Originally published March 19, 2021.

Thomas More Prep-Marian is excited to announce the following staff additions in the Junior High.

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Mr. Jason Casper

Mr. Jason Casper will join the Junior High as the science instructor after having most recently taught at St. Christopher Catholic School, Las Vegas, Nev. As a retired Army veteran and with experience in educating students in the areas of math and science, Mr. Casper will be a valued member of the TMP-Marian Junior High. Mr. Casper has earned his Master of Science in Forensic Science from National University, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology/Religious Studies from Arizona State University and Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from American InterContinental University.

Beginning with the 2021-22 academic year, Mr. Casper will be replacing Mr. Randy Brull who stepped in after the unexpected death of Mr. Jim Balthazor in 2020. 

“What I hope that I am bringing to the Junior High is a sense of worth, excellence, and dedication not just in everything that we do academically and in life but spiritually as well,” said Casper. 

Mrs. Becky Fox will assume the role of Junior High Guidance Counselor in preparation for the 2021-22 academic year. Mrs Fox joins TMP-Marian after having served as the Guidance Counselor at Lincoln Elementary for the past two years and has earned her Master of Science in School Counseling and Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Sociology from Fort Hays State University.

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Mrs. Becky Fox

“I hope to bring a positive attitude and the tools and skills necessary to help the junior high students at TMP-Marian Junior High be successful.  I am passionate about student well-being and hope to be able to help the students navigate the challenges of the junior high years in a positive way and help them to excel academically as they prepare for high school and their careers later on,” said Fox.

“I believe everyone deserves to be able to speak and be heard.  Life has ups and downs, and as students get older, they face academic, social, and emotional challenges.  It is the school counselor’s job to be there for them and help them learn skills and strategies to overcome these obstacles.  I also think that a big part of school counseling is helping students realize their full potential and begin discovering who they are called to be,” concluded Fox.

“I feel like we are adding two tremendous educators, and more importantly, student-focused role models to our junior high staff,” said Principal Chad Meitner. “The teaching and life experiences these two bring to our already impressive JH faculty is exciting and replete with possibilities!”