A Catholic, independent, college-prep school for girls, ages 1 – 12th grade.

Meet the Counselors & Specialists

The Counseling Department is responsible for the implementation and administration of a Developmental Counseling Program which supports the Goals and Criteria of Schools of the Sacred Heart. The Counseling Department assists students in furthering their educational, physical, social, and emotional well-being with all students from first through twelfth grades meeting in group on a regular basis with their Counselor to develop life skills. A College Counselor, School Nurse, Learning Specialists, and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) comprise this Department.

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Counseling Department Bio Information

Director of Counseling – Little Hearts, Preschool, Lower School

Janice T. Foulks, MEd, LPC, the Academy of the Sacred Heart Director of Counseling and Counselor on the Mater Campus earned her M.Ed. in Counseling at Loyola University. She is an active as a member of the Visiting Committee for the College of Arts and Sciences and is a Practicum and Internship Supervisor for graduate students in Counseling Programs from the area universities.

Her service at Sacred Heart has included the Community Outreach Advisory Committee, as well as participation in the ASH Orleans Parish Partnership in Education, Learning Partners where she served as Director and in conjunction with another faculty member, wrote grants and secured Program funding for many years.

Contact Janice: jfoulks@ashrosary.org | 504.269.1227

Counselor – Middle School

Tricia Newton, NCC, LPC, graduated from the University of Alabama in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She then received her Masters of Arts in School and Community Counseling from Our Lady of Holy Cross College. The Lower and Middle Schools at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, along with the Thomas E. Chamber Counseling and Training Center, were the sites for her practicum and internships during graduate school. As Counselor, she has implemented numerous local and national programs/speakers. These programs have included: The Kind Campaign; Public and Permanent: Promote Responsible Use, Prevent Abuse; The Embody Love Movement; and The Council on Drug and Alcohol of Greater New Orleans.

Contact Tricia: tnewton@ashrosary.org | 504.269.1228

Counselor - Upper School

Katye Edrington Irwin, NCC, LPC-S, is a member of the Academy of the Sacred Heart graduating class of 1997 and in 2006 returned to Sacred Heart as Academic Division Counselor. Katye received her Bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University from the Manship School of Mass Communications. She received her Master of Education in Counselor Education from University of New Orleans.

At Sacred Heart she coordinates groups on a bimonthly basis with the all of the Academic Division students. She coordinates the Peer Support Program now in its 30th year and has been instrumental in implementing new endeavors such as the Louisiana State Police Sudden Impact Program in the Academic Division.

Contact Katye: kirwin@ashrosary.org | 504.269.1219

College Counselor

Allie Pierson is our new College Counselor. After earning her Masters degree in Counselor Education, Allie started her career as a guidance counselor and college advisor to high school students at Mount Carmel Academy and then The St. Paul’s School in Covington, LA. She later developed a comprehensive K-12 College Counseling program for St. Tammany Parish School Board that she implemented in over 50 schools on the Northshore of New Orleans.

Her focus is a student- and family-centered approach to college counseling, and she brings a comprehensive program for our student starting in middle school and culminating with the graduating seniors.

Contact Allie: apierson@ashrosary.org | 504.269.1223

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School Nurse

Mindy DeHart Louviere, R.N., was born in raised on the West Bank of New Orleans. She graduated from Charity School of Nursing in 2004. She is ACLS, and PALS certified, and is also CPR instructor certified. Mindy is a member of the National Association of School Nurses, and the Louisiana Association of School Nurses.

At Sacred Heart she has initiated the Magnus Health System which is a web-based SMR (student medical record) designed specifically for schools. This system ensures effective time management and use of resources, while reducing liability, improving emergency preparedness, and maintaining compliance with HIPPA, FERPA, and state regulations. Mindy has two children Ashton, 8, and Allie, 6.

Contact Mindy: mlouviere@ashrosary.org | 504.269.1238

School Nurse Assistant

Jennifer Hardie RN, FNP was born and raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked as a pediatric nurse/public health nurse until earning her Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner. She moved to New Orleans 20 years ago, working as a Nurse Practitioner until the birth of her second child.

Jennifer has 3 children: Emily 2016, Anna 2019, and Will, Newman 2021. Besides being an ASH parent for over 15 years, she has volunteered much of her time to Sacred Heart, including co-chairing the auction, serving on many committees and being Co-President of the Mothers' Club.

Contact Jennifer: jhardie@ashrosary.org | 504.269.1238

Learning Specialist – Lower School

Stacy Crane, born and raised in New Orleans, has spent her entire career as a learning specialist providing language and academic intervention to students in the New Orleans area. She received both her Bachelor’s and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in Special Education from the University of New Orleans. Her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders was obtained fromLSU Health Science Center – New Orleans School of Allied Health. For the past 17 years, Stacy has worked with Sacred Heart students from preschool through high school. Her ongoing contact with ASH faculty and students fostered her desire to be a part of the Sacred Heart Family.

Contact Stacy: scrane@ashrosary.org | 504.269.6504

Learning Specialist - Middle School

Kristen Bendich joined our faculty in 2013 as the Middle School Learning Specialist. She has experience in working with students with a variety of learning needs including ADHD, dyslexia, processing disorders, etc. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2001 with a degree in Communication Disorders. She went on to receive her special education certification from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in 2004 while teaching special education. She is also a certified ADHD coach.

Contact Kristen: kbendich@ashrosary.org | 504.269.1253

Learning Specialist – Upper School

Allison Suhren joined our faculty in 2016 as the Upper School Learning Specialist. She graduated from Rollins College in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She went on to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching from Emory University. While teaching at Convent of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco, she completed a Certificate Program in Educational Therapy through UC Berkeley Extension. During this two-year program, her studies focused on educational approaches for evaluation, remediation, case management and advocacy on behalf of students with learning differences.

Contact Allison: asuhren@ashrosary.org | 504.269.1218

Counseling News

The Academy of the Sacred Heart is pleased to welcome new faculty and staff members for the 2017-2018 school year as we continue to grow and educate tomorrow's leaders.
For their last class in Group Guidance (GG), fourth graders were tasked with writing one memory they would keep in their heart from their classes at the Mater Campus. Each student worked on her own to design her heart and note her thoughts.
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