Catholic, Independent Elementary Schools Serving Chicago’s Children Since 1876

Strategic Plan

Creating a living masterpiece of Catholic independent education expressed in the Sacred Heart tradition

School life on Sheridan Road has experienced a renaissance in the new millennium. Sacred Heart has never been so well-positioned to support each student’s individual growth in intellect and spirit. Grounded in both the academic and governance rigors of the independent school world and the traditions and inspirations of the Catholic faith, we are unique in the Chicago area. The confluence of these streams is the strength of our institution and provides a platform for an even better future.

Over the past several years, we've engaged in:

  • Two intensive year-long self-studies in all areas of school life by the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, parents, students, alumni and Religious of the Sacred Heart
  • Outside evaluations by visiting teams from the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and the Society of the Sacred Heart
  • Analysis by independent experts on campus safety, facilities planning, governance, marketing and advancement
  • Research and benchmarking in areas of academics, finance, institutional advancement and governance

Strategic Goals

  1. Mission: Deepen our life in and commitment to the Goals and Criteria and mission of Sacred Heart education on Sheridan Road and in the Chicago area.
  2. Academics: Develop and strengthen academic and extracurricular programming, and strengthen facilities to support and enhance school programming
  3. Governance: Ensure excellence in governance and maintain financial strength and fiscal soundness

Download a copy of Sacred Heart's Strategic Plan.

2016-17 Board of Trustees

Mrs. Suzanne Bettman
Chairperson of the Board

Mr. Aric Cleland
Vice Chair

Mrs. Amy Andrews
Mrs. Anne Auten
Mr. Dan Bayston
Mr. Dustan Beier
Sr. Donna Collins, RSCJ
Mr. Patrick Collins
Mr. Matt Couture
Mrs. Karen Croteau
Mr. Timothy Devine
Sr. Frances Gimber, RSCJ
Mr. Michael Husman H’89
Fr. Steve Katsouros, S.J.
Ms. Judith Keller
Mrs. Beth Kost (POTH)
Mr. Paul Kraemer
Mrs. Meggan Needham
Ms. Patti O’Neil
Mrs. Cynthia Patti
Mr. Perry Pinto
Mr. Phil Rhodes
Mr. George Ruhana
Mr. Rex Sessions
Mrs. Lisa Tiemann
Sr. Anne Wachter, RSCJ
Mr. Nat Wilburn, Head of Schools
Mr. Joey Yao H'86

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