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Upper School


Mr. Ivan Fields-Math & science

Mr. Fields teaches Upper School Math and Science. He is also the Vice Principal of The Charleston Catholic School and Athletic Director. He earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Benedict College. Mr. Fields has been teaching at CCS since 1991.

Mr. Thomas Cleary-social studies & reading

Mr. Cleary teaches 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Social Studies. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English (Speech and Drama) with a minor in Music from LaSalle University. Mr. Cleary has his Masters Degree in Moral Theology from St. Charles Seminary. In addition to teaching, Mr. Cleary has also worked as a liturgical music director. Mr. Cleary has been teaching at CCS since 2017.

mrs. donna cleary-5th grade & Algebra 1

Mrs. Donna Cleary teaches fifth grade Reading, Language Arts, Religion, and Social Studies. She also teaches  sixth grade Reading and Language Arts. She spent most of her career teaching in Delaware at St. Elizabeth. Mrs. Cleary is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Education. This is Mrs. Cleary's first year teaching at CCS. 

Mrs. regan farfone-reading & ela

Mrs. Farfone has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Clemson University, a Master's in Communication from the University of South Carolina, and is currently working on a second Master's degree in English from the College of Charleston. She has been an English instructor for Trident Technical College and a tutor and substitute teacher here at CCS. 

Mrs. Maggie Santiago-religion & drama

Mrs. Santiago teaches religion to grades 6, 7, and 8. She also teaches Drama to the 4th grade and Upper School and Movement to 2nd grade. She earned a B.F.A. in Theatre from Valdosta State University and an M.F.A. in Media and Performing Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design. Mrs. Santiago has been teaching at CCS since 2009.

Mrs. Kelly Siedentop-science & math

Mrs. Siedentop teaches Math and Science to Upper School Students. She earned a B.A. in Elementary Education at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. She has taught in Catholic and Public School systems in Illinois for 8 years. Mrs. Siedentop has been teaching at CCS since 2014.

mrs. Maria graham-spanish 1

Mrs. Graham teaches Spanish 1. She earned her B.A. in Theatre Arts and Spanish from Rutgers University and her Teacher Certification from The College of New Jersey. She has taught various levels of Spanish in public and private schools in NJ and in the Charleston area. She has been at CCS since 2017.