The Academy of the Sacred Heart is pleased to welcome the following new faculty and staff members for the 2019-2020 school year, as we continue to grow and educate tomorrow's leaders.
Courtney Boudreaux - Development Services Coordinator
Courtney graduated from Sacred Heart in 2006, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Ole Miss and a Master of Business Administration from Tulane University. For the past nine years she has worked in the Oil and Gas industry as a Land Manager and in Owner Relations. Courtney and her husband, Austin, have a one-year-old daughter named Caroline who will begin the Little Hearts 1s program this fall. She is excited to be back home at Sacred Heart and bring her daughter with her!
Beverly Eden - Nurse Assistant
Beverly Eden, LPN was born and raised in New Orleans. She is a graduate of Louisiana Technical College. She is the married mom of four; three boys and one girl who will be attending Kindergarten this year at Sacred Heart. Beverly has been working as a school nurse at Sacred Heart since October of last year and has loved every minute of her time here. Prior to working at Sacred Heart, she was the campus nurse at Our Lady of Holy Cross College. She is looking forward to many years and many more memories at Sacred Heart.
Kay Franz - Pe-Kindergarten
Kay Franz was born into a family of educators, destined to teach. She has loved teaching children of all ages for nearly 30 years, and credits her students for inspiring her to push herself creatively and professionally. She grew up in Baton Rouge, and relocated to the Jackson, Mississippi area until recently, when the arrival of her granddaughter led her back to Louisiana. Her formal art training was at LSU in art education. She completed her M.Ed. in Art at Mississippi College. Mrs. Franz enjoys gardening, walking, volunteering, and painting, all hobbies that take a second seat to spending time with her precious grandchildren.
Olivia Guider - Little Hearts 2
Olivia brings over ten years of educational experience to her position in Little Hearts. Her ties to Sacred Heart run deep, and she is pleased to officially join the faculty after supporting the school in many ways as an alumna, mother, volunteer and part-time employee. After graduating from Sacred Heart in 1999, Mrs. Guider earned her bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University, followed by a graduate degree from Loyola University. She has taught 2nd grade and Kindergarten, and in her recent service to the Sacred Heart found her passion for instructing the youngest hearts. Mrs. Guider and her husband are the proud parents of one son and two daughters, who currently attend Sacred Heart.
Robby Harris – Upper School Science
Robby Harris comes to Sacred Heart after teaching at Newman for four years. Mr. Harris grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and earned his bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University. He taught for three years in Phoenix, then headed to University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he earned his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Education. Outside of school, Robby was recently elevated to the position of project manager for a non-profit named Inventions for Good, Inc., which aims to improve access to education for students in rural South Africa.
Kara Jacobi – Upper School English
Kara Jacobi joins Sacred Heart after eight years teaching 12th grade Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and College Prep English at Holy Cross School, and six years teaching college composition and literature at the University of Miami. A graduate of Destrehan High School, Dr. Jacobi went on to earn a B.A and an M.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame. She then completed a Ph.D. in English at the University of Miami, where she researched art, narrative, and trauma in 20th century women's literature. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, watching independent films, blogging, working out, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog Beignet.
Meg LaBumbard, Director of Communications and Public Relations
Meg LaBumbard joins Sacred Heart with 14 years of experience practicing Communications and Public Relations. After graduating from Sacred Heart, she attended the University of Georgia and pursued dual majors in Public Relations and Speech Communication. She began her career working within the government contracting industry for Lockheed Martin and later one of its spin-off companies, PAE. After returning to New Orleans, Meg transitioned into the healthcare industry and served as the Director of Marketing & Communications for LCMC Health prior to joining Sacred Heart. Meg is excited to return to the Rosary as a member of the staff and outside of work enjoys time at home with her husband and two young sons.
Megan Noll – Upper School Religion and Campus Ministry
Megan Noll has been a business consultant for non-profits, a traveling missionary, and a diocesan director of marriage, family and youth. Ms. Noll received a Master of Arts in Theology at the University of Divinity and a Graduate Degree in Theology for Marriage and Family at the Pope John Paul II Institute (both schools reside in Melbourne, Australia), and completed undergraduate studies in music, biology honors and chemistry. Her thesis was on fatherhood in the context of Theology of the Body. Fun facts: she is the oldest of eleven children, and likes to kayak, curl and cook.
Kaitlin Tregle - 2nd grade
Kaitlin Tregle is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and has a dual master’s degree, including a M.A. in Teaching Elementary Education 1-5 from the University of New Orleans. With over six years of teaching experience, her work in preschool, early childhood, and elementary classrooms provided her the opportunity to work with many different learners. She most recently taught in St. Charles Parish schools, where she taught third grade, and worked as an ELA Interventionist. Ms. Tregle has a particular passion for S.T.E.M. and empowering young girls to pursue math, science and engineering. When not teaching, she can be found reading, traveling or building and coding robots. She also enjoys working with the Electric Girls organization and going on adventures with her family.
Karen McCardle – Middle School Mathematics
Karen McCardle is delighted to return the Sacred Heart family with over eight years teaching experience. She taught as in the Middle School in 2018 when there was an unexpected opening in the Math department. Her positive experience there brings her back this year to teach 8th grade Math and 9th grade Algebra. Karen earned a bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate from LSU. She practiced law with Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis and Eagan, but ultimately followed a calling to the teaching profession. She earned her teaching certificate and began teaching Mathematics at Chalmette High School and then Mount Carmel Academy. Karen took time off to be with her three children (ages 7, 5 and 4) and is returning to full time teaching this year. She enjoys jogging, gardening and playing tennis in her leisure time.
Anne Seiler – Upper School Social Studies
Anne Seiler is happy to come home to The Rosary. She previously worked in the Middle School, teaching in the physical education department and serving as Preparatory Dean. While her children were young, she left campus and spent time teaching and serving as Athletic Director at a local independent school. Anne grew up in Ohio before moving to Louisiana to attend Loyola University, where she majored in history and completed her Master’s degree with teaching certification. She strives to live an active lifestyle, and enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.
Clarine Usher – Middle School Science
Clarine is excited to join the Sacred Heart faculty to teach Science. Clarine earned her Bachelor’s degree from Loyola and her Master’s degree from Tulane, and from there pursued a career in the financial sector in New York. She is thrilled to return to New Orleans and continue her second calling as a teacher.
Lauren Walker - Director of Major Gifts and Capital Campaign
Lauren joins Sacred Heart after serving as the Director of Development, Major Gifts in Tulane University’s Office of Advancement. Prior to her tenure at Tulane, Lauren worked in Washington, D.C. as a Senior Legislative Assistant to U.S. House of Representatives Congressman Rodney Alexander. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the College of Charleston. Lauren looks forward to returning to her alma mater, and is especially pleased to bring with her (to ASH-FIN) her nine-month old son.