St. John’s Prep School names Chicago educator as its new principal

St. John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville has named Pamela McCarthy of the Latin School of Chicago as its next principal, the prep school announced April 15.

“We are delighted to welcome Ms. McCarthy to our school community. Having served as both a teacher and an administrator, Pamela brings a wealth of ideas and experience to St. John’s Preparatory School,” Headmaster Father Jonathan Licari, OSB, said in a news release. “Pamela is a dedicated educator with passion for collaborating with faculty. She creates an atmosphere that fosters professional growth and classroom innovations.”

Pamela McCarthy
Pamela McCarthy

McCarthy is currently interim assistant division director of the Upper School and dean of students at the Latin School. She will join the staff of St. John’s Prep in July. Matthew Reichert, who currently serves as principal, announced his resignation in January.

“I am thrilled to move to Minnesota and join the St. John’s Prep community,” McCarthy said in the release. “There are a lot of great things happening on campus and I am excited to be a part it. I am also excited to enhance those great things and discover what we as a community can do to make this school an ever better place.”

McCarthy holds a master of education degree from DePaul University in Chicago. She also has a bachelor of science degree in sports medicine from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.

Since becoming an administrator for the Latin School of Chicago, she has created and implemented new advisory curricula for high school students. She also has developed program changes and reconfigured the school’s disciplinary process.

McCarthy has also served the Latin School as a teacher and department chair. She started her educational career as an athletic trainer at the Fieldston School in New York.

She visited St. John’s Prep April 6 and took part in open meetings with parents, students and faculty. A selection committee made up of members of the Board of Regents, current parents, alums and staff directed the national search and interview process.

Author: The Visitor

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