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.

Position:
Pastor and Board Member
Company:
Pastor, St. Dominic Church

I was born and raised in the Chicago area, I attended Catholic schools from K-12. I was in a new parish in 8th grade, St. John of the Cross, and became the first of what would be many, many students to attend Fenwick High School in Oak Park, a Chicago suburb. As an aside, many of the priests providing assistance to St. John’s. I went on to the then College of St. Thomas, graduating with a computer science/accounting major. After working for about 15 months in Chicago, I moved to MN in August of 1971 and have been here ever since. I worked for Prudential Insurance Company, starting in the Systems Division, eventually moving to Facilities Management. While on a retreat in the spring of 1993, I felt a tug to attend seminary. I applied in December of that year, was laid off in April of 1994 (think God was watching out for me?), began seminary in the fall of 1994, and was ordained May 27th, 2000. I have served in three parishes in the Twin Cities: as associate at the Cathedral (2 years), and as pastor at Transfiguration in Oakdale (8 years) and St. Patrick’s in Inver Grove Heights (8 years). I enjoy reading, walking, hiking, travel, golf (when the weather accommodates) and racquetball. I also greatly appreciate the relationships I have developed at all three parishes. I’ve been privileged to preside at baptisms, weddings and, sadly, funerals involving people in those relationships. I look forward to my time at St. Dominic and Annunciation and also look forward to developing some new relationships.

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:
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.

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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