Welcome from Our Manager of Alumnae/i Relations

As I enter the portry doors each day, I am surrounded by familiar sights and sounds. The school bell ringing, students filling the hall, congé, and field day are all just as I remember. What an amazing opportunity I have been given to share in the Sacred Heart education that is alive and well at Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School.

The road that brought me back began at Gingerbread Houses with Santa hosted by the Villa Duchesne-City House Alumnae Association. It was the perfect opportunity to walk my daughter through the halls of my beloved “home.” It has been more than two years since that fun-filled morning of decorating a gingerbread house. It was that event which has introduced my daughter, and brought me back, to the Sacred Heart family that has meant so much to me.

I now look forward to greeting all of you at feast days, Christmas Baskets, reunions, tours and, of course, Gingerbread Houses with Santa. It is the alumni from Villa Duchesne, Oak Hill, City House, and Barat Hall who carry on our rich traditions, and it is those traditions that we all want to keep alive, so that the gift of a Sacred Heart education will be available for children many years to come.

Rachel Drone Gehm '88
Manager of Alumnae/i Relations

314-810-3420 | rgehm@vdoh.org