MEET OUR ADMINISTRATION & STAFF
MR. MICHAEL BUSKIRK
Mr. Buskirk is the Principal of Saint Ann Catholic School, joining the faith community in 2019-2020. Most recently, Mr. Buskirk lived in Missouri for seven years where he worked for the Diocese of Jefferson City as a Math teacher and Principal. Prior to Missouri, he lived in Jacksonville Beach, Florida where he taught high school Science, and coached for Clay County schools. Mr. Buskirk started his education career in 2001 for Broward County schools as a high school Science teacher, soccer, and golf coach. He grew up in southwest Philadelphia, attended West Catholic High School, and the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a teacher certificate. While in Missouri Mr. Buskirk obtained a master’s and specialist degree in Education Leadership with Superintendent certification from the University of Missouri. He has achieved many accolades over the years most notably the Jacksonville Suns outstanding teacher award, and his previous school St. Francis Xavier was named best school in Jefferson City two years in a row under his leadership.
MRS. REBECCA MEINERT
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL / DIRECTOR OF RESOURCE
Mrs. Meinert has been a Resource teacher at St. Ann Catholic School since 2000. In 2012, she accepted the position of Assistant Principal. Mrs. Meinert received her BS in Elementary and Special Education from Gannon University in Erie, PA. A member of NCEA, Mrs. Meinert is certified in both Pennsylvania and Florida for elementary grades 1-6 and special education grades K-12. She taught in Indiana for two years and Pennsylvania for six years before relocating to Florida and becoming a parent at the school in 1998. Mrs. Meinert lends her skill and expertise to Admissions, Title Programs, Catholic Schools Week, and was the Re-Accreditation Chairperson in 2011.
MS. ERIN PARK
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL / CURRICULUM AND ADVANCEMENT
Ms. Park moved to Naples in 2014 and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida Gulf Coast University in Child and Youth Studies. She also holds a Masters Degree in Education and Administration from Ball State University. During graduate school, Erin worked as a resource teacher for grades K-6 at a charter school in Naples, FL. Ms. Park joined Saint Ann in 2019 and has served as a 4th Grade Teacher and Resource Teacher. Ms. Park has recently joined the administration staff as Assistant Principal and is very excited to aide in the growth and success of St. Ann School.
MRS. TRACY FARLEY
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Mrs. Farley has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Management and Marketing from the University of South Florida. She continued her education at Florida Gulf Coast University for her teacher certification in Marketing and Math grades 5-8. Mrs. Farley transitioned in 2018 as the Director of Admissions and Marketing from Middle School Math teacher and Athletic Director since 2005. She will continue as 8th grade sponsor assisting in the unique experiences of our 8th grade students.
MS. ALEXA CAMBRIA
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Ms. Cambria has been a Naples resident for 16 years. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a BS in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Ms. Cambria joined the Saint Ann community in January of 2020 and has taught 7th grade history, 5th grade and 2nd grade. She is also certified in the Orton-Gillingham Method. This year, Ms. Cambria is excited to branch off into a new career as the Director of Marketing for St. Ann. In her free time, she enjoys boating, fitness and spending time with family.
MRS. ROSE ADAMUSIK
Mrs. Adamusik has served as the Director of Finance at Saint Ann School since 2010. She earned her Business Management degree from Erie Community College in New York and continued her education at Buffalo State College. Her past experience includes over 14 years of previous accounting, Human Resource, payroll and management experience.
MRS. ELIZABETH SIMOES
OFFICE MANAGER / SECRETARY
Mrs. Simoes has worked as an Administrative Assistant at St. Ann School since 2006. Mrs. Simoes holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the College of New Rochelle in New York.
MR. ANDREW CHU
Mr. Chu is the Technology Coordinator for Saint Ann Catholic School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Management majoring in EDP. He has more than 20 plus years of IT Support and System Administration.
MS. LUCILLE DIPIETRO
Managing and organizing the school office is Ms. DiPietro, who began at St. Ann in 2008 in the cafeteria. Ms. DiPietro moved to Florida from New Jersey in 1989 after over 20 years of owning and managing several independent businesses. She continued in private business here in Naples. She earned a teacher’s aide certificate from Penn State University.
MS. KELLY THIMMESH
Kelly Thimmesh has 16 years of experience working in the school environment. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Early Education with a minor in psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and continued her education receiving a masters in behavior with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis. Kelly received an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps which has contributed to her wide variety of experience. Ms. Thimmesh will be our guidance counselor!
MRS. EMILY WILDRICK
Ms. Wildrick graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University where she obtained her bachelor's degree in Communication. Upon graduation, she began working in the public school system and volunteering with child in Collier County. Ms. Wildrick has been a part of the Saint Ann Community since 2020 and is very excited to continue her teaching career as a Resource Teacher. She has a passion for working with children and making a positive difference in their lives. In her free time, you can find Ms. Wildrick at the beach, cycling, or spending time with her family and friends.
MS. BRIANNA RODRIGUEZ
Originally from New Jersey, Ms. Brianna Rodriguez has recently moved from the Outer Banks, NC to Fort Myers, FL. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education Collaborative from The University of Alabama. Ms. Rodriguez joined the Saint Ann Community in August of 2021 and began her teaching career as a Resource Teacher. In her free time, you can find Ms. Rodriguez cheering on the Crimson Tide, looking for shells on the beach, or spending time with her family and friends.