Embracing Diversity, Equity and Belonging -
A Collaborative Approach for Catholic Schools
Presented on behalf of the Federation of Catholic Schools by the following committee members:


Mrs. Annamarie Davis, Principal at All Saints Academy, St. Ferdinand Parish
Mrs. Davis earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at Culver-Stockon College in 2000, and Master of Arts in Education Administration from UM-St. Louis in 2011. After 12 years as a classroom teacher, she became the principal at St. Ferdinand, 20 years after her 8th grade graduation from there. From 1992-2009, she served in multiple leadership and education roles for the Girl Scouts and American Red Cross Aquatics in St. Louis. She and her husband have twin 6th graders, and are active in their school’s PTO, scouts, and parish organizations.  




Mr. Jacob Reft, Principal at St. Ann Catholic School
Jacob Reft is the principal at St. Ann Catholic School. St. Ann is a Pre-K-8th grade Catholic school located in Normandy, MO. Jacob has led St. Ann for the past 5 years. Before that Jacob was an Early Childhood Special Education teacher in St. Louis Public Schools. Jacob is Catholic and lives in the Normandy area with his wife and 4 children. 






Dr. Alice Prince, Diversity Consultant for the Federation of Catholic Schools
Dr. Prince holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Business, a Master of Arts in Communications, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Dr. Prince has a Post Masters’ Certification from Washington University in Program Evaluation, and a CITI Certification for research.









2020-21 Diversity Committee
  • Mr. Rick Danzeisen, North County Regional Director, Office of Catholic Education and Formation
  • Mrs. Annamarie Davis, Principal, All Saints Academy at St. Ferdinand Parish
  • Mrs. Addie Govero, Principal, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta School
  • Rev. Thomas Haley, Pastor, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish & School
  • Ms. Gloria Howell, Enrollment Director, Trinity Catholic High School
  • Mrs. Cara Koen, Director of Advancement, Federation of Catholic Schools
  • Ms. Peggy O’Brien, Co-Principal, Our Lady of Guadalupe School
  • Dr. Alice Prince, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant,  Federation of Catholic Schools
  • Mr. Jacob Reft, Principal, St. Ann Catholic School
  • Ms. Thometia Thrist, Director of Impact, Trinity Catholic High School
  • Rev.  Nicklaus Winker, Pastor, St. Ann Catholic Church & School