A third generation Arizona native, Charlene Krushinsky has been in education for over 25 years. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northern Arizona University in elementary education and educational leadership. Charlene later continued post-graduate work in Catholic School Management at the University of Notre Dame.
She first began her career in the Diocese of Phoenix as a teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School and St. Francis Xavier Elementary School. Ms. Krushinsky later served as vice principal at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School. She then worked as principal of St. Louis the King Catholic School for six years in Glendale, AZ. It was there she was able to save the school from closing and increased enrollment by 85%.
Charlene is a proud mother of three daughters who have been in Catholic schools since kindergarten. Her passion for Catholic education hits close to home. Ms. Krushinsky’s family has been involved in the Phoenix Diocese since 1921. She believes a Catholic education provides children the best opportunity to become fully engaged in the faith so they can develop the necessary virtues they will need throughout their lives.