School Board

Ss. Peter and Paul School has established a Board of Limited Jurisdiction consisting of members who bring the needed talent, expertise, and experience to address our school’s issues. This Board is foundational to the quality of the Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Buffalo. The Board takes a great deal of ownership by dealing with issues and is involved in carrying out its responsibilities (for example, planning, budgeting, decision-making, advancement, and marketing).

Regular Board meetings are held throughout the year.

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Meet our Saints Peter and Paul School Board Members:

Chairperson:  Lisa Miranda

Lisa and her husband Marcel have two children, Harry (SSPP graduate, Class of 2017) and Olivia. Their family has been part of Ss. Peter & Paul parish since 2009.

Lisa is currently a Senior Product Manager at HSBC where she has worked since 2005.  She has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration/Marketing and an MBA, both from the University at Buffalo. She enjoys international travel and has an interest in electric cars.

Lisa’s family is active with SVDP (dropping off baked goods and delivering Easter Flowers/Christmas baskets). SS Peter & Paul school is special to Lisa because it has made a positive impact in her children’s lives; it’s provided them with a strong sense of faith and values that they can carry into adulthood.

Vice Chairperson:    Todd Tevens

Secretary:  Patricia Herweg

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPat received her Master’s Degree in Literacy from Medaille College, an extension for certification from Canisius College, and BA in Elementary Education from SUNY Fredonia. She acquired her Teaching Certification in K-12 in Literacy, N-2, and K-6 Classroom teacher. Pat has 17 years teaching experience in Holland Central Schools, Tazewell County Schools in Virginia, and the Diocese of Buffalo.  She retired from teaching after spending over 2 years as a part-time teacher aide in the pre-school program at Ss. Peter and Paul School at the end of her career. Pat is a former President of the Cleveland Hill PTA, and an active member of the Sigma Phi Gamma International Woman’s Service Sorority. Pat is new to SSPP as a  parishioner and applied to be a member of the School Board because she wants to see our beautiful school flourish not just survive. Pat’s husband is a 1965 graduate of Ss. Peter and Paul School.

Treasurer: Kevin Shanahan

Kevin Shanahan graduated from St. Gregory’s elementary school and obtained his high school Regents diploma from Williamsville East High School in 1979.  He obtained Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Petroleum Engineer from West Virginia University (1985) and Civil Engineering from the University of Buffalo (1987). Kevin met his wife Linda at UB and they were married on December 1, 1990.  They have two children: Corinne 24 years old and Colin 26 years old.

Kevin currently manages the environmental engineering department at AECOM’s Buffalo and Latham, New York offices.  With a staff of 65 engineers and scientists, Mr. Shanahan is involved in the implementation of a wide variety of environmental engineering solutions across New York State.

Between 2003 and 2017 he was Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 22, based out of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Williamsville, New York.  During his tenure at the troop, 14 boys became Eagle scouts.  Kevin’s hobbies include golf, cooking, gardening and following our professional sports teams.


Erica Aikin

Father Jay McGinnis, Temporary Administrator, SSPP Parish

Melissa Lindner, School Principal