The faculty and staff of Sacred Heart School have been serving the Mount Pleasant neighborhood and Washington, D.C. community for over 100 years.
Interim Principal 2014-2015
Name: Elise Heil
Years of Experience at Sacred Heart: 5 years
Originally from: Charlotte, NC
Elise Heil has been the middle school math teacher and numeracy coach at Sacred Heart School for the past 5 years. Prior to joining the Archdiocese of Washington, Ms. Heil graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Education and began her teaching career in DC Public Schools. Over the past several years, she has been committed to strengthening her teaching practice by attending professional development conferences at Harvard University. She recently joined the faculty of WISSIT, the Washington International School Summer Institute for Teachers, and will be part of a team hosting a summer conference for DC Educators on cultivating cultures of thinking and preparing students for global competency. In addition, she is persuing a Masters Degree in Education Leadership at Notre Dame of Maryland.
A Note from Principal Heil
I am thrilled to be joining the Administrative Team at Sacred Heart School. I fell in love with Sacred Heart School the first time I walked through the doors. Sacred Heart is more than just a school, but encompasses a strong, faith-filled community of teachers, parents, and students. I have enjoyed watching Sacred Heart grow as the only bilingual school in the Archdiocese of Washington. In addition, I have also watched as our teachers have worked hard to cultivate a culture of 21st century thinkers and learners. I am thrilled to continue this work with our team of teachers and parents at Sacred Heart School and the dedicated faith leaders at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart. I hope that you will join the Sacred Heart community and be a part of the school’s mission to nurture the complete development of each individual student academically, socially, and spiritually under the auspices of the Catholic faith.
Elise Heil, Principal