Faculty Celebrate 25 Years in Independent Education
Congratulations to three members of the Athens Academy faculty who were recently recognized by the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) for their outstanding work in independent schools! Mary Ann Naclerio, Skip Trimpe, and Margaret Wellborn each received the Distinguished Service Award for having dedicated at least 25 years of service to independent education.
Mary Ann Naclerio has been teaching fourth grade since she joined the Athens Academy faculty in 2005. She has a bachelor’s degree from Elms College (MA) as well as a Master of Education degree from Southern Connecticut State University. Mary Ann previously served as dean of students for Mercy High School in Middletown, Connecticut, for a decade. She has also taught middle school students at Saint Mary's School in Branford, Connecticut, and gifted and ESL classes at Millburn School in Wadsworth, Illinois.
Like Mary Ann, Skip Trimpe joined the Athens Academy faculty in 2005, where he teaches eighth grade science. Skip has a bachelor’s degree from Sewanee: The University of the South and a master’s degree in science from Georgia State University. He began his career teaching conversational English at a school in the Czech Republic, followed by a year at St. Martins Episcopal School in Atlanta, before spending a decade at The Westminster Schools.
Margaret Wellborn joined the Middle School faculty at Athens Academy in 2000, teaching language arts in sixth grade as well as directing the summer camp program for fourteen years. She has a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College (TN). Margaret began her career at Northside Methodist Preschool in Atlanta before relocating to Athens and coming to Athens Academy.
Congratulations to all three of these fantastic educators, and thank you for your service to Athens Academy and its students!