Advisory Board

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    William Bonifas
    Advisory Board Member
    Mr. William Bonifas was a member of the Polacheck Company’s Executive Committee until Polacheck sold to CBRE in 2006. Bill is currently an Executive Vice President with CBRE, an international real estate services firm. He is currently on the board of the EAST Town Association and formerly a member of the board of the Milwaukee Ballet, past president of the Commercial Association of Realtors and past board chair of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. He is married to Tammy and their three children Sophia, Will and Lauren attend Catholic East Elementary. Their family is a member of Old St. Mary Parish. Bill’s main goal is to build on the strong foundation established at Catholic East to solidify and grow the educational, spiritual and financial needs of the school.
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    Lori Lester
    Advisory Board Member
    Lori Lester has been a Three Holy Women parishioner for thirteen years. She and her husband, Keith, have three daughters: Lauren, who married Kyle Yarberry at St. Hedwig's last summer; Stephanie, a junior at the University of Minnesota; and Danielle, who will be a freshman at Whitefish Bay High School this fall. Lori has worked in education for thirty years. She started her career in the Milwaukee Public Schools as a teacher, where she worked at 31st St. School and Maryland Avenue School for a combined ten years. After moving to Whitefish Bay, she taught fifth grade for four years, and the Gifted and Talented program for three years. For the last 12 years she has served the West Allis and Wauwatosa communities as an elementary school principal. As an advisory board member, Lori is excited to learn more about our parish school and the involvement of Schools That Can Milwaukee. Lori feels that it is an exciting time to be in education, and she looks forward to working with the School Advisory Committee members and Mrs. Kraig to sustain the great programs at Catholic East and to enhance the faith-based education and intellectual growth of children attending Catholic East.
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    Jason Curtis
    Advisory Board Member
    Mr. Curtis is very excited to serve on the Catholic East School Advisory Committee. He and his wife are members of Old Saint Mary Parish. He is a high school social studies teacher and also a graduate student at Marquette University, working toward a Master’s Degree in Educational Policy and Leadership. As a member of the committee, he hopes to work with the community to help develop and advance the vision of the school. Mr. Curtis believes we have an obligation to provide the students of Catholic East an excellent education that will prepare them for an ever-changing globalized society. In order to accomplish that, he hopes to use his experience and passion for education to help the Catholic East community continue to develop a challenging and rigorous curriculum, increase enrollment, and find unique ways to engage the students in the learning process.
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    Rick Monroe
    Advisory Board Member
    Rick Monroe is the father of three sons who attended St. Roberts School in Shorewood K-4 through 8th grade.  Rick is a life-long educator having worked in Milwaukee Public Schools for nineteen years as a special education teacher, guidance counselor, and assistant principal. He also has extensive experience as a high school principal; four years at St. Francis High School, seven years at Shorewood High School, and is finishing his sixth year as Superintendent of the Nicolet High School District. Rick is also the Chairperson for the Cardinal Stritch University Academic & Student Affairs Committee, and also serves on the Cardinal Stritch University Executive Board of Directors. Rick and his wife Kathy belong to Three Holy Women Parish and are very active with their St. Vincent De Paul Conference. Rick would like to continue to build upon the great foundation already in place at Catholic East. He feels we need to sustain all the exemplary work being done at Catholic East, and assess where more attention may need to be allocated.
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    Andrew Musgrave
    Advisory Board Member
    Before coming to Milwaukee, Andrew earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He came to Milwaukee as part of the Capuchin Volunteer Corps and has built a ten-year history of work and involvement in the education, service and faith sectors. He taught high school for three years, earned a Master's degree in Public Service and Nonprofit Management from Marquette University and has worked with the elderly, homeless and hungry. His work has afforded him experience in budgeting, program development, special event planning and organizational management. Andrew has served on multiple nonprofit boards of directors and the parish council of Three Holy Women, is actively involved in social justice ministries and is married to Ana, a wonderful social worker. Together, they do their best to take good care of a wonderful, spunky five-year-old named Layla. Andrew believes that the leadership at Catholic East is presented with the wonderful opportunity to determine how (not if) the school will grow in its ability to affect greater change on the east side and in the greater Milwaukee community. He expects to be a part of careful analysis to develop a plan for appropriate and sustainable innovation and improvement, bringing a stronger Catholic presence to the educational and community landscapes of our great city. 
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    Joe Quinn
    Advisory Board Member
    Mr. Quinn was born and raised in the city of Detroit, Michigan. His parents were working-class people who raised Joe and his two sisters. His parents made it very clear to the three of them that, if they wanted to achieve their goals in life, they needed to get a good education. Therefore, education became the central organizing principle of his life from his earliest days. Fortunately, they had an excellent parish grade school. He was able to get a scholarship to the local Jesuit high school in Detroit. Mr. Quinn has no doubt that this sound education is the foundation of his success in life.   Mr. Quinn’s career has been focused on law and finance. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Law Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his career, he has been fortunate to participate in the growth of financial firms, serving in a number of professional and leadership positions. During the past forty years, Mr. Quinn and his wife, Cathy, raised three children. In addition, Mr. Quinn helped the Greater Milwaukee Conference of Religion and Urban Affairs with redevelopment efforts in the City. He also serves on the board of a primary school supporting organization. In addition, Mr. Quinn serves on the Board of the University of Wisconsin-Madison La Follette School of Public Affairs. La Follette takes a particular interest in the role of education in helping build our communities. Over the next year, Mr. Quinn hopes to develop a deeper appreciation for the goals of the Catholic East community and to help that community develop and implement plans to better achieve those goals. His overriding goal is to help foster an environment so that all students can develop their gifts to be of service to others. Mr. Quinn and his wife are registered members of two parishes, The Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Milwaukee and Saint Paul Parish in Genesee Depot.
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    Susan Ketterhagen
    Advisory Board Member
    Mrs. Ketterhagen is currently a parent of two children at Catholic East. Leo is in the first grade and Sara in K4, so she and her husband have been involved at the school for three years. Susan taught at ESCYM for ten plus years. She currently serves on the Pastoral Council at the Cathedral, where she has been a member for over twenty years. Susan expects that the School Advisory Committee would meet to discuss future plans for the school and improvements that might be considered, as well as work to solve problems that might surface. Susan enjoys working to promote Catholic East and Catholic education! She also enjoys working together with others to help to improve our school. Susan likes to be a part of brainstorming ideas. She brings an Early Childhood knowledge that may be useful when discussing matters of our youngest scholars. As a current Milwaukee Public School teacher, she is familiar with the problems many of our families face, as well as the great demands put on our teachers!