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 
Mary C. Bernstein, RSCJ 
Patricia Colbert ’69 
Niall Cullinane P’20 
Beth Dolack ’82 
Colm Heaney P’20 
Carmen Heredia-Lopez P’24 
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
Principal, Mathematics Teacher
Bachelor of Science, University of San Francisco
Master of Arts in Teaching, Grand Canyon University
MAT, Grand Canyon University

Mary Kelly

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

Alexandra Maegdlin

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

Geraldine White

Chief Finance and Resource Officer
Master in Business Administration, University of Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, Knox College