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Emma Mattesky '09: on Culture

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Founding Design + Innovation Teacher, New England Innovation Academy
Boston, MA

Sacred Heart is a rich, generative school culture that creates a deep sense of belonging in anyone who becomes a member. It's a community led by highly courageous women who remind us of our history and on whose shoulders we stand.

This community culture exists alongside the backdrop of our spectacular city, New Orleans. Because of this experience, I seek people and places that have a strong sense of self.

As an educator myself now, I see how the positive risk-taking, passion driven learning, and empathy for people's stories, were qualities cultivated, encouraged, and fully supported by the Sacred Heart faculty. It was not chance encounter, but our Sacred Heart education in action––a social awareness which impels to action.