My name is Jonathan Mansir. I was born in San Diego at Mercy hospital to two loving parents, Tammy and Arthur. I have one older brother, David. I grew up in a small apartment as my parents worked hard to send me Catholic school at St. Francis of Assisi in Vista. I was blessed to attend St. Francis from preschool to eighth grade. While attending I was actively involved in school sports (flag football, basketball, and volleyball), student body council, and even represented my school at San Diego Science Fair. During these formative years I was involved in St. Francis parish as an usher, altar server, and in the middle school youth ministry. After eighth grade I attended Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista. At RBV I participated in football, wrestling, track & field, and the environmental club. I won second place at the county fair with a digital art submission I created in Digital Art class. During high school I continued to be active at my church as an Altar Server, Eurchristic Minister, and a Leader in the high school youth group. I was able to experience World Youth Day as a junior and saw Pope Benedict in Sydney, Australia. I also completed my Eagle Scout my senior year in the Boy Scouts of America.
After high school I continued my studies at Palomar Community College transferring to San Diego Christian College where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Leadership. I continued my studies at the University of Southern California where I earned a Masters in Teaching and a history credential. Now, I have the opportunity to give back to Catholic education and my love of history to the community through teaching at Cristo Rey San Diego High School.