Middle School Faculty and Staff

Math Curriculum: Learn and apply concepts involving 4 operations of mathematics.
Language Arts Curriculum: Focus on applying the rules of grammar in writing, demonstrating an understanding of the writing process, and using a variety of reading strategies in order to support comprehension skills.
Science Curriculum: Introduction and development in understanding concepts of Earth, Life, and Physical Science.  The constant use and development of inquiry skills in order to gain a better understanding of the Scientific Method.
Religion Curriculum: To help students live more fully their Christian faith through participation in the life of the church and the understanding of sacred scripture.

Mrs. Kerry Tvrdy
English Language Arts Teacher
6th Grade Homeroom
Class size: 23
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Kerry Tvrdy has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Belmont Abbey College and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Mrs. Tvrdy is certified in the Orton Gillingham method of reading instruction. She has been teaching at SPA for 16 years. Her husband Sam is a firefighter for the Savannah Fire Department and has three children; Gabe is in high school and Abby and Claire are students at SPA.  Mrs. Tvrdy enjoys music, soccer, and camping.

Mrs. Ashley Morris
Science Teacher
7th Grade Homeroom
Class size: 21
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Ashley Morris has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and is certified in the Orton Gillingham method of reading instruction. Mrs. Morris has been teaching at SPA for 15 years. Mrs. Morris is married with four children, one in high school and three here at SPA.

Mrs. Kathleen Swanner
Math Teacher
8th Grade Homeroom
Class size: 17
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Mrs. Swanner is a native of Savannah.  She grew up on Isle of Hope, and she attended St. James School then St. Vincent’s Academy.  She taught high school sciences for years before venturing into the middle school realm.  She really loves teaching middle school math at St. Peter’s.

Mrs. Lisa Daniel
Religion Teacher
Enrichment
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Lisa Daniel has a Bachelors of Science in Education from Georgia Southern University. Mrs. Daniel is certified in the Orton Gillingham method of reading instruction. She has 24 years of teaching experience at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School. Mrs. Daniel is married to Mr. Ross Daniel and they are the proud parents of twins, Sid and Liz, both graduates of St. Peter the Apostle School.  Mrs. Daniel enjoys reading, music, and outdoor activities.

Mr. Gregory Scott
Social Studies Teacher
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Mr. Gregory Scott is the Middle School Social Studies and Physical Science teacher, as well as the K-8 Computer Science teacher.  Mr. Scott is a Savannah native and graduated from Armstrong State University with a BA and an MA in history and Georgia Southern University with a BS in mechanical engineering.  He is passionate about the history of science and science education and believes that it is essential for educators to explain how science and faith relate to and illuminate one another.  Mr. Scott has spent years as a math tutor and teaching college history and has also taught 6th grade social studies.
When he is not teaching or tutoring, Mr. Scott spends his time with his daughter, Leila.  He also loves playing trivia, hiking, reading, and jazz.