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Overview

A Century of Leadership

Established on its present site in 1898, the Atherton campus of Sacred Heart for years was under the leadership of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (RSCJ). The school's first headmistress was Rev. Mother Jane Fox, who was instrumental in all aspects of the school's earliest days. For more than eight subsequent decades, the direct RSCJ line successfully led the school, expanding academic programs, growing enrollment, and developing the physical campus. The first formal "head of schools" title was given to Sr. Nancy Morris in 1971. Over the ensuing years, she was succeeded by RSCJ and the first laymen heads, including present Director of Schools Richard A. Dioli.

As the number of active RSCJ has decreased over time, the number of lay faculty, staff, and administrators necessarily grew. Today, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton is predominently employed with laymen, though RSCJ presence and charism remain a SHS cornerstone—through the universal Goals and Criteria which guide all Schools of the Sacred Heart worldwide, the ongoing relationship with the RSCJ Provincial for U.S.- Canda and Network of Sacred Heart Schools, RSCJ serving in campus ministry and formation to mission, and the more than 50 Sisters residing at Oakwood Retirement Center, located on campus.

School Administrative Council (SAC)

RICHARD A. DIOLI
SHS Director of Schools

JENNIE WHITCOMB (CSH '81)

Principal, Sacred Heart Preparatory

FRANCESCA BRAKE
Principal, Preschool - Eighth Grade

SUSAN RAFFO
Chief Financial Officer

JAMES EVERITT
Director, Mission Initiatives & Institutional Planning

WENDY QUATTLEBAUM (SHP '93)
Director, Admission & Financial Aid

BRET SIMON
Director, All-Schools Athletics

KAREN ROGERS
Director, Institutional Advancement

KATHY TUCCIO
Director, Human Resources

JOY LOPEZ
Director, Information Technology

MICHAEL DWYER
Director, Operations

BETH TORNABENE
Director, Strategic Planning & Institutional Projects

JENNIFER HAWKS
Executive Assistant to the Director of Schools


Board of Trustees

MARYAN ACKLEY
Chair, Board of Trustees

PARENTS' ASSOCIATIONS

MELISSA MCJANNET
Co-President, P-8 Parents' Association

ALISON VAN DYKE
Co-President, P-8 Parents' Association

ELIZABETH KERRIGAN
Co-President, SHP Parents' Association

THEANNE THOMSON
Co-President, SHP Parents' Association

Alumni Association

CHRISTINE O'NEAL (SJS '94, SHP ' 98)
President, Alumni Board
Where Scholarship and Values Matter
Founded by the Society of Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12