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


Meet our Admissions Team


Ann Chiumino
Admissions Director

Ann Chiumino began her employment at Sacred Heart in March 2018 as Assistant Development Director, Alumni Relations. As part of the Development Team, Ms. Chiumino worked with alums of all ages and increased alumni engagement with Sacred Heart. She began as Admissions Director in September 2021.

Ann graduated from Western Michigan University with a double major in English and History. She received her Juris Doctor in 2002 from Loyola University Chicago. She practiced law for 14 years, then focused on her raising her two daughter, Academy 2022 and 2025.

Carolyn Meurer
Associate Admissions Director

Carolyn Meurer is in her sixth year in the Sacred Heart Admissions department, where she assists prospective families in navigating the admissions process. She is also responsible for maintaining applicant records and working with the Ravenna system. In addition to her Admissions duties, she also works as a SHS softball coach.

Carolyn graduated from DePaul University with a business degree and worked in elementary education for a time before joining the Sacred Heart Admissions Team.

Carolyn enjoys the outdoors, whether she’s walking around her Chicago neighborhood with her rescue pup, hiking in the woods, or kayaking in the local lakes and rivers.

James Nuessen
Assistant Admissions Director

James Nuessen is in his 10th year at Sacred Heart Schools, his sixth as an Admissions Team member. He is responsible for introducing Sacred Heart education to prospective parents through school tours and interviews.

James graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minor in Economics.
Outside of the office, James is an avid runner, sports fanatic and wannabe chef. He enjoys travel, all things food and spending time with his family.

Judy Corrin
Admissions Associate

Judy Corrin has decided to step down from her current role as Admissions Director. Judy will continue with Sacred Heart Schools as an Admissions Associate supporting our efforts to bring the mission of Sacred Heart education to Chicagoland. As you know, Judy is a dedicated Sacred Heart educator and has served Sacred Heart Schools for nearly 30 years. Her two daughters are also Sacred Heart alumnae.