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.

For questions or more information: SSPPSchoolBoard@gmail.com

Meet our School Board members:

Chairperson:  Steven Pierpaoli

pierpaoliSteve lives in the village of Williamsville with his wife, Angela. He has been a member of the parish community since 2010, where he serves as a lector at the early Sunday Mass. Steve, a graduate of Canisuis College’s computer science program and a 2013 Buffalo Business First “40-Under-40” awardee, brings both corporate and community leadership experience to the school board. Professionally, Steve leads a computer security and risk management department at HSBC, and in the community, he serves as a Board Trustee and heads the Technology Committee at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. He’s been fortunate to learn first-hand how technology can complement and enhance education, and he looks forward to lending his operational, financial, and strategic skills to help deliver Saints Peter and Paul’s Catholic educational mission.

Vice Chairperson: Rose Quebral

Rose has been a parishioner and SSPP parent since 2002. She is married to Paul, and is mother to Lydia (2006), Valerie (2009), Robert (2011) and Julie (2014). As a mother of four SSPP School graduates, Rose has seen first hand the spiritual and academic growth possible with an education from SSPP School. This education is reinforced beyond the school week – and beyond 8th grade – through involvement in the SS Peter and Paul faith community.  Rose is passionate about educating the whole child through a strong parish school model and this has been her motivation in joining the SSPP School Board. Rose has been an active volunteer for many years and is currently a member of the SSPP MOMS (Ministry of Mothers Sharing) planning team and SSPP Respect Life committee, a teacher for Children’s Liturgy of the Word, and co-chair of the annual SSPP Community Clothing Exchange.

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: TBD

Members:

Julie Anain 

Julie Anain is a parishioner of Saints Peter and Paul parish and spent 10 years teaching at the school.  Mrs. Anain served as the school librarian, the middle school literature teacher, the STREAM coordinator, and eventually the assistant principal.  Both of her daughters attended the school as well.  After leaving SSPP in 2017, Mrs. Anain has continued her involvement with the school, serving on the Academic Advisory Board and chairing the Academic Advancement Sub Committee.

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.

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.

Summer Przybylak

Summer is a parent of current SSPP students Quinn (2020) and Luke (2026).  Summer is a Key Account Manager with Midwood Financial Services, where she consults with banks on retirement solutions for their clients.  She is a graduate of Hope College where she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Politiccal Science, and Economics. Summer has served on numerous boards such as: Stronger Together WNY, First Presbyterian of Buffalo, and Junior League of Buffalo,  The Przybylak family are members of SSPP Parish.  Additionally, Summer and her husband Tom are active in Cub Scout Pack 22 based out of SSPP, where her husband is Cubmaster and she is a den leader.  Summer believes that faith is in the actions that we take and SSPP School is a place that helps foster faith while pairing it with a great educational environment.

Rev. Jerome Kopec, SSPP Pastor

Melissa Lindner, School Principal

Katie McIntyre, Director of Mission Advancement 

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