Leadership, Health & Wellness

Wellness and Leadership News

We must never try to escape the obligation of living at our best.
Janet erskine stuart

Sacred Heart Schools commit to educate the whole child, to form students of faith, intellect, and awareness, who will use their gifts in service to others. Leadership and wellness is embedded in aspects of their experience which is designed to focus on how girls thrive, grow in self knowledge, spiritual awareness, and find their unique ways to lead. We seek to transform the world one girl at a time and our young women leave with a sense of commitment and the courage to know they can make a difference in the world because they have done it throughout their careers at Sacred Heart. 

Leadership, Health, & Wellness at Sacred Heart

Meet the team

Mrs. Jennifer Bensen

Mrs. Jennifer Bensen

Director of Student Leadership, Health and Wellness
Ms. Christina Cauliffe

Ms. Christina Cauliffe

Head Athletic Trainer and Upper School Health and Wellness Educator
Mrs.  Elisa Kristensen

Mrs. Elisa Kristensen

School Nurse
Dr. Melissa Otero

Dr. Melissa Otero

School Psychologist and Middle School Wellness Teacher
Dr. Lisa Schwartz

Dr. Lisa Schwartz

School Psychologist
Mrs. Kathleen Tiedemann

Mrs. Kathleen Tiedemann

School Nurse
Mrs. Lisa Weinman

Mrs. Lisa Weinman

Middle School Dean of Students, Middle School Health and Wellness Educator

Divisional Programming

Students in all divisions engage in age appropriate Leadership, Health & Wellness curriculum exploration designed to provide students with essential skills focused on their emotional, social, physical, and spiritual health development.  Division heads work together to ensure lessons learned are built upon and further development throughout their time at Sacred Heart. This area of curriculum is ever changing and  topics are updated to ensure the curriculum is current and comprehensive. Health & Wellness  are addressed in other disciplines such as science, theology and in the classroom.

Advisory

At Sacred Heart Greenwich we commit to educate the whole child.  We seek to form students of faith, intellect, and awareness, who will use their gifts in service to others. Using the Goals and Criteria as a guide, faculty-student  and peer-to-peer relationships are at the heart of the student experience. In the Lower School the model takes shape as a morning gathering time when students enjoy prayer, reflection and sharing time often guided by a monthly theme. In the Middle and Upper School advisory programs, faculty cultivate relationships with students and between students. In addition students will explore their own growth, develop a respect for self and others while creating a community in which all feel welcomed and respected. 

Speaker series

Sacred Heart Greenwich recognizes that learning takes place in many venues. As a complement to our extensive curriculum, we take great pride in partnering with our community to engage experts in the fields of leadership, health and wellness. Parallel programs and workshops are intentionally designed to align with the work students undertake in all of their other Sacred Heart experiences.  

Recent speakers include:

Dr. Lisa Damour, Ph.D. - Psychologist, best-selling author, and New York Times monthly columnist, spoke to faculty, staff, parents and students on development, health and wellness. 

Darby Fox, MSW  -  Child and adolescent family therapist, spoke to parents and students on the impact of social media on young women’s mental, physical, and emotional well being.

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