Dear Members of the West Catholic Preparatory High School Community,
It is my sincere hope that this letter finds you and your loved ones well during this Easter Season.
I’m pleased to share with you that Mr. Andrew Brady has been selected as President of West Catholic Preparatory High School (WCPHS) effective Monday, April 12, 2021. Last May, we shared the appointment of Mr. Brady, as Interim President while a national search continued for the appointment of President. At the conclusion of that search process, it was clear Mr. Brady was the right choice to continue to lead West Catholic Preparatory High School. As you all know, he is a proud West Catholic alumnus (Class of 2002) and prior to serving as Interim President he served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
Mr. Brady served WCPHS first as a faculty member 2006-2010 and returned in January 2013 for a two year stint as Director of Annual Giving. He then served as Development Director for Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) before coming back to WCPHS in 2016.
Along with the WCPHS Board of Directors, we express sincere gratitude for the immense and extraordinary work he’s done as Interim President, during a very challenging year, in the face of a global pandemic, and offer Mr. Brady heartfelt congratulations for this appointment. His exemplary leadership and collaboration with West Catholic administrators and faculty embodies the Lasallian spirit and work ethic. Over the last year, in his role as Interim President, accomplishments have included; partnering with the Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future to recruit and hire a school Principal who began in August of 2020; coordinating a fundraising effort and awarding of Covid-19 emergency scholarships to families dealing with the financial
impact of Covid-19, minimizing the effect of the pandemic on the school’s enrollment; and the creation of the school’s Health and Safety Reopening Plan. Mr. Brady has proven time and again his commitment to this school and it’s over 100 years-long history. This commitment will continue in collaboration with the school leadership team to further advance the mission of West Catholic Preparatory High School, preparing young men and women for their future.
We at Faith in the Future and the Office of Catholic Education are committed to the belief that every student should be provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed throughout their high school years and beyond.
Please know of my continued gratitude for the sacrifices you make to provide the gift of a quality education for your children and for your ongoing support of this historic and beloved institution of secondary education in West Philadelphia.
Irene Horstmann Hannan
Chief Executive Officer
Faith in the Future Foundation