Helen McLean

Helen M. McLean’s distinguished career at Saint Andrew School has spanned forty-one years, the past 11 of which she has served as the school’s principal. In her tenure as principal, she took the lead in dramatically reversing declining enrollment and consulting with experts to implement a sustainable budget for the school while still investing in major improvements to the school’s infrastructure. McLean has spearheaded the school’s integration of 21st Century technology into the classroom, and the school’s deep commitment to STEM has resulted in Saint Andrew students consistently advancing in regional science competitions. In McLean’s tenure as principal, the school has installed a modern computer lab and has begun utilizing the LabLearner science program. Classrooms are on the way to achieving 1:1 technology integration. Using the Instructional Support Team model, the school has been successful at identifying and supporting individual student needs. McLean has also introduced the PBIS model, and the school is poised to fully integrate the model into the curriculum for the upcoming school year. Acknowledged by colleagues as a tremendous, highly-respected leader who is always looking to move her school and parish forward, McLean is recognized both for her commitment to data-driven school improvement as well as her dedication to mentoring students and teachers alike. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from West Chester State College, an M.Ed. from Cabrini College, and is expected to be awarded an Ed.D. from Neumann University in December 2018.