School Advisory Council
The Advisory Council advises and supports the president, principals, and pastor in carrying out the mission and strategic plan of the school, and fulfilling our commitment to the families of our parish.
There are currently nine committees within the Advisory Council, including Executive, Budget, Communications, Development, Nominations, Policy, Facilities, Strategic Planning, and Technology. Ad hoc committees are formed, depending on need.
The Advisory Council meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, from August through May, with special sessions called when needed. The general meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome to attend.
For more information, contact the Advisory Council Chair, Kyle Harvey.
School Advisory Council Nominees
Below are the School Advisory Council nominees for the three year term beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. If you are over 18 years old and a registered St. Thomas Aquinas parishioner or a parent of a student at STA, take a moment to read each candidate's bio under the ballot and cast your vote for the open spot available for next school year. Each parishioner/parent is entitled to a single ballot.
For the last 13 years I have worked for one of the Big 4 public accounting firms helping companies, both large public companies and not for profit entities, navigate complex accounting issues and organizational changes. I have helped organizations transform their operations, navigate uncertainty, transition workforce, and execute complex transactions. I hope that I can bring new perspective given my background to help further the mission of STA. Over the past few years, my wife and I have experienced first-hand the love and support of the St. Thomas community as we navigated certain live events. I am still amazed at how supportive our community is and I am blessed to be a part of it. That is even more true today as I sit here writing this from home as most of the country is mandated to stay at home due to the pandemic. I believe my experiences both professionally and personally allow me to be a great resource to serve on the Advisory Council and support our wonderful St. Thomas community. I have been very blessed and would love an opportunity to give back to the community that has supported me over the years.
I have been part of the STA Knights of Columbus Council for the past 7 years. I have served as an officer of the Council in various positions including Treasurer for the past 5 years. Through my service in the Knights, I have had the privilege to be part of an organization focused on helping those in our parish and supporting our school. I am also a member of FOSTA, serve as a Den leader for the cub scouts, volunteer for the entire week of Vacation Bible School (VBS) for the past 5 summers and volunteer at other events whenever I can for school activities. I am really going to miss VBS this summer. I loved seeing the excitement in all the kid's faces every morning as they get to grow closer to God in such a fun way. I am a proud CRHPer being part of teams 30 and 31. I hope by becoming part of the council I am able to contribute more to STA and continue to build closer connections to the school and church community. I am excited to see where the future of STA goes and hope that I can help contribute to that future.
As a marketing professional with over 20 years of experience I bring a diverse skill set to the STA Advisory Council. This includes being an excellent strategic thinker and problem solver, strong management and operational skills, and the innate ability to bring together diverse point of views to gain consensus and collaboration which drives results.
We joined the STA community in 2016-2017 when our oldest entered 1st grade. Since this time, I have volunteered with the Girl Scout troops to more recently coaching one of the 3rd and 4th grade volleyball teams. Prior to joining the STA community, I served within a variety of roles within our previous school's community, Montessori Children's House and School, culminating in the President of the Parents Association. This came with a seat on the school's board which met on a monthly basis to ensure the parent's point of view was represented in all major school decisions.