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Head of School Search

The Academy of the Sacred Heart is conducting an international search to attract the best qualified candidate to serve as our next Head of School. We are confident that the Academy of the Sacred Heart's reputation for excellence, as well as its mission, history, financial stability, and welcoming community will attract a pool of outstanding candidates for the position.

The Search Committee will update the community regularly about the progress of the search, and updates will be archived on this web site. Questions and comments regarding the search may be submitted to:

Barbara Daush, Senior Search Consultant | barbara.daush@carneysandoe.com 
Bob Regan Practice Leader, Senior Search Consultant | bob.regan@carneysandoe.com 

Head of School START DATE: JULY 1, 2022


The next Head of School will be a practicing Catholic with a vibrant faith who will fully accept the important role of being the spiritual leader of the school. Sacred Heart’s Board of Trustees seeks an entrepreneurial and collaborative servant leader who can build relationships within the school and with the broader New Orleans community. Additionally, the Board welcomes candidates from other educational institutions as well as other mission-driven venues such as higher education; non-profit foundations and charities; or the corporate, civic, and professional services arenas.

Some specific qualities and characteristics include:

  • A thoughtful and strategic thinker who can inspire excellence
  • A team-builder who can build relationships and continue to foster a strong sense of community
  • A fundraiser and friend-raiser, especially with alumnae
  • A dynamic, energetic, and enthusiastic leader who is knowledgeable about education and has a passion for all-girls’ education
  • A faith-filled administrator who can embody the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education

Head of School POSITION Details  >

SEARCH COMMITTEE

  • Graham Ralston: Trustee, Parent ’26 and ’30
  • Philip May: Trustee, Parent ’25 
  • Kay Favrot: Trustee, Alumna Class of ’53, Former parent and grandparent ’77, ’79 and ’03 
  • Mark Romig: Trustee, Son of Alumna Class of ’50
  • Wil Jacobs: Trustee, Parent ’25
  • J.P. Hymel: Trustee, Parent ’30 and ’34, Co-Chair of Capital Campaign 
  • Vicky Rajca, RSCJ: Member of the Society of the Sacred Heart, Trustee, Director of Conference Center and Chief Financial Officer/Director of Operations for the Society of the Sacred Heart and Stuart Center in Washington, D.C. 
  • Betsy LaBorde: Alumna Class of ’88, ASH Foundation Board of Directors, Past Trustee 
  • Ellen Manning: Alumna Class of ’87, Co-Chair of Capital Campaign, Former Parent ’21
  • Larry DeMarcay: Chairman of Board of Trustees, Parent ’23 and ’24
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Academy of the Sacred Heart has retained Carney, Sandoe & Associates, a leading educational search firm, to assist in the Head of School search.

Meet our cs&a consultants


Barbara Daush
Senior Search Consultant 

Beth Dietz
Search Consultant

Bob Regan Practice Leader
Senior Search Consultant