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St. Bernard Academy is honored to welcome Courtney Ross, Fr. Anthony Stewart and Paul Worley as new members of the school’s Board of Trustees. All three began their positions in August and will serve for 3-year terms ending in 2024.

“We are so fortunate to add such an accomplished group of individuals to our Board of Trustees,” said Carl J. Sabo, Head of School. “They truly provide a diverse business background and all three of them are well-respected by their peers and by the community. We look forward to their input and support.”
 

Courtney Ross

Courtney Ross was recently named Senior Manager of External Affairs at Amazon. She is a key member of Amazon’s Public Policy team, supporting and driving engagement with local stakeholders, business organizations, and civic associations. Prior to joining Amazon, Ross was the Chief Economic Development Officer for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, where she was involved in relocation and expansion projects with Amazon, AllianceBerstein, Bridgestone Americas and numerous others. Her 20-year economic development career has also included positions at Applied Marketing, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Memphis BioWorks and the State of Tennessee. Ross is a native of Memphis, TN, and graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She is a current SBA parent of Jake ’23, and Ellie ’26.
 

Fr. Anthony Stewart

Fr. Anthony Stewart is parochial vicar (associate pastor) at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brentwood. Fr. Anthony grew up in McEwen, TN, and converted to Catholicism in 2009. He attended two years at Aquinas College in Nashville studying Theology, while discerning a vocation to the priesthood. He was then accepted to the Diocese of Nashville, and began studying for the priesthood at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. After graduating, Bishop David R. Choby sent him to study at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. There he obtained a STB at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, and a license in Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University. After four years in Rome, Fr. Anthony returned to the diocese and was ordained a priest in 2018, at the Cathedral of the Incarnation by Bishop J. Mark Spalding.
 

Paul Worley

Paul Worley is a Grammy-winning record producer and musician who began his career as a session guitarist in the 1970s. He went on to become a music executive, first at Sony BMG then at Warner Bros. Records. In 2004, he and several partners founded Skyline Records and Skyline Music Publishing. Then in 2010, he helped form an independent music label, Skyville Records, which specializes in developing up-and-coming artists. Throughout his career, Worley has discovered and produced some of biggest acts in country music, including Martina McBride, The Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich, and numerous others. Worley is a Nashville native who graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in philosophy. He is a past SBA parent to Owen ’20.

 

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We have entered into the season of Advent! Advent reflections will be posted here for the next three weeks. See below for our week 1 Advent reflection, put together and narrated by 2nd Level teacher, Melody Clarke.

 

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