School Leadership

Head of School Pamela Juan Hayes ’64

Pamela Juan Hayes ’64 became Head of School for Sacred Heart Greenwich on July 1, 2009. Mrs. Hayes was appointed Head of School beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year. The Board of Trustees reached its unanimous decision following a national search and with the enthusiastic participation of more than 400 parents, alumnae, faculty and staff, students, and friends. 

Mrs. Hayes' experience with Sacred Heart began when she joined the first grade at Sacred Heart Greenwich. After graduation, she pursued a bachelor’s degree at Briarcliff College, and then received her master’s degree in teaching from Manhattanville College. She brings a strong record of experience in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools as a faculty member and administrator for three Sacred Heart schools – Greenwich, New York and San Francisco. 

While at Greenwich, she taught English and drama, served as head of the Middle School, and directed the Middle School’s community service program. In 1996, she became Head of Convent of the Sacred Heart Elementary School at San Francisco. In 2000, Mrs. Hayes was appointed Director of the Schools of the Sacred Heart at San Francisco, a position she held until becoming Greenwich’s Head of School. 

As a member of the Program and Planning Committee of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools (1989-1996), Mrs. Hayes deepened her understanding of Sacred Heart schools as transformational in nature. Her educational philosophy is aligned with St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, the foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart, who said: “I would have founded the Society for the sake of a single child.” She is dedicated to educating girls and young women to become leaders and play transformative roles in society.

Administrative Team

Jennifer Bensen

Titles: Head of Upper School, Academic Dean Class of 2020

Melissa Canoni

Titles: Director of Advancement

Anthony Costa

Titles: Business Manager

Catherine Cullinane

Titles: Director of Admission and Financial Aid

Christine D'Alessandro

Titles: Head of Lower School

Elizabeth Dennison

Titles: Director of Athletics

David Olson

Titles: Assistant Head of School and Head of Middle School

Linda Vasu

Titles: Assistant Head, PreK-12 Academic Programs and Curriculum

Board of Trustees