MEET OUR RELATED ARTS TEACHERS
MS. ANGELA CURRIER
MUSIC AND BAND DIRECTOR
Ms. Angela Currier is the new music and band director at Saint Ann Catholic School. She has a Bachelor of Music from Capital University in music education and a Master of Music from Buffalo State College in music education. Ms. Currier taught general music and instrumental music at the Catholic Academy of West Buffalo for one year. She taught concert band, jazz band, music technology, music theory, choir, orchestra, and Pep band over the course of seven years at Saint John Neumann Catholic High School. Ms. Currier also taught elementary and middle school band at Saint Elizabeth Seton School to assist for half a school year.
MS. CHRISTINA GRUN
ART TEACHER FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
Ms. Grun originally hails from Germany, and joined the Saint Ann Community in 2010 as art teacher. She earned a degree in art and fashion design in Frankfurt, Germany, before relocating to the United States and working for eight years in private education in Naples and earning certification in art education. Ms. Grun is a practicing artist who displays her work in various shows and galleries, including her own Gallery 152, and she is a member of FAEA, the Florida Art Association. At Saint Ann, she organizes artworks for various charity and fundraising projects and art shows for students.
MR. BRIAN MAYER
PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER
Mr. Brian Mayer played professional baseball from 2017-2020 playing for 6 different teams in two different countries during that time. Prior to playing professional baseball, he attended the University of Delaware where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in Organizational and Community Leadership and a Master’s in Business Administration. Mr. Mayer grew up in New Jersey prior to moving to Florida in 2017 and is extremely excited to move to Naples and work with all the students at Saint Ann School. Mr. Mayer will be teaching Physical Education!
MRS. VERONIQUE ROWLAND
SPANISH TEACHER 4 - 8
Mrs. Veronique Rowland was born in Paris, France and raised in Colombia. She is a native Spanish speaker and is fluent in English as well as French. Her background includes 12 years of Spanish and English instruction at Hodges University. Veronique attended a Catholic school, graduated with a university degree in Social Communication and Journalism, and completed a M. Ed degree in 2015 from Hodges University. She is dedicated to the highest quality education and is determined to go the extra mile for her students. Veronique is looking forward to joining our team and interacting with her students at Saint Ann School.
MS. BARBARA WENDERSKI
SPANISH TEACHER AND ROBOTICS
Ms. Wenderski is a native to Florida. She is a graduate from Southeastern University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Spanish and Religious studies. She also attended Knox Theological Seminary studying theological and classical studies. She worked several years overseas in Buenos Aires, Argentina with youth ministries. Ms. Wenderski has taught first, fourth, and fifth grades in a bilingual classroom setting and is ESOL endorsed. She is also trained in STEAM project-based learning through the district of Collier County. Ms. Wenderski will be teaching Spanish and Robotics!
MR. PAUL ZOTTER
MIDDLE SCHOOL LIFE SKILLS
Mr. Zotter joined Saint Ann School in 2019 as a substitute teacher and began part time in 2020 as the middle school Life Skills teacher. He earned his BA in Sociology from Thiel College and his Master of Education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Throughout his 45-year career he developed Individual Program Plans teaching independent living skills for special needs adults in both the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas. Mr. Zotter has also been a restauranteur and served on various government and community boards. Mr. Zotter and family have been living in Naples since 2014. Mr. Zotter enjoys travel, golfing, reading, motorcycle riding and teaching life skills to his granddaughter and her fellow middle school students at Saint Ann School.