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February 24, 2021 - President Position Profile 

Dear Family and Friends of St. Joseph Catholic Academy,

On behalf of the President Search Committee, I am happy to share the attached President Position Profile for your review and distribution to your personal and professional networks.  Often the best candidate is one NOT currently seeking a position, so we need you to help promote this tremendous opportunity. 


  • email those you know, and ask them to extend the Position Profile further.
  • post this on your social media, especially LinkedIn. 
  • talk it up during your socially distanced visits and video chats with friends, family and colleagues. 

If there are candidates you would like to recommend, but prefer that our search firm, Catholic School Management, makes the initial contact, please send that information to

Thank you for your assistance in this most important endeavor.  Please keep this effort in your prayers, along with all our teachers, staff, students and families.

With gratitude,
Beth Bahr
President Search Committee Chair

February 1, 2021 - SJCA Announces Search for President and Upper Campus Principal

With the upcoming retirement of Robert Freund, President/High School Principal of St. Joseph Catholic Academy, we offer our heartfelt thanks for his many years of dedicated service. 

The Board of Directors and Robert Freund, after much research and deliberation, has decided to establish a new administrative structure:  President, Lower Campus Principal (PK-5) and Upper Campus Principal (6-12).  We are now undertaking nationwide searches for the President and Upper Campus Principal roles.  Toward this end, we have engaged Catholic School Management (CSM), a division of Christian Brothers Services, to assist us with both searches.  CSM has served 3,000+ schools and dioceses across the country in the areas of strategy, planning and leadership, and we welcome their experience.  Our goal is find individuals who will provide dynamic, effective, faith-filled leadership and take our school to the next level of excellence.

A President Search Committee has been created and includes the following individuals.  We are very grateful to the members of this committee for their assistance.

President Search Committee

Todd Antony
Beth Bahr
Fr. Dwight Campbell
Jeanne Kessler
Teresa LaMacchia
Gina Madrigrano-Friebus
Karl Ostby
Michelle Trottier
Pete Wasilevich

Upper Campus Principal Search Committee 

Beth Bahr
Fr. Dwight Campbell
Maureen Edwards
Maureen Edwards
Susy Harron
Gordy Hess
Louise Meyer

CSM is developing position profiles to advertise for the President and the Upper Campus Principal.  When these are ready, we hope that you will share them with your personal and professional networks.  Please think of potential candidates for each role and tell them about the wonders of St. Joseph Catholic Academy.  It is often from personal outreach that the best leaders emerge.  If you prefer to share the names and contact information with CSM, they will follow up directly when the searches officially launch.  You can send that information to

Watch this space for updates and additional information.  Please keep these initiatives ‒ and all our students, families, faculty and staff ‒ in your prayers.

Lower Campus

7207 14th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53143
Call Lower Campus

Upper Campus

2401 69th St
Kenosha, WI 53143
Call Upper Campus