I believe strongly in the school's mission and that every child deserves the same opportunity to thrive in the classroom. Our administration and staff provide a safe and nurturing environment that allows each child to learn and shine in his or her own way. One of the great aspects of Julie Billiart is that we are able to have a direct impact on our students their families, and their communities by ensuring that when they leave us, they are prepared to continue their education and, ultimately, become productive members of society. The positivity instilled in our kids today will create a ripple effect that will touch more lives than we can even imagine. I have seen such profound influence firsthand, and that ability to have such a profound impact on the community at large is one of the main reasons I continue to serve on the Board and support the school.
For a school like Julie Billiart, it is vital to have a talented group of dedicated individuals who support the administration and have the same view toward achieving the school's goals. Our Board is just that. They provide oversight and guidance to the administration and staff in all areas of school operations. The Board is comprised of a thoughtful and diverse group of individuals who believe that all children can achieve at the highest level if nurtured with care and compassion. They endeavor to ensure that the management, programs and policies align with the school's mission.
In summary, Julie Billiart is the preeminent school in Northeast Ohio for children with special learning needs and, with the help of our Board, administration, staff, and donors will always provide a safe, nurturing environment in which its students can reach their full potential.
Brent M. Pietrafese
Board of Directors Chairman