Jodi Vanderheiden named new K-12 Principal for Sacred Heart School

Jodi Vanderheiden has been hired as the new K-12 Principal for Sacred Heart School. She will replace the current K-12 Principal, Dave Andrys, who announced in December 2015 he would be retiring from Sacred Heart School at the end of this current school year.

VanderheidenSacred Heart parents, friends, alumni, parishioners, faculty and staff would like to thank Dave Andrys for his 37 years of service to our school.

Vanderheiden, who will assume Principal duties on July 1st, 2016, brings 22 years of experience in education to Sacred Heart School. She earned her educational leadership degree through the University of Minnesota Mankato in July of 2015, her BA degree in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota Mankato, and her Master’s Degree in Education from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Vanderheiden began her career at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic School in Wayzata, followed by six years at Wayzata Public Schools, and has been with the St Michael-Albertville Public School District for the past 13 years. Vanderheiden served as the Staff Development Coordinator and Chairperson, coordinated Professional Learning Communities (P.L.Cs), developed and implemented a mentorship program for 8th graders, supervised Targeted Services for after school programming, Youth Matters, MCA Prep, summer school, and Math Academy. She was selected as the 2006 LEEA Teacher of the Year.
Jodi Vanderheiden and her husband, Robert, have three children. She is an active member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Michael, MN where she serves in various ministry roles.

A full story will be in our next issue of the Sacred Heart Development News.

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