Our Faculty & Staff
Dr. Brake took the helm of SMA in August 2018. In addition to overseeing the entire mission of the school, he teaches History, Philosophy, Literature, Political Science, and Economics. He also coaches Boys Basketball.
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Mrs. Mikelson joined the SMA faculty in 2018. She teaches earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics and also serves as the school’s college and career advisor.
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.
Mathematics, Fine Arts
Ms. Rogers joined the SMA Faculty in 2018, teaching its entire mathematics repertoire, along with art history and fine art. She previously taught at the Uncommon Charter High School of Brooklyn, New York.
Mr. Spinnenweber began his career at SMA in the fall of 2019, teaching philosophy, history, and a Trivium course for middle schoolers. He grew up in Steubenville, immersed in the rich tradition of Franciscan University.
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 Head Coach of Boys Golf and Assistant 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.