Meet our Administrators

Lisa Houghlin

Mrs. Houghlin has served as the SHP Assistant Director from 2012-2015 and will be beginning her journey as the Director of Sacred Heart Preschool in the 2015-2016 school year. Her primary role has been as administrator of the Toddler Education Program for ages 1-2.

Experience: 15 years of teaching experience includes Montessori, Reggio-Emelia and National Association for the Education of Young Children best practices.

Education: Master’s degree in interdisciplinary early childhood education from U of L and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from McKendree College. Product of Louisville area Catholic schools.

Special Certifications:
Certified Montessori administrator through the Center for Montessori Education at the College of New Rochelle. The two-year program included extensive training in New York, which focused on Montessori philosophy and pedagogy, child development, observation techniques and classroom and school management.

Additional professional experience or details to share?
As assistant director, I have served on several Sacred Heart Schools committees including the District Handbook Committee, District Improvement Team, and the Diversity team. This has allowed me to work with the other administrators of SHS in an effort to unite our schools, support our faculty with professional development opportunities and facilitate and embrace our diverse community.

What makes SHP such a great school?
SHP is such a great school thanks to our dedicated, passionate teachers and staff, and our amazing families. SHP offers parents the unique choice of two learning paths for children that both develop independent, creative, confident thinkers. SHP has created a legacy of excellence because we are setting the foundation for lifelong learning by our holistic approach to early childhood education. Our curriculums develop the “whole” child; socially, emotionally, academically, physically, and spiritually.
How will your role change from assistant director to director? I will dive deeper into administrative duties, yet maintain my supportive relationships with the teachers, children and families. I will work more to develop collaborative opportunities with the other schools on the Ursuline Campus, and build on the integration programs that we already have in place.
How does your Montessori administrator certification benefit you as director and SHP overall? My Administrator Credential will allow me to further support and strengthen our Montessori Program. It will also help all of our teachers use proven strategies and techniques that will be intertwined in our Progressive classrooms to help develop our young learners into leaders.

Tell us about your family.
My husband, Brian, and I stay busy with three children and a Labrador named Willie. My son, Sam, is in his first year in college, my son, Brooks, is in high school and my daughter, Lucy, is in middle school.

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