Board of Trustees

Who are we?  What do we do?
The Board of Trustees is a volunteer board and the governing body for Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy. The BOT meets as a group once per month, and each board member also serves on one additional sub-committee. The BOT’s primary functions are to oversee school finances, approve policy, and support marketing, enrollment and development initiatives. At the highest levels, the BOT ensures that the activities of the school align with the four pillars of faith, scholarship, leadership and service.

The BOT distributes a quarterly newsletter, which summarizes BOT activities and ongoing school efforts.  Click on the orange buttons to view recent issues of this newsletter.

Board of Trustee Members
Most Rev. Mark Bartchak, JCD
Jo-Ann Semko, Bishop’s Proxy/Curriculum Advisor
Robert Thomas, President
Robert Shearer, Executive Vice President
Jeffrey Dawson, Vice President & Secretary
Jennifer Cross, Trustee
John Pagnotto, D.O., Trustee
Jerry Calistri, Trustee
Joe Rogacs, Trustee
Laurence Thorwart, Trustee

Join the Board of Trustees
As we celebrate our 10th year, Saint Joseph Catholic Academy is seeking dedicated women and men to answer the call and serve on our students and faith community as members of the Board of Trustees.

If you have a passion for Catholic education and Saint Joseph's please submit questions, nominations, or letter of interest and resume for consideration to by March 1, 2021.


Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy

901 Boalsburg Pike, Boalsburg, PA 16827
(814) 808-6118