Principal of St. Mark School:
Mary Ann McQueen
Mary Ann McQueen’s tenure at St. Mark School began on July 1, 2013. Mary Ann came to St. Mark having served at Marymount High School in several positions over a twenty-year period including: Academic Dean, AP United States history teacher, department chair and Director of the Internship and Mentoring Program. Serving on the admission team at Marymount was also a constant for Mary Ann and involved interviewing prospective students and parents and evaluating candidates for admission. As Academic Dean, Mary Ann oversaw the accreditation process and the development of curriculum and program. In addition she was responsible for the supervision of faculty.
As a parent, Principal McQueen participated as a school board member at St. Paul the Apostle in Westwood for ten years, chaired the annual fall festival and served as president of the PWC (Parents Working for Children). Mrs. McQueen’s two sons, Neil and Patrick, attended Loyola High School and are now in college.
Mary Ann grew up in Seattle, Washington and attended Catholic parochial schools grades 1-12. Both her elementary and high schools were lead by Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary SNJM, the same order that opened St. Mark School back in the 1940’s. Mary Ann is well versed in the charism of this religious order and she has fond memories of the outstanding academic instruction she experienced at these schools.
Mrs. McQueen attended Santa Clara University, a Jesuit university in the Bay Area and earned her masters degree at Loyola Marymount University. She brings twenty-six years of experience as an educator to St. Mark and a long-term commitment to excellence in Catholic education. And, while Mrs. McQueen served in predominantly all girl schools, something she remains very committed to, she raised two sons and understands the world and needs of boys!