Dr. Tracey A. Rush Named Principal of Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School

Wednesday, June 11th

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tracey A. Rush as Principal of Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School (Delaware County) effective July 1st.

Dr. Rush is a graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High School’s Class of 1989. She currently serves as a member of the Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Advisory Board as well as Chair of the school’s Academic Achievement and Retention Committee. This announcement follows the March appointment of the current principal, Mr. William Brannick, to the position of Director of Technology for the Office of Catholic Education.

Dr. Carol Cary, Superintendent of Secondary Schools said, We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Rush as Principal of Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast. It is wonderful to have someone who knows the Bonner and Prendie community so well, poised to lead the school into an exciting future. As a veteran educator and administrator with diversified experience, Dr. Rush will be a valuable asset to the school.”

Rev. James P Olson, President of Bonner & Prendie, says, “I am grateful that so many strong and well-qualified candidates presented themselves during our search for principal and I am overjoyed to know that Dr. Rush has accepted the position. Already a strong part of our community, we look forward to the great things we will accomplish with her as part of our team.”

Dr. Rush holds her Doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2011, she has worked as an Assistant Professor and Director of Field Placement in the School of Education, Innovation and Continuing Studies at Widener University. Prior to her time at Widener, she spent five years as the Director of Student Disability Services/Learning Resources in the Dean’s Office at Swarthmore College. In addition to her extensive work in Higher Education, Dr. Rush began her career as an Elementary School teacher in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which included positions at the former Our Lady of Peace Parish Elementary School in Milmont Park (Delaware County) and Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Elementary School in Springfield (Delaware County).

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