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The Monte Cassino School Board of Directors is a governing body that has been charged with the financial, operational and strategic oversight of the school.
The Monte Cassino Board of Directors is made up of between 12 and 18 elected or appointed individuals, plus four "ex officio" members (the Prioress, Sub-Prioress, Headmaster and PTO President). A list of current board members is provided below.
 
Additional contributors to the work of the board are all of the members of our standing committees, including Finance Committee, Building and Grounds Committee, Development Committee, Enrollment Management Committee, and Nominating and Governance Committee. Occasionally, and ad hoc committee is formed for a particular purpose, such as strategic planning.

The Board is responsible for setting institutional policy, ensuring the financial well-being of the school, and fostering the mission and vision of the school.

The following currently serve as members of the Monte Cassino Board of Directors:
 

2021 - 2022 Board of Directors

Sister Marie Therese Long, OSB
President, Monte Cassino School, Inc.
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David Jeter
Chair
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Tom Biolchini
Member
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Missy Embry
Member
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David Guten
Member
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Fred Jordan
Member
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Trey Karlovich
Member
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Damon Lee
Member
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Jim McCarthy
Member
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Cindy Rapacki
Member
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Carolina Reens

Member
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Julie Roberts
Member
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Larry Rooney
Member
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Sister Julia Marie Roy, OSB
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Terrell Siegfried
Member
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Kevin M. Smith, Headmaster
Ex-Officio Member, (Head of School)
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Courtney Tetzlaff
Ex-Officio Member (PTO)
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Satish Thomas
Member
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Mary Catherine Ward
Member
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Courtney Wilson
Member
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Standing Committees

If you would like to support the Board of Directors by serving on any of the following committees, please contact Jim McCarthy.

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  • Building & Grounds

    Background/Experience:
    Engineering, construction, architecture, design, landscaping, facilities management.

    Duties Include:
    Assist the school board in overseeing school facilities and grounds with respect to improvements, maintenance, design and safety; review (and become familiar with) the annual capital budget and assist in recommending and prioritizing capital projects; provide counsel and support to the school's maintenance personnel; occasionally assist in the solicitation of bids for capital projects; assist in preparing monthly reports to the board.

    Requirements:
    Attend 4-6 meetings per year, tour the school grounds periodically.
  • Development

    Background/Experience:
    Non-profit advancement and/or development, fundraising, annual fund volunteer, etc.
     
    Duties Include:
    Assist with identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors to MC; provide leadership and assistance in generating charitable contributions to MC; assist in identifying and developing fundraising opportunities and goals; recommend annual giving expectations of board members and other individuals and/or entities who are interested in pledging support to the school.
     
    Requirements:
    Attend 4-6 meetings per year, occasionally participate in the solicitation process and other fundraising activities.
  • Enrollment Management

    Background/Experience:
    Admissions, education, counseling, marketing, communications.

    Duties Include:
    Assist the board and school admissions personnel in identifying and planning marketing and recruiting strategies for increased enrollment and retention of students; periodic review of admissions policies and literature; assist in determining proper allocation of resources for promotion of the school; provide counsel and assistance in the evaluation of after-school programming; monitor admissions goals, market trends, and opportunities for community partnerships as a means of promoting the school.

    Requirements:
    Attend 4-6 meetings per year, review research materials and reports.
  • Finance

    Background/Experience:
    Accounting, finance, audit, ability to read and understand financial reports.

    Duties Include:
    Assist the Board (and CFO) in the oversight of the integrity of the school's financial statements; assist the board in ensuring compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements related to the school's financials; assist in evaluating the independence, qualification and performance of the school's external auditors, as well as the financial plans and investment activities.

    Requirements:
    Attend at least 6 meetings per year; meet with auditors; must be able to read and understand financials and audit processes.
  • Nominating & Governance

    Background/Experience:
    Law, compliance, risk management, previous board experience.

    Duties Include:
    Elect/re-elect board members and board officers; maintain matrix of constituencies as guideline for recruitment; assist in orientation of new members as well as continuing board education; periodically review and revise governing documents; oversee communication of board matters to the school community; prepare and implement board self-assessment.

    Requirements:*
    Attend 4-6 meetings per year; interview prospective members; assist with orientation of new members.
    *BOARD MEMBERS ONLY

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  • Monte Cassino Diversity Statement

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Values Statement
    Rooted in our mission as a Benedictine, Catholic school for families of all faiths, Monte Cassino School is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community through our admission policies, hiring practices, professional development, and school culture. We believe that the diverse points of view of individuals with varied life experiences is a source of wisdom and strength that enriches our school and helps us achieve our vision to prepare students as scholars and form lives rooted in faith, service, and community.
     
    Monte Cassino School respects and affirms the dignity and worth of each member of our community as a child of God. These values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are rooted in our mission; our Benedictine Core Values and our Community Agreement, and it is our expectation that all those affiliated with our school community will uphold and demonstrate these shared values both in spirit and in practice at all times.
     
    Community Agreement
    To create a community of trust, respect, and partnership in fulfilling our mission of forming lives in faith, scholarship, service, and community, we expect all students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators and Directors to honor these commitments to our core values.
     
    Responsibilities of Monte Cassino School:
    • Fulfill the mission and instill our Benedictine core values
    • Represent Monte Cassino by acting kindly, ethically, and with integrity, knowing that
    character matters most
    • Support and abide by the school's policies and procedures, imposing fair and
    appropriate consequences when standards are not met
    • Encourage honest, open, trustworthy and courteous two-way communication toward all
    members of the community
    • Provide a safe and inclusive environment for all, including the expression of different
    points of view and the diversity of our community
    • Provide an environment where students learn to handle success with grace and
    acknowledge failure with dignity, enabling them to grow from all their experiences
    • Provide a healthy and balanced environment where students strive to give their best
    effort without undue stress
    • Be professionally accessible and responsive to parents, keeping them well informed
    through systematic reports, conferences, publications, and informal conversations
    • Actively seek the knowledge needed to educate each learner and to work effectively
    with diverse families
    • Provide a safe and secure campus environment for all members of the Monte Cassino
    community
     
    Responsibilities of MCS Families:
      • Promote and support the mission and core values
      • Represent oneself and Monte Cassino by acting kindly, ethically, and with integrity,
    knowing that character matters most
     
    • Support and abide by the school's policies and procedures, knowing there are fair and appropriate consequences if these standards are not met
    • Act in an honest, open, and trustworthy manner toward all members of the community, seeking information directly from the school, consulting with those best able to address the concerns rather than the rumors
    • Model inclusive behavior by reaching out to all members of the community
    • Respect the professional judgments and decisions made by the faculty, staff, and
    administration
    • Provide a home environment that supports academic achievement, the development of
    character, and positive learning attitudes
    • Take an active interest in the lives of the students, and become appropriately involved
    in the life of the school community
    • Share with the school any religious, cultural, medical, or personal information that the
    school may need to serve the student best
    • Take care and respect the campus environment and follow all campus and
    security/safety procedures
     
    Responsibilities of MCS Students:
    • Uphold the honor code and core values
    • Represent oneself and Monte Cassino by acting kindly, ethically, and with integrity,
    knowing that character matters most
    • Abide by the rules of the school, knowing there are fair and appropriate consequences if
    these standards are not met
    • Participate in open and respectful communication with other students, faculty, staff,
    and parents
    • Extend kindness, be inclusive and contribute to the success of the whole community
    • Learn to handle success with grace and acknowledge failure with dignity, appreciating
    the many challenges and opportunities provided
    • Commit to achieving one's utmost potential as a student in pursuit of learning, not for
    school, but for life
    • Possess a positive attitude, knowing best efforts for continuous improvement will build
    competence and confidence
    • Work to strengthen skills through dedication and diligent preparation, seeking support
    and input when needed
    • Take care and respect the campus environment and follow all campus security/safety
    procedures