Our Faculty & Staff
Dr. Brake took the helm at SMA in August 2018. Besides overseeing the entire mission of the school, he teaches History, Philosophy, Literature, Political Science, and Economics. He is also Head Coach of the Girls Basketball team.
Mr. Beers joined the SMA faculty in the summer of 2020. He recently discerned a vocation at the Saint Benedict Monastery in Norcia, Italy and previously helped develop the curriculum for the Mother of Divine Grace home school program.
Mrs. Keefe has taught Literature at SMA since 2015. Her two oldest sons, Ben and Charlie, graduated from SMA in 2018 and 2020, respectively. Her third son, Daniel, is a freshman at SMA.
Theology, Philosophy, Art
Ms. Kovacs joined the SMA faculty in the summer of 2020. She is is a recent graduate of the Dominican School of Theology and Philosophy where she worked as an Academic Librarian and Art Archivist, and also taught Art History to local home school students.
Ms. Larson joined the SMA faculty in the summer of 2020. She is an Adjunct Professor of Spanish, Arabic, and Communications at NCMC in Petoskey. Prior to her teaching career, she held diplomatic posts for the Danish Embassy in the Palestinian Authority.
History, Civics, Literature
Mr. Peck joined the SMA faculty in the summer of 2020, following a 20-year career at Traverse City St. Francis, where he was Chair of its Social Sciences department, directed its Mission / Study Abroad program, and coached Volleyball.
History, Theology, Geography
Mr. Radatovich began his career at SMA in the fall of 2019. He teaches a variety of humanities classes and is also a key contributing member to the school’s marketing team.
Literature, Theology, Latin
Mr. Whitmore joined the SMA Faculty in 2018, teaching courses in literature and theology while also serving as the school’s Latin Master. He is also Head Coach of the Boys Basketball team.
Mr. Rudnicki joined the SMA Staff in 2018. He has 20 years of coaching experience, most recently in Colorado, where he helped build a national-caliber distance running program.