Our Staff

Mary Catherine Sauer

Principal

mcsauer@revolutionacademyk8.com

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Mary Catherine Sauer has been a Tutor, Academic Advisor, and PTO/PTA president. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in English.  In 2012 she founded Cornerstone Charter Academy: CFA, a K-12 charter school serving over 1300 students. She founded Piedmont Classical High School, a Guilford County charter high school with close to 500 students, in 2015 where she served as Interim Principal and then Director of Development.

Michele Harris

Assistant Principal

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Michele has 24 years of classroom experience in grades K-8.  She graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 1994, with a specialization in reading.  Over her career, Michele has served on the School Improvement Team, Facilities Committee, Teacher Mentoring Program, has coached several middle school and high school athletic teams, and been recognized as her school’s Teacher of the Year.

Jaime Gaulden

Assistant Principal of Instruction

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Jaime has 17 years of teaching experience in grades K-5.   She has earned bachelor’s degrees in elementary education and sociology from UNCG and a master’s degree in education from Elon University.  Jaime has served on many school committees over the years and has taken on leadership roles including grade level chair, School Improvement Team representative, and Student Staff Support representative.  She has served as a mentor to new ILT’s and a cooperating teacher to several student teachers over the years.

Robin Helms

Operations Manager

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Robin graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and has over 28 years of business experience across several industries including education. She has worked in internal audit, IT, sales, and marketing. She has many years of experience in a private school setting where she has served in roles from administration to substitute teaching in subjects including religion, math, science, language arts, PE, music, art, and Spanish.

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Rachael Doddato

Receptionist

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Rachael has a well-rounded experience in administration and project planning.  Prior to coming to Revolution Academy she operated a small women owned business which provided goods and services to the US military.  She’s actively involved with the local community and has a passion for people.

Ann Miller

Kindergarten Teacher

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Ann Miller has served as a charter school advocate and volunteer for many years.  She has been at Revolution for several years, serving in a variety of roles.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Western Governors University.

Joy Barth

Kindergarten Teacher

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Joy graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in elementary education. She has 12 years of teaching experience from Pre-School through 7th grade in both Illinois and North Carolina. During her time as a teacher she has served on a School Improvement Team, Teacher Morale Committee, as a lead teacher, and as a Curriculum Coach. She was also a presenter at the Charter School Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Susan Bowden

Kindergarten Teacher

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Susan has a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications and a master’s degree in education, both from UNCG. She has twenty years of experience teaching students in a variety of age levels ranging from preschool to fifth grade. She has worked in both private classical and public schools.

Brittany Robbins

Kindergarten Teacher

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Brittany graduated from Messiah College in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education. Since her graduation, Brittany has been teaching 1st grade in Maryland.

Tammy Petrie-Barnhill

1st Grade Teacher

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Tammy holds a Bachelor of Community Studies degree from Cape Breton University and a Bachelor of University Studies degree with a concentration in education from the University of Maine at Fort Kent. She has 17 years of experience teaching 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades.

Alana Sineni

1st Grade Teacher

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Alana graduated from UNCG with a bachelor’s degree in K-6 elementary education, with a concentration in English. She has 6 years of experience teaching both kindergarten and first grade in district and charter schools. She has also coached cheerleading and assisted other athletic clubs.

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Meagan Clark

2nd Grade Teacher

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Meagan graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY with a bachelor’s degree in childhood and middle childhood education.  She also has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Buffalo State College.  Meagan has 6 years of varied teaching experience in grades K-8.

Rainelle Flowers

3rd Grade Teacher

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Rainelle graduated from Hollins College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and certification in Elementary Education K-6. She has over 20 years of classroom experience guiding diverse groups of students in social and academic endeavors. Rainelle has mentored numerous student teachers, served as a parent liaison for academically gifted and special needs children, and collaborated on many school-based leadership committees.

Lauren Peabody

3rd Grade Teacher

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Lauren has taught for 8 years using the Core Knowledge curriculum. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from UNCG and has served on the first response team, the School Support Team, and the School Leadership Team. She has mentored high school teacher cadets and is a cheerleading coach with experience coaching middle school, high school, and cheer-abilities.

Karen Hughes

4th Grade Teacher

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Karen graduated from Queens University in Charlotte with a degree in elementary education. She has 15 years of teaching experience in kindergarten, first, and fourth grades in both Georgia and North Carolina. During her time as a teacher she has served on School Improvement Teams, school safety committees, school spirit teams, and has been a liaison for the staff to PTA.

MaryAnn Herbert

4th Grade Teacher

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MaryAnn graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She has taught 4th grade for the past four years while serving on her school’s Intervention Support Team.

Christina McCarl

6th Grade History/Science Teacher

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Christina comes to RA with 13 years of experience teaching grades K-12. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Western Kentucky University and has served on school leadership teams, emergency response teams, and as a teacher mentor.

Tyler Goodwin

Enrichment Teacher

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Tyler Goodwin graduated from UNCG with a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and a minor in theater.  He has worked for the past 10 years in the banking industry and has served as a mentor with 1-2-1 Mentoring for the past 5 years.

Austin Rozier

PE Teacher, Athletic Director

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Austin recently graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in K-12 Health & Physical Education. He received the Health & PE Academic Award for 2018-2019 as well as the SHAPE Major of the Year award for 2019-2020. He has worked as an interim adapted PE teacher and an assistant EC teacher.

Jen Whitten

Exceptional Children Coordinator

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Jen graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina with a degree in Psychology. She spent several years in the Information Technology field working as a trainer, manager, and software developer before completing a special education teaching program at UNC-Greensboro and receiving her K-12 certification in special education. During her time as an EC teacher, she has tutored students after school in reading and math, served on an Autism Awareness committee and Mindset committee, and led Chess and Lego clubs.

Paige Rozier

6th Grade Math Teacher

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Paige has her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and will receive her master’s degree in Special Education with certificates in Reading and Autism Spectrum Disorder in May from Appalachian State University. While in graduate school, Paige worked at the campus’ Office of Disability Resources. She has experience with Pre-K to 6th grade in both general and special education.

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Chelsea Dudley

Exceptional Children Teacher

cdudley@revolutionacademyk8.com

Chelsea graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in K-12 special education.  She has over 5 years of experience teaching all elementary grade levels.  Chelsea has served in many leadership roles such as department chair, School Leadership Representative, and Cooperating Teacher for student teachers.

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Caryn Avers

Exceptional Children Teacher Assistant

cavers@revolutionacademyk8.com

Caryn graduated from the High Point University with a bachelor’s degree human relations.  She has more than 5 years working with exceptional children in various classroom settings.