ACS school ADVISORY board

"Serving Assumption means upholding the school's values of faith, education, and community. This is a place rooted in love, compassion, and the teachings of Christ. As board members, we have a sacred responsibility to support the school's mission, to ensure that every student receives a quality education infused with Catholic principles, and to foster a sense of belonging and purpose among students, families, and staff."

Shawn Kallivayalil P'25, P'26, P'29, SAB President

The Assumption School Advisory Board serves to assist the pastor, principal, and school in providing students with an education based on academic excellence and centered on the Catholic teachings of Christ.

The School Advisory Board:

  • Works through a committee-based structure and provides parents and families the opportunity to help shape the direction of the school. 
  • Is composed of the pastor, principal, and nine voting members who serve for a three-year term. 
  • Maintains high levels of integrity and confidentiality. 
  • Provides the school with personal talent and professional expertise to assist and advise in areas such as finance, marketing, inter-school communication, spiritual development, community service, and fundraising. 
  • Serves to represent the voice of the Assumption school families by providing guidance and advice to the pastor and principal, while recognizing the final authority for decisions made on behalf of the school remains with the pastor.

Applications for open School Advisory Board seats are available here and can be submitted to the school office or to a board member beginning May 1 for the following school year. A selection committee will review applications, conduct interviews, and submit final selections to the pastor for approval. Three of the nine seats open up each year (due to a staggering of terms).

To serve on the school advisory board, one must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a member of Assumption parish. 
  • Be a credible witness of our Catholic faith. 
  • Be willing to serve in the interest of the entire school. 
  • Be committed to Catholic education and the school’s philosophy and mission. 
  • Be willing to commit time and energy to attend meetings and actively participate in committee work.

Throughout the year, anyone can participate as a member of School Advisory Board committees by volunteering to help with projects, providing input to board members who head committees, or working as a permanent committee member. If there is an area where you might wish to volunteer, please contact the school board below. 


Shawn Kallivayalil- President:

Shawn Aldrige:

Leslie Angiolilo:

Josie Cowan: 

Michael Darling:

RJ DeBee:

Ambur Finley:

Chris Kelly:

Brendan Slattery: