Sacred Heart board names Baber as interim chief _lowres

Michael F. Baber

The board of trustees for the Schools of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau has appointed Michael F. Baber as interim head of school for the 2015-16 school year.

Baber, who worked at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Connecticut, for 14 years, begins his new position on Monday. He replaces outgoing headmistress Sister Lynne Lieux.

“We are very excited to welcome Mr. Baber to Schools of the Sacred Heart. His background and expertise are an outstanding match for our school. We look forward to continued growth in our community and are confident Mr. Baber will bring renewed excitement to help the school not only reach, but exceed its future goals,” board chairman Matt McConnell said in a news release.

While at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Baber held positions of theology teacher, theology department chairman and led the theology, campus ministry and community service departments. In 2003, he was appointed assistant head of school. He previously worked as an instructor at Sacred Heart University and was the director of education and a pastoral associate at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Weston, Connecticut.

Baber holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree with a concentration in administration from Sacred Heart University in 2001.