Theology Department

Department Coordinator: Betsy Porter

In the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Theology Department at Mullen High School provides both scholastic and spiritual enrichment. The rigorous program of required college prep courses and theology electives continues to invite students to recognize and accept the sacredness, dignity, and value of their lives and to grow in knowledge, understanding and praxis of the Roman Catholic faith and tradition that Mullen represents.

Faculty, staff, students and their families collaborate to create a nurturing learning environment supported by prayer, liturgy, retreats, and on-going community service. We are proudly and absolutely 100% faithful to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church and loyal to His Holiness Pope Francis.


Betsy Porter    
  Mary Beth Porter holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Baylor College of Medicine, a Master’s in Theology from Madonna University, a Scripture Certificate from Denver Catholic Biblical School and a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Porter joined the Theology Department and Mullen High School in 2005. She has traveled to Africa to visit the Lasallian schools and is the sponsor of the African Awareness Club.

Peter Augros
  Peter Augros is from Manchester, New Hampshire and received his Master's degree in Philosophy and Humanities from the Legionaries of Christ seminary in New York. Mr. Augros teaches Theology and Mathematical Elements of Chess at Mullen High School, and sponsors the Chess Club.
Ryan Clavelle    
  Ryan Clavelle is from Burlington, Vermont and attended Mullen from 2002-05.  Mr. Clavelle received his B.A in Theology, International Studies and Spanish from Saint Louis University and a M.Ed through the University of Notre Dame.  Ryan has spent the past three years as Chair of the Spanish and Theology Departments at St. John High School in Plaquemine, Louisiana and most recently worked as a hospital chaplain.
Brian Donelson    
  Brian Donelson graduated with a Master of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio. He also has a Master of Arts in Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Mr. Donelson taught theology at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center at the University of Kansas before coming to Mullen High School, and has 15 years of teaching experience in public schools.
 Rita Niblack    
     Rita Niblack is a graduate of Edgecliff College and received her Bachelor’s degree in Art. Ms. Niblack also holds Masters' degrees in Art History from the University of Cincinnati and in Art Education from Miami University. She has taught art at St. Bartholomew in Cincinnati, and Art History at the University of Cincinnati and Miami University. Ms. Niblack is a graduate of the Catholic Biblical School and received certification in Spiritual Direction from the Center for Spirituality at Work. Ms. Niblack came to Mullen High School after working as a Pastoral Associate at Blessed Sacrament for 8 years.
Contact Dean's Office

Mr. Vincent Massey
Dean of Students
303.761.1764 ext. 3314

Mrs. Gail Andrews
Attendance Office

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