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Anna Nassib

  • BBA in Marketing/Management, Minor in Spanish:  University of Portland, 1984
  • MEd with emphasis on teacher leadership:  University of Portland, 1988
  • Teaching since 1981
  • At Seton Catholic since 2009 (Founding Faculty)


Anna Marie Fazio Nassib has taught Spanish and Theology at the high school level for thirty-two years. Throughout these years, she has taught all levels from Basic Spanish IA to AP Spanish and AP Spanish Literature.  She attended University of Portland after graduating from St. Mary’s Academy, and graduated with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Spanish.  After working in retail for a couple of years, she was invited to teach at Central Catholic in Portland, Oregon.  Once she began teaching, she realized that she enjoyed education and sharing her knowledge of Spanish to young people.  She completed her teacher certification program at Portland State University.  In 1998, she completed her Masters of Education from the University of Portland with an emphasis on teacher leadership.


Anna is a firm supporter of Catholic education.  She attended Catholic school from first grade through graduate school.  All of her teaching experience has been in Catholic schools, having taught at Central Catholic for twenty-two years and at Seton Catholic for ten.  In her estimation, Catholic education affords students the opportunity to learn how to be responsible, vibrant and faith-filled participants of the world community.


Living in Vancouver, Anna was excited to learn that a Catholic High School in Southwest Washington was becoming a reality.  When Seton Catholic opened, Anna was excited to help begin the tradition of Catholic education to our area.  She has been a part of the Seton Catholic community since its inception ten years ago. 


Anna has lived in the Portland/Vancouver area all of her life.  She has been a member of Our Lady of Lourdes parish since 1974, where she graduated from eighth grade.  Her first experience with Spanish was while working on her father’s farm as a young teen-ager.  Eventually, she studied Spanish formally at the university level.


Anna has traveled to Mexico on many occasions, twice on mission trips with her students. In addition, she has traveled to Europe, most frequently to Italy where she still has family.  She is a proud Italian-American and is also fluent in Italian.  She has two daughters, Annise and Arianna, who both attended Catholic schools.  Last summer, Arianna was married, and Rafik has joined her family.  Together with her husband of thirty-eight years, Reza, they love to travel, cook and spend time at the beach.