West Chester Resident Named Archdiocese’s New Secretary of Elementary Education

Andrew McLaughlin

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has named West Chester resident Andrew McLaughlin as its new secretary of elementary education following a nationwide search, writes Matthew Gambino for CatholicPhilly.com.

According to the Archdiocese, the new position will “provide more focus and attention to issues impacting parish and regional Catholic elementary schools.”

McLaughlin, currently the Archdiocese’s director of special education, will start his new role in February. He previously served as principal of Pocopson Elementary School in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, and has more than three decades of experience in education.


McLaughlin joined the Office of Catholic Education three years ago with the goal of developing and managing plans to improve special education practices in Catholic schools.

“In this new role, I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with staff in the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, the education leadership team, and the Executive Board of Elementary Education to face 21st-century challenges and achieve the shared goals that we all value as Catholic educators,” he said.

Read more about Andrew McLaughlin at CatholicPhilly.com here.

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