School Advisory Board


We believe Saint Gilbert Catholic School is called by God and by the Catholic Community of this parish to provide a quality Catholic education for the children of this parish. We commit our school to providing a strong, challenging, academic, and religious program that fosters the development of each child’s unique talents, complements the role of the family in nurturing a strong sense of self-worth in each child to enable the child to meet  the challenges of today and tomorrow, and encourages positive spiritual, moral, aesthetic, ethical and social sensibilities within the fabric of family, school, and parish. The educational experience at St. Gilbert School is to be available to all those who seek it. Therefore, we hold ourselves accountable to the children, their families, and the other members of the parish to fulfill our mission as we have defined it.



The purpose of the Board is to advise the Pastor and Principal by assisting in the development of programs and policies that guide the administration of Saint Gilbert Catholic School.  The Board works to maintain and increase our Catholic identity, reviews the annual School budget, conceives and implements marketing and fundraising objectives, as well as formulating the School’s strategic plan with the guidance of the Pastor and Principal, consistent with the policies and guidelines of the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools.

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2021-2022 School Advisory Board Members

Father John Chrzan


Mrs. Kristine Buckley


Mike Starzec


Bob Crowe


Shanda Bremer


Committee Chairs & Members

Bob Crowe

Committee Chair - Mission Effectiveness

Brigid Martin

Mission Effectiveness

Shanda Bremer

Committee Chair - Institutional Effectiveness

Kathryn Kalivoda

Institutional Effectiveness

Kenny Idstein

Committee Chair - Finance 

Mike Metz


April Pernat


Emily Webber

Strategic Planning

Alina Veres

Strategic Planning

Committee Contact Information: 

Fiscal Management Committee:


Institutional Effectiveness Committee:


Mission Effectiveness Committee:



Meetings for 2021-2022:  

August 31, 2021

October 19, 2021

December 21, 2021

February 15, 2022

April 19, 2022

School Board meetings take place the 3rd Tuesday of even-numbered months beginning in August. Meetings begin at 6:30PM. Please see school updates for information regarding whether meetings will be held In-Person or via Google Meet. School families will receive an email from the Principal supplying the link to log in and observe meetings being held via Google Meet. In ordinary circumstances, meetings are held in the Multipurpose Room. Occasionally, an Executive Session is needed in place of a regular meeting or as part of a regular meeting. Executive Sessions are closed to the public and only open to Board Members.

Our committees meet September, November, January, March and May. Meetings times are determined by committee members. You do not need to be on the board to participate on a committee.


  Email if you are interested in joining a committee.

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