Patricia T. Ward

B.S.Ed., University of Georgia (concentration in elementary and middle school language arts and social studies)
M.Ed., Columbus State University (concentration in middle school language arts and social studies)
Educational Leadership Certification in Administration and Supervision from Georgia State University
Numerous continuing education and professional development courses

Work Experience
Mrs. Ward has more than 37 years of combined experience as an educator and administrator. She served as Vice Principal at CKS for fifteen years. Previously, Mrs. Ward was a CKS Middle School Social Studies teacher for eight years, serving as Middle School department chair. She had additional teaching experience in the public school systems of several counties in Georgia, as well as in Mannheim and Heidelberg, Germany.

2009 CKS Archbishop's Education Honoree

Catherine Lennartz
Assistant Principal

B.S. Ed.,  University of Kansas (concentration in Physical Education and Health)
M.A. Ed., University of North Alabama, Educational Leadership

Work Experience
Mrs. Lennartz taught at St. Joseph Regional Catholic School in Florence, AL for 5 years before serving as the principal for another  five years. Most recently she was the Assistant Principal at Pope John Paul II Catholic High School in Huntsville, AL for six years, both schools were part of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama.

Rosemary Maksimowski
Religion Coordinator

B.S in Education, Youngstown State University
Masters in Theological Studies, Spring Hill College

Work Experience
Mrs. Maksimowski has been involved in education for 40 years. Thirty-eight of those years have been in Catholic Education, and thirty-one years served at Christ the King School in Atlanta.  She has taught in the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, Tooele, Utah, and the Archdiocese of Atlanta, before assuming the position of Religion Coordinator at Christ the King School in 1999.  While stationed with her family in West Germany, Mrs. Maksimowski was the Director of Child Development for the United States Army in Zweibruecken, West Germany.

Shaun Higgins
Curriculum Coordinator

B.S., Virginia Tech, Family and Child Development
Pursued MBA at George Mason University
Early Childhood Education Certificate, Brenau University
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Georgia Southern University
Professional Development: Orton-Gillingham, Executive Function, Collins Writing

Work Experience
Ms. Higgins has worked with children for more than 20 years. Before coming to Christ the King School, she worked at St. Jude School for 16 years teaching first and second grade. Prior to that, she taught first grade in DeKalb County. She has served on numerous school and Archdiocesan committees.

Guidance Counselors

Emily Meadows
Guidance Counselor

Ed.D., Counselor Education, The University of Memphis
M.A., Counseling, Louisiana State University
B.A., Psychology, Christian Brothers University
Licensed Professional School Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor

Work Experience
As a product of Catholic education, Ms. Meadows knows the value of such an opportunity. She was previously employed as a Professional School Counselor in the Catholic Diocese of Memphis. During this time Ms. Meadows developed a comprehensive counseling curriculum that addressed the academic, personal, and college-readiness needs of all students at her school. She was also employed as an Assistant Professor of School Counseling at The University of Southern Mississippi. Although she enjoyed her time at USM, Ms. Meadows missed working directly with children and decided to return to practicing as a Professional School Counselor.

Megan Harper
Guidance Counselor

M.Ed, School Counseling, Middle Tennessee State University
B.A., Psychology, Auburn University
Licensed Professional School Counselor
National Board Certified Counselor

Work Experience
Mrs. Harper began her career in education as the College Counseling Assistant at Holy Spirit Preparatory School in Atlanta, GA.  While in graduate school, Mrs. Harper received two years of internship experience in Kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as direct training in classroom management and play therapy.  Prior to joining Christ the King, Mrs. Harper worked at Centennial High School in Franklin, TN with juniors and seniors assisting them with academic planning, college and career readiness, and supplying social and emotional support.  


Dawn M. Stark
Director of Advancement

B.S. in Sports Science, Ohio University
MBA, Marylhurst University -Nonprofit Management concentration

Work Experience
Ms. Stark has more than twelve years of fundraising experience, and has recently earned her Certified Fundraising Executive Certificate. This is her fifth year at Christ the King School, third year working for both the Cathedral and the school. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Atlanta Chapter. Prior to CKS she served as the Director of Development for CURE Childhood Cancer.  She served on the Advancement team at St. Martin’s Episcopal School for four and a half years including capital campaign work to build a new Middle School building. She also worked with Mustard Seed Communities.  Prior to her fundraising experience, Ms. Stark taught Health and Physical Education.

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