Mission & Leadership

  • Our Mission

    Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School is an integral part of the Catholic Church's mission to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. As an adult community, we share in the responsibility to prepare students for college and beyond while helping them to grow to become persons of faith, virtue, and wisdom.

Mrs. Anne Ceasar

Phone: 334-272-7221 ext. 301

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Mrs. Anne Ceasar

President

Anne Ceasar became Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School's third President in 2008 after serving as the Principal of the Middle School campus since 2004. Ceasar also has 24 years of teaching experience at Our Lady Queen of Mercy, Carver Elementary, and Forest Avenue Elementary Schools. For the 2016-2017 academic year she also serves on the Holy Spirit Leadership Team.She earned a B.A. degree from Christian Brothers University and a M.Ed. from Auburn University at Montgomery. Ceasar and her husband, Rod, have been married forty five years and have three children, Leah O'Quinn, Tony Ceasar and Rachel Barranco, and eight grandchildren. The Ceasars attend Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Montgomery. 

 

Mr. Justin Castanza

Phone: 334.272.7221 ext. 201

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Mr. Justin Castanza

Middle/High School Principal

Justin Castanza became Principal of grades 9-12 in June 2016 after serving as High School Dean of Students for two years. Castanza is a 2001 graduate of Montgomery Catholic. He received his undergraduate degree in Secondary Education and his Counselor Education masters degree in Student Affairs from Mississippi State University. Castanza acted as the Associate Executive Director of the YMCA's Camp Chandler for five years before returning to his Alma mater as a teacher. He and his wife, Meg, have been married for five years and have three children: Vincent, Natalie, and Sal.

Mrs. Julie Wood

Phone: 334.272.2465

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Mrs. Julie Wood

Middle School Assistant Principal 

Julie Wood became Middle School assistant principal in June 2012 after serving as a Middle/High School Physical Education/Coach/Health teacher for two years. Wood is a 1982 graduate from McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile, Alabama. She holds undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education and Physical Education from Huntingdon College, and a Masters degree in Education Leadership from Auburn University at Montgomery. Wood began her teaching career in 1988, she also served on the Holy Spirit Leadership team for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Miss Laurie Gulley

Phone: 334.272.3033

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Miss Laurie Gulley

St. Bede Campus Principal 

Laurie Gulley is the Principal at our St. Bede Elementary campus. Gulley is a 1984 graduate of Montgomery Catholic and attended St. Bede from second to eighth grade. She received a degree in Early Childhood Education from Spring Hill College in 1988 and worked as Youth Director and Pre-School teacher at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Mobile until 1992. She holds a masters degree in Instructional Leadership from Auburn University at Montgomery. Gulley served as a third grade teacher at our St. Bede campus for 16 years before becoming the Assistant Principal in 2008. Gulley also served on the Holy Spirit Campus Administrative Team 2012-14 and 2016-17. 

Mrs. Nancy Foley

Phone: 334.649.4404

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Mrs. Nancy Foley

Holy Spirit Campus Principal 

Nancy Foley became the Principal of our Holy Spirit campus in 2017. Foley has served as a fourth grade teacher at the Holy Spirit campus since it opened in 2012, and has 33 years of teaching experience in Catholic, public and magnet schools. Foley received a degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Alabama and holds a masters degree in Elementary Education from Troy University - Montgomery.