“Anne brings a wide range of experience to her new position,” said Gordon Hartman, founder of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation and driving force behind initiatives benefitting the special-needs community such as the theme park and school. “She spent 10 years as Head of School at Providence Catholic School in San Antonio before coming to Morgan’s Wonderland as Director of Development and Marketing. She has a proven track record of success in academics, student life, fundraising, marketing and student recruitment.”
Anne Bristol said Monarch Academy prepares students with special needs ranging in age from 11 to 24 to become productive adults.
“We believe every individual deserves the opportunity to be prepared for life,” she said, “so we empower each student to achieve his or her own personal best. We focus our attention on getting each student ready for independence and employment through reading and math instruction as well as social and life skills and vocational readiness.”
Founded in 2011, Monarch Academy emphasizes a safe teaching environment, holistic focus on the individual, low student-teacher ratio and structured physical education program, she added.
Born in Dallas, Anne attended Ursuline Academy in Dallas and earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. She did additional post graduate work at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. She taught in the Dallas County Community College District as well as at St. Luke’s School in Irving and Ursuline Academy in Dallas before coming to Providence Catholic School in San Antonio and Morgan’s Wonderland.
Anne Bristol has earned numerous honors including the 2008 Archdiocese of San Antonio’s Outstanding Leader in Catholic Education Award, the 2004 Yellow Rose of Texas Education Award, the 1997 Diocese of Dallas’ Secondary Teacher of the Year Award and the 1996 Ursuline Academy Teacher of the Year Award.
She and her husband, Lew Campbell, live in Universal City. Their blended family consists of five adult children and 11 grandchildren. In her leisure time, Anne enjoys reading, working in her garden and attending theater events.