President, Matthew Schambari
Matthew Schambari is the President of Bishop Manogue Catholic High School and has called Bishop Manogue home for 10 years of his 17-year career. A native Nevadan, Matt has spent his entire professional career in service of Catholic education. He started at Bishop Manogue in the Campus Ministry department in 2001. During his initial tenure, he taught theology, leadership, and served as the Dean of Students for two years.
Matt and his wife Sally moved to Washington in 2010 where Matt worked for a Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Seattle. Matt served in the role of President for five years at Archbishop Murphy High School. Most recently, Matt served as President at a Catholic High School in the Archdiocese of Kansas City for two years. Matt came home to Bishop Manogue in May 2018 after being named President. Matt’s passion and love for his faith, Catholic education, and Bishop Manogue are evident in every conversation.
Matt has a unique blend of business and education formation, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration with an Emphasis in Catholic School Leadership. Matt loves that the role of President allows him to apply sound business practices to support the mission-based work of Catholic education.
Matt and his family are members of St. Thomas Aquinas parish and their three children attend Little Flower Catholic School.
Matt looks forward to helping Bishop Manogue continue to be a place where students are given the opportunity to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and most of all spiritually.
Principal, Brianne Thoreson
Brianne Thoreson is the Principal of Bishop Manogue Catholic High School and brings with her a wealth of knowledge as a Miner, embodying the role of Principal with a rich history and love for the school. Her time with Bishop Manogue began in 2003 as a teacher and coach. During her 8-year tenure at BMCHS her responsibilities and position within the school continued to grow. She soon transitioned into the role of Department Chair, followed by Academic Dean and finally Dean of Students. In 2011 Brianne moved to another school within the Diocese of Reno, Little Flower School, to assume the role of Principal where she faithfully served for five years. Now as Principal of Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, she not only understands Miner life, but her thirteen-year tenure with the Diocese of Reno schools makes her a natural fit as the academic leader of Bishop Manogue.
With a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Graduate Level Certificate in Catholic School Leadership from Loyola Marymount University, it is clear Brianne is passionate about Catholic education. Bri believes that assuming a role in Catholic leadership is not simply being Catholic and a leader, it is learning to be fully both while working through a broad spectrum of demands. She is known for a leadership style that personifies Catholic ethics of love, acceptance, support and structure that is both open and welcoming.
In addition to a love for Catholic Education, Brianne and her husband along with their three young boys, are dedicated parishioners in the Diocese of Reno, having attended Little Flower Church for the last five years and previously attended St. Albert the Great Catholic Church.
Brianne looks forward to continuing the rich traditions that make Bishop Manogue what is today as well as continuing to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming for teachers, staff and students.