Leadership

Leadership

Kristi Baird – Interim Leader, Jubilee Catholic Schools 

Kristi Baird has been in education for over 18 years, serving as a teacher, guidance counselor, vice principal, principal, and assistant superintendent of Catholic Schools. Baird is serving as the Interim Leader of the Jubilee Catholic Schools Network. She began her career in education in the public school system and taught special education in a local private school. She then accepted a third grade teaching position at St. John Catholic School, a Jubilee school in the Orange Mound area. Baird served ten years at St. John as a teacher and administrator. She was named Assistant Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Memphis in 2013.

Kristi and her husband Brian have 3 sons and are parishioners at St. John Catholic School. Kristi received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Memphis and her Masters in Educational Leadership from Christian Brothers University.  

School Leaders

De La Salle

Chris Reid – Principal

Mr. Reid has served De La Salle as teacher and counselor for the past seven years, where he has contributed invaluably as a member of the school’s leadership team. In the 2015-2016 school year he served as De La Salle's Interim Dean of Students and Operations before being named Principal in 2016. Mr. Reid received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Christian Brothers University.   

 Little Flower 

 Tunia Sangster – Principal 

Mrs. Sangster has been a part of the Little Flower family for seven years as an outstanding teacher and Interim Principal. Mrs. Sangster received her bachelor's degree from LeMoyne-Owen College in Business Administration/Marketing and her master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix. She has also been accepted into the doctoral program at Grand Canyon University pursuing a degree in Leadership as a Behavioral Health Specialist.   

 Memphis Catholic 

 Kevin Kimberly – Principal 

Mr. Kimberly most recently excelled as Memphis Catholic’s middle school leader after teaching through Notre Dame’s ACE program at Holy Names.  Mr. Kimberly earned his B.A. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Notre Dame.  In his new role as principal, Mr. Kimberly is responsible for leading the school’s instructional program and daily operations across all grade levels.  Mr. Kimberly is currently participating in the Accelerate Institute’s two-year leadership program.   

 Our Lady of Sorrows

Phil Gonzalez – Principal 

Prior to becoming principal at Our Lady of Sorrows, Mr. Gonzalez served as OLS’s middle school science and social studies teacher. Mr. Gonzalez attended the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate and graduate educations, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Masters of Arts in Education. Mr. Gonzalez is currently working toward earning his Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership at the University of Notre Dame.

Resurrection 

James Shelton – Principal 

Mr. Shelton served as a terrific 5th and 6th grade Math and Science teacher for Resurrection for three years before becoming Principal. Mr. Shelton received his bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee and his master's degree from Christian Brothers University. You may remember seeing him in Jubilee's 2013 video where he says, "I absolutely love it when children...who are not on the high ability level come seeking my help." He may have moved out of the classroom, but Mr. Shelton's commitment to his students has not wavered a bit.

St. Augustine

Kelsey Bourquin – Principal 

Mrs. Bourquin has 13 years of experience as an educator and a leader. Mrs. Bourquin earned her B.S. in Education with a focus in Integrative Studies from the University of Memphis. She has attended the Martin Institute of Professional Development for three years, the Uncommon School Teach Like a Champion conference in New York, and previously excelled as a fourth grade teacher at St. John Catholic School.

St. John

Elizabeth Gonzalez – Principal 

Mrs. Gonzalez previously excelled as an ACE teacher at St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in New Orleans, LA and recently taught English and Language Arts methods and content for teachers at the University of Notre Dame. Ms. Gonzalez received her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, and Masters of Education from the University of Notre Dame.

St. Joseph

Leslie Harden – Principal

Mrs. Harden served as principal at St. Joseph from 2012-2015 before serving briefly as Dean of Students at St. George’s Independent Schools-Memphis Campus. She was thrilled to returen to St. Joseph for the 2016-2017 school year. She has also served as a teacher and vice principal at Bishop Byrne Catholic School and principal at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic School.  She has spent most of her life in Catholic schools, both as a student  in New Orleans where she was born and raised and as a teacher and administrator in the Diocese of Memphis.

St. Patrick

Rhiannon Thomas – Principal 

Mrs. Thomas has been working for Jubilee schools for six years. She taught 1st grade at St. John Catholic School for four years before becoming principal at St. Patrick. In 2013 she earned the St. John Neumann Outstanding Service Award, and she is currently participating in the Accelerate Institute’s two-year leadership program. Mrs. Thomas received her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and her master’s degree in Teaching from Christian Brothers University.

The Jubilee Support Office

 Di Aur – Development Director

 Mr. Aur most recently provided excellent leadership for Resurrection Catholic School as Principal and Memphis Catholic as Head of School, after having served as president of Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City, Missouri and principal of Holy Names Catholic School in Memphis.  Mr. Aur earned his B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Memphis and an additional M.S. degree from Christian Brothers University. He has also worked extensively with Blue Streak Scholarship Fund helping raise money for Jubilee schools.   

Anna Rumfola – Chief Academic Officer 

Mrs. Rumfola previously served as the principal of St. John Catholic School in Orange Mound.  She has worked for the Catholic Diocese of Memphis for seven years as an award-winning teacher, an assistant principal, and a principal.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL and received her master’s degree from the University of Memphis.

Daniel Salvaggio – Director of Data and Assessment

A native Memphian, Mr. Salvaggio received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Christian Brothers University. After graduation he served two years as a Lasallian Volunteer at La Salle School for Boys in Albany, New York. His passion and excitement for Catholic, urban education in Memphis led him back to the Jubilee Schools where he worked for seven years as an outstanding teacher and principal at De La Salle Elementary at Blessed Sacrament. In 2015 he joined the Support Office team to assist teachers and principals in managing and interpreting data to better drive instruction.

Angela Fox – Director of Marketing & Events

Although she is new to the Jubilee support office, she is not new to Jubilee. She has been a volunteer, parent and supporter since the organization's conception. A native Memphian and product of Memphis Catholic schools, Angela received her Bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Memphis. She brings with her sixteen years of corporate marketing and design experience. You might also know Angela from her volunteer work with Blue Streak. She serves as chair of the Taste of Jubilee, Blue Streak's highest grossing event with all proceeds going to the Jubilee Catholic Schools.