School Advisory Board
Fr. Kris Paluch
Jeff Janaszak- President
Khyati Bailey - Vice President
Jeff Janaszak was welcomed into the IJP community in 2015 when his daughter started attending school at IJP. He grew up in Chicago Heights and is a Homewood Flossmoor H.S. alum, then going on to Lewis University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation flight management. He also obtained his commercial pilot’s license along with a multi-engine instructor certificate. He is now an operations manger at Alpha Baking where he has been for the past 14 years. Jeff is a volunteer in the school cafeteria, involved with the PADS organization in the parish, and is active in many other school activities here at IJP. He hopes to help IJP in whatever way he can to make it a successful and fun year!
Thank you for the opportunity to serve our parish community by serving on the IJP School Board. Our parish and school community succeeds best where we bring to the crucial ministry of Catholic education a prayerful, inclusive, respectful and open-minded approach. My own Catholic education extended from grammar school and high school to Marquette University and St. John’s University Law School. I am the son of a teacher and grew up with my eight siblings in Taunton, Massachusetts. My 3 sons attended IJP School and I follow humbly in the footsteps of my wife Natalie and son Matt, both of whom previously served on the IJP School Board. I am a past member of the IJP Parish Council and am currently active in the Saint Vincent DePaul Society – here at IJP, in the Society’s District covering the South Suburbs, and on the Chicago Archdiocesan Council, which serves Cook and Lake Counties. I have worked as an attorney and manager with the Illinois Education Association for the past 26 years working with public school employees throughout the State of Illinois.