After a statewide search, we are pleased to announce that the new Preschool Director for St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School is Mrs. Annemarie Mansour. Mrs. Mansour has served as the Preschool Director at Cross Roads Preschool and Kindergarten in Phoenix for the last three years. She has a strong background in early childhood development, program planning, faculty and staff development, admissions, marketing and business administration. In addition, Mrs. Mansour has taught children, ages two through Kindergarten. This classroom experience is important since the Preschool Director position for the upcoming school year includes teaching the new three day 3’s program.Annemarie and her husband Nick have two children who have graduated from Saint Thomas the Apostle, Nick and Isabelle, and have two who currently attend STA, 3rd grader Joseph and 6th grader Marissa. Mrs. Mansour received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Child Development from Saint Mary’s College of California, and her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Palo Alto University. Prior to moving to Phoenix in 2011 her family lived in Maryland. There she served on the board and worked at her children’s preschool as well as worked as a Family Behavioral Specialist, helping families with children ages 0-5 manage behavior problems to ready their children for kindergarten.
“The timing of this opportunity feels to me to be divinely inspired. I am thrilled to able to use my knowledge and experience for the greater good of the community that I love! A school launch will certainly be a challenge, however, knowing the people that I will be working with and the community I will be working for gives me both faith and confidence to take on this challenge.”
We are so blessed to have her on board during this important and exciting time in the life of STA!