Dear Carrollton Family,
It is with great honor and pride that I begin this journey serving as Carrollton’s Head of School. Alongside our inaugural President Patrick Coyle, I am looking forward to continuing Carrollton’s legacy in Miami as a Catholic, Sacred Heart, all-girls school of excellence with our long-standing tradition of faith, intellect, service, community, and growth.
This new leadership model is a true blessing and opportunity for the Carrollton community. The Head of School and President roles are designed to allow each person time to focus on distinct areas of the school, while collaborating on all areas to ensure excellence.
As Head of School, I look forward to working with students, parents, faculty and staff in the areas of curriculum and instruction, faculty hiring and development, academic resources, college counseling, student life, athletic, art and extracurricular programs, as well as the health and safety of all on our campuses. Together, Patrick and I will continue to build a community focused on the mission and rich traditions of Sacred Heart Education, one in which all know they are loved by God and valued by those around them.
In my more than twenty years as a Sacred Heart student and educator, I have often been asked what I love most about Carrollton. My answer is always the same: we know who we are and why we are here. We are here to bring God’s love to the world through the service of education. That we are able to articulate that mission clearly in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education, enriches the daily experience of all members of the Carrollton community.
As we embark on this new journey this summer, please join us in prayer and thanksgiving for the girls and young women we serve, their families, and all who grace the Carrollton community with their gifts and talents.
Heather Gillingham-Rivas '94
Head of School