I have had the unique pleasure of spending the last thirty years of my career at Marist High School. I started here in 1987 as an English teacher, then became Assistant Principal for Academics in the late 90’s and most recently, have served as Principal and then now as Head of School. Each position taught me so much about the Marist way, the students we teach, and 21st century learning. Because teaching and learning are so dynamic, my job never grows old. I love watching students grow. I love the innovation, the creativity. Most of all, I love how all of this comes together at Marist.
You will hear, time and again, from our students that Marist is family. This is their “home away from home”. This caring atmosphere stems from the relationships our teachers form with students and the students form with one another. This culture enables students to thrive. Students who had struggled in school, whether academically or socially, find that their worries dissipate in our welcoming environment. I love knowing that we are a safe place for teenagers, where students can explore their many interests and develop their own passions, all while feeling comfortable in their own skin. Marist is the kind of place where this happens.
The mission of the Marist Brothers is to make Jesus known and loved through the Christian education of youth especially those who need it most. This is what we do at Marist, day in and day out. That is why I am so very proud to be part of this amazing venture.
I invite you to take a close look at our website, then arrange a visit to the school! Come experience the family atmosphere that our students and parents value. Come home to Marist!