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Advisory School Board

St. Peter Martyr School Board

Just as the Diocesan School Board acts in an advisory capacity to the Bishop and Superintendent, so does the St. Peter Martyr School Board act in an advisory capacity to the Pastor and Principal.

The St. Peter Martyr School Board’s mission is to bring its wisdom, talent, experience, faith-life, and good will into the process of providing quality education for all children served by the school. The School Board furnishes the support and leadership to carry out the Church’s commitment to Catholic/Christian education.

Those who serve on Catholic school boards support an environment for the teaching of the Catholic faith, the building and experiencing of community, the serving of others, and the opportunity for worship. They are called to model what they identify as the purpose of Catholic education. Interested persons are invited to attend the meetings held the second Tuesday of each month. However, executive sessions are confidential and therefore closed to all but board members.

Voting members of the Board shall consist of a minimum of seven but no more than fifteen members; which include members from Saint Peter Martyr Parish, Good Shepherd Parish, and St. Ignatius Church of Antioch. The Principal, in consultation with the school leadership team will appoint each. Ex-officio, non voting members of the Board are the Principal and Leadership Team. Members are:

Mr. Freddie RipoliMr. Steven Rojek
Ms. Debbie LawsonMs. Cyndi Cappucini

Ms. Marca Lessley

Ms. Heidi Leber

Ms. Emma Ojeda

Ms. Kristin Mattiingly

Mr. Paul Flores

WCEA Accreditation Report, 2020

St. Peter Martyr School recently underwent evaluation and has been renewed its WASC/WCEA accreditation until June 2026.

Click on the St. Peter Martyr Report of Findings to view the entire report. Here is a summary of the Visiting Committee’s Findings.

Visiting Committee Summary Thoughts:

  • The Visiting Committee observed that Saint Peter Martyr School is a highly functioning school with the following strengths:
  • Strong community rooted in tradition and faith
  • Dedicated and collaborative administration, faculty, and staff
  • Joyful students who love their school community
  • Commitment and involvement of parents and alumni
  • Commitment to community service and outreach
  • Initial implementation of blended learning model
  • Principal as strong spiritual leader and role model
  • Welcoming and loving environment
  • Integration of technology and adaptive learning program
  • Responsible use of resources both in finances and facilities