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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.


Mary Beth Koenig, CFO Diocese of Austin

Fr. Tom Reitmeyer, Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul

Misty Poe, Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Tim Cullen, President

Douglas Kuenstler


Jerry Suva II, Chair

Matt DiTeresa, Vice Chair 

Ross Mikosh, Secretary 

Douglas Kuenstler, Treasurer,
 Appointed Director


Dcn. Rudy Villareal

Lisette Allen

Laurie O'Beirne

Greg Rabaey

Dan Cook

Ross Mikosh



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. An updated strategic plan will be released soon. 


St. Dominic Savio Student Award

Good & Faithful Student Award