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Meet Our New Teachers

August 09, 2021
By Roz Parr

Sophia Dongilli

Our new Spanish II and Honors Spanish III teacher is Ms. Sophia Dongilli. After obtaining her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kansas State University, Sophia taught for two years there. She then taught for a year International Language Center in Peru and five years at Skutt Catholic before coming to Mercy. Sophia is an avid reader, traveler, and music lover. She also loves spending time with her husband and her weenie dog, Alberto. “I am most excited to meet the wonderful Mercy Monarch ladies and to be a part of a community that fosters language learning and multiculturalism!”



Tom Tvrdy

Tom Tvrdy will be teaching Economics and U.S. History this year. A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Tom taught at Seward High School in Seward, Nebraska, for the past 20 years where he was the head girls basketball coach. During his tenure at Seward, they won 104 straight games and had undefeated state championship teams from 2009-2012. Tom is very excited to be joining the Mercy community: “The thing that most excites me is the opportunity to build great relationships with the students and staff at Mercy.  I love meeting new people.” 




Megan McCuen Witt

Megan McCuen Witt will be teaching English 11, AP Literature, and AP Language & Composition at Mercy this school year. Originally from Michigan, Megan previously worked at Roncalli Catholic before coming to Mercy. She graduated from Notre Dame then completed her master’s degree at Creighton University. She is also the proud owner of Philip, her corgi. “I’m so excited to learn about all the Mercy traditions and meet all my new students!” Megan said.

Join us in welcoming these new teachers to Mercy!