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Kim Cavnar, Principal at St. Francis Xavier School, a Catholic Jesuit Elementary School, announced today that the school has been named to AZ Top Companies to work for in Arizona (2018). The AZ Top Companies recognizes Arizona companies with exceptional workplace cultures.

St. Francis Xavier School has been educating students for over 80 years in North Central Phoenix. School leadership has always encouraged and supported a strong workplace, which serves as a foundation for its mission of educating the whole child. Cavnar said, “It is a joy to work with such a generous and gifted community. In our Jesuit tradition we often refer to one another as companions or partners in mission, and that translates to working collaboratively as family who cares for the most vulnerable: our students, their families, and one another.”

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School leadership encourages and supports faculty professional development, faith formation, partnership and collaboration. Staff members are supported in their efforts to pursue higher education. Members of the St. Francis Xavier staff are offered a flexible work environment, with flexible hours to accommodate family and personal needs. All meetings are held during work hours and bonuses are offered for any off-hour duties. Staff members are offered tuition and extended care discounts that for most employees, can add up to large savings or the opportunity for their children to attend an outstanding academic institution.

Being part of a vibrant community is a core value of St. Francis Xavier School. Staff and Families are always there for one another during times of challenge and celebration; it is truly a distinctive hallmark of our Jesuit charism. These factors were all important components to St. Francis Xavier School being named a Best Company to Work for by AZ