Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg has announced the appointment of David K. Gardiner as president. He will assume this leadership role on July 1.

Gardiner was most recently served at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Gardiner and his family join the Bishop McDevitt High School Community,” said Michael J. Modica ’70, Board of Directors President. “David brings outstanding credentials from his long association with DeMatha Catholic, a school known for its rich tradition and academic excellence. He is dedicated to providing our community with a faith-filled, respectful and fresh perspective.”

In his role as president, Gardiner will work in collaboration with the school principal in providing overall direction for Bishop McDevitt High School. Gardiner is mainly responsible for institutional advancement, financial operations and obligations, and school facilities operations. The president reports to the Board of Directors and Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Harrisburg.

Gardiner comes to Bishop McDevitt High School after a 15-year tenure at DeMatha Catholic as dean of students and summer school principal, director of student government and faculty member. Prior to DeMatha Catholic, Gardiner was vice principal, athletic director and coach at Cardinal Gibbons School in Baltimore.

Gardiner earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Maryland, master of science from American International College and is defending his executive doctorate in education in educational leadership management policy this summer from Seton Hall University. Gardiner’s dissertation is on the sustainability of Catholic secondary schools.

In addition to his position as president, Gardiner and his wife, Michele, look forward to joining Bishop McDevitt High School as current parents. Their son, Zachary, will be a freshman this fall and a member of the class of 2023.

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