Board of Education

The St. Gabriel Parish Board of Education acts in an advisory capacity to the Pastor, Principal and the staff of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish School in accomplishing the educational and formational mission of the these programs.

The St. Gabriel Parish Board of Education consists of 12 elected members each serving three-year terms. In addition, the pastor may appoint one voting member from the parish community-at-large. The Pastor, Principal, and current Board President are ex-officio members of this Board. Elections are held each spring to replace members whose terms have expired.

The work of the St. Gabriel Parish Board of Education is to discuss full time school related issues, policies and parish wide education programs as well as recommend and set policies that assure the quality and viability of the full time parish elementary school. While parents are also always free to discuss school issues with the Pastor and Principal, matters of policy will be referred to the School Board.

The Board functions in accordance with Archdiocesan guidelines. The Board functions through its meetings, which are held monthly August through June. Committees include, and are not limited to Marketing, Finance, Education Programs, and Policy.

Parish Board of Education Members 2021-2022

Name Title
Kari Niermann President
Erin Hausmann Vice President
Laura Oldenburg Secretary
Renee Angeli Board Member
Maria Craft Board Member
Jennifer Heithaus Board Member
Kristen Favazza Board Member
Susan Leonard Board Member
Shawn McLain Board Member
Russ Smith Board Member
John Weller Board Member

Click the link to find out more about What Does Board Service Entail? 

Please click the HERE for the online ballot for School Board Election.

The board meets on the third Thursday of the month, ten months of the year. Committees within the board may meet between board meetings to work on projects.

If you wish to contact a board member, please email

Download Parish Board of Education Public Summary, of the 2020-21 School Year