Principal's Corner

On behalf of Bishop McDevitt High School, we are pleased to announce Vincent D. Harper, M.Ed., ’92, as the high school’s principal. Harper will assume the principal position in the near future, joining the leadership team for the 2019 – 2020 academic year.


“We are thrilled to have Vince as principal of Bishop McDevitt High School,” said Michael J. Modica, ’70, Board of Directors President, “Vince’s experience in his various administrative roles in our local public schools makes him a seasoned professional. Additionally, we love welcoming alumni back as staff.”

In his role as principal, Mr. Harper will work in collaboration with President David Gardiner in providing overall direction for Bishop McDevitt High School. Harper is primarily responsible for academic and curriculum management, faculty development, and student services. The principal reports to the Board of Directors and the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Harrisburg.


Mr. Harper comes to Bishop McDevitt High School after serving as principal at Susquehanna Township High School. Prior to his leadership role at Susquehanna, Harper served as Assistant Director of Special Education at Harrisburg City School District, where he was a Special Education Facilitator and faculty member. Additionally, Harper served as Director of Special Education and High School Principal at Commonwealth Cyber Charter School.


Mr. Harper earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Franklin and Marshall College, Master of Science in Special Education from McDaniel College, and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Cabrini College. Harper also completed the Leadership Residency Program at Shippensburg University, where he obtained his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility.


Mr. Harper and his wife, Danielle (Mehalick) Harper, ’95, are parishioners of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, in Middletown and their son is entering fourth grade at St. Catherine Labouré School in Harrisburg.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Harper and his family to 1 Crusader Way!


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