In 2013, the Diocese of Austin created a shared governance model between Holy Family Catholic School and St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School. This model ensures that we have two strong schools that work collaboratively to provide a positive Catholic school presence in the north Austin area. While the two schools share a common governance model that primarily involves the administrative and board structure, the two schools have not “merged” as one school. Each school enjoys its unique traditions and particular mission while maintaining their individual relationships with area parishes and feeder schools. For example, Holy Family remains a diocesan regional school serving primarily the seven supporting parishes of St. Albert the Great, St. John Vianney, St. Margaret Mary, St. Mary, Our Lady of the Lake, St. Thomas More, St. Vincent de Paul and St. William. St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School continues as a Diocesan high school serving the Catholic elementary schools of the Diocese of Austin and area families that are seeking a Catholic secondary education.
The President serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the schools and has primary responsibility for finance, facilities, advancement and long-range strategic planning for the schools. Each school has an appointed Principal, who shares the responsibility of Catholic identity and mission for their school with the President. The Principals are charged with hiring and evaluating the faculty and designated staff, implementing a comprehensive curriculum, supervising instruction, program evaluation, staff development, and implementing programs that meet accreditation requirements.
Board of Directors
Holy Family Catholic School has a Board of Directors that includes Diocesan personnel, the President of the school, and several appointed Directors. In addition, the Board includes several advisory members who provide specific expertise related to strategic planning and operational needs.
Misty Poe - Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Austin
Dr. Joan Wagner - President, Holy Family Catholic School & St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School
Rev. Edward Koharchik - Pastor, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Mary Beth Koenig, CFO - Secretariat Director for Business and Finance, Diocese of Austin
Peter Allman - Treasurer, Director
Dr. Brad Bookmyer - Chair
Carlos Estringel - Vice Chair
Michelle Kologinczak - Secretary
The Holy Family Catholic School Leadership Team and Board of Directors/Advisors understand the importance of strategic planning to address both the tremendous opportunities and challenges that face Holy Family over the next 5 years. Holy Family Catholic School will be guided by our mission statement, philosophy and goals, as well as vision and core values to determine the necessary priorities and strategies to achieve identified goals. The Strategic Plan includes measurable goals, benchmarks and action steps that are realistic and attainable, but challenging. Holy Family’s governance and leadership is a ministry that promotes and protects the responsibilities and rights of the school community. The success of our school mission depends on the key components of effective governance and leadership in planning for the long-term development of the school. We are committed to the principles and practices of excellence, which are essential to ensuring Catholic identity, academic excellence, and the operational vitality of the school.