Board Committees

These committees provide additional support to the board of education and to Holy Family staff and students. The committees are comprised of board members and Holy Family community members identified by the school board for specific needs.

Advancement Committee

Chair: Jan Sigwarth

The advancement committee monitors and provides feedback to the Holy Family advancement office regarding the efforts and activities administered to garner support for Holy Family Catholic Schools. Through long-range planning, the committee maximizes Holy Family’s fundraising potential, monitors the marketing plan, and develops methods to stabilize and increase enrollment.

Curriculum Improvement Committee

Chair: David Becker

The curriculum improvement committee identifies Holy Family’s instructional framework, implements standardized curriculum and ensures that Holy Family follows mandates set by the state.

Facilities and Transportation Committee

Chair: Mike Portzen

The facilites and transportation committee continually evaluates system resources and recommends the most effective and efficient use of existing facilities, equipment and staff.

Finance Committee

Chair: Dan Walsh

The finance committee prepares and recommends a balanced budget to the board of education. The committee reviews parish assessments, including the assessment formula; works for fair tuition and tuition assistance; and provides fair compensation and benefits for employees.

Health and Wellness Committee

Chair: Carol Gebhart

The health and wellness committee is an ad-hoc committee that develops plans and policies to monitor proper dietary and health habits to contribute to positive academic performance among Holy Family students. Review Holy Family’s Wellness Policy here.


Chair: Cheryl Syke

The personnel committee is focused on human resource topics and employee engagement.

Religion and Mission Committee

Chair: Carol Gebhart

The religion and mission committee works to encourage faith formation in families and ensure the Catholic identity is visible throughout the school environment. The committee plans family programs and workshops, promotes service activities, and maintains communication lines with parishes.

Student Services Committee

Chair: Kathy Wuertzer

The student services committee reviews and maintains guidelines for students, which includes dress code and discipline issues. The committee reviews and approves the system-wide procedural handbooks and dress code policies on an annual basis.

Technology Committee

Chair: Brian Sullivan

The technology committee develops an annual technology plan and sets goals for the system regarding technology implementation. This committee also monitors technology systems and resources at all Holy Family sites.

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Holy Family Catholic Schools
2005 Kane St., Dubuque IA 52001
(563) 582-5456