Mr. John Darrah

MOUNT CARMEL AREA
Grade 7 to 12 Principal
DarrahJ@mca.k12.pa.us

Dear MCA Learning Community,
I am honored to serve as your junior high principal. There is truly no place I would rather be. I
am devoted to our local community and students and am looking forward to working with our
staff towards making MCA the best it can be!

In addition to my role as an administrator, I am first and foremost a husband and a father.
My beautiful wife Rachael and I have two children, Jack and Josie.  Rachael is a fifth-grade
teacher at our elementary school and my family has lived and worked in our community for
generations.  We are looking forward to having our children grow up here. Jack loves his
teachers and classmates in our elementary school and Josie is excited to start kindergarten in a
few years!

Prior to joining our administrative team, I spent thirteen years as an educator, including three
as a secondary social studies teacher at Mount Carmel Area. I have gained invaluable
experience in my first three years as our junior high principal and am looking to continue to
grow and improve.

As a current and lifelong resident of the Mount Carmel Area, I understand both the strengths
and challenges of our district. While our community continuously changes, my goals will remain
the same: to develop strong, self-sufficient young men and women, and prepare students to
accomplish their future goals.

To our students and families:  I will always work as hard as I can for our school district,
community, and families.
To our staff: My door is always open. I value your input, and appreciate you always making
our students your main priority.
To our community: GO BIG RED!

Sincerely,
     John Darrah