Our Parent Advisory Committee

Our Parent Advisory Committee

Our Parent Advisory Committee informs our work. Because families are such an integral part of a child’s education, health and growth, St. Joseph’s Indian School relies on members of the committee to provide insight and feedback on programs, services and challenges. The group consists of a number of individuals who are either parents, grandparents or guardians of students.

Their priceless perspective ensures holistic care and individual attention for students who attend our school.

The members of the committee meet twice yearly to advise on crucial areas like high school education, cultural sensitivity, new programs, alumni initiatives, grief counseling and other issues our students face. Under special circumstances, we consult with them and occasionally convene an additional meeting. They review policy and communications and offer suggestions to improve our programs.

They are a vital voice for families at St. Joseph’s Indian School. We are grateful for their support and insight.

Pictured back row, left to right: Jenna Hieb, Director of Health and Wellness; Robyn Knecht, Director of Counseling Services; Frank Whipple, 7-8 grade Residential Coordinator; Jennifer Renner-Meyer, Executive Director of Child Services; Lydia Sazue, Lower Brule; visitor and alumnus Ron Sully Jr. with Sharisse Sitting Bear, Rosebud; Fr. Greg Schill, SCJ, Chaplain/Spiritual Director; Beverly Running Bear, Rapid City; and Mike Tyrell, President.

Pictured front row, left to right: Julie Soulek, Director of Program Evaluation and 1-6 Residential; visitor Daniel Beck with Troylynn Peneaux, Rosebud; Sheila Young, Parmelee; Teri and Arnold Sazue, Lower Brule.