Board of Education

Burlington Notre Dame Schools is governed by a board of directors. They are responsible for determining policies, setting the budget, and maintaining standards of excellence in education on behalf of the community. Board members are elected for four-year terms. Board members, designations, and term expiration dates are listed.


Board of Directors

Francesca To, President (6/30/2018)

John Hackenmiller, Vice President & Head of Policy Committee (6/30/2018)

Mark Knutsen, Treasurer & Head of Finance Committee (6/30/2019)

Kerri Ackerman, Head of Marketing Committee (6/30/2020)

Chris Kipp, Head of School Improvement Advisory Committee (6/30/2019)

Larry Rheinschmidt, Head of Building and Ground Committee (6/30/2020)

Fr. Marty Goetz, Pastor

Fr. Bill Roush, Parochial Vicar


Bill Maupin, Principal/Non-voting

Judi Simon, Principal/Non-voting

Cease Cady, Director of Religious Education/Non-voting

Val Giannettino, Development Director/Non-voting

Nita Carlson, Teacher Representative/Non-voting

Jon Riffel, Teacher Representative/Non-voting

Deb Trine, Secretary/Non-voting


The School Board meets the 4th Monday of every month in the HS Library @ 6 p.m., excluding the months of July and December.


For general inquiries, contact us at ndschoolboard@bnotredame.org.

To formally bring an issue before the School Board, please follow these procedures: http://burlingtonnotredame.com/index.php/information/notre-dame-school-board/