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Sacred Heart School names early education center for Carolyn Lynch


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ROSLINDALE -- As part of its continuing commitment to early education, Sacred Heart School this month announced they are naming their early education center the "Carolyn Lynch Early Education Center at Sacred Heart School" in honor and remembrance of Carolyn Ann Hoff Lynch.

Carolyn Lynch, while serving as president at the Lynch Foundation, made several contributions to Sacred Heart School including outfitting classrooms with supplies, providing teacher training and curriculum suggestions, and giving teachers the opportunity to receive their masters' degree at Wheelock College. There are currently 70 children from 14 cities and towns between the ages of 2.9 and 5 that attend the early education center.

"Carolyn was the personification of selflessness, always giving her time, talent and treasure to several educational institutions and Catholic schools over the last three decades. She was passionate about the impact and importance of having a great education, which was instilled upon her at an early age by her father who was a principal," said Monica Haldiman, principal at Sacred Heart School.

"We are honored and thankful for Peter Lynch giving us his consent to name our early education center in her honor to continue her legacy, and give our staff ongoing opportunities to tell students year after year the story and legend of Carolyn Lynch," she added.

Her involvement also helped propel the school's STREAM program, the first of its kind in an elementary school setting emphasizing science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math. The dedication and sign unveiling for the Carolyn Lynch Early Education Center at Sacred Heart School will take place in May.

Lynch had an illustrious career in the philanthropic sector, particularly with education-related organizations and institutions. She lived by the motto "Discover where your passion lies. Act on it. And you will do great things." She acted on that passion in 1988 when she co-created the Lynch Foundation with her husband Peter, and proudly led as president and chief executive officer for 27 years. Lynch also served as a Dame of the Order of Malta and also received the papal honor of the Order of St. Gregory, one of the highest honors awarded by the Roman Catholic Church.

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