Nick Compagnone, Ph.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Nick Compagnone, Ph.D., serves as Superintendent of Schools for the 16 Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Salina, including Sacred Heart Grade School of Plainville. Dr. Compagnone has 44 years of experience in education and has served on many state and national level committees and held various prestigious offices in educational organizations over the years. In addition to his duties as diocesan superintendent, Dr. Compagnone serves as Director of St. Mary's Grade School and Sacred Heart Junior/Senior High School in Salina.

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Pastor
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Fr. Leo Blasi has been pastor of Sacred Heart and St. Thomas parishes since 2019. Fr. Leo previously served as Associate Pastor at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Hays, Kansas, Saint Aloysius in Osborne, Saint Mary in Downs, Saints Peter and Paul in Cawker City, and Saint Boniface in Tipton. Fr. Leo was ordained in 2017 and attended Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Hales Corners (Milwaukee) Wisconsin. Father Leo Worked in the Aviation industry in Wichita and in the Army as a helicopter pilot for 29 years prior to going to the seminary.

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Principal
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Laura Foss has been the principal since 2013. She is a familiar face to SHGS, having taught first grade at SHGS since 1997. Laura also taught fifth grade one year at SHGS and one year in Korea while her husband was in the service. An alumnus of SHGS, she earned both Bachelors and Masters Degrees at Fort Hays State University, and a basic catechist certificate through the Diocese of Salina. She and her husband Kendall have two daughters.