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.

Brianne Thoreson, Principal