Saint Joseph Catholic School

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About Us

Saint Joseph Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is appointed by the Pastor. Its purpose is to provide advisory guidance to the Pastor and Principal regarding school policies, procedures, finance, development, and improvements. It is also charged with implementing the Strategic Plan, developed through the Catholic Schools Management process. In addition, the Advisory Council seeks better understanding and wider support of Catholic education within the local community. It also ensures that the school and its policies follow the intent and spirit of diocesan regulations.

The Advisory Council Committees

The Council committees include Finance, Curriculum, Development, Enrollment, Communications, Catholic Identity, and Facilities. A Council member chairs each committee and committee members may include parishioners, parents or non-parishioners. In addition, the current PTO chair sits on the Council in order to facilitate communications regarding PTO goals and objectives for the year.

Advisory Council Goals

  • Committees will assist with the School Profile Binder for the Accreditation Process and School Improvement Plan.
  • The Communications Committee will continue managing the quarterly newsletters, media releases and a broad range of communications from the school.
  • The Development Committee will continue to identify and apply for grant opportunities to improve the financial position of the school and its students.
  • Our Annual Fund will focus on providing funds for campus improvements.
  • The Curriculum Committee will continue to evaluate the effectiveness of existing curricula and the diocesan curriculum requirements.
  • The Facilities Committee will identify and prioritize short & long-term improvements to the facilities with assigned budget estimates.  Improvements will begin as funds become available.  
  • The Catholic Identity committee will evaluate the school for opportunities to develop our strong Catholic identity.

Saint Joseph School Advisory Council 2014-2015

Lisa Dayhuff—President
lisadayhuff@gmail.com

 

Adrienne Carroll—Enrollment
timandadrienne@yahoo.com

 

Tommy Johnson--Facilities
TJohnson@ColliersKeenan.com

 

TBA—Curriculum
 

 

Rebecca Seezen--Communications
rseezen@sc.rr.com

 

Alyssa McGovern—Finance
mmcgove@aol.com

 

Jeff Verver—Development
Jeff_verver@yahoo.com

 

Colleen Fennessy--Catholic Identity
cfennessy@bellsouth.net

 

Non-Voting Members

 

Donavan Yarnall (Principal)
dyarnall@stjosdevine.com

 

Rev.  Msgr.  Richard D. Harris, V.G. (Pastor)
msgrharris@stjosephcolumbia.org

 

Jacqualine Kasprowski, Principal of Cardinal Newman School and Interim Superintendent, Diocese of Charleston (Secondary Schools) 
jkasprowski@cnhs.org

 

Buff Long (PTO President)
buffandmark@bellsouth.net



 


 

 

 

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