• Dallas, Texas
  • Preschool 4 -8th Grade
Liesl Mayerson
School Board President Graduate of Duke U & SMU w/ BS in English & Economics & Master’s of Science. Worked on the Board of Directors @ Northaven Preschool.

Liesl Mayerson

School Board President
Larry Brown
School Board Vice President Graduate of Southern Methodist U & earned TX State Teacher Certificate. Previously served Board as VP, then President. Vice President at iHeart Radio.

Larry Brown

School Board Vice President
Karla Armendariz
School Board Member Graduated from the U Incarnate Word, SA, TX, Double major Journalism/Spanish, self-employed as a Mktg & Adv Consultant. 1 child @ SMS.

Karla Armendariz

School Board Member
Debbie Diaz
Business Manager & School Board Member Graduated from University of Texas at Austin. BS in Radio, Television & Film. She joined St. Monica in 2013.

Debbie Diaz

Business Manager & School Board Member
Jenny Gamble
School Board Member Graduated from TX Tech - BS in Elementary Education w/lifetime teaching Certificate for TX. Realtor with 1 child attending SMS.

Jenny Gamble

School Board Member
Fr. Michael Guadagnoli
School Board Member

Fr. Michael Guadagnoli

School Board Member
John Isbell
School Board Member Graduated from Texas A&M w/ finance degree, St. Mary’s U w/ law degree. Practiced law for 28 years. 1 child graduated from SMS, 2 attending.

John Isbell

School Board Member
Jeff Jordan
School Board Member Graduate of UTX Houston w/ Master's in Public Health. Served as health planner at DCHHS over 20 years & as Deputy Director at U.S. DHHS.

Jeff Jordan

School Board Member
Cecilia Martin
School Board Member Graduate of Ursuline, Spring Hills College & SMU Law School. Became a national partner @ Baker & McKenzie in 1999. 6 children are SMS alumni.

Cecilia Martin

School Board Member
David Martin
School Board Member Graduate of Texas A&M & U of TX, MBA & Master’s in Professional Accounting. Co-heads a group of investment professionals @ Mariner Investment Group.

David Martin

School Board Member
Claudia Mathison
School Board Member Graduate of LSU, degree in Civil Engineering, earned Teaching Certificate in mathematics. Taught math @ Ursuline for 12 years. 2 children attend SMS.

Claudia Mathison

School Board Member
Phil Riley
Principal & School Board Member Graduated from Benedictine College, BA in History. Minor in Military Science. M.Ed. from TX A&M, Commerce. Diocese of Dallas since 1995. Arrived @ SMS in...

Phil Riley

Principal & School Board Member

The purposes and functions of the St. Monica School Board are set forth in Article II of St Monica School Board Constitution

Generally speaking, the role of the Board is limited to advising the Pastor and the Principal on policy matters, including financial matters, strategic planning, and the operation and maintenance of school facilities.

The Board works with the Principal and the Business Manager to establish and monitor compliance with the School budget, which includes setting tuition and teacher salary schedules, but does not include setting individual teacher salaries. No budget can be implemented unless it is approved by the Pastor and the Parish Finance Council.

The Board also creates and maintains a Strategic Plan for the School, and makes recommendations for the operation and maintenance of School facilities

While the Board establishes School Board Local Policy on a broad range of topics including, admissions, communications, and grievances, the Pastor has final authority in all policy matters. All policies must be consistent with Diocesan Policy and the School Board Constitution. Under the St. Monica Grievance Policy (Local Policy 5.2), the School Board Chairperson has appointed three persons to serve on the Grievance Committee. The role of the Grievance Committee is purely advisory, and the committee has no authority to rule on or decide grievances.

The Board is not involved with or responsible for establishing the procedures by which School policies are implemented. The procedures for implementing School policies are set by the Principal and the School Administration and published in the School Handbook. The Board is not involved in the day to day operation of the school

The Board also advises the Pastor with respect to hiring, evaluating and terminating the Principal, but is not otherwise involved in personnel matters.

Finally, the Board, or a Board Committee, may act as an appeal board if requested to do so by the Pastor, and may also conduct or participate in any other special assignments requested by the Pastor or the Principal.

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