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Sacred Heart Schools has named Meg Steele as its next Head of Schools. She will assume the role on July 1, 2021, succeeding Nat Wilburn, who has been the Head of Schools since 2009. Ms. Steele was the unanimous selection by the Board of Trustees. She had spent nearly 18 years on Sheridan Road earlier in her career as both a teacher and Primary School Head before serving as the Head of School of Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest for the last five years.

"Meg's collaborative leadership style and humble approach to building consensus among the many school constituencies will allow her to make an effective transition to the Head of Schools leadership role," said Daniel Bayston, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees." In addition, her excellent reputation within the national Network of Sacred Heart schools and her solid relationships with the leadership of the Network and other Sacred Heart educational institutions will further benefit our school."

Ms. Steele began her career on Sheridan Road as a teacher in 1997 and took on different leadership roles before becoming Primary School Head in 2004. She served in that role for 11 years before moving north to take the Head of School position at Woodlands Academy in 2015.

A graduate of Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, Ms. Steele has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, a Master of Elementary Education degree from Lesley University, and continued her graduate coursework at DePaul University.

Click here to read the statement by Dan Bayston, Chair of the Board of Trustees.