The mission Notre Dame Catholic School Advisory Council is to support the pastor and the principal in ensuring Catholicity, enhancing learning, and promoting viability and vitality.
2011-2012 Notre Dame Catholic School Advisory Council Members:
Sue Callaghan, a Notre Dame Catholic Community parishioner of twelve years, has experience as a financial analyst and currently serves as an assistant director in marketing at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. Sue, a mother of four, including two Notre Dame Catholic School alumni and current Notre Dame Catholic School Fifth and Sixth Graders, earned her MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1993.
George Connelly, a Notre Dame Catholic School alumnus (Class of 1976), has been a Notre Dame Catholic Community parishioner for most of his life. George currently serves as a senior contracts negotiator in Chicago, IL, having earned his MBA from Dominican University in 1991. George is the father of three, including two Notre Dame Catholic School alumni and a current Notre Dame Catholic School Fifth Grader.
Kevin Egan, a Notre Dame Catholic Community parishioner of ten years, has been practicing optometry since earning his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University in 1989. Kevin’s two sons currently attend Notre Dame Catholic School’s early-childhood programs in Pre-School and First Grade.
Elizabeth Hofstetter accumulated ten years experience in investment banking before entering the human resources field in 1998. The Hofstetters have been a parishioner family of the Notre Dame Catholic Community for more than thirty years. Elizabeth, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, has two children currently attending Notre Dame Catholic School’s Fifth and Third Grades.
Cathy Kearney, a Notre Dame Catholic Community parishioner of three years, has worked in finance for more than twenty years and holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Cathy’s two daughters currently attend Notre Dame Catholic School’s early-childhood programs in Kindergarten and First Grade.
Mary McDonald has been a parishioner of the Notre Dame Catholic Community for almost forty years. Mary retired from Notre Dame Catholic School at the end of the 2010-2011 academic year after twenty-five years of service to the community and after almost forty years in special education and primary education. Mary earned her Master’s of Science in Special Education from Indiana University-South Bend in 1979. Mary is the mother of three Notre Dame Catholic School alumni.
Jeff Meyer, a Notre Dame Catholic Community parishioner of four years, has nineteen years experience in sales focusing on industrial chemicals, pumps, and controls. Jeff, the father of current Notre Dame Catholic School First Grade and Pre-School children, earned his Bachelor’s of Science from Purdue University in 1990.
Lis Slattery, a Notre Dame Catholic Community parishioner of twenty-nine years has more than twenty years experience in consulting, marketing, and advertising in both the New York and Chicago areas. Lis is the mother of one former Notre Dame Catholic School student and one alumnus. Lis earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and English from Loyola University in New Orleans, LA.
Lisa Smiertelny, a Notre Dame Catholic Community parishioner of seven years, has fifteen years experience as an elementary educator and in the New Prairie United School Corporation and serves as co-chair of the Building-Based Team for implementation of Response to Instruction and serves as a member of the Going Green Committee, the Poverty Committee, and the Technology Committee. A mother of four, including current Notre Dame Seventh and Fourth Graders, Lisa earned her Bachelor’s Degree from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN, in 1996.
Matt Troy, a Notre Dame Catholic Community parishioner of fourteen years, has been practicing medicine since earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from Loyola University, Chicago, IL, in 1989. Matt’s five children currently attend Notre Dame Catholic School Grades Eight, Six, Five, Three, and Two.