Annemarie Francis, MS, LAT, ATC, ITAT
Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School
Annemarie Francis is a full-time athletic trainer at Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School in Northern Virginia with almost three decades of experience. Her work at the Diocese of Arlington Catholic high school since 2008 includes working with 450+ multi-sport student athletes each year and implementing a concussion baseline testing program. She also pioneered a teacher/head athletic trainer role at Amherst High School, before relocating to the Fairfax area for a dual role at WT Woodson High School.
Prior to employment in the secondary school setting, she was a certified graduate assistant at George State University (GSU) with four of the GSU DIAA sports, which included intense travel across the southeast. She also got involved behind the scenes for the Atlanta Olympics as a research assistant and volunteer AT and fulfilled an internship with the Atlanta Paralympics in medical operations.
In addition to a wealth of experience in the public and private secondary school settings, she has worked with professional sports teams (WNBA’s Washington Mystics) and collegiate softball (Georgetown University), as well as in outpatient physical therapy clinics. She has previously been a George Mason University preceptor across various work sites and fulfilled other contractor work opportunities. A prn role is very occasionally on her schedule since 2010 for a local hospital system, usually providing skills at local club sport events.
She previously enjoyed volunteering her time as an athletic trainer for local community events including Avon Breast Cancer Walks and the Marine Corp Marathon. Additionally, she has served in multiple committee member and working group roles for the VATA and continues to do so with new assignments. An active contributor on particular social sites and in conference speaking engagements, especially speaking from the Secondary Schools viewpoint, she is frequently networking, discussing and engaging on pertinent life-work issues and professional encounters.
Annemarie Francis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine from High Point University, NC and a Master of Science from Georgia State University (GSU). She has family in Virginia, Michigan and Florida and is a proud God-parent. She resides in Northern Virginia.