Principal

Principal

Sr. Mary Jordan Hoover, O.P.

Education:

  • Master of Arts (M. A.) in Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville

  • Master of Arts (M. A.) in Education, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches.

  • Bachelor of Science (B. S.) in Secondary Education.

Professional Experiences:

  • 20 years administrative experience in Catholic schools

  • Founding principal of St. John Paul the Great Catholic High School in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia from  2007 – 2016.

  Director of Curriculum Development & Coordinator of Student Life

Director of Curriculum Development & Coordinator of Student Life

Sr. Mary Brigid Burnham, O.P.

Education:

  • M.A., Theology: History of Christianity, University of Notre Dame, South Bend

  • M.A.T.L., Spanish, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg

  • B.A., Latin and Greek, Classical Studies, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale

  • E. N. L., Certification in English as A New Language, University of Notre Dame, South Bend

Professional Experiences:

  • Teaching high school since 1994

  • AP College Board certified in US History, European History, AP Language and Composition, AP Latin

  • Founding faculty member of St. John Paul the Great Catholic High School in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia from 2008 – 2015.

  Library / Media Specialist

Library / Media Specialist

Sr. Mary Gertrude blankenhagen, O.P.

Education:

  • Master of Arts (M. A.) in Educational Leadership, Christian Brothers University, Memphis

  • Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) in Education, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro

  • Certification in Library / Media Science

Professional Experiences:

  • Currently teaching 6-8 grade religion and English at Saint John Vianney Catholic School in Goodyear, AZ

  • 11 years of teaching Catholic schools

  • 9 years as an elementary school administrator where the Dominican Sisters of Nashville serve

 
  Director of Finance & Facilities

Director of Finance & Facilities

Mrs. Kay Verdugo

Education:

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with emphasis in Finance and International Business, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

  • London Business Program, Fall Semester

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Cum Laude, Computer Information Systems with concentrations in Mathematics and Spanish, Marywood College (now Marywood University), Scranton, Pennsylvania

  • La Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, Fall Semester

  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute (PMI) - Active

Professional Experiences:

  • Honeywell

    •  Project Manager

    • Technical Manager

    • Business Planning and Operations Manager

    • Fixed Assets Manager

    • Commodity Manager - 3rd Party Software

    • Customer Trainer

  Director of Admissions & Marketing

Director of Admissions & Marketing

Mr. Matthew Gonzales

Education:

  • Master of Business Administration, Benedictine University at Mesa

  • Bachelor of Business, Global Leadership, Arizona State University

Professional Experiences:

  • Director of Youth Ministry at St. John Vianney Catholic Church

  • Youth Care Worker at Youth Development Institute

  • Contract Pricing Analyst for Shamrock Foods

  • Outbound Acquisition Representative for Cable One

  Dean of Students & Athletics

Dean of Students & Athletics

Mr. Arthur Walker Jr.

Education:

  • M.Ed. School Administration and Supervision, Liberty University
  • B.A. English and Secondary Education, Coastal Carolina University

Professional Experiences:

  • 15 years teaching experience in North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, California and Arizona
  • School administrator for 10 years as Dean, Assistant Principal, and Athletic Director
  • Taught all levels of high school English
  • 16 years coaching experience (12 years head coaching experience)
    • Football
      • Head Coach for five years
      • Offensive coordinator for ten years
      • VISAA state runner-up at Christchurch School, VA
      • Defensive coordinator for three years
    • Girls and Boys Basketball
      • Served as Associate Head Coach for five years at nationally-ranked La Lumiere HS, IN for Boys Basketball
      • Won three CCS (California) titles with St. Francis High School, Watsonville, as Assistant
        Head Coach for Girls Basketball
    • Baseball
      • On staff at perennial powerhouse South Mecklenburg HS, NC
      • Head coach for two years at Asheville School, NC
  Director of Technology

Director of Technology

Mr. Salvador Franco-Carbajal

Education:

  • Currently attending Northern Arizona University for Masters in Education Technology
  • B.S. IT (Networking & Telecommunications), University of Phoenix

Professional Experiences:

  • Catholic Charities Community Services
    • Helpdesk Technician III
  • Liberty Elementary School District #25 
    • Field Support Technician II

 

  Administrative Assistant to the Principal

Administrative Assistant to the Principal

Mrs. Veronica Ramirez

Education:

  • Phoenix College, Studied Early Childhood Development

Professional Experiences:

  • Bourgade Catholic High School 2013-2017
    • Admin Asst to the Principal
    • Attendance/Admin Asst
    • Receptionist
  • Real Estate
    • HomeSmart 2008-current Real Estate Agent
    • 2007-2008 Dan Schwartz Realty
    • 2006-2007 Keller Williams