Home-Academy Association

What is the Home Academy Association?

The Home Academy Association (HAA) is a board made up of parents/guardians of children who attend St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy. The Home Academy Association (HAA) helps support the school's mission of providing a quality education for all its students. We do this by organizing memorable events throughout the year for the school community. Additionally, the HAA engages in fundraising activities through events, raffles and actively seeking donations that provide valuable funds to the school.

How can I get involved?

Each of us has unique talents, abilities and skills that help make SJWCA the wonderful community that it is. You can get involved by becoming a class parent, volunteering at an upcoming event, proposing or organizing an event, attending class trips, sharing your views/ideas at an upcoming HAA meeting, donating/obtaining goods for raffles/events, etc. Please keep in mind that in order to volunteer at events at which SJWCA children are present you need to be VIRTUS trained. For more information see "What is Virtus Training?" below. If you want to get involved, a good place to start is by reaching out to your class parent or to the HAA board.

What is Virtus Training?

All individuals that directly work with students at SJWCA must be VIRTUS trained. This includes volunteering for fundraising events, chaperoning field trips & any in-school events that are planned throughout the year. For more information or to sign up for Virtus Training visit

Who are the members of the HAA Board?

The 2022-2023 HAA board is made up of the following members: Stephanie DeJesus-Acevedo (President), Lynn McKee (Vice President), Laura Camisa (Treasurer), Lidia Gonzalez (Secretary), Rhiannon Marusarz & Alem Clarke (Parent Coordinators). The HAA Board members are elected via an election in which all parents/guardians of students at SJWCA are able to vote. Each individual elected serves a two year term. It is possible to serve consecutive terms.

If you have any questions, you can reach out to any of our HAA board members at their emails below:



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Parent Coordinator:

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