The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Joseph McFadden as Principal of Archbishop Ryan High School effective July 13, 2015. Mr. McFadden is a 1997 graduate of Archbishop Ryan High school and the first graduate to serve as principal in the history of the school. He has taught English at Archbishop Ryan since 2001 and for the last two years he has served as Assistant Prinicpal of Academic Affairs. Over the last 14 years, in addition to teaching all core sections offered within the English Department, Mr. McFadden created and piloted a course on Film and Writing, served on the English Curriculum Committee and was a Kairos Retreat Faculty Leader and Moderator of the Yearbook. Mr. McFadden’s appointment follows the announcement of former principal, Mr. James Meredith, as new principal of Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford (Montgomery County).
Archbishop Ryan High School President, Mrs. Denise LePera said, “As a proud Archbishop Ryan alumnus, with over a decade of service to our school community and extensive knowledge of our academic and extracurricular activities, Mr. McFadden is a solid choice to help lead us into this promising new chapter in our school history. I look forward to working over the next two months with Mr. McFadden as well as all of our administrators, faculty and staff to ensure that the 2015-2016 academic year at Archbishop Ryan High School is the best yet.”
Mr. McFadden holds his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English/Secondary Education from Holy Family University in Philadelphia as well as a Master of Arts Degree in English from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA (Montgomery County). Additionally, he is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English, Lambda lota Tau, National English Honors Society, the Archbishop Ryan President’s Advisory Board and the Christ the King School Board of Limited Jurisdiction.