The School Advisory Committee, established by the Pastor, shall have its primary concern supporting the Pastor and Principal in the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of the students. The Committee, operating under the authority of the Pastor, shall concern itself with matters pertaining to the general excellence of Catholic Education at St. Sebastian School.

Working in close collaboration with the Principal of the school, the School Advisory Committee shall recommend policies and give guidance that will enable the school to reach its goals. These goals will be related, but not limited to, the overall goals determined by the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association accreditation process, those established by the Office of Catholic Education, and the parish goals established by the Parish Pastoral Council.

At the end of last year, the SAC board of 2018-2019 welcomed three new members: Ana Borges, Carrie Rea, and Tricia Rothkopf.  We look forward to working with them over their three-year term. The returning SAC members are Robert Brownfield (STVM teacher), Lois Gerstenmaier (alumni parent, Foundation board member), Alexis Rizopulos (current parent), Richard Roberts (parishioner, retired Akron Public Schools educator and administrator), Linda Saliga (alumni parent and University of Akron math professor) and Jennifer Smee (St. Sebastian teacher).

Thank you to all of these volunteers who give of their time to serve as advisers to the school administration. Parents may contact any member of the committee to provide feedback on the school or to ask questions. Emails may be directed to