Meet our Administrators and Faculty


Dr. Michael Bratcher

Dr. Bratcher became principal at Sacred Heart Model School on July 1, 2016. He strongly believes in the importance to pass on the Roman Catholic faith to young people through the gift of a Catholic education.

Dr. Bratcher was born and raised in Louisville, KY. His education includes a B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky (2001) and a double major in Communications. He has earned two graduate degrees from Spalding University: M.A. in Teaching (2003) and a Rank I distinction with a M.A. in Education Administration (2010). In addition, Dr. Bratcher holds a state certification as a school principal in grades K-12. He earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership in November of 2010. Dr. Bratcher's dissertation focused on the effects of Catholic Identity and Marketing in Catholic Schools in the United States. He has presented his dissertation at several state and national conferences.

Prior to working for Sacred Heart Schools, Dr. Bratcher was the principal at St. Patrick Catholic School for five years. During Dr. Bratcher's tenure at St. Patrick, the school was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence; the standardize test scores and High School Placement Test scores significantly increased; and the school enjoyed an enrollment increase upwards of 75 student. Before St. Patrick, Dr. Bratcher served nine years at Trinity High School as a classroom teacher, assistant campus minister, and Senior Development Officer.

Dr. Bratcher, his wife Chrissy, and their son, Matthew, are active members at Our Lady of Lourdes parish.

If you have any questions about how the Sacred Heart Model School community can partner with your family to educate your child(ren), please contact Dr. Bratcher personally at 896-3931 or

Assistant Principal

Ann Carol Grant
Assistant Principal
Ann Carol Grant joined the administrative team at Sacred Heart Model School as Assistant Principal in August 2012. From 2014 until June 2016, Ms. Grant served as Interim Principal. While responsible for the full administration of the school, her focus is on the development and implementation the strong and engaging curriculum for Model School students.

Prior to her tenure at SHMS, Ms. Grant was the principal at South Asheboro Middle School in Asheboro, N.C. In that role she lead a staff of 57 to successfully meet the educational needs of more than 600 diverse students and was named district Principal of the Year. She has also served as principal at the all boys Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Ga., assistant principal at Balfour Elementary School in Asheboro, N.C.; academic dean at Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va.; and, classroom teacher at Alice Drive Elementary School in Sumter, S.C.

Ms. Grant holds a Master of School Administration from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Charleston Southern University, Charleston, S.C.

International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) Coordinator

Tricia Forde - IB Coordinator
Kris Grimm - PYP Coordinator

Administrative Services

Nikkii Coughlan - Records Manager
Vinda Harned/Emily Nolan - Director of First impressions
Janene Hickerson- Office Manager


Kim Haering
Director of Admissions

Athletics Department

Jim Ferrera - Athletic Director


Debbie Whatley- Counselor

Jaime Kayrouz - Counselor


Jacqueline Barnett - Teacher
Karen Blevins- Teacher
Kathleen Browning- Art Teacher
Lisa Dusterhoff - Teacher

Caroline Elliott- Teacher
Tricia Forde- Teacher
Kris Grimm - PYP Coordinator
Jessica Hammer- Teacher
Whitnie Hart - Teacher
Ginnie Hoover- Teacher
Nicole Hubbs - Teacher
David Iacovazzi- Teacher
Crystal Kannapell - Teacher
Barry King - Teacher
Julie Kraemer- Teacher
Caroline Lesousky - Teacher

Amy Malcolm - Teacher
Carolyn Marcum- Teacher
Aida Mercado- Teacher
Connie Meyer- Teacher Assistant
Laurie Ortkiese- Teacher
Maggie Osborne- Teacher
Kimi Osting- Teacher
Elena Puentes - Teacher

Staci Rampenthal - Teacher
Daniel Rhea – PE Teacher
Jill Rowe- Teacher
Sr. Jill Rueber - Teacher
Laura Shircliff - Teacher
Susan Snyder- Teacher
Gioconda Sparling- Teacher
Katie Spenlau – Teacher
Kate Stockton – Teacher Assistant
Carolyn Veigl- Music Teacher
Kelly Young- Teacher

Library Services

Adele Koch - Librarian

Resource Teachers

Jan Church

Sr. Jill Reuber

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