This school is an inspiration of the Holy Spirit which encouraged many of our board members to envision a school for women which could be rich in the Catholic faith and uphold the teachings of St. John Paul II by educating young women in their feminine genius.
A special thank you to the Dominican Sisters, Mary Mother of the Eucharist, for working with the Board in the design of this school and inspiring us with our patroness, St. Catherine of Siena, a great Dominican saint.
Foundation Board of Directors:
Board Chair: Dr. Kevin Ford
Vice Chair: Mrs. Heather Lee
President: Mr. Jeff Barron
Finance Committee Chair: Mr. Bruce Barron
Rev. Richard Elmer, C.S.B
Sr. Ann Shields
Mr. Mike Dewan
Mr. Mike LaMarra
Mr. Ed Turek
Mrs. Heather Lee
About Our President
A letter from our Board Chairman:
With great pleasure, the Board of Directors of St. Catherine of Siena Academy announces the hiring of our new President, Mr. Jeff Barron. Mr. Barron comes to us with over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and management and is eager to use his gifts to advance the mission of SCA. Previously, Mr. Barron has been the President of DINSE Inc. and the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Barron Industries. Mr. Barron’s passion for the Catholic faith and eagerness to assist the Church in her mission of evangelization drew him to our door. Throughout the interview process, he expressed his respect for the work we are doing in education, especially in our faithfulness to our Catholic identity, and his desire to be a part of it. In all that we do, we strive for this to be true and know our leadership is critical to ensuring it.
Leaving the corporate world to be in the school environment, Mr. Barron is excited to assume an active role in the community, cultivating relationships with faculty, staff, students, parents, and our many benefactors to implement the school’s strategic plan, direct the development program, oversee school finances, and work with the staff. He is particularly excited to work in partnership with our principal Karen Ervin to preserve our deep convictions of faith, enriching educational programs and to safeguard the future of SCA. They will make an exceptional team!
The Board along with staff and faculty have been engaged for the past year in this hiring process to find the candidate who could both lead the school and ensure the legacy of our mission, to educate young women in their feminine genius. Mr. Barron has these qualities and we are confident his expertise and talents will advance the school, furthering the rich tradition begun here for a faith-filled Catholic education and Christian community. Personally, Jeff and his wife Peggy have been blessed with five daughters of their own and have a lived understanding of the necessity for raising young women up in the faith. Their youngest daughter Brigid is a sophomore here at SCA.
Monday, April 9, 2018 will be Mr. Barron’s first day. Please give him a warm welcome during these days of transition to his new position and remember him in your prayers. We look forward to the days ahead and can’t wait to see what God has in store for the future of SCA under this new leadership! May Jesus be the guiding hand and grace in all that we do! Go Stars!
Chair, SCA Board of Directors
In the News
Mr. Barron was recently interviewed by Paul Stuligross from The Michigan Catholic. Click the link below to learn more about Barron’s past experience and his ideas on how to highlight our young women’s Feminine Genius!