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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Sacred Heart Schools, through our common connection as members of God's family, celebrates diversity and reverences all people. Our inclusive culture enables all students, faculty and staff to develop and thrive while sharing their God-given talents.
Mia Cooper, Director of Equity and Community
Mia Cooper
As Director of Equity and Community, Mrs. Cooper participates in short-term and long-term planning, develops measures of success of equity and belonging, and collaborates with students, faculty, staff, stakeholders, and the broader community to create awareness, foster learning, and build connections to foster diversity, equity, and community on the SHS campus and beyond. 
The Director of Equity and Community plays a key role in the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff and provides professional development and training opportunities for colleagues and students.  She develops roll-out guidelines and communications that teach and encourage cultural competency among students and faculty. The Director also leads community and equity efforts in each school collaborating with DEI groups in the respective schools and develops an understanding of the International Baccalaureate programs and connects with other schools beyond our borders. 
2021 Demographics at a Glance
The following figures represent self-reported percentages of students of color within our two larger schools. Sacred Heart Preschool and Sacred Heart School for the Arts are not yet represented as families do not report this information as consistently.
Sacred Heart Academy - 12%
Sacred Heart Model School - 24%
Faculty and Staff:
Sacred Heart Schools - 19%
(this represents a 1% increase each year over the last seven years)

International-mindedness lies at the heart of an International Baccalaureate (IB) education.


The aim of all IB programmes is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.


Diversity, Equity, Community and Belonging (DECB) Committee
Christine Arnett
Merris Barber
Mia Cooper
Daniela Delvesco
Tricia Forde
Caroline Fowler
Cheryl Havens
Paul Kichler
Candace Kresse
Jimica Marshall
McKay Nelson
Eileen Yanoviak