Originally from North Carolina, Ms. Heil joined us in 2010 as the middle school math teacher and numeracy coach before becoming becoming principal. Ms. Heil earned her degree in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has continued to grow her administrative practices as a member of DCPZ, a Harvard Graduate School of Education based group dedicated to promoting global competency and fostering a Culture of Thinking within their schools. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Leadership in Education at Notre Dame of Maryland.
A Note from the Principal
I am thrilled to begin my third year as Principal of Sacred Heart School! I fell in love with Sacred Heart the first time I walked through the doors. Sacred Heart is more than just a school: it encompasses a strong, faith-filled community of diverse teachers, parents, and students as it serves as the only bilingual school in the Archdiocese of Washington. Over the years,I have watched as our teachers have built a culture of 21st century thinkers and learners and I am thrilled to continue this work with our extraordinary team of teachers, parents, and faith leaders. I hope that you will join the Sacred Heart community and be a part of our school’s mission to nurture the complete development of each individual student academically, socially, and spiritually.
Elise Heil, Principal
Teaching since 2003, Ms. Mazzini assists in the academic development of all of our learners. She is a master of differentiating instruction so that all of our students, regardless of learning abilities, can best access knowledge and build deeper understanding. After she received her Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Mary Baldwin College, Ms. Mazzini traveled throughout South America working in schools. She plans to return to school in pursuit of a Master's in ESL. She is o riginally from Lima, Peru.
Born in Washington, DC and raised in Maryland, Mrs. Bonilla has worked as an administrative assistant in DC Public Schools since 2010. Mrs. Bonilla graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a degree in Family Science and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Accounting. She enjoys working in a diverse community and is committed to helping and guiding Sacred Heart families with any inquires.