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Our Mission form a community of faith and learning by promoting a Catholic way of life through Gospel values and academic excellence. BISHOP O GORMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018-2019 †

Cathedral of St. Joseph Fr. James Morgan Jarrod Muller

Holy Spirit Parish Fr. Chuck Cimpl Brad Shoenfelder

St. Katharine Drexel Parish Fr. Gregory Tschakert Mike Jaspers, Past Chair

Christ the King Parish Fr. Richard Fox Matt Mueller

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Fr. Kristopher Cowles

St. Lambert Parish Fr. Shaun Haggerty Dan Johnson

St. Mary Parish Fr. David Desmond Jeanne Kappenman St. Michael Parish Fr. Terry Weber Julie Norton

St. Therese Parish Fr. Kevin O’Dell Deb Witte

At-Large Representative Dan Fritz Jennifer Edwards

OGHS Representative Mark Shlanta, Board Chair

Diocesan Representative Daryl Thuringer Foundation Representative Brandi Kowalczyk, Vice Chair


As I sit down to reflect on this past year, I am overwhelmed with the accomplishments and achievements—one of our most notable accomplishments—the transition of our name. We are now a community of nearly 3,000 Knights all attending the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. I want to thank our administrators, volunteers and families who attended and facilitated meetings across the system over the past few years to provide input on this change. Our new name eliminates any geographical restrictions and will be used as a catalyst for growth. We are working to grow our international student presence at our high school. Our student body typically includes 10-20 international students and, by expanding our program, we hope to eventually welcome 30-50 students annually. Our entire student body is enriched by their presence. As an engineer, I enjoy following our O’Gorman Junior High School Robotics Team which has won awards at state, national and international competitions. Programs like this will continue to evolve and expand as we introduce more STEM related instruction in our schools. Our largest challenge as a Board is working to balance enrollment, tuition and the faculty wage gap. Your ongoing prayers and involvement will assist us in meeting these challenges. Our system is blessed to have a strong Bishop, priests, volunteers, administrators, educators and support staff who work tirelessly to deliver a faith-filled educational experience for our students. God’s providence and your prayers have assembled this team. Please continue to support them as they take us into the future. Thank you and may God bless each of you. It has been my privilege to serve as your School Board Chair for the 2018-2019 school year.

Mark Shlanta Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Board Chair

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