Mr. Michael Taris was a teacher in the religion department. He was one of the few faculty members to have attended a seminary (Mr. Samaha had been another). He earned a master's degree in religious education (MRE) from Mt. St. Alphonsus, a Redemptorist seminary. In addition to teaching (primarily a class on scripture), he also served as the moderator of the Chess Club and Philosophy Club.  He retired from teaching in 2014.