Meet the Staff

Rev. John W. Swope, SJ '72


Rev. John W. Swope, SJ '72 became the 32rd President of St. Joseph's Prep in 2015 after serving for nearly a decade at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore, where he was the Founding President. A Native of Drexel Hill, he joined the Society of Jesus in 1976. He enjoys Ocean City, NJ, golf and is always available to reminisce with alums, welcome students and share his love for the crimson and gray with Prep families.

Mrs. Tara McFadden, M.S.

Director of Office of the President
Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Mrs. McFadden earned her Master's degree in 2014 in Organizational Development and Leadership from Saint Joseph's University where she worked for five years in various roles in the Office of Advancement. Mrs. McFadden, who lives in Delaware County with her husband and three children, began working at the Prep in the President's Office in 2015. A graduate of Rosemont College, she is the mother of two Prep sons and a daughter at Merion Mercy Academy. 

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