The Sacred Heart School Board is designated a “Board of Limited Jurisdiction.” The purpose of the School Board is to promote and advance the mission of Sacred Heart School for the education and instruction of students in assisting them to reach the fullness of the Christian life and be ready for the world ahead of them. The Board shall be involved in assisting in the determination of overall policies in matters relating to education, including, but not limited to: enrollment, tuition, budget, and facilities. They also promote external relations in the community. The SHS Board consists of alumnae, parents and grandparents, past parents, and community leaders. Their bios and pictures can be found on the school website. Their meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 pm. The first 30 minutes of the meetings are designated for “persons wishing to address the Board.” If you are interested in being part of the Board or know someone who would like to support the school, please contact Mrs. Meyers, email@example.com.
Though she may not be an alumnus herself, few can rival Gina Bassetti's love and devotion for Sacred Heart School. Gina's run for the Saints began in 1996 when her daughter Silvina enrolled in Sr. Bernadette's kindergarten class. From there, Gina's tenure as a Sacred Heart mom would last 20 years, which included sons Matthew and Joshua attending until 2016. Among her many contributions to the school, Gina's favorites were as librarian, pumpkin sponsor and room parent coordinator. She was a fixture on campus for two decades and loved every minute of it. Gina has since brought that same philanthropic dedication to local entities like Hartnell Little League and Palma School. Gina worked in Human Resources before stepping down to focus on raising her kids. She was born and raised in Santa Clara where she attended St. Claire's grammar school and Mitty High School.
Jose Cruz is a Southern California transplant who attended Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California. He has been in Salinas, with his wife Julie, since 2002 and has been affiliated with Sacred Heart School since 2008 having two children who attended SHS from TK through 8th grades. Jose works in the real estate development and construction management field and has been actively involved with Sacred Heart's growth with the expansion of the lunch area, science lab, and pre-school.
Paula (Johnson ’68) Donahue is a graduate of Sacred Heart School and Notre Dame High School. Her grandson, Warner, attends Sacred Heart and she proudly says that she is actually a second-generation alum of SHS. Paula is a retired teacher and feels that it is time to give back to the schools that have been so prevalent in her life.
Kelly (Bengard ’94-Madonna del Sasso) Halcon has 2 sons, Nathan and Ethan, who both attended Sacred Heart School. Both are currently at Palma School and her husband, Roland, teaches at Notre Dame High School. She loves Sacred Heart and wants to continue to make it a wonderful experience for those children and families who attend. She is presently Director of Human Resources and Risk Management at Monterey Salinas Transit.
Mandy (Rodriguez ’83) Lebow attended Sacred Heart and Notre Dame High School. She has worked as the Development and Marketing Director at Sacred Heart School and more recently as the Athletic Director at Notre Dame High School. She is currently the Alumni and Events Manager for Palma School. Mandy and her husband, Dennis, are immensely proud parents of their beautiful daughter, Kaela, who is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Forensic Psychology with the goal of being an expert court witness.
Judy Meyers spent 50 years in a local credit union, retiring as CEO in 2019. She supported and promoted local schools as CEO and nurtured many students in financial planning and savings. She now shares a bond with Sacred Heart School as her grandson, Benjamin, attends school here.
Clem Richardson (’61) is a Sacred Heart graduate, and has been a School Board member since 2010. With his wife, Barbara, they have 3 children Kelly (Andre), Polly and Jack. They also have 2 grandchildren, Jenna and Maya. Clem’s main interests include coaching golf at Palma, serving as s Council member in Christians in Commerce, singing with the Flat Rock Boys family band, and all sports. He continues to be involved at Sacred Heart School knowing how important the values of the Catholic Faith are in building Family and Community.
Logan Walter attended St. Anthony’s School in Fresno, California and since 2019 has lived in Salinas with her husband, Adam, and 1-year old daughter. She currently works for JRG Attorneys at Law as a Business Attorney and thoroughly enjoys being involved in the Salinas Community. Her family in the local area attended Sacred Heart School. Logan also has friends who attended, currently teach, or participated on the Sacred Heart School Board.