Dear Sacred Heart Community,
Throughout this season of Advent, we as a community have been preparing our hearts for the birth of Christ. As we have transitioned into the Christmas season, we are now working to align our hearts, minds and actions withJesus as the center of our lives. The season of Christmas is a time to seek ways to make more time for Jesus, to ensure that he is living at the center of our lives in every way. Our Sacred Heart family truly places Jesus as the center in many ways, and this Advent and Christmas season has prompted me to seek ways to place Jesus as the center in my own life.
I write thisletterwith a heavy heart. Effective June 30, 2015, I will no longer be the principal of Sacred Heart Catholic School. I will be relocating outside of the St. Petersburg area to be closer to family. It is with a heavy heart to write this news because Sacred Heart is a family, and has been a true family to me. As I prayerfully reflect with how I can grow closer to Christ, I have to come to realize that at this point in my life, I need to live closer to my own family and have more time for my family.
It is with a very grateful heart that I feel so abundantly blessed by the tremendous support from this community. I especially want to thank all the faculty and staff of this school, who persist each day to give 100% to your child. I am thankful for Father Anthony who has created a peaceful and loving community at Sacred Heart. He lives out the belief each day thatJesus is the center. In addition, I want to thank the school’s leadership team, Superintendent Chris Pastura, Notre Dame ACE Academies Director Aaron Brenner, and Regional Director of School Culture Christina Badman whom have been incredibly supportive to me as a school leader. I know they will excel at finding the next Sacred Heart principal to continue to provide a high quality education to as many students as possible.
I will continue to serve Sacred Heart with love and confidence throughout the remainder of this academic year. All enrollments, financial scholarships and staffing will be secure for a successful start to 2017-2018. This advance notice is to provide ample amount of time for the NDAA Board to secure strong candidates for this position, to ensure Sacred Heart’s continued success.
I do ask that you personally share this with your child this weekend. Please share how much I love and believe in them, and that Sacred Heart will remain a strong family as it has always been. We will all continue to place Jesus at the center of our lives.
As soon as I have more information on Sacred Heart’s transition, I will pass it along to you.
In Christ’s Love,