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


Meet our Admissions Team


Amanda Stieber
Admissions Director

Amanda Stieber is in her first year as the Admissions Director at Sacred Heart Schools. She spent two years on Sheridan Road as the Associate Director of Marketing for Enrollment before transitioning to her new role on Nov.1.

Amanda is excited to get to know prospective families and looks forward to a time when we can invite families to campus to experience firsthand our vibrant community and the benefits of a Sacred Heart education. Prior to joining Sacred Heart, Amanda taught English and Journalism for 18 years at a Catholic all-girls school in Chicago. She graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Amanda lives in Oak Park with her husband and enjoys traveling, baking and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Kris Carbon
Assistant Admissions Director

Kris Carbon is in her 12th year in the Sacred Heart Admissions office. She is responsible for administering developmental assessments to our applicants.

Kris came to Sacred Heart in 2004, spending five years as an assistant teacher in senior kindergarten. Prior to joining the Sacred Heart family, Kris spent the majority of her career in banking and human resources. She graduated from Ripon College with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Outside of Sacred Heart, Kris is involved with Greyhounds Only, a volunteer organization dedicated to finding forever homes for retired racing greyhounds. Over the past 25 years, seven retired racers have found their forever home with her. In her spare time, Kris enjoys reading, cooking and being in the outdoors.


Carolyn Meurer
Assistant Admissions Director

Carolyn Meuer 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 Ravenna to reimplement the admissions process each year. 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 moving to Sheridan Road.

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, effective October 30. 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.