School Board

St. Dominic School instituted a Board of Specified Jurisdiction to help navigate the school’s success in a critically changing and increasingly competitive marketplace.

The Board’s goal is to focus on school sustainability with individual members lending specific professional expertise to help address specific issues, challenges and goals facing the school. The Board will form committees to provide direction and decision-making in the areas of financial management, marketing and enrollment, fundraising and accountability. A committee to focus on strategic planning will be developed as the Board progresses.

Responsibility for day-to-day operation of the school, including curriculum, student and parent issues and oversight of faculty and staff will remain with the school’s current administration.

The St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese partnered with the Healey Education Foundation through its signature initiative. The Healey Education Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to sustain and grow Catholic schools by “helping schools help themselves.” The foundation provides board training and ongoing support to make the board as effective as possible.

The Board currently has 9 members, with a typical term for a board member being three years.

Position:
Chairman of the Board
Company:
Area Executive Vice President, Gallagher Risk Management Services

As an alum of St. Dominic, class of 1983, being a part of the School Board has been an exciting opportunity to give back to the school for all it gave me during my time as a student.

It is rare to have the opportunity to have a positive effect on so many children through the development and enhancement of their experience at St. Dominic. I saw this opportunity as a way to continue the incredible tradition of the school while helping St. Dominic establish a top-of-the-line education for all.

Company:
Director of Engagement & Certified Trainer, Dale Carnegie Training – North Central US

I work as an extension of the leadership team to provide clarity and engagement across the organization. I partner with clients to drive business results through sales and marketing activities. It is a delight to see clients successfully learn and apply the Dale Carnegie Principles while in the training room.

During my fifteen years with Dale Carnegie Training, I have held several roles, including director of operations and accounting manager. My passion for working with people led to my current position.

I graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a degree in human relations and family studies. I previously served as a senior unit counselor in the Children’s Residential Treatment Center of Volunteers of America. Prior to Dale Carnegie Training, I worked as the operations manager for an Integrated Medical Systems office.

I am a native of the Twin Cities, and now reside in Northfield, with my husband Steve and three active sons. I am passionate about personal and professional growth in business and in my community. I am a board member of the Healey Education Foundation and I volunteer on the youth fundraising committee at Bethel Church. When I am not watching my sons in their multiple activities, I enjoy traveling, cooking and the arts.

Company:
Pastor, St. Dominic Church

As pastor at St. Dominic since June of 2004, I have been blessed to see our total school program develop under the leadership of Vicki Kalina Marvin for most of those years and, more recently, the impetus of CSCOE and the Healy Education Foundation. It is exciting to see our school so poised for the future with the development of the new board and support of parents and alumni.

Company:
Human Resource Executive, Oxford Property Management

I’m a Human Resources executive for a large senior living and property management company. I have a Master’s of Arts Degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in Human Resources and Industrial Relations and I am able to assist the St. Dominic School and Board with policy review and design.

I have been a parent of a St. Dominic School student for 13 years and wish the school success in enrollment, development and academic achievement.

Not only would I like to see St. Dominic School be known as the best place for all Northfield children to grow and learn but also to be the best place for a teacher to excel and achieve the balance necessary to retain great talent.

Company:
Vice President - Central Business Unit, Rosen’s, Inc.

I am a native of Wells, MN where I attended St Casimir’s Catholic School through 8th grade and graduated from Wells-Easton High School. I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Minnesota and has spent most of his career in the agricultural industry. Currently, I am the Vice President, Central Business Unit for Rosen’s Incorporated, an agricultural input distribution company. Faith and family are the two most important aspects of my life. I have lived in Northfield with my wife Carolyn since 1997. Our daughter Nicole attended St. Dominic School through 8th grade and is currently a Junior at Northfield High School.

Company:
Retired, former Superintendent of Northfield Schools

I have been a part of the Northfield community for over 30 years. Prior to retirement, I was a former Superintendent of Northfield Schools and head of the association of School Administrators in MN, I am honored to work on the St. Dominic School Board.

In retirement, I run a consulting business PEER Solutions, where I consult with school districts and businesses, invest in start-up companies and conduct executive searches.

I am married to Dianne, and we have two grown children – Debbie (Rosemount) and Stefanie (Royal Oak, Michigan), we also have 5 grandchildren ages 5-16.

My hope is that St. Dominic can increase enrollment, be financially stable and continue to offer and enhance the quality education for our students.

Company:
Superintendent, Kenyon-Wannamingo School District

After serving in the U.S. Army and working as a field biologist, I transitioned to teaching science, and I am excited to start my 22nd year as a school administrator in September.

I am married to Sherri and we have two children. We have been parishioners at St. Dominic Church since 2007.

Company:
Executive Assistant - Dean of Students Office, St. Olaf College

I work at St. Olaf College as an Executive Assistant in the Dean of Students Office. What I love most about my job is meeting and working with diversity as it has opened new doors of life.

I was born and raised in Northfield where I currently reside. I attended Rosary/St. Dominic School through middle school and then graduated from Northfield High School. My husband, Leo, and I have been members of St. Dominic Church for over 50 years. Together, we have two daughters, whom also attended St. Dominic School, and three granddaughters.

My contribution to the board has been concentrated in Development. I have big hopes for the school to form a waitlist like it had when mydaughters attended in the 1980’s.

I am the parent of three St. Dominic School alumni. The transformation that I have seen this school go through over the past 15 years has been amazing and the partnership now with the Healey Foundation has put St. Dominic School on a course for even greater changes in the future that I am excited to be part of. My family has lived in the Northfield area for over 20 years, and I work as a Financial Advisor.

Position:
Ex-Officio Member
Company:
Principal, St. Dominic School

Serves as an Ex-Officio member.

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