Alicia Durbin- Director
I am an Arizona native and I love the desert! I moved away to the east coast for a few years, but moved back in 2003 because I missed the desert skies, cactus, sunsets, family, and friends. I have been at St. Mark’s since 2003 and I love this school! I taught in the classroom for eight years before becoming the Director in January of 2012. I am passionate about the importance of early childhood education and the curiosity that thrives in this field, whether it’s with the teachers or the children! I have a Master’s Degree in Education from Northern Arizona University. Go Lumberjacks! But, I did my undergraduate work at the University of Arizona, and I am a Wildcat through and through! Go Cats! My step-daughter now goes to U of A and I am very proud of her. My hobbies include knitting, gardening and traveling. My husband is a sports fanatic, so I enjoy watching many sports as well. And I am a proud mommy of a young son. My son was born in May of 2012 and he is the joy of my life!
Hilary Myli- Office Manager and Gymnastics Teacher
I found home sweet home in Tucson spring of 2011 after many adventures in many different cities. I moved here with a mission to find a job working at a school and hopefully teaching gymnastics on the side. I ended up finding the perfect job here at St Marks wearing a couple different hats as Office Manager and gymnastics teacher. I thoroughly enjoy working with the St Mark’s community – children, families and staff. I live with my quirky dog and wonderful husband. My time is spent enjoying the outdoors, yoga, kick-boxing, movies, reading, cooking and grilling.
Annie Tong- Office Assistant and Librarian
I was born in Hong Kong. I came to the US when I was a teenager. I have been married for over 30 years. I have one daughter and one son. Now, I also have a grandson. I love working here at St. Mark’s. I have been at the school for more than 20 years, ever since I moved to Tucson, and I enjoy working here a lot. I started out as a sub, then a teaching assistant and now a librarian and office assistant. I also continue to sub and manage the supplies and fill in wherever I am needed. I look forward to continuing my work at this wonderful preschool.