Cincinnati, Ohio – August 7, 2017 –– Saint Ursula Academy is thrilled to welcome Dr. Mari Thomas to the SUA family as Assistant Principal for Student Affairs. In her new role, Dr. Thomas will manage programming involving student activities and well-being and enrollment management. She has a wealth of diverse experience and will be a tremendous asset to the school community.
Most recently, Dr. Thomas worked as the Director of Strategic Program Development for the Mercy Education Collaborative. She has served in many other roles over the course of her career. Experiences in high school administration, a national education association, and her work in researching programming to promote female leadership in schools makes her an ideal addition to the Saint Ursula community. Her career in education spans over 25 years and includes her work as a school psychologist. For the past five years, she has volunteered with Girls on the Run as a member of the event planning team and even co-coached a team one season!
“I look forward to my new role at SUA so I can share my skills and talents with not just the adults in the community, but more importantly, directly with the students. It is because of this direct connection with students, and the professional call to empower each student to become a woman of faith, integrity and courage committed to building a better world, that I felt called to apply to become the Assistant Principal for Student Affairs,” she said.
“Most importantly, I hope to be a collaborative team member who helps the SUA leadership continue to grow and prosper as the leader in female education in Greater Cincinnati. More specifically, I hope to be a valuable resource and planner that prepares and leads the Saint Ursula Academy into the future.”
Mari Thomas lives in the Colerain/Cleves area with her husband, three middle schoolers, two dogs, and one cat.
Saint Ursula Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women known for academic excellence and rich tradition. Saint Ursula welcomes students from more than 90 grade schools in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Academy is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. The campus, located at 1339 E. McMillan Street in East Walnut Hills has been the home of St. Ursula Academy and Convent since 1910. The Class of 2017 earned college scholarships totaling more than $21-million.