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Dr. WIlliam J. McCusker, President

Appointed Second President of Cardinal O'Hara High School, June 2001

Principal: Cardinal O'Hara High School, 1993 to 2001

Principal:: Archbishop Kennedy High School, 1987 to 1990, 1992 to 1993

Assistant to the Secretary of Catholic Education: Head of Government and Community Affairs Division, 1990 to 1992

Assistant Principal for Student Services: Cardinal O'Hara High School, 1983 to 1987



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Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership:

              Immaculata University, 1999

Master of Science in Educational Leadership:

              St. Joseph's University, 1996

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction:

               Temple University, 1974

Bachelor of Arts in History:

              Syracuse University, 1967


Related Educational Experiences

Member: Presidents' Finance Committee of the Archdiocesean Secondary School System: 2001 to the present

Field Education Supervisor for St. Charles Seminary: 1994 to the present

Member PIAA District XII  Committee: 2008 to 2012

Participant: Growing and Developing The Catholic Secondary School President.  University of San Francisco: July 2003

Secondary School System Presidents' Liaison to the Philadelphia Catholic League Principals' Board of Governors: 2003 to the present

Chairperson: Middle States Association Visiting Teams: Fall 2002, Winter 2002, 2003, Fall 2005, Winter 2005

Member: Attorney General of Pennsylvania's Task Force on School Safety: 2000 to 2001 

Member: Office of Catholic Education-Association of Catholic Teachers' Appeal Board, 1993 to 2001

Member: Office of Catholic Education Teacher Contract Negotiating Team: 1988, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2011


Teaching Experience

Adjunct Faculty: Delaware County Community College, Media, PA, 1985 to 2004

Cardinal O'Hara High School, Springfield, PA, 1977 to 1987, 1993 to 2001

Adjunct Faculty, Villanova University, Spring 1995

Archbishop Kennedy High School, Conshocken, PA, 1988 to 1990

Adjunct Faculty: Manor Junior College, Jenkintown, PA, 1974 to 1982

John Wanamaker Junior High School: School District of Philadelphia, Summer 1972

West Philadelphia Catholic Boys High School, Philadelphia, PA, 1967 to 1977


Question for the students of Cardinal O'Hara High School

"What have you done for your school today?"