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Mrs. Debra Spears

Mrs. Debra Spears

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Biography

Mrs. Debra Spears serves as the Director of Admissions and Marketing, with responsibility for the directing the admissions process from point of inquiry to enrollment, coordinating all re-enrollment activities, recruiting of students, and implementing and overseeing marketing strategy and brand development programs and materials. In addition, she serves as the senior administrator for the Summer Activities and Auxiliary programs.

During her tenure at Providence Academy, Mrs. Spears has also taught various courses such as Personal Finance, Economics, Study Skills, Speech and Technology, served as the Middle School Dean of Students, coordinated the Summer Activities Programs, and most recently served as the Dean of Activities and Auxiliary Programs. Prior to joining Providence Academy, Mrs. Spears worked in the finance arena in various roles and capacities for General Mills. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Purdue University.

Mrs. Sally Nathe

Mrs. Sally Nathe

Enrollment Coordinator, Day Visit Contact

Biography

Mrs. Sally Nathe serves as the Enrollment Coordinator at Providence Academy. Her role includes admissions, enrollment, and day visit coordination. She joined the staff in 2000, one year prior to the inaugural school year. Mrs. Nathe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the College of St. Benedict.

Mrs. Jenny Bruce

Mrs. Jenny Bruce

Admissions Associate

Biography

Jenny Bruce joins the Providence Academy Admissions department after a long career as a Realtor in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities. As a mother of two PA students, who began in the lower school and now reside in the upper school, Mrs. Bruce brings a parent's perspective as well as an understanding of the student experience in all three divisions of Providence Academy.  Her skills of strong communication, event planning, touring and knowledge of the Twin Cities at large will find good use in the admissions department.  Prior to entering into real estate, Jenny spent many years working in the nonprofit fundraising world and continues with many volunteer activities. She looks forward to introducing and welcoming new families to Providence Academy. Mrs. Bruce graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a Social Work degree and is an active member of St. Therese of Deephaven parish.

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