The Network includes 26 Members - 25 Catholic independent Sacred Heart schools and the United States-Canada Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
The Members are represented by leaders – the schools by the heads and chairs and the province by the provincial team. The Members elected an organizing committee known as the Network Board.
Network Board is accountable to the Members to whom the Board reports at the Spring meeting. The Board hires the Network Executive Director. The Board ensures the mission focus of the programs within the Network by holding the Executive Director accountable for infusing all programs with the principles of the Goals and Criteria. The Board attends to the business of the Network, i.e., finances, legal matters, etc. Its composition - 4 current Heads; 2 current Trustees, and the Provincial. The Head of Conference is ex-officio.
2023-2024 Board Members Elizabeth Hicks, Chair Dr. Yvonne Adler Rik Dugan Mary Rose Guerin Sheila Haggas Damian Hermann Anna Stuart Nat Wilburn Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ, Provincial
The Executive Director is responsible for providing inspiring leadership in meeting the needs of the member schools. The key function of the Executive Director is relational. The Director develops strong relationships to enable distributive leadership to work effectively in providing programs and services that deal with the issues that matter most to the schools. Working with members of the Network Office, the Executive Director works to ensure frequent and consistent communications with all constituent groups in the Network. The Director also develops the annual budget for approval by the Finance Committee and the Network Board.
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.