Mr. Charles Novo is a native Houstonian who attended St. Thomas High School. He holds a BA from the University of St. Thomas and a Masters and PH.D from the University of Houston in English. Mr. Novo has over 40 years of teaching experience. The majority of his career was at St. Agnes Academy teaching English and two years teaching theology. Prior to coming to St. Catherine’s, he taught at Cristo Rey.

Mr. Novo loves literature and humanities and is particularly passionate about writing. In keeping with St. Catherine’s Montessori philosophy, his interaction with students focuses on teaching them how to think.  

Those familiar with his work are unanimous in their remarks that he is a vibrant, caring professional. Many of his former students, two are currently working at St. Catherine’s, describe his teaching methods as thorough, supportive, and fondly remember the constructive feedback they received on their written work.