BAY VIEW/ST. FRANCIS - St. Thomas More High School has announced two new additions to its board of directors.
Norman Barrientos, owner of Barrientos Design & Consulting, and the Rev. Philip J. Schumaker, pastor and administrator of Bay View’s Immaculate Conception and St. Augustine of Hippo Parishes, join the board, which oversees the school's operations.
“Norman and Father Philip are both highly respected members of the Milwaukee community,” St. Thomas More board chairman Larry Lenz said. “Their many professional accomplishments and strong commitment to volunteerism will provide St. Thomas More and its students with valuable leadership and perspective as we continue to strengthen and diversify our educational offerings.”
Inspired by his parents’ commitment to social justice and volunteerism, Barrientos uses his talents and leadership skills to give back to the Milwaukee community, according to a press release from the school.
Barrientos has served on the board of directors for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Froedtert Hospital, the city of Milwaukee’s Arts Board, and Mount Mary University. During his 34-year career in architectural design, Barrientos has worked with many Milwaukee-area schools, including La Causa Community School, Notre Dame Schools of Milwaukee, United Community Center, Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“I hope to be a part of the transformation process for students at St. Thomas More,” Barrientos said. “A lot of development happens throughout these years, and it is important to help guide and support students during this time of spiritual, mental and emotional development.”
Schumaker serves as administrator and pastor at Bay View’s Immaculate Conception and St. Augustine of Hippo Parishes and was previously associate pastor at St. John Vianney Parish in Brookfield.
While serving on Milwaukee’s south side, he quickly learned about St. Thomas More’s history and reputation from his parishioners and was drawn to the school’s commitment to high-quality Catholic education. the press release said.
“With history dating back nearly 150 years, St. Thomas More is an essential part of Milwaukee’s south side, especially for the Bay View community,” Schumaker said. “I’m excited to get more involved at St. Thomas More, helping students explore their faith during these formative years in their lives.”
Located on the border of St. Francis and Milwaukee’s historic Bay View neighborhood, St. Thomas More High School educates over 500 young men and women in grades nine through 12.
Guided by nearly 150 years of experience and tradition as a Catholic college preparatory high school, St. Thomas More strives to nurture the whole student: intellectually, spiritually, and personally. Emphasizing project-based learning in all aspects of education, St. Thomas More challenges students academically while instilling values of personal responsibility, compassion, and conscientious citizenship.
For more information about St. Thomas More High School, visit www.tmore.org.