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School Advisory Board

Your St. Barnabas School Advisory Board recognizes the importance of a Catholic education in the development of Christian values and academic excellence.


The purpose of the advisory board is to support the St. Barnabas educational community in order to ensure that students have the opportunity to develop an appreciation of themselves and others, as well as to recognize their responsibility to society.

Role includes:

  • Suggesting and developing policies that give direction to the school and enable it to reach it’s agreed upon goals.
  • Collaborating with the Pastor in the hiring, termination, and evaluation of the Principal. 
  • Reviewing and advising on the annual budget.
  • Acting as marketing agent for: retention and recruitment of students, promotion of programs, and communication with the Parish Community.
  • Assisting development and improvement of the school’s five year strategic plan.

Members serve three-year terms. All members of the Board shall be Parishioners.


  • Mrs. Shannon Foster (4th year, Past Chairperson)
  • Mrs. Maura Finn (3rd year, Chairperson)
  • Mrs. Gena O'Malley (3rd year, Vice Chairperson)
  • Mrs. Nicole O'Brien (1st year, Secretary)
  • Mrs. Elisabeth Pennix (3rd year)
  • Mr. Sergio DeHoyos (3rd year)
  • Mr. Michael Grant (3rd year)
  • Mr. Frank Mullaghy (3rd year)
  • Mr. Joseph Herber (2nd year)
  • Mrs. Kathleen Morgan (2nd year)
  • Mr. Christopher Kaskie (2nd year)
  • Mr. William Peterson (1st year)
  • Mrs. Mirjam Quinn (1st year)
  • Reverend James Donovan, Ex Officio
  • Mrs. Elaine Gaffney, Principal, Executive Officer

2018-2019 Meeting Schedule

School Advisory Board Meetings are generally held on Monday evenings at 7pm in the school. Schedule is as follows unless otherwise announced in the school newsletter:

  • August 20
  • September 24
  • October 29 (Open Forum)
  • November 26
  • December 17
  • January 21
  • February 25
  • March 25
  • April 20
  • May 20
  • June 3
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