The Franciscan School
Faith, Academics, and Service
The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi

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Fr. Steve Patti, O.F.M., Pastor
M.Div. Washington Theological Union 2001
Appointed:  2014




Michael Watson,  Principal 
Licensure:  Middle School Science (6-9) and Principal (K-12)
BS, Molecular Biology, Florida Institute of Technology
Masters School Admin, NC State University
Appointed: 2007




Michele Northington,  Assistant Principal Grades K-5
BS, Elementary Education, Murray State University
M.Ed., Guidance & Counseling, Auburn University
Appointed: 2005





Colette Dziadul,  Assistant Principal Grades 6-8
Licensure:  Provisional Principal (K-12)
BA, English, Albertus Magnus College
MS, Counseling, Connecticut State University
Appointed: 2016




Laureen Wacenske, School Counselor
Licensure: K-12 School Counseling and Secondary Social Studies
BA, Lenoir-Rhyne College
MS, Counseling, North Carolina State University
Appointed: 2000



Lura Tysiac, Coordinator of Marketing & Admissions
BA, Political Science & Communications, Clemson University
Appointed: 2013





Sami Burnette, IT & Website Coordinator
BS, Math & Computer Science, University of Tennessee
Appointed 2007






Joey Bradshaw, Head of Bridges – Morning and After School Programs
BS, Psychology, Appalachian State University
AA, Art, Wake Technical Community College
Appointed: 2009




Terri Layer, School Receptionist, Administrative Assistant, Newsletter & Tidbits
Appointed: 2016





Alex Rommel, Administrative Assistant, Records, Before School Care
Appointed: 2018





Donna Sincock, Bookkeeper
Appointed: 2003






Joanne Sullivan, School Nurse
BSN and RN, Catholic University of America
Appointed: 2000