Our Board of Directors
St. John Bosco High School (SJBHS after) is governed by its own Board of Directors composed of independent, unpaid volunteers who guide the school's operations, while listening to the input of both parents and teachers.
Although SJBHS is a member of the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS), SJBHS's curriculum – developed over many years and perfected through hard-won experience educating students – is not dictated by any non-local governmental body or charter but carefully follows the teachings of the Catholic Church. This approach is in keeping with the Catholic principle of subsidiarity, or creating localized solutions in so far as is possible. This subsidiarity assures that our students are not receiving a one-size-fits-all education, but a truly classical one tailored to the unique needs and aptitudes of our students.
Our current Board is balanced, consisting of two educators and two businessmen, two parents and two community members. For more information on our School's Board of Directors and the governance of the School, we encourage prospective parents to contact our principal, who can then place you in contact with a Board Member and other parents to answer your questions.
Board for 2021-2022
Chair : Lisa Ludwikoski, teacher. Lisa teaches 4th grade at a local public school. She earned a B.S. in Education from the University of Kansas and an ESOL Endorsement from Corban University. She has thirty years experience in K-12 education (classroom, substitute, catechist, homeschooling). She treasures those occasional, brief moments during student learning when children realize they are witness to, and are part of, something greater than themselves. Lisa has had two children attend SJBHS.
Vice-Chair: Jerry Owen, proprietor of Lady Hill Vineyards. Jerry's love for literature led him to attend the University of Kansas. He earned a B.S. in Agriculture from Oregon State University. Jerry developed Lady Hill Winery and Lady Hill wine brands. He is also the steward of his family farm--continuously farmed since his ancestors came to the Champoeg area in the 1850's. Jerry and his wife, Elaine, have had eight children attend SJBHS.
Secretary: Barbara Hettwer, retired principal and teacher. Barbara received her B.S. in Mathematics from the University of California, Irvine. She has held both California and Oregon teaching licenses. After teaching in both public and private schools, she happily joined the teaching staff of SJBHS in 2000. She served as principal 2003-3008 and 2014. Barbara lives in the foothills of the Cascades with her husband and is kept busy with 22 grandchildren.
At-large: Robert Bodkin, Investment Sales Broker. Bob earned a B.A. in Marketing & Finance at California State University, Los Angeles. He is a Vietnam veteran who has been a very successful Real Estate Broker for 53 years. He has served as President of 20 non-profits including the West San Gabriel Valley Realtors in 1991 & 2003, Kiwanis, JC's, and the San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce. Bob has been active in Cursillo retreats for many years. He organized local Cursillo groups to buy an old church site and converted it to a retreat center which is now owned and run by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Note: Happy picture was at his father's 100th birthday party!