The Bodin family began their journey at Sacred Heart in 2015 when their twins, Eliza and Joseph were in kindergarten. When asked why they chose Sacred Heart, Katie said “we were looking for a school where our children would thrive and receive a more personal touch to their education. The moment we stepped foot on this historic campus, we knew Sacred Heart was different from anywhere else – the atmosphere and the way the children interact were just different. It was a palpable feeling.” From that moment on, the Bodins embraced Sacred Heart. Even as full-time parents with jobs outside of their home, Katie and Greg continue to pour all of their extra time and energy into SH school.
Katie has served as a Room Parent, a Fall Fest committee member for many years, and chaired the School Auction and Gala twice, all while serving for five years on the Home and School Board, including the last two years as co-president. As the Home and School President, Katie is in charge of many school activities, meetings, events, and calendar planning as well as managing the Home and School members and budget. Greg served for six years on the Advisory Board, including five years on the Executive Committee and twice as the president. Greg currently is a member of the Finance Committee and Capital Campaign Committee, co-chair for Fall Fest 2022 and 2023, and the coach for the 7th-grade boys basketball team.
Eliza and Joseph are in the seventh grade this year. Eliza is an honor roll student, cheerleader, member of the Beta Club, member of the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet Company (most recently played Clara in The Nutcracker – A Tale from the Bayou), and is a Princess on the Royal Court of the Krewe of Artemis. Joseph plays basketball, football, and lacrosse. He was most recently chosen as a Gulf South Lacrosse League All-Star in 12U. He is a Junior Duke on the Royal Court of the Krewe of Artemis and an honor roll student.
When asked what they want others to know about Sacred Heart, the Bodins said they want people to come and see for themselves what it looks like to have children of diverse backgrounds playing, working, worshipping, and competing together, all in a nurturing environment, where respect for one another is paramount, and the children see their differences, embrace them, and learn from them. Sacred Heart is the only truly diverse Catholic school in town. Its small size and history set it apart, but again, there’s a special something that Sacred Heart has that distinguishes it if you spend just a day or even a little while on campus on a student-led tour.
We can’t thank the Bodin family enough for the time and effort that they contribute to our school community.