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Announcing New Assistant Principal of Student Life

Dear West Catholic Preparatory High School Community,

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I announce the appointment of Ms. Deanna Handy as the new Assistant Principal of Student Life at West Catholic Preparatory High School effective September 5th, 2023. Please join me in extending our warmest congratulations and welcome to Ms. Handy.
Ms. Deanna Handy attended Philadelphia Archdiocesan Schools from Pre-K-12th grade. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a minor in Ethnic Studies from Bloomsburg University. She continued her education at University of Pennsylvania where, in 2012, she earned a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Reading, Writing, and Literacy. Deanna has taught at various Philadelphia schools; one of her favorite roles was teaching 8th grade at St. Raymond's of Penafort, her home Parish. For the last 12 years, Deanna has vowed to herself to make a positive impact on young men and women that she encounters daily and is excited to join the West Catholic Preparatory High School family as Assistant Principal of Student Life.
Her words of wisdom, "Keep God First, He has made each of us Uniquely in His Image. So, therefore, Be You! Stay true to yourself, let your light shine, and walk in your divine Godly Purpose."
Ms. Handy separated herself some the rest of the candidates with her excitement while she talked about building strong relationships with students, parents, alumni and staff. She is looking forward to “fostering a positive, memorable atmosphere that will impact and carry the legacy of a strong Catholic culture rich in School Spirit and Jesus Christ's love for all.”
Once again, please join me in welcoming Ms. Handy to the West Catholic Preparatory Community. Together, let us look forward to a future filled with enthusiasm, joy, success and personal growth for all our students under her exceptional guidance.


Mr. Michael P. Field, Jr
West Catholic Preparatory High School