As a parent and a teacher, what are your thoughts about the academic experience here at Sacred Heart?

It is refreshing to observe that teachers at Sacred Heart are able to enforce high standards while knowing each child’s potential in learning and also considering their learning styles and study habits.  I am proud to be part of a team of teachers who strive to instill a love of learning. As a parent, it couldn’t be better, my daughter goes to school everyday with a smile on her face because she knows she is loved.

What does being a faculty member and a parent of the Sacred Heart community mean to you?

Being a member of Sacred Heart, as a teacher and as a parent, gives me a sense of belonging. This community has cared for me for the seven years I have been here. You become part of this school by loving the community and by allowing yourself to be loved. My family is in Spain and my husband’s family is in New Mexico, so Sacred Heart is our extended family.

Why did you choose to work at Sacred Heart?

It was meant to be. I came to the school for the first time to interview and the statue of Jesus Christ in the hallway welcomed me. Then I met many members of the school who radiated a passion for the school. I had other options, but Sacred Heart was the right one.

What have you learned about yourself by being a part of the Sacred Heart community?

I have lived many first-time experiences here at Sacred Heart. You learn from your experiences in life and I feel like SH has come to be a very important part of my life. I have become an experienced teacher in my field and I have become the mom of two wonderful children. That is pretty much who I am and all this has happened in the context of SH. I have learned that as a teacher and as a parent, I am a person full of passion and love. I am satisfied with what I do, with what I have and in general, now I know, with who I am.

How have the values of the Goals and Criteria affected your time here?

The goals and criteria at Sacred Heart are well understood from within the community. You lived your every day life here under all the principles that the goals and criteria stand for. They are the backbone of who we are and of what we stand for. 

What special characteristics of Sacred Heart make it feel like a second home?

It starts with the people who make this community. They all know who you are and treat you as a friend. Every morning someone will ask me about my daughters and it will give me the opportunity to talk about them. Then the parents of our students care about our teaching and they are involved with our daily work.

Describe the feeling you had on your first day of school this year.

I am very excited to start a fresh new year, with new faces and a renewed energy. I always enjoy meeting the new teachers and the new students.

If there was only one word you could use to describe what Sacred Heart means to you, what would it be?

Mi casa, or as they say in English: home. 

Esther, Parent and Upper School Spanish Teacher
Esther, Parent and Upper School Spanish Teacher