School Advisory Board

The St. Joan of Arc School Advisory Board (SAB) is a consultative board, serving in an advisory capacity to the Pastor and Principal in strategic, legal, financial, policy, and confidential matters. The purpose of the SAB is:

(1) to advise the Pastor and the Principal with respect to the formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies which govern the operation of St. Joan of Arc School,

(2) to assist the Pastor and the Principal in strategic planning for the School, and

(3) to promote the school mission of providing students a firm foundation in the Catholic faith, thereby creating the opportunity and the means to achieve academic excellence.

The SAB is comprised of St. Joan of Arc parishioners selected through a discernment process each spring. By being responsive to the values of the Parish community, the SAB is responsible for providing policy direction as a concerned and competent body which is representative and accountable to the community of faithful at St. Joan of Arc Parish.  Administrative and discipline decisions are the responsibility of the Principal within the framework of established school policies subject to regulations from the Pastor and the Joliet Diocese Catholic Schools Office.

Regular meetings of the SAB are open to all interested parishioners of St. Joan of Arc Parish and/or parents of St. Joan of Arc School students. Other non-parishioners may attend upon invitation by the SAB.  If you would like to address the SAB, please submit the topic in writing to the Principal or SAB President at least 10 calendar days before the next SAB meeting.

The SAB’s 2019-2020 meetings will be held on the following dates at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center:

Monday. August 19

Monday, Sept 16

Monday, Oct 21

Monday, Nov 18

Monday, Dec 16

Tuesday, Jan 13

Monday, Feb 24

Monday, Mar 16

Monday, Apr 20

Monday, May 18

The SAB Officers for the 2019-2020 school year are

Kelly Carr – President

Kelly became a member of the Parish in the mid 1980s as a child and then returned to the parish after graduating from college.  She has children in 5th grade, 3rd grade, and 1st grade this year.  She also graduated from SJA.

The President presides at all meetings of the SAB and works closely with the Principal in setting the agenda for SAB meetings.

Heather Madsen – Vice President

Heather Madsen became an SJA Parishioner in 2015.  She has children in fourth and first grade.

The Vice President assists the President fills in when the President is absent.

John Costello – Secretary

John became a member of the Parish in 2012, and his children have been attending SJA since 2014. He has children in 5th and 3rd grades.

The Secretary takes minutes of the Board meetings and maintains its written records. 

Nick Solano – Treasurer

Has been a member of the parish since moving to Lisle as a young child.  He has two children that graduated from SJA in 2017 and 2019, and currently has a daughter in 6th grade and twins in Kindergarten.  He is also a graduate of SJA.

The Treasurer represents the SAB at meetings of the Parish Finance Council, participates in the development of the school budget, and coordinates with the Parish Director of Finance & Administration on regular financial reports.

Other SAB Members

The other members of the 2019-2020 SAB are:

Sharon Funk

Michael Garvey

Jennifer Hantsch

Jeremy Jackson

Andrew Marks

Tracey Szalek

Kerwin Yenter

The SAB can be reached by email at .