The Academy community extends heartfelt sympathy to the family of Jeff Kirtley, who died July 3. Our prayers continue for Sarah (Assistant to the Principal at ASH), Blake ’12 and Katelyn ’14, his daughter, Whitney, and her three children. May Jeff now rest in the presence of our Gracious and Loving God.
Maryville University Alumni Director Erin Verry traveled to St. Charles this morning to present a check for $25,000 to the Academy of the Sacred Heart, to underwrite Jane Shannon Cannon’s new book on the history of the Academy, Two Hundred Years: A Legacy of Love and Learning. Mrs. Cannon’s alma mater, Maryville University was founded by the Religious of the Sacred Heart in 1872 and continues to carry out the broad vision and mission of St. Philippine Duchesne.…click here to read more.
The Academy community welcomes Susan Dempf, Ph.D. as our new Head of School. Formerly the Director of the High School at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami, Dr. Dempf is a native of Upstate New York and was educated in the Sacred Heart tradition, having graduated from The Doane Stuart School in Albany. In addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s in Administration, she earned her Ph.D. in Teaching and Curriculum from Syracuse University.
Dr. Dempf states that “St. Charles holds a very special place in the hearts and minds of Sacred Heart students, alumni and educators across North America.” She has spoken of the transformative experience of being at the Academy, walking the halls where St. Rose Philippine tread, and visiting the beautiful Shrine.
We look forward to Dr. Dempf’s installation as Head of School in a ceremony during the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Friday, Sept. 1, at 9:30 a.m. in Rauch Memorial Gym. All are welcome to attend.
Quotations and notable events from 200 years ago, celebratory and school dates during the remainder of 2017 and all of 2018, and campus photos by John Storjohann are included in an 18-month calendar that’s been mailed to Academy families and friends. Additional copies are available at $5 each; call 636-946-5632.
Maureen Glavin, RSCJ, Head of School at the Academy since 2005, will be departing at the end of June. The school community expressed their gratitude to her at two receptions—one May 19 for students and parents, the other June 15 for Board and committee members, colleagues and friends.