School Advisory Board

THE ST. BARNABAS SCHOOL ADVISORY BOARD is an elected committee.  Members collaborate and support ongoing initiatives, recommend and review policies, review and advise on the annual school budget, and represent the St. Barnabas school community. 

Board Members serve a three-year term and work in partnership with the Pastor, Principal, and the Parish and School Business Managers.  The School Advisory Board bylaws may be viewed


Theresa Hemmer, Chairperson Earla Jones, Vice Chair
Peggy Barry, Secretary Kelli Malone, Secretary
Mirlene Dossous  Olwen Hahn 
Robert Hubbird Greg Liss
Kathleen McShane  Brian Pearson


Reverend James Donovan, Pastor 
Mr. Jonathan Stack, Principal John Chatz, Past Chair 





STANDING COMMITTEES are specific committees that meet and report back to the larger Board group at each monthly meeting. The Chair of each standing committee is a Board Member; additional committee members are qualified individuals who demonstrate an interest and desire to support the school community. To become involved with a Standing Committee, please contact Theresa Hemmer, School Board Chair, at [email protected].


Academic Excellence, Catholic Identity, Community Involvement, Development, Equity & Inclusion, Facilities Management, and Marketing & Enrollment 




MONTHLY MEETINGS generally occur on the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm in the school’s Media Center. Visitors (members of the school and parish community) are welcome to attend any School Advisory Board Meeting to observe the meeting. Visitors must sign in upon arrival and are there to participate by observation only. Questions and comments are not permitted during the meeting; however, feedback from the meeting is welcomed and should be sent to the school board following the meeting to [email protected].

OPEN FORUM are held twice yearly, once in the fall and once in the spring.  The Open Forum represents an opportunity for community members to share ideas and thoughts on how things have progressed during the school year, suggestions for improvements, or other applicable topics.  In the interest of time, a maximum of four people may address the Board at an Open Forum Meeting.  Details and procedures for addressing the Board at the Open Forum are released in advance via School News.


VISITOR POLICY - the meeting visitor policy may be found HERE.


MEETING DATES for the 2023-2024 School Year:

  • Monday, August 28, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, September 25, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, October 23, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, November 27, Open Forum, 7pm in Church Hall
  • Monday, December 18, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, January 22, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, February 26, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, March 25, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, April 22, 7pm in Media Center
  • Monday, May 20, Open Forum, 7pm in Church Hall
  • Monday, June 24, 7pm in Media Center
Ms. Theresa Hemmer
Board Chair
[email protected]
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MINUTES from Board Meetings are available in a password-protected format. The password is shared with school families; please connect with a School Advisory Board at
[email protected] if you need access to the password.