Faculty Feature: Nicholia Patellis, Middle School Social Studies

Faculty Feature: Nicholia Patellis, Middle School Social Studies

My Story I’m really passionate about so many things it’s hard to say all of them. Some things I love to do are, sing, read, write songs, and play with my puppy. I also love handcrafts like spinning, knitting, crochet and cross-stitch. My friends tease me that I was born in the wrong era. My…

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Staff Spotlight: Nicole Soriano, Digital Marketing

Staff Spotlight: Nicole Soriano, Digital Marketing

My Story My story began in the dreamy desert landscape of Tucson, Arizona. In search of my next adventure, I moved to Boston, Massachusetts when I was 19. I came to Albuquerque almost 7 years ago, to be close to my mom. She spent her childhood years in the village of San Juan, north of…

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Faculty Feature: Katherine Torres, Upper School Science

Faculty Feature: Katherine Torres, Upper School Science

Katherine Torres is a 6-12 licensed level 3-A instructional leader with Endorsements in Science, TESOL and Mathematics. She has a Certificate of International School Leadership, a Master’s of Education with concentration in International Teaching, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Geology. About Me I come from a family of global nomads. I spent most of…

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Noori Family Join Menaul School’s Community

Noori Family Join Menaul School’s Community

Dear Menaul Community, We are reaching out today to introduce to you the newest family to join our Menaul School community. Mr. Mohammad Nabi Noori and his wife, Zakia Noori, have just settled on Menaul School’s campus along with Mr. Noori’s brother, Hamid (15), daughter, Zainab (7), and son, Asghar (2). The Noori family has…

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Faculty Feature: Leon Lake, Director of Performing Arts

Faculty Feature: Leon Lake, Director of Performing Arts

My Story I am married to a wonderful man named Skyler. Skyler is a barber and we live in the mountains with our dog. I love music, eating, and naps. What I Love About Menaul School Being able to share music with kids. They always make me laugh and think. I love getting to see…

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Staff Spotlight: Marian Bock, Registrar and Academics Assistant

Staff Spotlight: Marian Bock, Registrar and Academics Assistant

My Story I am the oldest of three sisters. Raised in Albuquerque, mostly–with long periods in the San Francisco Bay area, Seattle, and New York. My parents were both academics, so it’s fitting that I made my way to a school! Before working at Menaul, I worked for New Mexico Legal Aid, giving administrative support…

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Admin Team Spotlight: Lindsey R. Gilbert, President and Head of School

Admin Team Spotlight: Lindsey R. Gilbert, President and Head of School

My Story I met my wife Laurie at Wheaton College on a summer mission trip to Amsterdam. Together we have spent the past 40 years working at the same schools, raising our five children, traveling, and exploring. We have four grandchildren and two boisterous Brittany spaniels, Chaco and Tex. In my free time, my favorite…

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Admin Team Spotlight: Melanie Davis, Director of Institutional Advancement

Admin Team Spotlight: Melanie Davis, Director of Institutional Advancement

My Story I am married to Rev. Tom Davis Jr., a hospice chaplain. We have a lovely blended family that includes our little dog Lily and four adult children and a grandson. Unfortunately, they are spread out all over the country including California, Washington, Illinois and Mississippi. Needless to say, we feel so fortunate to…

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