Head of School Search Update #1

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.

In late July, a Head of School Search Committee was approved by the Board of Trustees to begin the important work of overseeing the search and selection of the next Head of School. The Search Committee members include:

Mark RodenChair of the Head of School Search Committee

  • Current and former Academy Trustee 
  • Parent of four alumni
  • Business owner and president

Laura Haroian 

  • Current Academy Trustee
  • Alumna, Class of 1976, and Associate of the Sacred Heart 
  • Parent of two alumnae; grandparent of current Academy student

Lyn Osiek, RSCJ

  • Former Academy Trustee
  • Alumna, Class of 1958
  • Archivist, Society of the Sacred Heart U.S. Province 

Desiree Peri Klakovich

  • Current Academy Trustee
  • Parent of two alumnae 
  • Attorney

Nat Wilburn

  • Head of Conference of Sacred Heart Education
  • Former Academy Trustee
  • Former Sacred Heart Head and educator

The Search Committee has begun its work of developing a thorough search process and continues to meet regularly to make thoughtful and significant progress toward the identification of a new Head of School.

In the coming weeks, the Search Committee expects to update you on several key milestones, including:

  • the selection of a search consultant to assist with a nationwide and local search for a Head of School;
  • the creation of a dedicated Academy webpage for updates regarding this search;
  • and the formation of an Advisory Council that will help ensure that the Search Committee hears feedback from all of the Academy’s key constituents (e.g., members of the Academy’s leadership team, faculty, staff, parents and alumni) in this important process. Michael Weeks ’91, who is a current Trustee of the Academy, parent of two current students and attorney, has been selected by the Board of Trustees as Chair of the Advisory Council.

We remain committed to providing periodic updates regarding the search process. Please watch for communications from the Chair of the Search Committee.

I can assure you that the Board of Trustees is keenly focused on a comprehensive search that will lead to the selection of the best leader to take us into the next decade of excellence at the Academy of the Sacred Heart. We ask for your continued support, cooperation and prayers as we continue this significant endeavor on behalf of the Academy.

John E. Ahlheim ’80
Chair, Board of Trustees