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Governance

President-Principal Model 

In 2013, the Diocese of Austin created a shared governance model between St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School and Holy Family Catholic School. This model ensures that we have two strong schools that work collaboratively to provide a positive Catholic school presence in the north Austin area. While the two schools share a common governance model that primarily involves the administrative and board structure, the two schools have not “merged” as one school. Each school enjoys its unique traditions and particular mission while maintaining their individual relationships with area parishes and feeder schools. For example, Holy Family remains a diocesan regional school serving primarily the seven supporting parishes of St. Albert the Great, St. John Vianney, St. Margaret Mary, St. Mary, Our Lady of the Lake, St. Thomas More, St. Vincent de Paul and St. William. St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School continues as a Diocesan high school serving the Catholic elementary schools of the Diocese of Austin and area families that are seeking a Catholic secondary education.

The President serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the schools and has primary responsibility for finance, facilities, advancement, and long-range strategic planning for the schools. Each school has an appointed Principal, who shares the responsibility of Catholic identity and mission for their school with the President. The Principals are charged with hiring and evaluating the faculty and designated staff, implementing a comprehensive curriculum, supervising instruction, program evaluation, staff development, and implementing programs that meet accreditation requirements.

Board Leadership

St. Dominic Savio has a Board of Directors that include personnel from the Diocese of Austin, one appointed member, and the President of the school.  In addition, the board includes several advisory members that provide specific expertise related to strategic planning and operational needs.

Directors

CFO Diocese of Austin

Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul

Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Appointed Director

Dr. Joan Wagner, President

Officers

Mr. Jerry Suva II, Chair

Mr. Matt DiTeresa, Vice Chair 

Dr. Cynthia LaBrake, Secretary 

Mr. Douglas Kuenstler, Treasurer,
 Appointed Director

Advisors

Mr. Stephen Hampton

Mr. Ross Mikosh

Mrs. Laurie O’Beirne

Mr. Mike Owens

Mr. Greg Rabaey

OUR STRATEGIC PLAN

The St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School Strategic Plan is developed over time in collaboration with the school's administration, Board of Directors and Advisors, and the Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee.  The document serves as a guide for decisions and planning and is periodically revised based on current issues. The Strategic Plan is developed after input from the faculty, staff, and school parents and includes five areas of strategic priority including:

  • Catholic Identity
  • Governance, Administration and Management
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 
  • Student Services and Activities
  • Plant and Facilities


The administration of the school works to implement the Strategic Plan through program development and identifying annual goals that will help to accomplish its purpose. We invite you to review our Strategic Plan 2018 – 2023, with current Annual Goals and End of Year Assessments.

View Strategic Plan