Diversity and Inclusion
Sacred Heart promotes a safe and welcoming environment in which each person is valued, cared for and respected.-Goal IV, Criterion 2
Our foundress, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, called Sacred Heart educators and students to model the attitudes of the heart of Jesus expressed in respect, compassion, justness, and inclusivity. We believe all people are created in the image of God, and so we educate to a critical social awareness that compels members of our community to reflect and act in the interest of dignity, equity, and justice. We value differences that include, but are not limited to, ability, age, belief, ethnicity, family structure, gender, learning style, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
The faculty and staff of the Awareness Council inspire, collaborate with, and support an inclusive community committed to equity and justice by:
- Cultivating a collective understanding of diversity and equity and providing opportunities to enact and deepen our vision.
- Promoting a schoolwide curriculum that includes themes of equity and multiculturalism, professional development that fosters cultural competency, and an environment where diverse perspectives and people thrive.
- Providing educational opportunities and events for students, faculty, staff, trustees, parents, and alumnae to explore intersections of affinity and difference in safe and brave spaces.
- Advocating proactive approaches to build and effectively support diversity and equity within our community.
Members of the Awareness Council are:
Kate André, Director of Upper School Campus Ministry
Randall Flinn, Co-Chair of Awareness Council, Assistant Head of Lower School
Dr. Kimberly Napier, Middle School Psychologist
Anastazia Neely, Co-Chair of Awareness Council, Grade 4 Teacher
Jaclyn Talley, Lower School Artist in Residence
David Traynor, Middle School French and Spanish Teacher