Welcome to Sacred Heart


Hello, I'm Mrs. Barb Keller, and I'm very proud to be a teacher at Sacred Heart School! I love watching my "little ones" discover, explore, and grow in kindergarten. My goal for the students is not only for them to learn, but also for them to become responsible, hard-working students who are well prepared for the future. Having taught at Sacred Heart for many years, I'm overjoyed to now be teaching some of my former students' children! I think that says a lot about the "family" we have here at SHS. I'm from Newton, IL and am married with one son, who is a senior at SIUC. 

Hello! My name is Mrs. Dawn Hootselle, and I'm new to the Sacred Heart School family. Orginally from Waterloo, IL, I have been married for 21 years, and have two sons. My husband's job is what brought us to Effingham in 2016. I have taught most grade levels from kindergarten through grade 8. Highlights of my career have included starting a kindergarten program at St. Agatha Catholic School in New Athens, IL and a preschool program at St. Joseph Catholic School in Freeburg, IL. I am looking forward to adding an exciting new chapter to my story here at Sacred Heart!

Mrs. Keller & Mrs. Hootselle


217.342.4060, ext. 337 (Keller); ext. 350 (Hootselle)