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Sacred Heart School Announces Maegan Koelker as New Principal

JUNE 2, 2021

Sacred Heart School Announces Maegan Koelker
as New Principal

(MANCHESTER, NH) - David A. Thibault, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Manchester, today announced the hiring of Mrs. Maegan Koelker as the new principal of Sacred Heart School in Hampton, starting July 1. She will replace Teresa Morin Bailey, who has served as principal since 2014.

“Mrs. Koelker is a dedicated and passionate professional who comes to us with considerable administrative experience as well as several years of experience as middle school classroom teacher,” said Mr. Thibault. “I know she will continue to foster the spiritual development, academic excellence, and commitment to serve others that Sacred Heart students are so well known for.”

“I feel blessed to have the opportunity to be part of the Sacred Heart Community,” Mrs. Koelker said. “I am looking forward to being part of the spiritual, educational, and social-emotional journey of the SHS students and I'm honored to be joining such a dedicated and faith-filled staff.”

Mrs. Koelker currently serves as principal of Timberlane Middle School in Plaistow. She spent twelve years as a seventh grade English/Language Arts teacher there, served as assistant principal for one year, and has spent the last two academic years as principal at the same school. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Lynn University and holds a master’s degree in education with a focus on educational leadership from the University of New England. Mrs. Koelker lives in Newmarket with her husband Matt and their two sons. She and her family are communicants of St. Michael’s Parish in Exeter.

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Sacred Heart School provides a faith-filled, academically excellent education for its students, and proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ by fostering their spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development. For more information, please visit www.shshampton.org.

The Diocese of Manchester is the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire, serving the needs of nearly 235,000 Catholics. For more information, please visit www.catholicnh.org/overview.