Board of Trustees

Ensuring that school activities align with the four pillars of faith, scholarship, leadership and service 

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 welcomes comments and questions about Saint Joseph's.  To reach the BOT, just email

BOT members have a passion for Catholic education and service for Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy. If you would like to join them in their efforts, consider applying to be a BOT member. To begin the process, send your resume with a letter of introduction and intent to Mrs. Anna Rupprecht, Saint Joseph's Principal, at

The following are current members of the Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy Board of Trustees:

Most Rev. Mark Bartchak, JCD, Bishop, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
Jo-Ann Semko, Bishop’s Proxy/Curriculum Advisor
Robert Shearer, BOT President
Jerry Calistri, BOT Executive Vice President
Robert Thomas, Trustee
Michael Levandoski, Secretary
Chris Rogan, Treasurer
Terry Shupp, Trustee
Larry Thorwart, Trustee
Cheryl Gigante, Trustee
Ken Forstmeier, Trustee
Matthew Barr, Trustee

Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy

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