Dr. Mari Thomas will be joining CISE as an independent contractor, leading a feasibility study on the status of options within the Archdiocese for Career and Technical High School education. Mari comes to CISE with over 25 years of service in Catholic Education, most recently as Principal at St. Ursula Academy.  Mari has a passion for students with learning differences and for ensuring that every student has the opportunity to reach his or her potential.  She is skilled in strategic thinking, collaboration, and student support. 

CISE’ commitment to the work Mari will be doing comes from the emergent need of our students, for a pathway to employment that will effectively move them towards financial independence. At the same time, our local communities are in need of a skilled work force.

We are very excited to champion this feasibility study to address this issue for our CISE students as well as many local companies.