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Sacred Heart Academy is pleased to announce the commencement speaker for June 10 is Lauren Tucci Shafer, Class of 2001. Lauren is the daughter of the late Elise Allan Tucci, a 1970 graduate of Sacred Heart who was a beloved pre-k teacher at Sacred Heart for 22 years.

Today, Lauren is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Nemours DuPont Pediatrics.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Fordham University. After graduating, she decided on a career in nursing and graduated from an accelerated BSN program at Thomas Jefferson University.  She holds a Masters in Nursing with a focus in Pediatric Primary Care also from Thomas Jefferson University. Her husband, George, is also a nurse and the Nursing Director of Behavioral Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  Lauren and George have two daughters, Anna and Juliette, and a son, Samuel.