Head of School Search Update #5

December 15, 2021

Dear Academy of the Sacred Heart Community,

We hope that you are enjoying this Advent season. On behalf of the Head Search Committee, we would like to provide you with a brief update on the search process.

Our search professionals from Educational Directions, Mathew Heersche and Risa Oganesoff Heersche, have been in the process of recruiting candidates. Their work has involved reaching out to Catholic educational leaders throughout the country and abroad, utilizing Educational Directions’ comprehensive database, contacting national and regional associations and professional organizations as well as leadership programs at various Catholic universities, and advertising in appropriate websites such as The Blue Sheet, an executive search report published by Educational Directions.


Head of School Search Update #4

October 27, 2021

Dear Academy of the Sacred Heart Community,

I am writing with an update on the search for our next Head of School with particular attention to the following:

  • A recap of our Head of School search professionals’ visit to St. Charles
  • The recently released Position Profile and overview of the search timeline
  • An introduction to the Advisory Council


Head of School Position Profile

October 22, 2021

Earlier this month Mathew Heersche and Risa Oganesoff Heersche from Educational Directions, visited the Academy to learn more about our school and the community as part of the search process. They meet with students, parents, faculty/staff, administration and Board members to gain insights and identify opportunities for the new Head of School and qualities sought in this individual. From this information, they have developed a Head of School Position Profile for potential candidates. 

Please click the button below to view. 

Head of School Position Profile


Head of School Search Survey Open

September 21, 2021

Mathew Heersche and Risa Oganesoff Heersche with Educational Directions are providing an opportunity for input through an online survey. Please complete by Sunday, October 10.

From the information gathered through this process, Mathew and Risa, along with the Search Committee, will develop a position profile which will be used as a marketing tool for this wonderful opportunity. The position profile will be shared with the Academy community when is is ready. 

Click Here for Survey


Head of School Search Update #3

September 21, 2021

Dear Academy of the Sacred Heart Community,

Following up on our last communication, I want to share with you the details of our search professionals’ upcoming visit to the Academy of the Sacred Heart. In this Search Committee update you will also learn about a survey that you are encouraged to complete and the launch of the search webpage.


Head of School Search Update #2

September 10, 2021

Dear Academy of the Sacred Heart Community,

We are writing to update you on the search process now under way for the next Head of School for the Academy of the Sacred Heart. With this update, you will learn about the following:

  • Selection of a search consulting firm
  • Search consulting firm’s visit to the Academy at the end of this month
  • Overview of the phases of the search process


Head of School Search Update #1

August 18, 2021

Dear Academy of the Sacred Heart Community,

I am writing to update you regarding the Academy’s search for a new Head of School to further the Academy’s mission to educate and inspire the hearts and minds of future generations of students.


A Message from the Head of School and Board Chair

July 12, 2021

Dear Members of the Academy Community,

Summer has arrived at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, the halls are now quiet and the beautiful fountain in the Margaret Caire, RSCJ Courtyard has in recent days drawn the attention of a magnificent hawk. Today, I write to share with you that at the conclusion of the coming academic year, I will complete my service as Head of School at the Academy of the Sacred Heart.