Farewell to Sister Glavin

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.

Sister Glavin will long be remembered for her love for, and articulation of, the mission of Sacred Heart education. Other accomplishments during her tenure included the implementation of technology for faculty, staff and students; conceptual based math and inquiry based science; and the extension of global studies. An emphasis on the reflective component of Goal III of Sacred Heart education (social awareness which impels to action) has increased students’ understanding that the giver is also the receiver.

Over the past decade, Sister Glavin oversaw improvements to the Shrine, parlors, and historic areas of the building, opened up the campus exterior, and saw the installation of the bronze Philippine sculpture at Second and Clark Streets. She was instrumental in planning for the bicentennial celebration of Sacred Heart education in the U.S., on both the local and national level.

The Academy welcomes Dr. Susan Tyree Dempf, who will assume the Head of School position July 1. Most recently 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.