School Advisory Committee

The strategic planning process has led to the appointment of a School Advisory Committee that is charged with implementing and updating the strategic plan. The School Advisory Committee and its subcommittees meet regularly throughout the school year. The subcommittees have been charged with specific responsibilities related to the strategic plan and will be working diligently toward meeting their goals and objective. The School Advisory Committee members are listed below. Please feel free to discuss any issues you may have with any School Advisory Committee member.

St. Clare – Governance Structure

St. Clare – School Advisory Committee Bylaws



Mary Ceille Allen*

Mary is a teacher at Good Shepard Episcopal School.


John Bagocius*

John is the National Sales Director at Crossmatch Technologies and has experience in business, sales, security, contracts and negotiations, management, as well as strategic planning.


Cheryl Bernsten* 

Cheryl is a certified teacher and has worked as a speech language pathologist  in public schools for 17 years. She is a member of  Strategic Management and the enrollment committee and  has experience as former HSA board VP.


Matt Bickel*

Matt is the Vice President/COO of Anison Capital, LLC and has expertise in business.


James B. Bickel
Jim is the Chief Executive Officer and President of EB Airfoils, LLC a world leader in the aerospace repair industry.  Over the past twenty-seven years, Jim has had leadership responsibilities in sales, marketing and operations.  Under his direction, the company experienced significant increases in sales revenue, steady decreases in lead times and cost reductions.  Jim’s current initiative is to successfully implement Lean Manufacturing principles in production, sales, customer service, and information technology to create a more efficient and cohesive business process.

Jim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Florida International University and is a board member of Ansun Capital, Marina Vineyards and Compressor Performance Solutions.  He and his family live in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.


Tim Hullihan


Lyn Kelly

Worked with and is familiar with the needs of teachers and lower school.


Larry Kelleher



Dr. Mark Mays


David M. McAuliffe*

35 years of experience in finance and general management.


Liz Rivera*

Liz has been an educator for 21 years. She has experience as president of the HSA, as well as experience in fundraising.


Courtney Tellier*

Courtney specializes in business development, fundraising, and community outreach. Works and plans most events as SCCS.



*Denotes SCCS Parent


Strategic Plan through 2019

St. Clare’s strategic plan was finalized in the spring of 2015 by the School Advisory Committee (SAC). Over the last three years, the strategic planning committee comprised of administrators, teachers and parents met every six weeks with consultants from Catholic School Management that prepared the groundwork for this plan. This process has resulted in the current mission, vision and philosophy and strategic plan.

Each key result is supported by three required actions and three necessary beliefs. The SAC believes this simplified approach creates a path for results, eliminates distractions and fosters a culture of greater accountability.

Key Areas

  • Enrollment and Retention
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Finance
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Building and Grounds
  • Fund Raising

For more information, download the Plan: St. Clare Strategic Plan

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