Sr. Sheila O'Neill, ASCJ, Ph.D., '71
A native of New Haven, Sr. Sheila graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1971. She entered the congregation of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and professed perpetual vows in 1979. Sr. Sheila earned a B.A. in math from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, a M.A. in theology from Fordham in New York and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University in Missouri, and in 2005, a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University.
Sr. Sheila taught math and religion at Sacred Heart Private School, New York and Cor Jesu Academy before serving as principal of Cor Jesu Academy, our sister school, for 16 years. Before being named president of Sacred Heart Academy, Sr. Sheila served for three years as Head of Mission Advancement for the U. S. Province of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart.
Sr. Sheila’s commitment to educational excellence, her enthusiastic support of students, faculty, staff and parents and her deep loyalty to her alma mater have made her the ideal choice as the Sacred Heart’s first president.