Principal Monthly Newsletters
Happy 2021-2022 School Year!
SHCS started the school year with a new principal at our school - Mrs. Erin Brinkley! Truthfully, Mrs. Brinkley is not NEW...she is a graduate of SHCS Class of 1996 and has been on the SHCS faculty for five years as a teacher, Interventional Specialist, and Dean of Students. Below, you will find Mrs. Brinkley's Principal Monthly Newsletters.
Sacred Heart and the Diocese of Charlotte are pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Erin Brinkley as the school’s next Principal, effective June 19, 2021. Mrs. Brinkley, a 1996 graduate of Sacred Heart School, is a veteran teacher and administrator with over 17 years of experience in the field of education.
“My leadership philosophy centers around collaboration, coaching, and clearly communicating with those around me to create an environment that will be transformational. I recognize that transformation is created through example, recognizing the power of team through we statements, and understanding that our strength comes from Christ who provides us with unconditional love,” stated Mrs. Brinkley. A member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mrs. Brinkley holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University. Mrs. Brinkley’s tenure includes 10 years in the Kannapolis City Schools, a stint as Faith Formation Director for Sacred Heart Parish, and she is currently in her fifth year with Sacred Heart School where she’s held faculty positions in Kindergarten, third grade, fifth grade, and as Dean of Students.
“After our discernment of candidates from near and far, the search committee came to the unanimous decision that Mrs. Brinkley will be the perfect fit for our beloved school. From her faithful participation in the Church, her academic accomplishments and credentials, her dynamic and engaging way of interacting with students, families and staff, and her energetic devotion to our parish, it was clear that we have an incredible candidate right here within our community,” said Very Rev. John Eckert, Pastor Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Mrs. Brinkley has served as a member of the school’s leadership team where she facilitated whole school initiatives such as the dedicated STEM Maker Space, “Cranium Cove”, and project-based learning opportunities in the school’s sensory garden and outdoor learning space. Mrs. Brinkley was instrumental in integrating extra enrichment time into the middle school schedule through an innovative Flex Time program that allowed students to discover a passion in unique classes.
“It was evident in the search process that Mrs. Brinkley’s commitment to her faith and to the mission of Sacred Heart makes her the right leader to take the school to the next level. She has demonstrated her love for the mission and ideals of Sacred heart as a student, as a teacher leader, and now as the incoming principal. Her enthusiasm and creativity are apparent in the many projects she has helped implement or oversee during her tenure at the school. I have no doubt that Sacred Heart will continue to flourish under her leadership. She is a great addition to the educational leaders across our 19 schools,” said Dr. Gregory Monroe, Superintendent of Catholic Schools.
Mrs. Brinkley and her husband Damon have three children all who attend Sacred Heart. “I am overjoyed and humbled to serve in this role as the leader of Sacred Heart. Mr. Tyler Kulp and I have already started working together to ensure a smooth transition for our school community. Sacred Heart is not just a school, but my home and my passion,” said Mrs. Brinkley.