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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Alumni Spotlight: Agustin Armendariz ’95

Alumni Spotlight: Agustin Armendariz ’95

Agustin Armendariz, Menaul School class of 1995, is a Senior Data Reporter for the ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) in Washington DC. When asked what brought him back in Albuquerque: “The pandemic. I needed to be in driving distance from my folks (in town) and my wife’s family (San Diego). We had a great…

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Be Kind. Be Menaul.

Be Kind. Be Menaul.

30 Days of Kindness 30 Days of Kindness at Menaul is inspired by Jennifer Riordan, a former Panther Camp parent. Her family started the Jennifer Riordan Foundation in her honor. Jennifer’s favorite saying was: always be kind, loving, caring and sharing. We kicked off the semester on a positive note, reminding students that small acts…

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Alumni Spotlight: Derek Conrad Gutierrez ’88

Alumni Spotlight: Derek Conrad Gutierrez ’88

Derek Gutierrez ’88, was recently featured in a Albuquerque Journal news article focused on his leadership as part of the Santa Ana Golf Club team. We are excited to share a snapshot of his Menaul School experience with you. Which teacher or staff person at Menaul School has had the biggest impact on you? Maria…

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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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Hungry Minds: Religious Studies and Curiosity

Hungry Minds: Religious Studies and Curiosity

Spirituality is an important part of being human.  But how do you educate the spirit? And why?  In this article, hear from teachers, parents, and students about religion as part of a holistic education. One that sparks curiosity, and prepares students for college (and life) in unexpected ways. Menaul School is a small, Christian private middle and high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. No Memorization Needed—Deeper Understanding is…

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Alumni Spotlight: Kim Sanchez ’00

Alumni Spotlight: Kim Sanchez ’00

Who was the Menaul School teacher or staff person who had the biggest impact on you? John Sitler gave me the foundation for my faith. Emmett Dewitt taught me to love math. Paul Hedrick taught me to believe in myself. What was your favorite class? World Religions What is the best part about being a…

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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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