Competent, Caring Leaders

At St. Charles Parish School of Hartland, we focus on nourishing and growing a vibrant Catholic community that is dedicated and committed to innovation, responsiveness and compassion as we prepare and challenge our students in their intellectual, spiritual and moral lives. 

Meet Our Faithful Leaders

Fr. Ken Omernick
Pastor, St. Charles Parish School

Fr. Ken is the pastor of St. Charles Parish & School. He graduated from Saint Francis College in 1970 with an undergraduate degree in theology and from Saint Francis Seminary with a Masters in Theology in 1974. After his ordination, he was appointed associate pastor of St. Matthias Parish in Milwaukee in June 1974.

After serving the people of St. Matthias for 7 years, Father Ken was selected for further graduate studies for the Milwaukee Archdiocese. He spent the next several years in Rome, Italy, where he completed graduate work in Spiritual Theology in 1985. Upon his return to Milwaukee, Father Ken ministered as Formation Director and Professor of Spirituality at Saint Francis Seminary from 1985 to 1997, during which time he also served several parishes as an assisting priest.

In July 1997, Father Ken was appointed pastor of St. Gregory the Great Parish in Milwaukee. He served the community there for twelve years. In June 2009, Father Ken became the pastor of St. Charles Parish in Hartland, Wisconsin. 


Dan Garvey
Principal, St Charles Parish School

Mr. Garvey joined the St. Charles leadership team prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year, a time of unprecedented growth. Enrollment at St. Charles Parish School has doubled to over 340 students since 2009. In April 2018, the school received its third Exemplary Recognition Award in Educating the Whole Child from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. St. Charles was the only Waukesha County Catholic school to earn the honor that year.

Mr. Garvey served at St. Anthony School in Milwaukee in a multitude of roles including Assistant Principal, Dean of Students, Athletic Director, Lead Building Administrator and classroom teacher from 2007 to 2016. With more than 2,000 students, St. Anthony is the nation’s largest kindergarten through 12th Grade Catholic school.

He then continued on to teach 6th Grade at Rufus King International Middle School in Milwaukee in the International Baccalaureate Program from 2016 to 2018.

Mr. Garvey demonstrates a commitment to Catholic identity, warmth and approachability, and strong leadership and problem-solving skills that are all so important to our community. With his competitive drive for excellence and clear sense of St. Charles’s mission, Mr. Garvey is continuing our school’s upward trajectory.

Born and raised in Appleton, Mr. Garvey received his master’s degree from Concordia University in Education Administration. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a focus on Natural Science and Social Studies.


School Commission Charter

The purpose of the St. Charles Parish School Commission is to search for and promote the best means available to impart the message of Christ in the educational programs of the parish. The School Commission develops and promotes the implementation of the policies of the State Department of Education and the Archdiocesan Board of Education. Please visit the Commission's by-laws for more information.

Our 2023-24 School Commission Board:

  • Paul Fry, Chair
  • Amy Corragio, Secretary
  • David Burns, Chair Emeritus
  • Elly Beede, Member
  • Alicia Dougherty, Member
  • Brian Endres, Member
  • Nick Faleris, Member
  • Amy Galati, Member
  • Scott Sobstad, Member
  • John Stellmacher, Member

To inquire about School Commission meetings (once per month during the school year), please contact the School Office. Click below for recent School Commission Minutes.