Family Spotlight

As a counselor at Catholic High School for the last eighteen years, Jennifer Thibodeaux knew the outstanding reputation of Sacred Heart of Jesus School because of her interactions with Sacred Heart graduates.  “We chose Sacred Heart because of its emphasis on academic excellence, as well as its small size and diverse student population.  In addition, a strong faith community was an important factor as well.  We certainly found a family at Sacred Heart,” remarks Jennifer and echoed by her husband Mike. The Thibodeaux’s have been at Sacred Heart since 2012 when daughter Caroline began kindergarten.  Now in eighth grade, Caroline too appreciates the diversity and size of Sacred Heart- and she especially loves her English class.  Son Cooper began in pre-kindergarten and is now in fourth grade.  “I love that the school is small and that the students and teachers are so nice,” said Cooper.  The many traditions at Sacred Heart have also been a favorite of the Thibodeaux’s, with Caroline’s favorite being Grandparents’ Day and Cooper’s favorite being Fall Fest.

The tight-knit community that first attracted the Thibodeaux family to Sacred Heart remains true today.  “When our home flooded in August 2016, we were overwhelmed by the tremendous love and support of the Sacred Heart community. Watching our school come together again to raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Laura reminds of us of the compassion that we felt during that difficult time.”  Both Jennifer and Mike have served Sacred Heart in various capacities- Jennifer has served as a Girl Scout co-leader and Tiger Gala co-chair, and currently serves as co-chair of Tiger Shop and Used Uniforms; while Mike has helped coach several of his kids’ sports teams and has served as a Cub Scouts leader. 

We love the Thibodeaux family!