School Board

The Old St. Mary’s School Board welcomes you to the 17th 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%)

  • Parishioners

  • 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.​

2020-2021 Board of Specified Jurisdiction

Jen Funches - FSA President

Maryellen Harrington - Director of Lifelong Faith Formation (Ex-officio)

Christopher Kelly

Samantha Kelly

Paula McQuade

Julie Marcus - Board Chair

Kim Nevels

Jose Rodriguez

Kurt Schmidt

Fr. Brad Schoeberle, CSP - Pastor

Diana Smith - Principal

Mark Stern

Laura Vinci - Vice Chair

2020-21 OSM School Board Meetings

4:00-6:00 PM

September 30

October 28

December 2

January 27

February 24

March 24

May 26


If you would like to attend a meeting, please reach out to Julie or Laura and they will send the zoom link to you. or

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Old St. Mary's School,  1474 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605 |  |  Tel: 312-386-1560

 Office Hours: Mon - Fri  7am-3:30pm