St. Joseph Montessori School strives to be a community where teachers, staff, and parents work together to create an environment of high moral and academic values for our students. Parents are a vibrant part of the academic, personal, and social development of students. As a parent/guardian, you are automatically a member of the Family Association, the school’s volunteer support group. Faculty and staff are also members of the organization.

The school relies on Family Association members to help with special events and programs. Whether it is assisting in your child’s class, becoming a room parent, volunteering with the Winter Festival, or chaperoning a field trip or school dance, the possibilities are endless! Held on the last Monday of the month, Family Association meetings are open to all members. There are opportunities for leadership within Family Association as an Executive Council member or committee chair.

Volunteering will help you get to know the school better and will also give you the opportunity to meet other parents. Even if you can't come to Family Association meetings, please get in touch with the Family Association President or your room parent to find out how you can help. We look forward to having you share your time and talents in making a difference in the lives and education of our children. Your support and enthusiasm for the Family Association is greatly appreciated. Your impact on students’ educational experiences is immeasurable. Ready to volunteer? Get in touch with FA Volunteer Coordinator, Liza Paul.

NOTE: Per the Catholic Diocese of Central Ohio, all adults who have care, custody, or control of students must have Protecting God's Children certification and a background check on file with the school. We encourage ALL parents to obtain the proper requirements. Protecting God's Children  seminars are held throughout the year at local Catholic schools and churches. Please visit to register for a session near you. Click here to find a WebCheck background check facility near you.


  • Tiffany Cooper, President
  • Jim Eaton, Vice President
  • Polly Mapes, Treasurer
  • Darlene Irons, Secretary

Members at Large:

  • Back to School Kick-off - Jim Eaton
  • Book Fair - Emily Glenn
  • Care Committee/Service - Adam Dabilis
  • Conference Meals - VACANT
  • Fall Festival - Becky Keglewictsch
  • Grandfriends - VACANT
  • Interest Fair Coordinator - VACANT
  • Pancakes - Keely Kurtis-Chapman
  • Social/Enrichment Chair - Anna  Jensen
  • Revenue Chair - Tina Collins
  • Room Parent Coordinator  - Stephanie Tresso
  • Volunteers - Angie Timken


Family Association Events

Here are a few highlights the FA has planned for the 2018-2019 school year (stay tuned for updates!):

Back-to-School Kick-Off Celebration - Sunday, August 19, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Meet the families and staff that make SJMS such a great community. Enjoy frozen treats and fun-filled activities for all ages. A great way to start the year!

Pancake Breakfast - December 1, 9:00am - Noon
Join us for a Jolly Holiday Breakfast of pancakes, fellowship, and holiday fun as we transform Ryan Hall and SJMS into a Winter Wonderland. 

Interest Fair Dinner - February 21
The Family Association provides dinner for the Interest Fair judges.

Grandfriends' Day - April 26
The Family Association provides coffee and a light breakfast for grandparents and special friends who come to enjoy the day with our students.

Family Association Meetings - 5:30pm
The FA Meetings are open to all and are usually help on the last Monday of each month. Free childcare is always provided for SJMS students. The first FA Meeting will be Monday, August 28, 2016, at 5:30pm. Please come and see how you can support our school!