Former Air Force Captain joins administration

Lizzie Carter


Julia Coats, Staff writer

The new school year has brought a new assistant principal, Tim McFadden. Although this is his first year as an administrator here, McFadden has been a football coach for five years and was the principal at Bishop John Carroll Cathedral School for 4 years. He has also coached college football and was the head coach and athletic director at Pilot Point High School in Texas.

“I came to McGuinness because God had blessed me way before I ever even stepped on campus because my wife went to school here,” McFadden said. “I mean, McGuinness is phenomenal,” McFadden said. “It is a College Preparatory school and the community is great.”

McFadden also served in the Air Force. He flew and instructed others on how to fly B-52 bombers, which are long-range, jet-powered military bombers that are capable of dropping the widest array of weapons in the U.S. inventory. He accredits this time in his life to bringing him to an educational career. 

“God called me to help develop young adults to become responsible and professional,” McFadden said. 

His career in education continues with the position of assistant principal, following the retirement of Bob Epps, who was an administrator for over 20 years. Dealing with high schoolers can bring many challenges, from discipline to engagement. 

“This school is a high achieving, highly functioning operation.” McFadden said. “I just want to make sure I contribute to that, not just steer the ship in the wrong way.” 

His faith has also helped in his decision and journey during this new position. As a Catholic high school, faith and religion are very prominent in the school, from daily religion classes to school-wide Mass. 

“Giving back and serving someone other than myself as a person for others, struck a chord for me,” McFadden said.