8/14/2019—Pamela Juan Hayes, Head of School at Sacred Heart Greenwich, has announced her plans to retire at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Hayes, who has served as Head since 2009, was the school’s first lay person to serve in the role.
“Having been raised in the Sacred Heart network, I know the cores values of the school, guided by the goals and criteria, will live on no matter who serves as the school’s next head,” Hayes said in a letter to the Sacred Heart community. “During my tenure, I have had the privilege of working with the very best faculty and staff… Each day they inspire such intellectual curiosity in our students and truly cultivate an atmosphere of wise freedom.”
Under Hayes’ leadership, Sacred Heart experienced tremendous growth and development. She facilitated the purchase of the school’s land from the Society of the Sacred Heart, allowing for significant upgrades to its facilities, ranging from a new dining hall to athletic fields to library and classroom enhancements.Hayes also guided the creation of SophieConnect, an online learning environment that links Sacred Heart Network schoolsand prepares students for rigorous college curricula.
Christopher Ryan, board chairman, and Kathleen O’Connor, incoming board chairman, stated, “We are deeply grateful to Pam for her ten years of service here as Head of School and her more than 45 years of service to the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.”