Mrs. Mary-Anne Cooke, Principal

– BA Political Science/History/Economics — University of Rhode Island
– MA History/Secondary Education — Long Island University-CW Post
– MA SBL Adelphi University


This is my 18th year working at Sacred Heart!  I spent the last 17 years as the 7 & 8th grade social studies teacher.  History is my passion! I have run a very successful History Day Independent Study for the past several years as well as a Model UN Club.

I was honored by the Fredrick AO Schwartz Museum as the New York City History Teacher of the Year two years ago. I am truly blessed to be here at Sacred Heart and to work with such awesome students.

As I assume my new role, as Educational Leader, I ask for your prayers- I have very big shoes to fill!

My husband, James, and I have two children, Keri and Sean. Keri is married and a mother of two beautiful, smart, funny and playful girls — Erin (3 years) and Tegan (10 months).  My granddaughters are my world. I love being their “Memas”. Sean lives in Rochester, NY, and works for the U of R. In May he will obtain his MS in Computer Analytics, something that I know very little about!

I have been a religious educator for the past 30 years, and I serve as an Eucharist Minister.

I am excited to embark on this new chapter of my life.