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Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

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Mr. Alec MacIsaac

Mr. Alec MacIsaac

HEAD OF SCHOOL

DISCIPLINES: History, Literature

Mr. MacIsaac earned his Bachelors at Thomas Aquinas College and his Masters at University at Dallas. For the last decade he worked for Great Hearts Academies in Arizona. He has taught a range of ages from 6th grade to 12th grade on a variety of subjects such as history, literature, philosophy, and drama. He has advised several seniors on their capstone project, the senior thesis, and has directed several student retreats and events. He served in various administrative roles including Dean of Students, Instructional Coach, Safety Coordinator, and Assistant Headmaster.

Headmaster

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Mr. Alec MacIsaac

Mr. Alec MacIsaac

HEAD OF SCHOOL

DISCIPLINES: History, Literature

Mr. MacIsaac earned his Bachelors at Thomas Aquinas College and his Masters at University at Dallas. For the last decade he worked for Great Hearts Academies in Arizona. He has taught a range of ages from 6th grade to 12th grade on a variety of subjects such as history, literature, philosophy, and drama. He has advised several seniors on their capstone project, the senior thesis, and has directed several student retreats and events. He served in various administrative roles including Dean of Students, Instructional Coach, Safety Coordinator, and Assistant Headmaster.

Gabriel Heidbreder

Mr. Gabriel Heidbreder, MACS

DEAN OF MEN

DISCIPLINES: Theology, Literature, Science, Latin

Mr. Heidbreder grew up outside a small lake town in South East Michigan. After a period of discernment with The Fathers of Mercy in Kentucky, he completed his bachelor’s degree in English Literature and the Humanities through Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. At that same time, he earned his Masters of Arts in Catholic Studies through The Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati, Ohio. He moved to the Nashville area soon after graduation, and began working in full-time parish ministry. Mr. Heidbreder taught philosophy and ancient history for St. Thomas More Schola in Franklin.

Gabriel Heidbreder

Mr. Gabriel Heidbreder, MACS

DEAN OF MEN

DISCIPLINES: Theology, Literature, Science, Latin

Mr. Heidbreder grew up outside a small lake town in South East Michigan. After a period of discernment with The Fathers of Mercy in Kentucky, he completed his bachelor’s degree in English Literature and the Humanities through Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. At that same time, he earned his Masters of Arts in Catholic Studies through The Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati, Ohio. He moved to the Nashville area soon after graduation, and began working in full-time parish ministry. Mr. Heidbreder taught philosophy and ancient history for St. Thomas More Schola in Franklin.

Gabriel Heidbreder

Mr. Joseph Grossheim

DEAN OF ACADEMICS

DISCIPLINES: Philosophy, History, Latin

Mr. Grossheim grew up in Columbia, TN, attending St. Catherine’s Church. He was homeschooled through middle school and attended public high school. Mr. Grossheim received his BA in Catholic Theology and Philosophy at Aquinas College in Nashville, TN. He then pursued his Masters Degree in Philosophy at the Center for Thomistic Studies in Houston, TX,  which included work with medieval Latin texts. He is presently researching for his PhD dissertation to complete the doctoral portion of his education.

Mr. Joseph Grossheim Chesterton Academy of the Incarnation Nashville, TN

Mr. Joseph Grossheim

DEAN OF ACADEMICS

DISCIPLINES: Philosophy, History, Latin

Mr. Grossheim grew up in Columbia, TN, attending St. Catherine’s Church. He was homeschooled through middle school and attended public high school. Mr. Grossheim received his BA in Catholic Theology and Philosophy at Aquinas College in Nashville, TN. He then pursued his Masters Degree in Philosophy at the Center for Thomistic Studies in Houston, TX,  which included work with medieval Latin texts. He is presently researching for his PhD dissertation to complete the doctoral portion of his education.

Mrs. To-Linh Coombe

Mrs. To-Linh Coombe

DEAN OF WOMEN

DISCIPLINES: Mathematics

Mrs. Coombe arrived in the United States as a 10-year-old refugee from Vietnam who didn’t speak any English. She went on to graduate as the Hillwood High School Salutatorian and earned both a BS and a MS degree in  Education from Tennessee Tech University. She spent several years in the classroom teaching high school level math at Cookeville High School, Nashville State Community College, and Tennessee Tech University. She then took a position as the Registrar and VA Representative at Aquinas College in Nashville.

Mrs. To-Linh Coombe Chesterton Academy of the Incarnation Nashville, TN

Mrs. To-Linh Coombe

DEAN OF WOMEN

DISCIPLINES: Mathematics

Mrs. Coombe arrived in the United States as a 10-year-old refugee from Vietnam who didn’t speak any English. She went on to graduate as the Hillwood High School Salutatorian and earned both a BS and a MS degree in  Education from Tennessee Tech University. She spent several years in the classroom teaching high school level math at Cookeville High School, Nashville State Community College, and Tennessee Tech University. She then took a position as the Registrar and VA Representative at Aquinas College in Nashville.

Miss Anna Pacek

Miss Anna Pacek

DISCIPLINES: Music, Theology

Miss Pacek grew up in Homer Glen, IL and attended St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Chicago. She moved down to Tennessee last year and is the Director of Sacred Music at St. Martha’s Catholic Church in Ashland City. She was homeschooled through high school and graduated with a BA in music with a special focus on piano performance and conducting. She is a passionate pianist, organist and music director with a comprehensive background in performance, directing/conducting, accompanying and arranging, with a special devotion for sacred music, liturgy, theology, and education. More than 18 years as a piano and music theory instructor, as well as extensive experience in a variety of ensembles. Skilled Rehearsal & Performance Accompanist proficient in sight reading. She has studied under, as well as performed with musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chicago’s Lyric Opera.

Miss Anna Pacek Chesterton Academy of the Incarnation Nashville, TN

Miss Anna Pacek

DISCIPLINES: Music, Theology

Miss Pacek grew up in Homer Glen, IL and attended St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Chicago. She moved down to Tennessee last year and is the Director of Sacred Music at St. Martha’s Catholic Church in Ashland City. She was homeschooled through high school and graduated with a BA in music with a special focus on piano performance and conducting. She is a passionate pianist, organist and music director with a comprehensive background in performance, directing/conducting, accompanying and arranging, with a special devotion for sacred music, liturgy, theology, and education. More than 18 years as a piano and music theory instructor, as well as extensive experience in a variety of ensembles. Skilled Rehearsal & Performance Accompanist proficient in sight reading. She has studied under, as well as performed with musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chicago’s Lyric Opera.

Miss Helen Pacek

Miss Helen Pacek

DISCIPLINES: Ballroom Dance

Helen Pacek began dancing at a very young age starting with Lithuanian Dancing. In 2006 she started her training in classical ballet with Ken Von Hedeckie and continued her training in ballet at Foubourg School of Ballet, American Dance Center, A Time to Dance, and Lou Conte Dance Studio. She also trained in traditional modern dance at Foubourg, Jo’s Footwork Studio, A Time to Dance, American Dance Center and Lou Conte Dance Studio. Her modern dance education has consisted of technical training with an emphasis on improv. Helen started as a dance instructor in 2009 and has instructed ballet levels beginner-advanced, modern dance levels beginner-advanced, stretch classes, floor barre classes, movement classes for skaters and ballet for ballroom dancers. She has also worked with a variety of different students privately to refine and strengthen individualized skills pertaining to specific students personal goals. In 2017 Helen completed a ballroom teacher training program and started working as a ballroom instructor teaching private and group lessons. Helen discovered swing dance in 2018 where she continued her education in learning various vintage swing dance styles, including Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag and vintage line dances. She began her swing dance training with Chandrae Roettig Gomez, as well as attending various swing dance workshops taught by instructions from around the country and continues to train and further her knowledge through self education. Helen is passionate about teaching dance to others and hopes her students find as much joy through dance as it has brought her.

Miss Helen Pacek Chesterton Academy of the Incarnation Nashville, TN

Miss Helen Pacek

DISCIPLINES: Ballroom Dance

Helen Pacek began dancing at a very young age starting with Lithuanian Dancing. In 2006 she started her training in classical ballet with Ken Von Hedeckie and continued her training in ballet at Foubourg School of Ballet, American Dance Center, A Time to Dance, and Lou Conte Dance Studio. She also trained in traditional modern dance at Foubourg, Jo’s Footwork Studio, A Time to Dance, American Dance Center and Lou Conte Dance Studio. Her modern dance education has consisted of technical training with an emphasis on improv. Helen started as a dance instructor in 2009 and has instructed ballet levels beginner-advanced, modern dance levels beginner-advanced, stretch classes, floor barre classes, movement classes for skaters and ballet for ballroom dancers. She has also worked with a variety of different students privately to refine and strengthen individualized skills pertaining to specific students personal goals. In 2017 Helen completed a ballroom teacher training program and started working as a ballroom instructor teaching private and group lessons. Helen discovered swing dance in 2018 where she continued her education in learning various vintage swing dance styles, including Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag and vintage line dances. She began her swing dance training with Chandrae Roettig Gomez, as well as attending various swing dance workshops taught by instructions from around the country and continues to train and further her knowledge through self education. Helen is passionate about teaching dance to others and hopes her students find as much joy through dance as it has brought her.

Mrs. Janet Cruz

Mrs. Janet Cruz

DISCIPLINES: Art

Janet holds a Masters in Fine Arts from New Mexico State University and has worked as a formal art instructor since 1997. In her 16 years as an employee of O’More College of Design she held many positions, including Fine Arts Department Chair and Associate Professor. Currently, Janet is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Belmont University. She lives in Franklin, TN with her husband and three boys.

Mrs. Janet Cruz Chesterton Academy of the Incarnation Nashville, TN

Mrs. Janet Cruz

DISCIPLINES: Art

Janet holds a Masters in Fine Arts from New Mexico State University and has worked as a formal art instructor since 1997. In her 16 years as an employee of O’More College of Design she held many positions, including Fine Arts Department Chair and Associate Professor. Currently, Janet is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Belmont University. She lives in Franklin, TN with her husband and three boys.

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