Mary Frances jefferies


Mary Frances has over twenty years of experience in the field of education as both an administrator and teacher.  Her varied career has provided her opportunities to work with public unified school districts, charter school networks and private schools. Mary Frances has taught in elementary and middle schools, served as an Instructional Coach for a large Arizona school district, the Director of Curriculum for a K – 8 Christian School in Southern California and as an adjunct professor for NAU’s School of Education. Most recently, Mary Frances served for eight years as Headmaster for Archway Veritas, a Great Hearts school located in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mary Frances is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Santa Clara University, a Master’s of Art degree in Education from National University and her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. Mary Frances and her husband, Timothy, have been married 36 years and have two daughters and two grandchildren.

“An organization has to institutionalize its culture without bureaucratizing it.”

Patrick Lencioni