Sister Susan Walsh

Director of Alumni/Advancement Assistant/Admissions Evaluator
Mercy Career & Technical High School
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
2016 Neubauer Fellow
Grade Level
Student Enrollment
School/Org Neighborhood
East Falls
MATM Masters in the Teaching of Mathematics, Villanova University
Administrative Certification, St. Joseph’s University
“I have served as a Principal and Assistant Principal in both elementary and secondary education for many years. I am committed to this type of educational service because I believe in the God-given potential of students. I want to lead and join my colleagues in the development of our students’ potential. This wonderful opportunity of being a Neubauer Fellow affords me the chance to learn from and contribute to the leadership of other city administrators, who endeavor to provide the same quality education. These gifted students deserve our very best efforts.”

Sister Susan serves as the Director of Alumni, Advancement Assistant, and Admissions Evaluator at Mercy Career and Technical High School. In this role, she directs activities and communications with alumni, assists in advancement work, participates in reviewing applicants, and undertakes special administrative projects. Prior to this role, Sister Susan served as the principal of Mercy Career and Technical High School (2007-2018) and Assistant Principal (2018-2019) in order to transition new leadership.

Sister Susan has been an educator since 1974. Prior to becoming a high school principal, Sister Susan served as elementary school principal, assistant principal, middle and high school science/math teacher, and private school board member. In 2015, Sister Susan was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Education at her alma mater, Archbishop Wood High School, and was recognized as a Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School Distinguished Educator. In 2017, she earned Molyneux-Lilly Award for innovative and transformational education from St. Joseph University, and in 2018, she was recognized in the Gwynedd Mercy Academy Hall of Fame, earning the Trocaire Leadership Award. She also earned Distinguished Service Award from the Board of Trustees of Mercy Career & Technical in 2019.

Sister Susan is a member of the board of directors, serving as Vice Chair, for Gwynedd Mercy Academy Elementary Division. In 2019 Gwynedd Mercy Academy Elementary achieved Middle States Accreditation. Sister Susan grew up in Willow Grove, PA, and graduated from Archbishop Wood High School (Class of 1970).