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.
MRS. ERIN SMITH
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL / CURRICULUM AND ADVANCEMENT
Mrs. Smith 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. Mrs. Smith joined Saint Ann in 2019 and has served as a 4th Grade Teacher and Resource Teacher. Mrs. Smith has recently joined the administration staff as Assistant Principal and is very excited to aide in the growth and success of Saint Ann School.
MRS. TRACY FARLEY
DIRECTOR OF ENROLLMENT
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.
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.
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 WIETZKE
Mrs. Wietzke 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. Mrs. Wietzke 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 Mrs. Wietzke 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.
MR. MICHAEL SLUCHAK
DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Mr. Sluchak has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Florida Atlantic University. He comes to Saint Ann with over 20 years of experience in the industry including previously working with Lee County School’s Information Technology department. Mr. Sluchak is a native Floridian and loves spending time with his wife and children and traveling.
MS. TIFFANY ROARTY
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Tiffany Roarty is a graduate from University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine and Applied Arts. Since that time, she has been fortunate to have held graphic design positions for highly successful companies. Known for her commitment to design and creativity, Tiffany has years of working knowledge specific to education, medical device manufacturing, real-estate development, and retail. At home Tiffany enjoys biking, golfing, gardening, and creating jewelry and fine art. She holds a special place in her heart for all God’s animals.
MS. SHANNON ABELLAR
With an impressive 26 years of experience, Ms. Abellar has devoted her life to caring for others. For the past 16 years, she has been a compassionate and dedicated nurse in intensive care and hospice settings. Her commitment to providing exceptional care and support to patients and their families is truly inspiring.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Ms. Abellar has had the opportunity to live in different places throughout her career. Most recently, she resided in New Haven, CT, before making her way to Naples, FL. Outside of her rewarding professional life, Ms. Abellar is a loving wife and proud parent. She has four children of her own and five stepchildren, creating a big and wonderful family. And let's not forget about her fur babies – two cats and one dog, who undoubtedly bring joy and companionship to her life.