School Advisory Board

Purpose and Function

The Saint John Neumann Catholic School Advisory Board is established by the pastor and principal. The Advisory Board shall serve as an advisory body to the pastor or his representative and the principal of Saint John Neumann Catholic School and it exists to serve as an advocate and supporter of SJNCS. The Advisory Board exists to serve the immediate and long-term strategic needs and priorities of SJNCS. The members of the Advisory Board should be a community of discernment and lead the school community in virtue and fruitfulness. They should be sensitive to the nature of the school as a Catholic community.  They should foster unity in the school community, encourage full participation of parents, teachers, parishioners, neighboring parishes, and the communities of greater Farragut.


Advisory Board Bylaws (revised and updated Oct 2023)

Board Members

Voting Members:

Hiram Morales: Chair

Alex LaFasto: Vice Chair

Jenny Hay, Board Member

Taylor Locke, Board Member

Will Silverberg, Board Member

Jessica Louthan, Board Member

Jennifer Dzermejko, PTMO President

Steve Eckstein, Faculty Representative

Ex-Officio Members:

Kelly Mechelke, Principal

Fr. Joe Reed, Pastor  

Sabrina Talley, Academic Dean

Mary Marlowe, Director of Admissions

Patrick Wade, Director of Development

Stephanie Greiner, Director of Communications

Christine Roeck, Director of Account Services


Meetings will occur on Nov 16, Dec 14, Jan 18, Feb 15, March 21, April 18, May 16, and June 20. 

Non-members, visitor(s), etc., may address the Advisory Board with permission of the pastor, principal, and chair. A written petition setting forth the matter being addressed should be submitted to the principal and/or chair seven (7) days prior to the meetingThe non-members shall have a maximum of five (5) minutes to speak to the Advisory Board, exclusive of member questionsAdditional time may be allotted by the Advisory Board when needed. 

Meeting Minutes:

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