The School Advisory Board (SAB) provides leadership to foster an environment that promotes the mission of Greenwich Catholic School. It serves in an advisory role to the Principal under the authority of the Office for Education of the Diocese of Bridgeport. Specifically, the SAB is responsible for working closely with the Principal on the development of the school’s strategic plan and annual operating budget as well as facilities, marketing and development initiatives. The School Principal remains directly responsible for the school’s curriculum, programs and personnel, and reports to the Superintendent of Schools on those matters.
The formation of School Advisory Boards reflects the Diocese of Bridgeport’s desire to foster a more collaborative form of governance for its schools while respecting the authority and teachings of the Church. The Principal, Pastor and HSA President are ex-officio members of the Board. Other SAB members are nominated by the Principal or Pastor and approved by the Bishop, and serve two or three-year terms.
2016- 2017 Advisory Board Members:
Chair - Mrs. Jan Montana
Secretary - Mrs. Mary Beth Brown
Pastor Representative - Rev. Ian Jeremiah
Principal - Mrs. Patrice Kopas
Teacher Representative - Mrs. Carlene Burgess
Strategic Planning - Mrs. Pam Carragher
Facilities - Mr. Mario Gaztambide and Mr. DJ Cavaliere
Finance - Mr. Patrick Brilliant
Catholic Identity - Mrs. Katy Gonnelli
Advancement - Mrs. Barbara Zichichi
Marketing - Mrs. Carolyn Woodruff Mirando
H.S.A. President - Mrs. Megan McHugh