School Advisory Board

By its nature, the board is advisory. It is accountable to the Pastor and to the Principal in its operation. It agrees to follow the policies and administrative procedures of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Office of Catholic Schools. Members agree that they will use their talents, gifts and insights for the common good of the community to promote the mission and goals of Catholic education. They defer their personal agendas in order to discern with other members the issues, concerns and challenges they face in meeting the educational needs of the students.


  • Reverend James Hyland, Pastor
  • Nancy Harmening, Principal
  • Melissa Small, President
  • Laura Dombro, Marketing and Finance
  • Jennifer Busk, Marketing
  • Marty Mangin, Finance
  • Matt Maloney, Finance
  • Tim O’Connor, Fundraising
  • Kelly Reidy, Fundraising
  • Dawn O’Connor, Mission Effectiveness
  • Anne McGinnis, Mission Effectiveness

The SAB has created an email account.  If you have any suggestions, concerns, or would like to share your talents, please contact us at


Bylaws for our School Advisory Board can be viewed here.

Event Planning

Planning an event at MHR school couldn’t be easier! Please use this event request form to submit your event for approval to the School Advisory Board. Please note: no school event can be hosted without the submission and approval of this form.

Meeting Minutes

The School Advisory Board approves and publishes minutes from its meetings. Please click here to view them.

Protocol for Visitors

School Advisory Board meetings, other than those held in executive session, are open to the public. Meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday of the month, begin at 6:30 p.m. and are held in the Rectory basement; check the monthly calendar for the most current information. A particular time is stipulated on agendas to allow visitors to address the board. It is understood that the issues raised will not be handled at the meeting. If appropriate to the parameters of the board’s responsibilities, the issue may be addressed at a future time. Ordinarily, the visitor’s comments are related to the matters considered on the agenda. Personnel issues and individual family or student’s needs are not discussed. Questions of a general nature, however, could be referred to the appropriate person (e.g. Pastor or Principal).

  • Visitors observe the board while it is in session. They do not engage in the discussions nor do they actively participate in the agenda either through comments or by offering their opinions on the topic being discussed.
  • Once the visitor is recognized (as stipulated on