The purpose of the Education Commission is to act as a consultative body to both parish pastors and the principal of St. Joseph Catholic School. The Education Commission consists of eight to twelve members serving a three-year term.
The Education Commission steers seven main committees, which offer advice to the operation of the school. These include Building & Grounds, Curriculum, Finance / Long Range Planning, Legislative, Public Relations & Marketing, School Guidelines, and Technology.
The Education Commission meets monthly. Please review the handbook for additional information and meeting attendance policy. If you have an interest in joining the Education Commission, please contact the pastor of our parish.
Education Commission Members
Pastor Father Michael Andrejek
Principal Mary Jo Sarff
President Daniel Brian
Liasons: Colette Willoughby, Bob Small, DRE, SJS Teacher
Education Commission Committee Chairs & Liasons
Faith in our Future Committee
Catholic Identity/ Academic Excellence
Al Johnson (Chair), Mary Hudson, Amy Mefford, Nicole Allen, DRE (Liason), SJS Teacher (Liason)
Gabe Hart (Chair), Amanda Seelye, Lori Behrends, Christa Larkner, Colette Willoughby (Liason)
Daniel Brian (Chair), Mrs. Sarff, Father Andrejek
Jay Wendelin (Chair), John Shallenberger, Bob Small (liason)
St. Joseph School Value Proposition
Choose St. Joseph School and choose everything for your child. We offer traditional Catholic values, a safe, family-like environment; a challenging curriculum with supportive teachers and opportunities to excel outside the classroom.
Foundations in Spirituality (school Masses, daily prayer, preparation for sacraments, integration of faith in daily values)
Academics (11:1 student-teacher ratio; outstanding student performance on Iowa Test of Basic Skills; resource teacher for K-8; fully accredited by National Catholic Education Association, North Central Association, and Illinois State Board of Education)
School-wide service projects (St. Vincent DePaul food pantry; Red Cross; OSF Linus Blanket Project; KidKnits; Sophia’s Soup Kitchen; visits to homebound and nursing homes; partner with Schramm Educational Center)
Student Activities (participate in IESA athletics and scholastic bowl; speech; band; student council)
St. Joseph School has been a place of academic excellence in a setting of Catholic values and tradition since 1953. If you want more for your child than a basic education, choose St. Joseph School.