Mike Jensen of Sacred Heart announced as 2020 Inner City Educator of the Year

Mike Jensen has worked at Sacred Heart Catholic School in North Omaha since the 2007-2008 school year. This school year is his sixth as principal.

“I am blessed to have an amazing opportunity to serve our families alongside the North Omaha Community. It is my hope that our school and community has impacted our students by teaching God’s love, kindness, and excellence the best that we can,” he said.

Jensen is a name recognized by many Catholics around the Archdiocese of Omaha. For starters, Mike’s wife is a preschool teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School and his children attend another Omaha Catholic school.

And that’s not all. His mother, Anne, is the principal at St. Philip Neri Catholic School, and his father, Don, is the Director of Building and Grounds at St. Cecilia Cathedral, where has worked for the past 42 years!

Spending time with his family is his favorite hobby. Mike also mentioned his love for camping and watching Husker football when he’s not working. This summer, he and his family traveled via camper to visit some National Parks.

Now that school is in session, he said, “It is my deepest hope that our students will become strong, productive citizens with faithful hearts who will lead and continue to develop our community and our world.”

Congratulations on this honor!


You’re invited! Help us celebrate Mr. Jensen by sending us a short video with your words of congratulations or other stories before September 18. 

We hope you’ll also join us for this year’s Archbishop’s Dinner for Education on September 24 – Virtual edition! 

The annual event helps us recognize and reward the impact of our local educators, celebrate Catholic education and raise important scholarship dollars for tuition assistance.