Meet the Visual and Performing Arts Department
Mr. Marcus Riter - Department Head
Marcus Riter is a Co-Chair of the Fine Arts Department, and oversees all theatrical productions and events in the Fine Arts Center. Mr. Riter has been teaching at Charlotte Catholic for 12 years and has been in education for 17 years. He earned his B.A. in Theatre from Appalachian State University and his Masters in Education in Theatre from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mr. Riter is a versatile director, playwright, actor, costumer and set designer, and a proud parishioner of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church.
Mrs. Jennifer Taylor - Department Head
A native of Charlotte, Mrs. Taylor is an alumni of Charlotte Catholic High School along with her sisters and parents. She graduated from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC with a BA in Dance Education with a teacher certification in K-12 and has been teaching in the Charlotte Catholic community for 19 years. After her first two years of teaching for CMS, she was finally lucky enough to call Charlotte Catholic High School her home and has been here ever since. Mrs. Taylor currently teaches dance, aerobics, jazzercise and PE classes as well as serves as the head coach for the dance team.
Mr. Jacob Bohan
Mr. Bohan is the Band Director at Charlotte Catholic
Ms. Kimberly Mirizio
Ms. Mirizio teaches Art I, Ceramics I and Ceramics II.
Mr. Christopher Jones
Mr. Jones is a member of the Visual and Performing Arts Department. He teaches Guitar classes.
Mrs. Melissa Parks
Melissa Parks is in her 6th year at Charlotte Catholic and in her 9th year of education. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Winthrop University with a major in Art Education and a specialization in painting. She also studied abroad for a semester at Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy where she studied printmaking and watercolor. Mrs. Parks teaches Art 1, Art 2, Art 3, Honors Portfolio Prep, Honors Art 4 and AP Studio Art.
Mr. Benjamin Ranzinger
Mr. John Shusdock
John Shusdock is in his sixth year teaching chorus at Charlotte Catholic and his ninth year in education. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Master of Arts in Teaching from Westminster Choir College. He is an active singer and conductor at St. Matthew's, St. Patrick's, and in other choruses.