Board of Education
Witness Statement For Those Who Serve in Catholic Education
The mission of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit is the mission of the Catholic Church, to reveal the God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to all people and to teach them about the fullness of His love. "Indeed the primordal mission of the Church is to proclaim God and to be His witness before the world" (GDC). Catholic education shares in a special way in the Church's mission by proclaiming and witnessing Jesus Christ and His teachings.
Catholic education, which includes education, formation, and transformation, exists in order to evangelize. Two important elements that make up the process of evangelization are proclamation and witness. It is essential therefore, that those who serve in Catholic education to proclaim Jesus Christ, His life and ministry, present the Catholic faith in its fullness, and be Christ's witness to the world.
Vision Statement of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Schools
To educate and to foster the growth of each student: mind, body and spirit.
Mission Statement of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Schools
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools, united in Christ and guided by the spirit and educational values of St. Vincent, transform each student through the power of faith and knowledge.
Vincentian Educational Values
A Vincentian Education is-
Excellent – placing quality at the center of educational activities.
Holistic – educating the heart, spirit, and mind.
Integrated – blending the abstract with the practical.
Creative and Flexible – seeking to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
Collaborative –engaging cooperative endeavors with parents, students, administration, faculty, and staff.
Focused – striving to model St. Vincent de Paul and his mission of service to the poor.
Purpose and Format
The St. Vincent de Paul School Board works with the President, Principals, and Pastor to set policy for Pre-K through 12th grade. In addition to setting policy, the Board also endorses procedures for the schools.
Meeting are held throughout the year generally on the FIRST Thursday of the month (in the Marillac Room) and are OPEN to the public during the general session only. Meetings are noted on the annual calendar and on the School Board web page, along with the Board President’s name (for contact purposes).
Visitors at Board Meeting
Individual visitors sit in a designated location for any Board meeting. No communication between the visitors and the board members is allowed once a meeting begins. All visitors are required to leave during any executive session of the School Board.
Addressing the Board
Anyone wishing to address the St. Vincent de Paul School Board, must contact the Board President one week in advance of the next meeting. The requested topic, if appropriate, will be placed on the agenda. Appropriate topics are those that directly relate to School Policy or Procedure. The Board does NOT discuss personnel or personnel issues, students or student discipline issues, or other matters that are confidential. The issues are handled at the local level through teachers and then through administrators.
2016-2017 Board Meeting Dates
- Tuesday, August 4, 2016 - 5:15 p.m.
August 2016 School Board Meeting Minutes
- Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 5:15 p.m.
September 2016 School Board Meeting Minutes
- Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 5:15 p.m.
October 2016 School Board Meeting Minutes
- Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 5:15 p.m.
November 2016 School Board Meeting Minutes
- Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 5:15 p.m.
December 2016 School Board Meeting Minutes
- Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 5:15 p.m.
Meeting CANCELLED Due to Weather
- Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 5:15 p.m.
February 2017 School Board Meeting Minutes
- Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 5:15 p.m.
- Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 5:15 p.m.
- Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:15 p.m.
2016-2017 Board Members & Officers
| Rev. Milton Fleming Ryan, C.M. (ex officio) is the Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish and the Superintendent of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools. He attended high school at Central in Grand Cane Louisiana. He received a Bachelor and Master of Music at North Texas State. He also has a Master of Divinity from St. Thomas Theological Institute and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University in Chicago. He is a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.
|Rev. Rich Wehrmeyer, C.M. (ex officio) graduated from St. Vincent's College Seminary in Cape Girardeau in 1979. He is a college graduate of St. Mary Seminary in Perryville, MO in 1983 with a Bacholer of Arts in Philosophy and a university graduate of St. Thomas Theological Institute in 1990 in Server M. Divinity. In his spare time Fr. Rich enjoys music (guitarist), sports-especially golf, and serving the poor after the example of St. Vincent.
|Dr. Patricia Hensley, Head of Schools (ex officio) is the Head of Schools at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools. She attended high school at St. Elizabeth Academy in St. Louis, MO. She received the following degrees from St. Louis University: PhD in Educational Administration, MA in Education, and BLS with an emphasis in Mathematics. She is a Stephen Minister, Eucharistic Minister, and Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor. She has four children, Patrick, Heather, Eric, and Ryan.
|Dr. Ben Johnson, Elementary Principal (ex officio) is in his twelfth year in education and the second year serving as the Elementary Principal. A former elementary student at St. Vincent, Dr. Johnson grew up in Perryville. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Murray State University, A Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Southeast Missouri State University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Missouri. Dr. Johnson holds a MO State Lifetime Teaching Certificate and is a MO State Certified Principal. He enjoys running, swimming, writing, watching sports and anything super hero related.
|Lola Dauster, PSR Director (ex-officio) is the Director of the North Perry County Catholic Community Parish School of Religion. She graduated from St. Vincent High School in 1994. She attended Southeast Missouri State University, where she received her BS in Elementary Education with certification in Learning Disabilities in 2000. In 2005, she received her MA in Special Education Administration and K-12 Principal Certification from Southeast Missouri State University. She received her Elementary Religion Teacher Certification from the Catholic Education Office in 2008. She is married to Jason Dauster. They have four children Kaleb, Austin, Nathan, and Lola Nicole.
|Dewanna Chappius, President is a has been employed at the Association of the Miraculous Medal for nineteen years. She is a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Parish and the Perryville Rotary Club. Dewanna is married to John Chappis, a 1987 graduate of St. Vincent High School. Together they have three chuildren, Shelby, Connor, and Brooke. In her spare time, Dewanna enjoys camping, golfing, boating, and spending time with her family and friends.
|Dana Unterreiner, Vice-President is a 1994 graduate of St. Vincent High School. She graduated with a B.S. degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1998. Dana is serving a second term with the school board. This year she will serve as the Vice-President. She is employed at Perry County Memorial Hospital as the Human Resource Manager. Dana is married to Tim Unterreiner, a 1991 graduate of St. Vincent High School, and a current SV Alumni President. Together they have four children: Tyler (12th grade), Addie and Grace (8th grade), and Payton (3rd grade).
|Nikki (Schumer) Strattman, Secretary was born and raised in Perryville and faith has always been a big part of her life. Her parents are Bob and Jackie Schumer and she has three siblings - Sarah Layton, Janelle Pope, and Fr. Jason Schumer. Nikki attended St. Vincent Schools from K-12th grade and graduated in 1996, then graduated from St. Louis University in 2000. She married her high school sweetheart, Todd Strattman, and they have two children, Jacob (9th grade) and Allie (6th grade). She is the Manager of Manufacturing Information's Systems at T.G. Missouri. In her free time, Nikki enjoys camping, boating, 4 wheeling, sports, and any activity spent with her family. Nikki is very passionate about the St. Vincent Schools and Parish and is proud Alumnus. She is happy to be serving on the Board of Education.
|Justin Amschler, Member attended St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School and graduated from St. Vincent de Paul High School in 2000. He went on to attend Southeast Missouri State University and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Management Information Systems. He currently lives in Perryville with his wife Valerie, also a graduate from St. Vincent and their three children. Two of his school aged children are currently attending St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School. Audrey is in 3rd grade and Emery is in Kindergarten.
|Tim Ernst, member is a graduate of Perry County School District 32, Class of 1996. Tim is currently employed at Duane Ernst Construction as a poject leader. He is married to Bonnie (Brown) Ernst, a SV 1996 graduate. They have five children that attend SV, Darren (12), Isaac (10), Phillip (8), Natalie (7), and Sydney (5). In Tim's free time he enjoys attending his children's activities and hiking or working out with his wife.
|Jennifer Hotop, Member is a graduate of Perry County School District 32, Class of 1995 and a graduate of Webster University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Paralegal Studies. Jennifer is currently employed as a Paralegal at Artbeiter Law Offices and has worked with various attorneys in our community since 1999 concentrating in domestic relations, probate, and collections. She is married to Jamey Hotop and they have three children, Drew (14), Ben (12), and Kara (8), who attend Perry Country School District 32 and St. Vincent Parish School of Religion. Jennifer is a member of the PSR Parent Committee, Monday Morning Women's Bible Group, and Perryville Athletic Club. When she isn't running after her three active kids and their sports schedules, Jennifer loves to read and work out with Jamey and her friends.
|Lisa Meyer, Member graduated from St. Vincent High School in 1989. She has been employed at Keller Motors in the Accounting Department for over twenty-four years. She is marreid to Jeremy Meyer and they have four children, Ashley (22), Megan (19), Jacob (3rd grade at SV), and Sydney (Pre-K at SV).
|Julie Naeger, Member is a member of the St Vincent de Paul Parish and 1987 graduate of SVHS. Julie Naeger feels blessed to be part of such a wonderful school and parish. She and her husband, Van, have four children, all of whom have (or are now) attending St. Vincent: Danielle (2013), Andrew (2015), Gabe (2017) and Abby (2018). She has volunteered for the Seminary picnic for thirty-five years and believes that Catholic education is important because it focuses on the whole person - academics and faith. Julie is a real estate investor and enjoys boating, motorcycle riding, and spending time with family and friends.
|Terry Wibbenmeyer, Member graduated from St. Vincent High School is 1988. He then attended Southeast Missouri State University and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology. For the past twenty-four years, he has been employed at T.G. Missouri. His current position Senior General Manager of Production for the Interior/Exterior Division. Hife wife, Lisa (Lukefahr) Wibbenmeyer is a 1989 graduate of St. Vincent and a 1996 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. Lisa is a substitute teacher at St. Vincent and also teaches private swimming lessons. Together, they have four children, Veronica (Class of 2015 SV graduate), Luke (12), Tyler (10), and Elizabeth (9). In his spare time, Terry enjoys watching his children compete in SV sports as well as boating, swimming, and spending time with friends and family.
Constitution and By-Laws
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Board of Education Constitution and By-Laws