Faculty, Coaches Named
Nina Noronha will teach theology and music in the 2020-2021 school year. Noronha most recently served as a Hall Coordinator at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She has an extensive background in music and was the music director and choreographer for show choir camps at Xavier High School; music director and co-founder of Jaybeats A Capella at Creighton University; President of The University of New Mexico Concert Choir; and judge and clinician for the Best of New Mexico A Capella Festival.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Creighton University in 2018 and is currently working towards her Master’s in Education from Creighton University.
Paul Beran, who currently teaches science, has been appointed as the head cross country coach. He has served as the assistant coach for several years. He joined the faculty in 2017 and has been teaching science for over 30 years. He also coached cross-country, track and football at other schools.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Education with endorsements in Natural Science, Biology and Physical Education from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. He holds a Master’s in Education from Peru State College. He will be assisted by Chris Rosenthal, biology/integrated science teacher.
Nicole Lenczowski ’06 has been named the head varsity basketball coach. The former assistant varsity basketball coach has been part of the Mercy basketball program for more than 20 years. She was first a spectator, watching her sister Kristin Lenczowski Roelfs ’03 play for Mercy. Lenczowski then played and is now a coach. She currently serves as a project manager at Union Pacific Railroad (UP).
She graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She will graduate from the University of Nebraska Omaha in December with a Master’s in Business Administration.
Susan Sloboth has been appointed as the tennis coach. She has been a tennis professional at Miracle Hill Golf & Tennis Center since 1995. She also served as an assistant tennis professional at Champions Run since 2012. Sloboth holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has done practicum teaching in both elementary and middle schools.
A member of the Nebraska Tennis Hall of Fame, she has been a presenter and speaker at the Nebraska Coaches Association Annual Conference and received the Outstanding Contributor to Youth Tennis USTA Distinguished Service Award in 2010.