Devon Prep Welcomes New Admissions Director and Faculty Members

The Main Line private school opens the new school year in late August.
Sept. 22, 2012 - PRLog -- When Devon Prep students arrived on campus for the first day of the new school year they reconnected with old classmates, welcomed new ones, received their class schedules, and attended Mass together in the school’s gym. They were also greeted by several new faculty members.

Headmaster Rev. James J. Shea, Sch.P., served as the principal celebrant of the opening day Mass. He welcomed everyone back to school and introduced the theme for the year, “Blessed are the Peacemakers, For they will be called Children of God.” Fr. Shea also thanked Athletic Director Mr. Mark Aquilante for his efforts in securing a beautiful new gym floor. Finally a new admissions director and several teachers were introduced to the students. They include:

Mr. Patrick Kane, of Springfield, Delaware County, has been named Devon Prep’s new Admissions Director.  Kane earned his BA in History from Villanova University where he also played varsity baseball. After graduating from Villanova he was signed by the Houston Astros as a free agent after the 1999 amateur draft and played second base for the Appalachian League Champion Martinsville Astros. More recently he has served as a sales representative and subsequently general manager for PROSIT Print Solutions.

Mr. David Evans, of Audubon, graduated from Devon Prep in 2008 and went on to study at St. Joseph’s University where he earned a BS in Elementary and Special Education and participated on the varsity track team. His teaching experience includes time at several elementary schools in Philadelphia including the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School. At Devon Prep Evans will teach middle school religion, history and gym. He will also serve as the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and coach of the indoor track and field team and the spring track and field team.  

Ms. Melissa Brown, of Drexel Hill, holds a BA in Classics from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts.  She also studied Classics at Mansfield College at the University of Oxford in England. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and is a Charles A. Dana Scholar for Leadership and Academic Excellence. Brown will teach religion and middle school Latin at Devon Prep

Ms. Michelle Tedeschi, of West Chester, holds a Bachelor of Music Education with a focus on flute from West Chester University. Tedeschi serves as a music teacher with Northeastern Music Program in Glennmore, PA. Prior to Northeastern she taught at Pequea Valley High School and Whitehall Elementary School. Tedeschi will teach music in Devon Prep’s middle school.

Devon Prep, a small, private, Catholic, college preparatory school for young men in grades six through 12 is located on Philadelphia’s Main Line. Through small classes, competitive athletics, a commitment to service and a devotion to Christian values, Devon Prep students receive a well-rounded education and the foundation to become responsible, compassionate leaders able to face the challenges of life with confidence.

Devon Prep’s Fall Open House will take place on Sunday, October 14, from 1 to 4 PM, on its 20 acre campus at 363 North Valley Forge Road in Devon, PA.  Scholarship/ Entrance Exams are scheduled for Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 28, beginning at 8:30 A.M.   For more information call the Admissions Office at (610) 688-7337, email, or visit or
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