Voices of Human Dignity Task Force
Amy Castro ‘98 Braun has accepted the position of chairperson for Mount St. Mary Catholic High School’s initiative: Voices for Human Dignity Task Force. Braun will lead the task force composed of internal and external community members. Their focus will be to examine elements of the school culture and, after collaboration, make recommendations regarding best practices, update policies and procedures that align with our mission, and secure the safety and dignity of all students and faculty.
Braun has an established record in academic excellence, leadership, and service. In addition to pursuing an Ed.D in School Administration at Oklahoma State University, Braun currently serves as principal of Sky Ranch Elementary School in Moore Public Schools. Likewise, she has extensive experience in leading schools through crises. After a destructive tornado ripped through the Moore community and its school system in 2013, Braun was the Moore Public School’s Rising from the Storm Campaign Organizer, leading the tornado relief response to the loss of school children’s lives and the devastating impact it left on the school system and community. Braun has previously served as a Mount St. Mary Board of Trustee member, chairing the board from 2011 to 2013.
Braun’s life has been deeply rooted in Mount St. Mary Catholic High School. She is a 1998 graduate and is married to her high school sweetheart, Justin Braun, also a 1998 alum. Her father, Mike Castro 1968, and brother, Eric Castro 2001, are also graduates of the school. In addition, her father in law, the late Charlie Braun 1971, was a graduate of The Mount. Currently, she has a niece, Kylie Ross, attending Mount St. Mary. Her two sons, Jackson and Charles, are future Rockets.
“My love for The Mount runs deep. I believe in the core values that Mount St. Mary stands for and I want to ensure the school’s practices, policies, and procedures best serve our current and future students,” shared Braun. “As Chair of the Voices for Human Dignity Task Force, I commit to serving our school community and being an advocate for our students and all other stakeholders.”
Task Force Members
Amy Casto Braun - Alumna
Christine Cleary- Parent
Doug Kretchmar- Former Principal
Juliana Lopez- Alumna, Community Member
Jan Peery- Alumna, Community Member
Aimee Ryan- Community Member
Olivia Tarver- Alumna
Jim Tedrow- Parent
Tony Tyler- Parent, Alumnus
Wyll Yabut- Parent
Brian Boeckman- Faculty Liason
Becca Lane- Faculty Liason
Joy Murphy- Staff Liason
Tyler Schilly- Faculty Liason