The Board of Trustees for the Schools of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael F. Baber as interim Head of School for the 2015-16 academic year.
Mr. Baber has devoted his entire professional career to Sacred Heart education and has distinguished himself as a successful leader in mission formation, curriculum, strategic planning, and advancement. Mr. Baber has vast professional and personal experience in Catholic, independent, Sacred Heart, single-gender education. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania in 1988 and a Master’s degree with a concentration in administration from Sacred Heart University in 2001. In 2005 he was awarded the Edward E. Ford Fellowship for Aspiring Heads of School, one of 70 from 24 states across the nation. This prestigious fellowship supports the professional development of exceptional and qualified individuals who demonstrate excellence in leadership. Prior to joining Schools of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau as its Head of School, Mr. Baber worked at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Connecticut for 14 years. He began as a theology teacher in its Upper School in 2000 and was appointed to Department Chair in 2001. He led the theology and campus ministry and community service departments until 2003, when he was appointed Assistant Head of School. Prior to joining Convent of the Sacred Heart, he was an instructor at Sacred Heart University and the Director of Education and a Pastoral Associate at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Weston, CT.
Schools of the Sacred Heart is constantly striving to provide the most advanced education initiatives to their students including the latest in technological advances while maintaining the traditions of 194 years of single gender education in the Acadiana area. “We are very excited to welcome Mr. Baber to Schools of the Sacred Heart. His background and expertise are an outstanding match for our school. We look forward to continued growth in our community and are confident Mr. Baber will bring renewed excitement to help the school not only reach, but exceed its future goals,” said, Matt McConnell, chairman of the board for Schools of the Sacred Heart.