Our Board of Trustees


In 1972, the only Catholic high school in Austin closed. Within ten years, ours was the only US major city without a Catholic high school. Led by Dr. Leonard Dolce, a small group of parents and Catholic lay leaders commissioned a study that revealed the Austin community would enthusiastically support such a school. In 1984, St. Michael's Catholic Academy opened its doors. It was one of the first Catholic schools in the nation to be established entirely by lay people. The land and the school buildings are not owned by the diocese – a striking departure from typical Catholic schools. Although the Diocese of Austin has been extremely supportive, lay people have assumed full responsibility for St. Michael's. Since the school’s beginning, trustees, parents, faculty and staff have labored to realize its founding vision: to be a first-class Catholic secondary school that nourishes the minds, bodies and spirits of its students, preparing them for a challenging college education and a Christian adult life.

Founding Values

Encounter Christ
Be Christ to others and seek Christ in the Eucharist, the Scriptures, and the people around us.

Radiate Joy
Be happy, thankful, hopeful, and kind.

Aspire for Better
Set and passionately pursue aspirational goals.

Work together for the common good, through informed candor rooted in relational trust.

Respect the Family
Nurture the bonds of family, the primary source of education and spiritual formation.

Act with Integrity
Cultivate an inner voice of honor and heroic virtue.

Meet Our Trustees

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Louis Brusatti

    Louis Brusatti 

  • Photo of Juan Creixell

    Juan Creixell 

  • Photo of Lucy Dahl

    Lucy Dahl 

  • Photo of Christopher Dolce

    Christopher Dolce 

  • Photo of Timothy Keyes

    Timothy Keyes 


List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Stephanie Lucie

    Stephanie Lucie 

  • Photo of Catherine Martinez

    Catherine Martinez 

  • Photo of Reagan Nash

    Reagan Nash 

  • Photo of James Poer

    James Poer 

  • Photo of Tom Prevost

    Tom Prevost 

  • Photo of Keili Smith

    Keili Smith 

  • Photo of Al Sommers

    Al Sommers 

  • Photo of Leslie Suffoletta

    Leslie Suffoletta 


The Articles of Incorporation for St. Michael’s were first filed on February 16, 1983, under the corporate name A Catholic High School for Austin, Inc. (doing business as St. Michael’s Academy). A Texas non-profit corporation, the School is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board is a self-perpetuating body, electing trustees to serve three-year terms. The Head of School and the Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin are ex officio non-voting members of the Board.

Board of Trustees

Rev. Lou Brusatti
Juan Creixell ‘90
Lucy Dahl
Chris Dolce ’88, Chair
Tim Keyes
Stephanie Lucie, Vice Chair
Catherine Martinez
Reagan Nash
James Poer
Tom Prevost
Keili Smith, Secretary
Al Sommers
Leslie Suffoletta, Treasurer

Ex Officio Non-Voting Members
Ms. Heidi Sloan, Head of School
Ms. Misty Poe, Superintendent of Catholic Schools


  • Dr. C. Leonard Dolce, Chair
  • Mr. Thomas Blair
  • Mr. Louis Brill
  • Mr. James Carpenter
  • Mr. Travis Froehlich
  • Mr. T. Kevin McConn
  • Dr. Thomas Schatz
  • Mr. Garry Vacek

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    Family of Families
3000 Barton Creek Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78735  (512) 328-2323
St. Michael's Catholic Academy is mindful of its mission to prepare the student holistically for leadership, service, and decision making consistent with Catholic values; and admit students of any race, color, or national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the school. St. Michael's Catholic Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, or gender in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. St. Michael's Catholic Academy does not discriminate against students with special needs; a full range of services might not be available.