Incarnation-St. James School Board
The School Board supports the mission and vision of Incarnation - St. James School in its work to teach the faith so that our students can become knowledgeable, responsible Christians.
Diocesan directives per Canon Law provide for the governance authority of the board to be an advisory body to the pastor and the principal.
The board consists of nine volunteer members made up of parents, alumni, and parishioners who serve three year terms. They are appointed by the pastor with the approval of the Director of Catholic Schools. Also on the board as ex-officio members are the pastor and school principal. The members of the board are:
Regular Board Members
Frank Golazeski, Chair
Frank Golazeski has been a parishioner here since he and his family moved to Ewing in 1994. His three children all graduated from Incarnation School. He has had various roles in the parish including reader, President of the Pastoral Council, and fund raiser for the parish center. In 2007, he was ordained as a Deacon in the Diocese of Trenton by Bishop John Smith. He has been employed by the IBM Corporation for nearly thirty years during which he has had a variety of experience and training in management and leadership. Most recently he has become a certified instructor in the Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus.
Marc Barbiero, Vice Chair
Marc Barbiero is an ISJ parishioner and his daughter is a recent graduate of the school. For the past 13 years, he has been employed as a district sales manager at the Coca-Cola Co., where he is responsible for leading a work force for the sales and distribution of over two million cases of product annually. Marc is grateful to work alongside such a dedicated board and committee members who want to keep Catholic education alive in Ewing Township.
Susan Totaro, Communications Secretary
Susan (Foster) Totaro is an alumni of, and former teacher at Incarnation-St. James School. She was baptized at Incarnation, and her family have been parishioners of the church since its construction. Two of Susan's children attended Incarnation-St. James School, and she also has a current sixth grader at the school. Susan is a Math Specialist for the West Windsor Plainsboro School District. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of elementary education, and holds her Masters of Arts and Teaching and her B.A in Psychology from The College of New Jersey.
For 56 years, Mary Bedard has been a member of Incarnation Parish. Her five children are graduates of our school, they have proven that Incarnation is "A great place to get your start." Professionally, Mary is a teacher (now retired) having taught for 26 years in the Ewing Township school system. Within our parish/school community, Mary is an active member of many committees and societies, finding them to be challenging, rewarding, memorable, and certainly "a great place to focus on volunteering."
George Wells George Wells graduated from Incarnation School in 1999. George chairs the Marketing Committee and is a member of the School Board and Advancement Committee. He is currently a technical specialist for The Hibbert Group in Trenton. He manages daily accounts and programs including marketing applications, develops, tests, and designs/maintains databases necessary to complete requested jobs and uses internal and external applications to generate output and analysis. In addition to working at The Hibbert Group, George is a co-owner/operator of Green Peppers Marketing. George develops, implements, and manages online marketing campaigns and marketing materials, programs, and processes to help achieve sales goals, brand awareness, and engagement and traffic to social media pages.
Greg Cavallo is a parent of two current ISJ students and one alumnus, and an alumni of Catholic school education. In his current position as a project manager, Greg is responsible for all contract and information management project planning and report writing. Greg is a school board member, and also on the Marketing and Advancement Committees.
J. Sandy Stewart
J. Sandy Stewart has been a parishioner of Incarnation-St. James since 2004 when he and his family brought their older son to ISJ School in 4th grade. He currently has a son in 7th grade at the school. Sandy is a Locomotive Engineer for New Jersey Transit. Sandy has been on numerous committees over the years at the request of the past and current Priests and Principles to help with the school. Currently, Sandy is a member of the Advancement, Marketing & Alumni committees as well as Co-Basketball Coach for boys Varsity. A stalwart individual, Sandy is always ready and willing to lend a hand and help his fellow man. "ISJ educational foundation is the most important ' Corner Stone' in our children's future, I relish the opportunity to help substantiate its future for the next 50 years along with the other good and wonderful members of this fine school."
Peter Zangrilli is a long time member of Incarnation-St. James parish. Peter has logged many years on the Pastoral Council and currently serves as its vice-president. He has been a school board member for several years and brings a wealth of experience in construction to his leadership role of the Building and Grounds Committee. His construction knowledge and dedication to the parish are visible in many landscaping projects across the parish property including the Our Lady of Good Remedy Prayer grotto at St. James, the Fatima statue display, and the re-vitalized flower bed and marble Trinitarian cross at the front entrance of Incarnation.
Ex-Officio Board Members
Father Santhosh George, O. SS. T., Pastor Administrator
Sister Francis Michael, I. H. M., Principal
Elizabeth Meagher, Faculty Liaison
Lorraine Schnabel, PTA Liaison
The Marketing Committee consists of a representative from the school board and members at large, parents, faculty, parishioners, and alumni. The purpose of this committee is to develop a public relations plan that promotes enrollment and effective communication with the students, parents, faculty, and administration. With the support of professional marketing and public relations strategists the committee sets a cohesive vision for Incarnation- St. James School. This vision reflects the combined voices of all of the stakeholders through the use of research and data.
The primary function of this School Board committee is to ensure that all school fund raising is coordinated by a centralized group and is planned with appropriate goals. This includes the fund raising efforts of the PTA and the IAA. This committee also develops capital campaigns that are tied to requirements developed by the Building and Grounds Committee. The Advancement Committee is dedicated to the continued development of the Incarnation-Saint James School Fund. Gifts to the Incarnation-St. James School Fund provide unrestricted support to the school's academics, the arts, athletics, student activities, the facility, and our continuing long term viability as a Catholic school.
This committee works to develop the plan for establishing and maintaining a viable, working relationship with our alumni. This includes creating a functioning platform for communication so that we can utilize both the fiscal and human resources of our alumni, and planning social and fund raising events that target our alumni.
The primary purpose of this committee, which consists of a member of the Parish Finance Council, a representative from the PTA, the Principal and at large members, is to develop and monitor the school budget. This is done with the Parish Finance Council along with Diocesan auditors. The existing and continued goal of Incarnation St. James School is to be financially independent of the parish.
Building and Grounds Committee
The Building and Grounds Committee reviews the policies and procedures regarding accommodation issues, reviews administrative timelines for accommodations, plans and reviews the long-term capital plan annually, and assesses facility requirements to ensure the safety of students and faculty and time frame requirements for implementation.