Buildings and Grounds Chair
I am a native of Fredericksburg and SMS alumna '87. I was baptized at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Harper, and confirmed and married at St. Mary's. My family and I are parishioners at St. Francis Xavier Church in Stonewall, where we reside. My husband, Glen, and I moved to Fredericksburg in 2003 so that our two boys could attend St. Mary's School. Glen is a software engineer and commutes to Austin for work, and I am an Occupational Therapist with HCM Home Care. I work part time at HCM and says, "I enjoy balancing my work life with service work to St. Mary's." My older son, Jacob, enrolled at St. Mary's preschool in 2004 and I became involved as room mom, crossing guard, and chaired the PTC Turkey Dinner Carnival for 7 years. I was then approached by the SMS school council in 2005 expressing safety concerns about the outdoor play space at that time. I quickly learned how to solicit for grants in order to have a new playground purchased and installed on our campus. I have also acquired grant money for SMART Boards, Mathletics, Guided Reading, upgraded HVAC systems for the high school and elementary buildings, and for programs to enrich the art curriculum. I was chosen Outstanding Leader in Catholic Education by the Archdiocese of San Antonio Department of Catholic Schools in May, 2015. It has been a privilege and an honor to serve the school that provided me with a valuable Catholic education, and a community of friends and family.