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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2019-2020 School Advisory Board Members

Father John Chrzan


Mrs. Kristine Buckley



Michael Starzec


Robert Crowe


Board Members & Committee Assignments


Shanda Bremer

Institutional Effectiveness

Robert Crowe

Mission Effectiveness Chairperson

Kenny Idstein

Finance Committee Chairperson

Kathryn Kalivoda

Institutional Effectiveness


Norie Bochenek-Kouba

Strategic Planning Co-Chairperson


Brigid Martin

Mission Effectiveness

Annah Stith

Strategic Planning Co-Chairperson

Emily Webber

Strategic Planning

Committee Contact Information: 

Fiscal Management Committee:


Institutional Effectiveness Committee:


Mission Effectiveness Committee:



Meetings for 2020-2021:  

August 25, 2020

October 20, 2020

December 15, 2020

February 16, 2021

April 20, 2021

School Board meetings take place the 3rd Tuesday of even-numbered months beginning in August. Meetings begin at 6:30PM and are currently being held via Google Meet. School families will receive an email from the Principal supplying the link to log in and observe the meeting. 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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