About > School Board
The School Board of John Paul II Catholic School is made up of parents, educators, parish pastors and community members who are invested in shaping the future of our school and providing the best quality Catholic education to our students. The board meets monthly to discuss and make decisions about how to provide the best facilities, education, programming, policies, and marketing to benefit the entire school community, both current and future. The members of the board come from diverse backgrounds and represent the various parishes that make up the JPII community, as well as non-parishoner representation. We welcome the input of all of our JPII families.
Who sits on the School Board for the 2023-24 School Year?
Diane Pugh, St. Clare
Diane is a member of St. Clare Parish where she attended elementary school. She is involved in many ministries at St. Clare including representing the parish for John Paul II families. She is an avid volunteer at church, at JPII, as well as in the community. Diane retired from her position as General Manager of Bacall’s Cafe over a year ago to care for her father. She lives in Liberty Township with her husband, Leonard, and their daughter, Elaina, who attends JPIICS.
Lisa Lee, non-parishioner
Lisa’s two sons currently attend JPIICS and her daughter is a graduate of JPIICS. She and her husband are thrilled with the education they have received. Lisa earned a BS in Journalism from Ohio University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. When not being a mom or attending concerts, Lisa serves as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Butler County.
Amy Krajewski, St. Bartholomew
Amy and her husband, Robert, have been members at St. Bartholomew parish since 2007. They have two sons who attend or are graduates of JPII. Amy has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bowling Green State University and works in Research and Development at Procter & Gamble.
Father Alex McCullough, Winton Wyoming Pastoral Region
Fr. Alex McCullough grew up in St. Bernard and is a son of Sacred Heart Parish in Camp Washington. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese in 2016, and has been the pastor of St. James and Our Lady of the Rosary (among other non-JPII feeder parishes) since 2018. He has served on the JPII school board during that entire window and has been the canonical pastor of the school since the 2018-2019 school year. Pope St. John Paul II is one of his favorite saints, and JPII is displayed prominently on his quarter zips, keychain, phone case, and numerous pairs of socks.
Sifa Ndusha, St. James of the Valley
Sifa and her family have been members of St. James of the Valley Parish since 2017. They came to the USA from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012 and were members of churches where they were living; Lexington, KY at Christ the King Cathedral, Louisville, KY at St. Pius X Church and St. Savior Parish in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sifa has six children and two step daughters. Her son is working on his Master’s degree at Xavier University and step-daughter is a freshman at Northern Kentucky University. She has three children attending JPII and one who graduated in 2018 is now attending Mount Notre Dame High School. Sifa has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Kentucky States University and is currently working at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as an Operations Manager.
Mellen Moors-Dressing (President), Roger Bacon High School
Mellen Moors-Dressing has been a parishioner at St. Bart’s for over 25 years. Before that she was a parishioner at St. Clare for 15 years where she also served on the Education Commission. Now retired from the classroom, she taught English for 37 years, 31 of them at Roger Bacon High School. Currently, she tutors and subs at RB. Married to Steve for 43 years this year, she has two children who graduated from St. Bart’s Consolidated School, and she is proud to be called Nana by her grands.
Kevin Schwab, St. Bartholomew
Kevin has been a parishioner at St. Bart’s since 2011. He is a LaSalle graduate, and has a BA degree from Columbia College – Hollywood. After ten years of working in the film industry, he moved back to Cincinnati in 2007. His daughter, Liz, began attending JPIICS in kindergarten, and is currently in the sixth grade. Kevin now works in accounting at Home City Ice, and when not working, he likes photography and biking with Liz.
Lynn Moore, Our Lady of the Rosary
Lynn and her family have been members of OLR since 2009. She and her husband, TJ, have three daughters. Their oldest, Lily, graduated from JPIICS in 2020 and is a Junior at Roger Bacon High School. Elaina is in the sixth grade and their youngest, Vivian, is in fourth at JPIICS.
Lynn has worked for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits for the past 15 years and has been an active Girl Scout for the past 14. She helped start our St. Barts Cheer Program and is a Voluncheers Ambassador supporting local community outreach for SGWS. She happily spends her time with TJ in the stands at theatres, fields, courts, and pools watching their girls.
Joseph Meister, Our Lady of the Rosary
Joe is currently a parishioner of Our Lady of the Rosary, where he attended grade school. He graduated from Roger Bacon High School and went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati. He works as a Firefighter / Paramedic for the Village of Saint Bernard. Joe currently resides in Springfield Township with his wife, Chelsea, and two sons. Their eldest son attends JPIICS. Joe is happy to serve on the school Board.
Norie Roach, Principal, JPIICS
Norie is the principal at John Paul II Catholic School. She has been in Catholic education for over 30 years. Her passion for Catholic education began with her experience at a Catholic grade school and continued through Catholic high school and college. For 17 years, Norie taught in the primary grades at Our Lady of the Rosary and then moved to the principal position where she has been serving for the past 15 years. Her mission as principal is to make sure all children and parents are welcome at JPII. She believes all children are God’s gifts and should be challenged to develop the talents God has given them.