At the heart of St. John Bosco is a commitment to build a community where faith is formed and leaders are born. To accomplish this, we focus on the lifelong development of the whole child, including spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical well-being, emotional and social growth.

Fr.  Bob Binta is from Uganda, born and raised near the “Mountains of the Moon” in Rwenzori. Praying the Rosary each night with his 12 siblings, his late parents were a source of inspiration, motivating him to enter the seminary at age 14. In 1991, he celebrated his Holy Orders with degrees in Philosophy and Sacred Theology. His home diocese sent him to the University of Notre Dame where he obtained a master’s degree in business administration. He returned to Uganda in 1996 and served as the financial administrator for the diocese. Four years later, he was appointed to be the financial administrator of the Uganda Bishops’ Conference. About 10 years ago he requested to be sent to the Diocese of Phoenix. “I wanted to be in a parish and exercise my priestly ministry,” he said.

Born and raised in Canton, Ohio she moved to Arizona with her husband where they raised their son, and made Phoenix their  home. She has Masters Degrees in Educational leadership (NAU) and Family and Human Development (ASU) and more than 20 years of experience as a school administrator in the Diocese of Phoenix. Mrs. Petitti has been a teacher, counselor, Assistant Principal and served on the Crisis Flight Team for the Diocese of Phoenix since it’s inception.  She has extensive experience in school accreditation and received the NCA Circle of Excellence Award for her outstanding leadership and service to Schools in Arizona.

Mrs. Petitti is committed to Catholic schools and educating the “whole child”.  She recognizes that our Catholic identity is enhanced through the teachings and traditions of the Catholic church and by offering opportunities for our students to experience the importance of service.  Mrs. Petitti believes that by providing a challenging academic curriculum paired with faith formation and spiritual growth were are preparing our future Catholic leaders of the world.

We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Lori Cook as our Assistant Principal beginning in the 2017 – 18 school year!

Ms. Lori Cook’s education and experience has prepared her well for her role at St. John Bosco Catholic School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business from Saint John’s University in Jamaica, New York, and her Master of Arts Education in School Counseling and Secondary Education (English) from Ottawa University.

As part of her 17 years of experience in education, Ms. Cook served as Assistant Principal, Counselor and Junior High Language Arts teacher for ten years at Saint Jerome Catholic Elementary School in the Diocese of Phoenix. Ms.Cook comes to us from her recent position with the Phoenix Suns, where she served as Assistant to the Vice President of Basketball Communications.

Ms. Cook is delighted to be back in the Diocese of Phoenix and looks forward to being a part of our St. John Bosco Catholic School family.