Instructor: Expert Amanda Mateer
Former Instructor: Levon Altounian ( 2004-2007 )

Initially, St. Joseph’s had suffered from the same drawbacks of organizing and maintaining a chess club as many other schools. However, thanks to great efforts by some very dedicated parents, who donated their time and energy to keeping the club going, the chess club made a big turnaround two years ago, and now the club enjoys a record number of participants. Some of the club students have become dominant forces in Arizona chess. I am also very happy to see how quickly Amanda adopted to the chess club environment, the students and parents and was able to teach and inspire new students.