Leadership

Kiser, KeithKeith F. Kiser, Headmaster

Since Keith began his duties at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in the summer of 2000, the school has celebrated many accomplishments directly attributed to his leadership:

  • Enrollment has grown from 164 students in 2000 to over 675 students today
  • Expanded from four high school grades to seven grades, including the Upstate’s first single-gender middle school
  • Employs over eighty faculty and staff members, with over 35 men on staff
  • Received multiple recognitions as one America’s Best Catholic High Schools from the National Catholic High School Honor Roll
  • Continued its academic successes of a 100% college acceptance rate, exceptional SAT/ACT scores, and numerous National Merit Finalists and has enjoyed unparalleled athletic success, including multiple state championships and the coveted South Carolina Athletic Association Director’s Cup

Keith is an experienced teacher, author, motivational speaker, coach, and youth minister. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Religion from Grove City College, and a Masters of Religious Education from Duquesne University. Keith and his wife, Tami, have ten children and are members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mauldin.


Advisory Council

Formed during the Spring of 2015 to assess St. Joseph’s strategy to assure that the school priorities remain focused on optimizing our chances of fulfilling our mission of academic excellence as we “strive to form the minds, hearts, and souls of our students in the likeness of Christ.” Taking seriously the challenging words of Pope Francis, who is asking Christians to open wide their hearts to the needs of others, St. Joseph’s Catholic School aspires to be the leading school in the Upstate for community engagement, global citizenship, and the promotion of the common good. With Pope Francis, we want to educate our students in such a way that they will desire to “enter fully into the fabric of society, sharing the lives of all, listening to their concerns, helping them materially and spiritually in their needs, rejoicing with those who rejoice, weeping with those who weep; arm in arm with others…committed to building a new world” (Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel). To help us accomplish this mission, St. Joseph’s sought to engage the help of community leaders to serve as regular advisors. The Advisory Council meets twice a year, once each in the fall and spring semesters.

For more information about the St. Joseph’s Advisory Council, please contact Jennifer Church, Assistant to the Headmaster, at jchurch@sjcatholicschool.org.

Inaugural Advisory Council Members

Mr. James Burns

Mrs. Connie Carson

Fr. Jon Chalmers

Mr. Scott Clark

Mr. Marcus Davenport

Mr. Herbert Dew

Mrs. Amy Doyle

Mr. Michael Fawcett

Mr. Clark Gillespy

Mrs. Cathy Harrison

Mr. John Hoffman

Mr. John Knight

Mr. Doug Kopscik

Mrs. Melissa Latham

Mr. Marc Lovallo

Mr. Todd Malo

Mr. Doug McGrath

Mr. Bob Olin

Mr. David Ossi

Mr.  Joe Pazdan

Mr. Matt Puckett

Mr. Joe Salgado

Mr. Brian Seidel

Mr. Jay Self

Mr. John Shorter

Mr. Edward Stein

Mr. Jim Terry

Mrs. Reyna Thompson

Mr. John Uprichard