Community

Leadership

Network of Sacred Heart Schools

List of 2 items.

  • Bill Hobbs

    Director of Program Planning

    Bill Hobbs began service as the Network Director of Program Planning at the end of June 2017. Previously, he served for seven years at the Jesuit Schools Network as Director of Research and Leadership Development. A native of southern New Jersey, Bill has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology from Saint Joseph’s University and a Master’s in Adolescent Development from Fordham University. He also completed a Doctorate in Education with a focus on Spirituality and Leadership. Bill has three decades of experience as an educator having served as a counselor and teacher, a division head, principal and head of school. He has worked in Jesuit, Benedictine and Sacred Heart schools, including six years as Head of Middle School at the Regis School of the Sacred Heart in Houston. During his tenure at Regis, Bill also served on the Sacred Heart Committee on Goals and was involved in the 2005 revision process.


  • Nadia Sadeghian Gonzalez

    Web Manager

    Nadia Sadeghian Gonzalez attended Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Houston, Texas from August 1995 until she graduated in May 2006. She received her undergraduate degree in International Affairs from University of St. Thomas (2010) and her law degree from South Texas College of Law Houston (2014). She is licensed in both Texas and the District of Columbia. She joined the Network as the Office Manager shortly after she relocated to Washington, D.C. two years ago with her husband. She is now serving as the Web Manager for sacredheartusc.education. 

Conference of Sacred Heart Education

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  • Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ

    Head of Conference

    Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ holds a BA cum laude in English and History from Manahttanville College and an Interdisciplinary Masters from the University of Chicago. She has taught at a variety of Sacred Heart schools in the United States and served as Head of School at Forest Ridge in Bellevue, Washington (1990-1998) and at Carrollton in Miami, Florida (1998-2015). She served the Advisory Council for Anytime, Anywhere Learning, a learning with laptops program sponsored by Microsoft. Having served on several Boards of Trustees within the Network, Sr. Cooke also was a member of the Sacred Heart Commission on Goals, the Network Board, the Northwest Association of Independent Schools and Florida Council of Independent Schools. Suzanne is currently the Head of the Conference of Sacred Heart Education. She was a delegate to the General Chapter of the Society of the Sacred Heart in 2016.
  • Claire Lorentzen

    Director of Mission Engagement

    Claire Lorentzen is a graduate of Sacred Heart Greenwich (’06) which she attended for middle and high school. Before joining the Conference in April of 2017, she worked at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation leading the US education program, which connects 12-17 year olds in 40+ countries in virtual cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue. She has also worked at Sojourners magazine and on its God’s Politics blog. Claire has spent time living with, photographing and studying the impact of RSCJ ministries in Uganda and Kenya. She holds a BA in Public Policy from Stanford University and a Masters of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School.

Conference of Sacred Heart Education

Sarah Chesemore Matthew Anita MacDonald
Joseph Ciancaglini Eileen Mayor
Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ Jean Orvis
William Hobbs Ann Taylor, RSCJ

Network Board

Ann Marie Krejcarek Nat Wilburn
Elizabeth Hicks Patricia Swenson
Bill Hobbs Richard Dioli
Catherine Karrels Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ
Matthew Schicke Sheila Hammond, RSCJ
Michael Baber John Engel

United States - Canada Provincial Team

Sheila Hammond, RSCJ Mary Finlayson, RSCJ
Margaret Causey, RSCJ Diana Wall, RSCJ
Ann-Marie Conn, RSCJ
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.