20 in ’20 | The Most Impactful Identities of St. Thomas Academics and Development Since 2010 | Fourth and Final in Series

How do we remember our contributors? Some leave indelible impressions through tenure over years or even decades, thereby becoming part of an institution’s fabric through their dependable presence. Others shine brightly, creating unforgettable memories regardless of their longevity. Others still permeate our consciousness for their role as selfless facilitators, whether lifting colleagues or the community [...]

By |2020-03-06T11:10:30-06:00February 24th, 2020|Academics, Alumni, Campus News, Faculty Profiles|0 Comments

Going 10 Rounds With Jennifer McDonald Pearson, PhD

The St. Thomas faculty member tackles a speed round of questions. Before joining the ranks of college prep academia, you lived bright lights, big city in the frantic world of advertising. How did you land on Madison Avenue (or more accurately, West 33rd Street) as a talented, wide eyed LSU graduate? "I cold called agencies [...]

By |2019-11-07T11:31:34-06:00November 6th, 2019|Academics, Campus News, Faculty Profiles|0 Comments

Have your cake and eat it too with Mary Cassaro!

This week’s teacher spotlight is St. Thomas High School Math teacher, Mary Cassaro! While many of you may recognize her as a Math teacher at St. Thomas High School, she also bares many other hidden talents. Mary grew up in Houston and went to Incarnate Word Academy for high school. While attending Incarnate Word Academy, [...]

By |2019-10-08T09:11:47-05:00October 8th, 2019|Campus News, Faculty Profiles|0 Comments

Meet one of the newest members of St. Thomas High School’s Faculty, Dustin Lyles!

Dustin is a native of East Texas, originally from Tyler, TX, and a graduate of Baylor University. During his time at Baylor, he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Spanish Linguistics. After graduate school, he moved to northern Spain to teach English for a year. “I decided to pursue a degree in Spanish [...]

By |2019-09-30T13:56:43-05:00September 30th, 2019|Academics, Campus News, Faculty Profiles|0 Comments

Welcome new member of our staff at St. Thomas, Kristine Meier!

She may be a new face to the counseling department at St. Thomas High School, but St. Thomas High School is not new to her. Born in Costa Rica, but she grew up in Houston, TX, attended Duchesne High School, and met her husband through a St. Thomas High School alum. Kristine comes to St. [...]

By |2019-09-16T12:49:16-05:00September 17th, 2019|Campus News, Faculty Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Spotlight: Brett Mills

Many of you on campus may recognize Brett Mills as a St. Thomas High School U.S. History teacher, Dean of Social Studies, or Rugby coach. Although, what you might not know about Mr. Mills is his how he spends his summers. Each summer, Mr. Mills spends time in locations throughout the U.S. or abroad – [...]

An Evening in Paris with Mr. Philip Gensheimer

It’s almost that time of year- time for tuxedo’s and gowns, cocktail dresses and well shined shoes. It’s one of the most anticipated dates on the St. Thomas High School calendar, it’s time for the 2019 Auction & Gala. Each year, dedicated parents, staff, and alumni work together to collect auction items, gather for committee [...]

Going 10 Rounds with Dean of Students Rod Takacs

St. Thomas Dean of Students Rod Takacs tackles a speed round of questions. As the highest ranking Lord of Discipline (in complete accord with goodness and knowledge), what’s the most outrageously creative albeit untruthful excuse/alibi that sparked your internal bemusement from a guilty party trying in vain to avoid inevitable wrath? "This has actually happened [...]

By |2020-02-17T16:07:09-06:00June 11th, 2019|Campus News, Faculty Profiles|0 Comments

Going 10 Rounds with Ed Marintsch, PhD

The acclaimed faculty member completing his 33rd academic year within the science and math departments at St. Thomas tackles a speed round of questions. Originally you’re from New York City, attended Christ the King High School, Middle Village, Queens. Later, City College of New York. What brought you to Houston? "I took a job with [...]

By |2018-07-19T17:12:02-05:00April 11th, 2018|Campus News, Faculty Profiles|3 Comments

Science Teacher and Texas Master Naturalist, Philip Cuneo

As he watched the flood waters rise during Hurricane Harvey, St. Thomas science teacher Philip Cuneo had a brain storm about how to make something positive come out of this catastrophe. “I was thinking about how what we were living through could be turned into a teachable moment. I knew we couldn’t just return to [...]

By |2019-08-28T16:48:33-05:00October 23rd, 2017|Campus News, Faculty Profiles|0 Comments
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