confident that Shelby will be a tremendous addition to the Westminster community. Please join us in welcoming and thanking both Amy and Shelby for taking on these duties.

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