A parish's Board of Education performs a valuable function in allowing a pastor to draw upon the expertise and knowledge of skilled professionals in forming policies for the school. By sharing of their gifts, the board members are empowered with the sense that they are making a significant contribution. Once policies have been developed, the responsibility for enacting them and accomplishing their goals transfers to the administration of the school.
The School Board meets the second Wednesday of every month. If you would like something to be addressed by the board, please send your request to email@example.com at least one week ahead of time. Similarly, if you would like to address the board in person, please make your request a week in advance.
Saint Joseph School is privileged to have the following members serving on the Board of Education for the 2022-2023 academic year:
Ex-Officio Member: Rev. Daniel Shaughnessy, Pastor
Ex-Officio Member: Rev. Jonathan Ruzicka, Associate Pastor
Ex-Officio Member: Sr. Carol Sansone, ASCJ, Principal
President: Sean Dailey
Term- 2nd year, elected, Imperial Sean and his wife Amanda have two children at Saint Joseph School and two others at home. They have been parishioners since moving to Imperial in the summer of 2020. Sean is a licenced Civil Engineer and works as a Project Manager for BSI Constructors. Sean and Amanda enjoy spending time with their growing family and getting to know more families in the school and parish. He feels very blessed to be a part of the wonderful parish community at St. Joseph and is looking forward to serving the parish and school community on the board.
Vice-President: Matt Walt
Term- 2nd year, appointed, Imperial Matt, his wife, and 8 children have lived in Imperial since 2005 and been parishioners since 2019. They have eight children. Four of their children are students at Saint Joseph School. Matt and Amy are real estate investors and Matt also works for Beishir Audio/Video and Home Automation designing audio video solutions for home and business owners as well as security and camera systems. Matt enjoys technology and cooking outdoors.
Secretary: Shannon Krassinger
Term- 2nd year, elected, Imperial Shannon and her husband, Joe, have 3 children who all attend Saint Joseph school. Her family has been in the parish since 2011 and their children have been attending SJS since their oldest was in preschool in 2015. Shannon’s husband serves on the Sports Board for SJS Athletics and runs the boys’ soccer program. Shannon currently works for U.S. Bank in the Risk and Compliance area doing auditing work. Shannon volunteers to be a room parent every year to help stay involved in the school. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, and reading a good book. You can find her cheering her kids on at the soccer field most weekends.
Member: Dave Colp
Term- 2nd year, appointed, Cedar Hill Dave and his wife Theresa have three children and have been members of the Saint Joseph School community since 2018. They have a daughter who is currently enrolled at St. Pius X (St. Joseph Graduate 2021) and twin boys who attend Saint Joseph. Dave is currently in law enforcement and has been for thirteen years. Theresa is firefighter paramedic captain. In his free time, Dave is actively involved in the school and parish; he previously was an assistant coach for his daughter's volleyball team and currently is an assistant coach for his sons' baseball and soccer teams.
Member: Julie Freeman
Term- 2nd year, elected, Barnhart Julie and her husband Dustin have been married since 2009. They have two children at Saint Joseph as well as two younger children. They have been members of the parish since 2005. Julie earned her Bachelor's degree in Education and a Master's in Business Administration from Missouri Baptist University. She is currently the Global Controller at a local automotive logistics company. Dustin is a police officer for North County Police Cooperative. Julie enjoys spending her free time reading, watching her son's hockey pursuits, and attending her daughter's dance recitals. As a family, they enjoy traveling and love exploring new cities.
Member: Nikki Govero
Term- 1st year, elected, Imperial Nikki and her husband Chris have been a part of Saint Joseph Parish since 2018. They have four children who also attend Saint Joseph School. In Fall 2022, she began working at SJS as a Teachers’ Aide in the Junior Kindergarten class. Nikki received a Catholic education from K-12 and went on to attend Benedictine College. She has served as homeroom mom for 3 years and enjoys any opportunity she can take on to volunteer to help the school.
Member: Jamie Kuczwara
Term- 1st year, elected, Imperial Jamie and her husband, Chris have three children who all attend Saint Joseph School. They were both raised Catholic and have been parishioners at Saint Joseph Church since their oldest started Kindergarten in 2014. Jamie has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has worked at Land Title Guarantee Company in their marketing department for over 16 years, specializing in graphic design and helping clients grow their business. Jamie enjoys volunteering at the school when she can and has been a room mom for several years. Being a room parent to her is such a rewarding experience, being able to engage with the teachers, students and parents and coming up with different ideas and activities for the students to enjoy together. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with family and cheering on the kids at their sporting events.
Member: Andrea Lang
Term- 3rd year, appointed, Arnold Andrea and her husband Andrew have been parishioners at St. Joseph parish since 2012. They have 7 children. Their school-age children all attend SJS. Andrea is a convert to the Catholic faith and is very passionate about being involved in the parish and school. She is involved with Little Flowers Girls’ Club, Made for Heaven miscarriage ministry, Marketing committee, being a sponsor for RCIA candidates, and the Moms prayer group. Andrea holds a Master’s degree from Saint Louis University in occupational therapy and works PRN as an OT for the SSM Day Institute. She feels very blessed to be able to serve and be a part of the vibrant Catholic community at St. Joseph.
Member: Andrea Mattingly
Term- 2nd year, elected, Imperial Andrea and her husband Jason have two sons- the oldest is a 2022 graduate of St. Joseph School and the youngest is currently an SJS student. They have been members of the school community since 2012 and have been parishioners since moving to the area in 2005. After being raised with a K-12th Catholic education, she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Missouri Columbia in Social Work, Psychology and Sociology. Professionally, she has fifteen years of experience working in various social work roles in both the community and healthcare settings and in Office Management for four years. She currently works as an Administrative Manager and Executive Assistant for a non-profit foundation dedicated to poverty relief through food support and sustainability solutions, economic development and community transformation. Outside of school and work, you will find her supporting her boys in their extracurricular activities playing sports, taking acting and musical lessons and spending time with her family. She feels very fortunate to provide their sons with a Catholic education as well as a firm foundation to move forward both academically and spiritually.
Member: Nathan Rakers
Term- 1st year, elected, Pevely Nathan and his wife Jamie have four children and have been members of the Saint Joseph School community since 2020. They have a daughter who is currently enrolled at St. Pius X. They have two sons and one daughter who all attend Saint Joseph School. For the past 20 years, Nathan has worked at Whiteside Elementary as a teacher for the first 5 years and is the current principal. In his free time, he is actively involved with the Knights of Columbus local chapter and supports his children in all of their hobbies and interests.