board OF directors
Welcome! Earlier this summer, I was honored to be elected the Chair of the Board of Directors for St. Ann School. The
purpose of our Board is not to make employment or curricular decisions, which remain in the hands of our pastor,
principal and the diocesan board of education. The Board brings the best possible expertise to our school in the areas of
finance, enrollment, marketing, fundraising, facilities, and strategic planning.
The realities of the world today require Catholic schools to be competitive by offering a comprehensive product in the
educational market place. St. Ann School was one of the first in our diocese to adopt this new model of a Board of
Directors, which has been encouraged and supported by the Diocese of Allentown as a way for laypersons to offer their
business and professional expertise to create a more viable and sustainable business model for our schools.
We are now beginning our fourth year of operations as a board. We have moved on from developing our identity as a
board and establishing policies and procedures to now implementing a strategic plan. This plan will also align with our
Middle States reaccreditation goals and future school priorities. This past year, we also welcomed several new board
members and started an educational technology committee
I have listed the names of our new Board members as well as the chair of each standing committee.
As parents of a current student and one graduate of St. Ann School, my husband and I have witnessed the Christ-centered
environment that has encouraged our children to grow in academics, service, and spirituality. We have made great friends
among many of the other parents, especially as we volunteer together to support our fundraising efforts and our school
Our school is very blessed to have a wonderful, loving, supportive community with a talented and dedicated
faculty, staff and administrative team. I ask that you keep this amazing team, and our board, in your prayers this year.
Please also pray with me that each of our school children has a successful year as they continue to grow in Christ as
members of our school community.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we look forward to working with you and thank you for choosing St. Ann School!
Current Board of Directors
Board Chair & Technology Chair
Board Secretary & Facilities
Board Treasurer & Finance Chair
Msgr. Edward Coyle