The Old St. Mary’s School Board welcomes you to the 16th year of excellence in faith-filled education. Dictated by the Archdiocese of Chicago, our board is considered a Board of Specified Jurisdiction. It is comprised of 11 members intended to bring professional expertise in the specified areas to enhance educational and spiritual leadership.
The Pastor and Principal invite its members to the board in order to provide for a strong infrastructure for the school in Planning, Development, Finance and Facilities Maintenance, and Marketing, Recruitment and Enrollment Management. An individual is recommended by the Executive Committee and appointed by the Pastor. Selection is based on a certain skill set and expertise in one of the above mentioned areas of board responsibility.
Up to twenty percent (20%) may be non-Catholic
Parents of current students (up to 25%)
Alumni/ae and parents of alumni/ae
Leaders within the neighborhood, business, and professional communities
Board Members are appointed to serve on a task team based upon their expertise and desire. The task teams are project-directed groups focused on the school's implementation of its Strategic Plan. Other interested individuals from the parish, school, and/or civic communities are recruited to join the task teams as well, to help accomplish the projects of the task team. Board Members’ commitment is to come prepared to Board meetings and actively participate on one of the Standing Task Teams.
If you have ideas, insights, or any questions related to the School Board or one of the Task Teams, please reach out to a School Board member.
2019-2020 Board of Specified Jurisdiction
Mark Apel - FSA President
Mary Ellen Gornick
Julie Marcus - Board Chair
Fr. Brad Schoeberle, CSP - Pastor
Maryellen Harrington - Director of Lifelong Faith Formation
Diana Smith - Principal
Laura Vinci - Vice Chair