SPS Board Members

Monsignor Joseph Rosie, Pastor/Ex-Officio

Msgr. Joe was born in Trenton and reared in nearby Yardville. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1981 and enrolled in the College Seminary Program at Seton Hall University, St. Andrew's, followed by the North American College in Rome, the Pontifical Georgian University, with graduate studies in Moral Theology at the Alfonsianum (a part of the Lateran University in Rome). He was ordained to the priesthood in June of 1990. Msgr. Joe was parochial vicar at St. James Church in Red Bank, Red Bank Catholic chaplain, and then was transferred to St. Rose Church in Freehold. He received his first pastorate at Holy Trinity Church in Long Branch in 1998. In 2002, Msgr. Joe served in the Office of the Bishop under then-Bishop Smith as his priest secretary and Chancellor of the Diocese of Trenton, simultaneously working as the weekend assistant at St. Ann's Church, Lawrenceville. He became pastor of St. Paul, Princeton in 2011.

Mrs. Shannon Rooney, Vice Principal

Mrs. Shannon Rooney has spent the last nineteen years, as an educator, at St. Paul School. She took on the role of Vice Principal in 2018, and also, is currently the 6th grade Religion teacher and 8A homeroom teacher. Mrs. Rooney is both the Student Council and Safety Patrol Advisor.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Bloomsburg University and is continuing to work on her Educational Master’s degree.

Mrs. Kim Clauss, Principal, Ex-Officio

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Mrs. Clauss has 23 years of academic instructional experience and was most recently the Technology Coordinator and teacher of technology and life skills at Holy Cross School, a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School located in Rumson, New Jersey. Kim has held positions as Assistant to the Principal (Vice Principal), physical education instructor, health instructor, math instructor and Physical Education Chair at Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody, Massachusetts. Mrs. Clauss has served on various committees, including the Holy Cross Middle States Evaluation Committee, Chair of the AdvancED Review, and created the first Holy Cross School Security plan working closely with local law enforcement. Kim holds a Master of Arts degree in Administration from Georgian Court University, a Master of Arts in Health from Georgian Court University, and received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health from Springfield College. She is certified to teach grades K through 12 in the State of New Jersey and currently holds a New Jersey State Principal Certificate. Mrs. Clauss is the proud mother of two Catholic elementary and high school graduates. She is an avid Boston sports fan, coached elementary soccer and basketball, and currently coaches elementary school track and officiated track at the high school level. She and her husband Paul reside in Monmouth County.  

Mrs. Laura Sarubbi, Chairperson

Laura Sarubbi and her husband, Joe, have been parishioners of St. Paul's since 2000. Their triplet daughters are graduates of St. Paul School and juniors at Notre Dame High School.  Joe served as the Athletic Director for the Parish, is a current board member of the diocesan CYO, and still sits on the the St. Paul Athletic Committee.

Laura has been very involved in both school and parish life. Upon joining the parish, she became a teacher in the Religious Education program. She has supported the parish as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector, One8 Team Leader, supporting 8th graders as they prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation, and coordinated the Parish K-8 Golf Clinics. In 2008, she joined the school faculty, teaching in both the lower and upper school. She served the school in various capacities: Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator, Member of Academic and Catholic Identity Committees, PTA Legislative Coordinator and Middle States Accreditation Committee Member. Laura created the first Upper School Drama Club and served as its Director. She also guided 8th grade students and their parents with the high school selection and application process. Additionally, Laura helped create the school’s first Office of Admission and Advancement and served as its Director, supported the Marketing and Development Committees, as well as coordinated the school’s fundraising efforts. She also served as a committee member creating the School’s first preschool program.

Laura’s professional experience spans both educational and corporate institutions: School Director, Preschool through University faculty member, Family Life Educator,  Professional Development Coordinator, Systems Analyst and Project Manager. Currently, she is the Director of Enrollment Management at Notre Dame High School. She received her M.A. in Child Development from Montclair State University and her B.S in Information Systems from Pace University.

Mr. Daniel Vilarelle, Finance Committee Chair

Daniel Vilarelle is Chair of the Finance Committee and his two children attend St. Paul School.  Dan also serves as Treasurer of the St. Paul Athletic Committee, and coaches a St. Paul boys CYO basketball team.

Dan’s professional experiences have centered in finance, including banking, internal audit and sales development.  He is currently Vice President at Santander in its Corporate and Investment Banking division, covering multinational industrial clients, and expanding those relationships in Latin America and Europe.  He volunteers time at Junior Achievement, and as a member and founding President of the New Jersey Chapter of Prospanica, a nonprofit organization that promotes graduate education and advancement for Hispanic business professionals.  Dan earned his MBA from New York University and his BS from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

Both New Jersey natives, Dan and his wife, Lisa, have been St. Paul parishioners since                                                                                   2011.

Mrs. Jane Chrnelich, Secretary/Academic Committee Chair

Jane Chrnelich is the chairman of the Academic Committee.  A product of Catholic education from elementary school through grad school, Jane has been involved with St. Paul School and Parish for over 30 years.  During the years when her 5 children were students at SPS, Jane  served in many PTA positions, including Legislative Chairman, Secretary and Ways and Means Chairman and is responsible for bringing the Shamrock Auction to SPS.  But her biggest love was being the SPS school nurse for almost 25 years.  Jane received her BSN from Marquette University College of Nursing and her MSN and Pediatric Nurse Certification from Seton Hall College of Nursing. 

Mrs. Liz Truslow, Institutional Advancement

Liz is the chairperson of the Advancement Committee and is the mother of two current Saint Paul School students. In her professional capacity, Liz is Director of Development, Principal Gifts at Princeton University. She is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she earned a BA, MPA, and JD.

Liz, her husband Jim, and their children reside in Hightstown, New Jersey.

Mr. Jaysen LeSage, Technology Committee Chair

Jaysen is the Chairperson for the Technology Committee of the School Board. Jaysen’s professional experience includes many aspects of technology from various industries such as telecommunications, health care and education. Jaysen is currently the Senior IT Manager for the Dean of the College at Princeton University where he oversees a diverse portfolio of hardware, software, support and application development personnel.

Mrs. Kate Miller, Enrollment - Marketing Chair

Kate Miller, of Lawrenceville, the Stakeholder Engagement Committee chairperson, is the parent of a St. Paul School Classes of 2009 and 2018 alumnae. She is a Senior VP, Executive Director for MRM/McCann a global digital marketing agency and has been with the organization for over 20 years and leads the Princeton office. In her time at St. Paul she has been active as a class parent, a member of the Marketing Committee, Shamrock Auction project lead, Ambassador Family, as well as active with TASK and other parish efforts. Ms. Miller is a graduate of Rosemont College.

Ms. Lisa Candella-Hulbert, Strategic Planning

Lisa Candella-Hulbert, a Princeton resident and a graduate of Seton Hall University, will chair the Strategic Planning Committee. She is serves on the Seton Hall University Alumni Board of Directors and is a past president of the St. Paul School PTA. A parent of a St. Paul Class of 2016 alumnus, she is currently a Broker-Associate of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors in Princeton and is vice-president of the Mercer County Top Producers Association.