We are very pleased to announce that Meghan McNamara will be joining Archbishop Carroll as Director of the Theatre Department beginning in September.
Meghan is a 2007 graduate of Archbishop Carroll High School, 2011 graduate of Penn State University where she received a BS in Biology, and a 2016 graduate of Drexel University where she received a BS in Nursing.
While at Penn State, Meghan was an active member of the Penn State Thespians, where she gained a broad range of experience. Her positions included build crew, assistant stage manager, cast, director, scenic design, and production manager. After graduating from Penn State, Meghan worked as a cast member with the Players Club of Swarthmore before returning home to Archbishop Carroll as Scenic Designer since 2016.
In addition to her work as Carroll’s Scenic Designer, Meghan is currently working at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in General Pediatrics/Rheumatology and Inpatient Rehabilitation as a Safety and Quality Specialist, where she is responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining an effective unit-based safety and quality program.  Meghan works with the other nurses on her units “to prevent patient harm and to keep our patients safe. Our families come into the hospital on what can be the worst day of their lives, bringing their sick child into our care, and it is our privilege to be their support and provide the best care that we can. I bring the same passion to the students at Archbishop Carroll. It is my responsibility to usher in the next phase of ACTS and I intend to bring the values I practice every day to this program.”
Allison Papantoniou, Assistant Principal for Student Affairs commented, “Meghan is an energetic professional with tremendous credentials and is committed to promoting excellence and creativity through the arts. I am confident that Meghan will be an active player in our community and a strong contributor to our vibrant theater program.  It is my pleasure to welcome her back home to Carroll.”
Inspired by her study of Frank Sinatra in Mrs. Shapansky’s class, Meghan said that she sums up ACTS with one phrase: ‘The best is yet to come.’  “In the past three years as scenic designer, the ACTS program has grown tremendously.  We have a strong foundation of engaged parents, talented students and excited staff who are ready to take it to the next level in the years to come.  As an ACTS/Carroll alumni myself, I have a deep appreciation for the program and it’s potential.  To our loyal audience members and the entire Carroll community, just wait, the best is yet to come!”
Please join us in welcoming Meghan back to the Carroll community!