Letter from Dr. Prater

Mar 25, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart Cathedral School Community,

I hope everyone is enjoying this Lenten season as we look forward to Easter Sunday quickly approaching!

To begin, I want to take a moment and thank each and every one of you for your patience and support throughout the Principal Search process. The Sacred Heart Cathedral School community is exceptional, full of tradition, value-based, and truly a place of transformation for students and families. A great deal of prayerful discernment and thoughtful consideration, as well as, energy has been put forth by the SHCS Search Team to ensure that the next leader of Sacred Heart Cathedral School will reflect these qualities.

We are delighted to inform you that the search for the next Principal of Sacred Heart Cathedral School has been narrowed down and we are hosting one of these strong candidates individually this coming Friday and would welcome the opportunity for all who would like to meet the candidates to join us. In order to accommodate those wishing to attend, the following schedule has been set:

Meet & Greet @ Sacred Heart Cathedral School Pavilion-Friday, March 26, 2021, 3:00-4:00 p.m.                                                                                                                             

As a reminder, the parish will also be hosting the Stations of the Cross and Fish Fry at 6:00 p.m. and the candidate will be present then too. We are hopeful this will give you a time to meet this candidate in an informal setting to introduce yourself and we encourage all to attend! We will be providing you with a confidential link following the Meet & Greet to provide feedback on each candidate, and we look forward to your responses. 

Let me conclude by saying that we are very excited about the future of Sacred Heart Cathedral School! We know that this process is bittersweet as we are saying good-bye to much loved Mr. Rodgers. It is our greatest hope that our next leader will continue to preserve the tradition of Sacred Heart Cathedral School and pursue the vision of our school for years to come. 

I look forward to seeing you soon!


In Christ,

Sedonna J. Prater, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Catholic Schools

805 S. Northshore Drive

Knoxville, TN 37919