“It is with a deep sense of gratitude to God for this chapter in my life that I tell you that I will be moving on from SHA to take up the next phase of my ministry as a Sister of St. Joseph,” S. Joanne Forker said. “I have been truly blessed during my time at SHA and I am more than confident that my successor will also know the deep joy that comes from being a member of the Sacred Heart Academy community.”
Sacred Heart Academy has expanded meaningfully in the areas of STEM and business, as well as the physical growth of the campus located at 47 Cathedral Avenue during S. Joanne’s tenure as principal. Last year, 91% of graduating students were awarded over $54 million in scholarships for academics, athletics and the arts.
“The Sacred Heart Academy community extends its prayers and best wishes to S. Joanne,” said Kristin Lynch Graham, President of Sacred Heart Academy. “We have been blessed to have S. Joanne serve as principal for the past eight years and are grateful for her unyielding commitment to our students, faculty, and alumnae. Due in large part to S. Joanne’s dedicated stewardship, Sacred Heart is poised to continue its pivotal mission of empowering and inspiring young women leaders through academic excellence, fostered in a challenging, yet nurturing environment.”
A search committee will be convened to identify the best person to replace S. Joanne as Principal of Sacred Heart Academy, a recognized school of excellence. S. Joanne will complete her work at Sacred Heart in June 2018.