School Leadership

President Michael F. Baber

For the last 20 years, Michael has dedicated his career to Sacred Heart education. His deep commitment to Sacred Heart's mission is palpable, and he possesses a range and depth of leadership experience in areas that are essential to our vision for the future, including philanthropy, community and stakeholder engagement, admissions, and financial aid.

From 2000-2014, Michael served in several roles at Sacred Heart Greenwich, including twelve years as Assistant Head of School. During his time in Greenwich, Michael led a capital campaign that raised $21 million, chaired the Education to Mission and Curriculum Committees, established a diversity committee, coached athletic teams all three seasons, and helped with the farming program during Summer Outreach. In 2015, Michael became interim Head at Schools of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana. He soon after accepted the role as Head of School at the Network's Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School in St. Louis, Missouri, where he lead the community from 2016-2022

Michael's return to Greenwich is a homecoming for him and his family. He is joined by his wife Lauren, who is an alum of Sacred Heart Greenwich.

VIDEO: Meet Mr. Michael F. Baber, by Media Studies students Charlotte Fallon '22 and Catriona Marangi '22

PODCAST: Listen to an interview with Mr. Michael F. Baber, on our Heart to Heart podcast

Administrative Team

Mr. Kevin Bailey

Director of Academics

Mrs. Jennifer Bensen

Director of Student Leadership, Health and Wellness

Mr. Richard Bernero

Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Mrs. Catherine Cullinane

Director of Admission and Financial Aid

Ms. Lauren Fredette

Director of Advancement

Mrs. Marcie McDonald

Interim Head of Upper School

Dr. Jessica McGibbon

Head of Lower School

Mrs. Laura Plunkett

Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications

Mrs. Laurie Rousseau

Director of Athletics

Mr. John Zwack

Head of Middle School

Board of Trustees