School Leadership

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is a self-perpetuating body composed of members of the larger community, past and current parents, alumnae, and Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ). The Board holds in trust the mission of the school and bears particular responsibility for the school’s fiduciary policies.

In collaboration with the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart, the Board sets policy and hires the Head of School. Primary among the Board of Trustees’ leadership responsibilities is long-term planning for the school and its future.

2021-2022 Board of Trustees 

Timothy Archibald 
Paul J. Bartusiak P’13, P’15, P’17, P’19, P’23 
Mary C. Bernstein, RSCJ 
Patricia Colbert ’69 
Niall Cullinane P’20 
Beth Dolack ’82 
Colm Heaney P’20 
Carmen Heredia-Lopez P’24 
Jeffrey Hesse P’20, P’21 
Heather Ann Kotlarz P’14, P’15 
Nancy C. Kehoe, RSCJ 
Hon. Susan Kennedy-Sullivan ’70 
Michael Kerns P’18, Co-Vice-Chair 
Mary Margaret McDonnell, RSCJ 
Thomas P. McMenamin P’14, P’18, Co-Vice-Chair 
Lynda Mooney, Chair of the Board, P’22 
Steve Pace P’23 
Timothy B. Quigley P’21 
Anthony Rettino P’22 
Ennedy Rivera ’93 
Susanne Slaughter P’16, P’17 
Michele M. Sparks P’22 
Aimee G. Walters P’23 
Dr. Dawn Nichols, Head of School 

 

Leadership Team

Rocco Gargiulo

Principal, Mathematics Teacher
Bachelor of Science, University of San Francisco
Master of Arts in Teaching, Grand Canyon University
MAT, Grand Canyon University

Brian Gosell

Chief Finance & Resource Officer
Bachelor of Science, Western Governors University
CPA

Mary Kelly

Chief Development Officer
Master of Business Administrator, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Marquette University

Alexandra Maegdlin

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Acting Director of Admission
Bachelor of Arts, Denison University
MS, Northwestern University

Dawn Nichols

Head of School
Bachelor of Arts, Ursuline College
Master of Arts, Western Illinois University
Doctor of Education, Nova Southeastern University

Christine Schmidt

Associate Head of School
Bachelor of Arts, Northern Illinois University