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Thomas Maj
Thomas Maj
President

Graduate Studies - National Endowment for the Humanities - Fordham University
Master's of Education Leadership - Grand Valley State University
Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science - University of Cincinnati
 

Mr. Maj became the President/Principal of St. Joseph High School on August 1, 2016. He previously served as president of Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio. Prior to that he was the president of Catholic Central and West Catholic High Schools of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has also served as principal and assistant principal for schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids.

Debbie Michalski
Debbie Michalski
Assistant Principal - Campus Minister

Master's of Education Degree - Curriculum and Instruction Reading Specialization - University of Houston - Victoria (1980)
Bachelor's of Science  - Elementary Education and English - Southwest Texas State University (1977)
Mid-Management Certification - University of Houston - Victoria (1995)

Mrs. Debbie Michalski began her teaching career in 1977 in Yorktown, Texas. She spent 18 years in the classroom before she became the Assistant Principal at Juan Linn Magnet School in Victoria. In 1998 she transferred to Chandler Elementary (formerly known as Stanly Elementary) where she eventually was promoted to Principal in 2001. She served in that position for 9 years. In 2010 she began working at St. Joseph High School as the Assistant Principal and Campus Minister. 

Terese Arnecke
Terese Arnecke
Business Manager

Certified Public Accountant License (2000)
Graduate of University of Houston-Victoria (1996)
St. Joseph High School (1992)

 

Mrs. Terese Arnecke '92 has seven years experience in public accounting, three years as a bank officer at First Victoria National Bank and six years as a lead accountant in private industry. She has been the business manager at St. Joseph High School since 2013. 

What do you like about working at St. Joseph High School? 
Working at STJ is very upbeat and I appreciate that it is family oriented. 

 

Michael Hall
Michael Hall
Athletic Director - Coach - Instructor

Bachelors Degree in Physical Education, minor in Sociology - East Central Oklahoma State University

Coach Hall has been teaching and coaching since 1982 and has been a head football coach since 1990. He has led 5 teams to State Championship games, winning State in 2005.

What do you like about teaching at St. Joseph High School?
I am very excited about this opportunity at St Joseph High School. Along with a very rich tradition of excellence, I sense a community that feels like family and am excited that as we work together we will continue to be a model of excellence! 

Shandee Harrell
Shandee Harrell
Communications

Master's of Science - Mass Communications - Oklahoma State University (2002)
Bachelor's of Science - Agricultural Communications - Oklahoma State University (1994)

Mrs. Shandee Harrell has served as the Director of Development at Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma, and Director of Communications and Education for several local, state and national associations throughout her career. She started working at St. Joseph High School in July 2006. 

 

Jennifer Korinek
Jennifer Korinek
Admissions

BS Marketing and Management - Texas A&M University
MBA - University of Houston - Victoria

Mrs. Jen Korinek has worked as a recruiter and in public relations for TEKsystems in Austin, and has taught 5th grade at VISD. She began working at St. Joseph High School as the admissions coordinator 2011.
 
Why do you like about working at St. Joseph High School?
St. Joseph High School provides a nurturing, safe and challenging environment to work in and for students to learn and grow.  By following Catholic principles and focusing on morals and values, St. Joseph guides it's students and faculty and fosters mutual respect between the two.  I am blessed to be a part of the St. Joseph family.
Valerie McDaniel
Valerie McDaniel
Registrar

BBA in Business Education from Sam Houston State University

Mrs. Valerie McDaniel began teaching in the Victoria Independent School District in 1974. She has been at St. Joseph High School since 1990. 

What do you like about working at St. Joseph High School? 
In the classroom, I loved being able to push my students to a higher level than is normally found in a public school class. Now in the position of Registrar, I enjoy working with families who have common goals for their children in an atmosphere that fosters academic, spiritual, and behavioral growth

Ann Brogger
Ann Brogger
Guidance Counselor

Doctoral Program Student - Higher Education - Texas Tech University
Master's of Education in Counseling - University of Houston - Victoria
Bachelor's of Business Administration in Management - University of Houston - Victoria
Teaching Certificate in Secondary Business
Certificate in School Counseling

Mrs. Ann Brogger started working at VISD as a paraprofessional in 1998 while attending college. She went on to teach computers, speech, and video technology at Memorial High School Senior campus until the end of 2004. At that time she began working as a tutor and adjunct instructor at Victoria College. She then served as the director of the Student Services Department at Victoria College. She has been the counselor at St. Joseph High School since 2012. 

What do you like about working at St. Joseph High School? 
I love working at St. Joseph High School because it does not feel like a job. The students become an important part of our lives. I feel like I truly have the opportunity to help impact the lives of the wonderful young people I work with.  To me, my position carries with it the ultimate reward!

Murray Carson
Murray Carson
Director of Operations

Mr. Murray Carson began as the Facilities Director at St. Joseph High School in 2016. He has worked in the Refining, Manufacturing and Transportation (RMT) Industry since 1991. During that time, he held various roles including buyer, warehouse and purchasing manager, turnaround project planner, logistics manager, welder, carpenter and electrician apprentice.