St. Michael's Academy

Inspired Minds

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Tomorrow's Leaders

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees
St. Michael' s Academy is not a single parish school but a diocesan school affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield.

The school's governance includes a school board with limited jurisdiction. This board, known as the Board of Trustees, meets monthly to guide the smooth operation and ensure the sound future of St. Michael's Academy.


2015-16 Board of Trustees
Christopher Cignoli, Director
Springfield Department of Public Works

Rev. David Darcy, Pastor
Holy Cross Church, Springfield, MA

Judith E. Kennedy, Retired Principal
Springfield Public Schools

Robert Kirchherr, Senior Health and Safety Engineer
O'Reilly, Talbot and Okun Engineering

Eileen Lavin, Diocesan Catholic School Board Vice Chair
Retired Senior Project Manager, Aetna

Sr. Christine Lavoie, SSJ
Sister of St. Joseph

Dr. Peter LeMaire, Prof. of Physics and Engineering Physics
Central Connecticut State University

Atty. Patrick Markey, Principal
Markey Barrett PC

The Honorable C. Brian McDonald, SMA Board Vice Chair
Retired Superior Court Judge
Springfield, MA

Rev. Mark Mengel, SSC, Pastor
Holy Name Church, Springfield, MA

The Honorable Michael E. Mulcahy, SMA Board Secretary
First Justice, Palmer District Court

Josephine Rodriguez, SMA Board Chair
Director of Math Center and Coordinator of Assessment
Western New England University

Brian P. Sears, Broker
Sears Real Estate, Springfield, MA

Heidi Szalai, MA
Exercise Physiologist and Manager/Cardiac Rehabilitation,
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Atty. James Tourtelotte, retired
Robinson Donovan, Springfield, MA

Rev. Robert White, CSS, Pastor
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Springfield