The St. Joseph School Board supports and implements the philosophy of St. Joseph School. The board represents parents and the parish community in decisions relating to the direction of the school. The Board is consultative to the school administration and the Pastor. They establish goals and long-range planning, formulate and monitor policy, prepare and implement the budget, are responsible for the school’s public relations, and review and evaluate programs.
Ross Rodriguez – President
Ross Rodriguez’s parents started his path in Catholic education in 1990 as he graduated from St. Madeleine, Pomona (1998) and from Damien High School class of 2002. With his experiences and knowledge of the foundation of faith you acquire from receiving a Catholic education, he and his wife continue the legacy with their girls. Ross is a proud husband and father to 2 current students at St. Joseph School- Mila (5th) and Giselle (3rd) and one future Viking, Lily aged 5. Entering their third year at SJU, he and his wife Jessica (active PTG member) have quickly become involved in serving our school community. Ross manages 2 locations for Rev Varsity Letterman Jackets, and resides in Upland. He is actively involved in coaching softball/T-Ball and has been a board member for his little league in Pomona since 2017.
Bev Lopez – Vice President
Bev Lopez has had a professional career in accounting and clerical support spanning over 35 years. She retired, after 20 years, in August 2020 from Pomona College in Claremont where she had worked in accounting/payroll and then as an Academic Support Specialist. Prior to her going to work at the college she had been a “fixture” around St. Joseph Church and School since the mid 1980’s. She had overseen and worked as part of the Sunday church collection team, festival treasurer, evening parish receptionist, parish secretary and then business manager. At the school, she volunteered in the library, assisted with hot lunch, and was one of the two founders of the “Children of the Sacred Heart Prayer Group”. Bev served on the St. Joseph School Board for two terms, and as president of the School Board in 1994-1995 and again in 1997-98. Bev and her husband Richard have three grown children and four grandchildren. Isabella, their youngest grandchild attends St. Joseph School and will be entering the 3rd grade. Both of their daughters attended and graduated from St. Joseph School and St. Lucy’s Priory High School.
Heather Miller – Secretary
years. She is married to Harold and together they have 4 wonderful daughters. The Miller family has
been a part of the St Joseph’s family since 2004. Heather’s 2 oldest daughters have gone through St
Joseph’s School as well as St Lucy’s Priory High School in Glendora. Currently, Kenna has graduated with a double major in Accounting and Human Resources Management and will complete the MBA program at Cal Poly Pomona this year and Emma is a Junior in pursuit of a business degree at Cal Poly Pomona. Nora is a Junior at St Lucy’s and Heather’s youngest daughter, Olivia, is currently enrolled at St Joseph’s School in 5th grade.
I am 49 years old and have been married to my wife Lorraine Lucey for 14 years. We currently reside in Rancho Cucamonga along with our son Davin (12) and Hannah, who is (11). I am a graduate of Cal State Fullerton and have been with the firm of Colliers International for the last 22 years, where I specialize in the sales and leasing of commercial real estate and real estate investments. My wife, Lorraine is a registered nurse at San Antonio Hospital in Upland, where she has worked for the last 15 years. Our son Davin is a seventh grader at St. Joseph’s and our daughter Hannah is a sixth grader this school year. It’s my belief that I can bring a strong financial and business background to the board and look forward to helping any way I can.
William Summers has been part of our community for 40+ years. He was born and raised here locally in a Catholic home. He has been very fortunate to have been taught by the Presentation Sisters since the 1st grade and continues his Catholic faith to this day. William and his wife Antoinette have two boys, Billy is a Freshman at Damian High School and Joseph is in 5th grade. William and Antoinette are both active in assisting in coaching various St. Joseph sports teams and our Boy Scouts. When William is not homeschooling, he is continuing his 28+ years in the Risk Management/Banking industry.
Catherine Knaul is a St. Joseph’s Alumni and well as a Bellarmine University Alumni. Catholic education has been of great importance in her life. The Puno/Knaul Family has been with St. Joseph’s since 1990. So when it was time to send their children to school, St. Joseph’s Upland was the natural choice. They currently have a 1st grader here at our school, and next year will have a kindergartener here as well. Catherine is currently attending Law School, but prior to that was the Operations Coordinator for Upland Smile Center, a local dental office. Her husband Andrew Knaul served 12 years in the United States Marine Corps as an E.O.D. Technician (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and is currently working as a SUXO (Senior Unexploded Ordnance Technician) at Fort Irwin. Last year Catherine was actively involved as a Den Leader for the school’s Cub Scout program but has stepped down in order to focus on her position as a school board member this year.
Fr. Timothy Do