SJP Finance Director receives National award Posted on August 1, 2023 in Affordability, Alumni News, Faculty News, From the Head of School, Press ReleasesTagged affordability, collaboration, finance, Preparatory The National Business Officers Association has recognized Saint John’s Prep Executive Director of Finance and Facilities Sherry Krebsbach as a Will J. Hancock “Unsung Hero.” This award is given to business officers who have made extraordinary contributions to their schools and exemplify exceptional integrity, knowledge and motivation. During her 11 years at Saint John’s Preparatory School, Ms. Krebsbach has provided operational and emotional stability during transitions in the head of school and principal’s offices. Br. Richard Crawford, OSB nominated Ms. Krebsbach for the recognition. “In a time when people change careers frequently, the stability that Sherry has demonstrated is not only admirable for others in our school community but a hallmark of Benedictine education as passed on by our religious founders. She is the glue that holds us all together.” Ms. Krebsbach is a creative and resourceful finance director who seeks grants and funding to support necessary safety projects for the school. Prep recently received two state and federal grants totaling $300,000 that will be used to bolster the safety and security of the school’s facilities. “She approached the entire grant application process with the heart of a learner, documenting each step and figuring out ways to share her hard-won knowledge with others in the independent school world, as well as other religious non-profit groups,” said Crawford. Krebsbach collaborated with staff, donors and contractors to successfully complete a $5.5 million renovation of a campus dormitory. The renovation project was completed in February of 2020. It now provides students a secure and modern home. The project also addressed millions of dollars in deferred maintenance. Ms. Krebsbach has been a part of the Saint John’s Prep community for more than 11 years. She is the parent of Prep Johnnies Tate ’15 and Natalie ’25. You can learn more about Ms. Krebsbach and the award by following this link.