Advisory Board

Welcome to the St. Patrick’s School Advisory Board

The St. Patrick’s School Board is a voluntary committee that functions as an advisory board to the principal and the pastor. The board’s responsibilities include input and decision making for policy, academics, finance, planning and marketing.

As a representative body we solicit parent input on issues of importance to our school.  Parents who would like to have issues reviewed by the Board should submit a letter in writing to the current Chair. The issue will be reviewed by the pastor, principal and Chair and, if deemed to be a school board responsibility, will be added to the monthly agenda. The board meets every second Friday of the month from September through June. The Board hosts a public meeting throughout the year.

2021-2022 Members

Barbara Gutierrez-Smith, Co-Chair
Gina Swanda, Co-Chair
Nathan Beecher 
Jay Gutierrez
Kayla Butts
Kyrus Freeman

Grace Konieczny

Erin Murphy
Andrew Rackiewicz
Crystal Schmidtlein 
Jim Schmidtlein 
Lara Woodruff
Becky Landers, HSA Representative
Msgr. Charles Parry, Pastor
Christie Anne Short, Principal


St. Patrick’s School will maintain its status as a National Blue Ribbon School through the implementation of a comprehensive academic program rooted in our Catholic tradition and monitored and evaluated on an ongoing basis to insure rigorous instruction in core academic areas as well as Religious Education, Art, Music and Physical Education. Special attention will be given to research-based, rigorous instruction in the areas of Mathematics, Critical Thinking, and STEM applications to prepare our students for secondary school success and beyond.

Goals & Objectives of the Academic Excellence Committee

St. Patrick’s School will maintain its vibrant Catholic identity by providing ample opportunities to know, love & serve God and enhancing collaboration between the Parish and School as a unified community of faith.

Goals and Objectives of the Catholic Identity & Service Committee

St. Patrick’s School will build and enhance the community through fostering engagement in school activities, encouraging volunteerism, and creating a nurturing environment for parents, students, and faculty – past, present, and future.

Goals and Objectives of the Culture and School Climate Committee

St. Patrick’s School will ensure the longevity, safety, security, technology, sustainability, and aesthetics of the School building and surrounding campus grounds in support of the educational, spiritual, and cultural goals of the School community.

Goals and Objectives of the Facilities and Campus Improvements Committee

St. Patrick’s School will, in a manner transparent to the School community, maintain its fiscal strength through prudent financial planning and stewardship, to ensure the sustainability and affordability of a superior Catholic education.

Goals and Objectives of the Financial Planning & Affordability Committee

St. Patrick’s School will develop effective strategies to attract, engage and retain School families, as well as highly qualified staff, that reflect a unified commitment to academic excellence, community service and social justice rooted in the Catholic Faith.

Goals and Objectives of the Recruitment & Retention Committee