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Our Principals

Mr. Art Campbell

(610) 269-2420 x43010

Administrative Assistant
Ms. Kelly Stauffer
(610) 269-2420 x43001

Mr. Campbell has eight years of classroom teaching, one and a half years as a Central Office Administrator, and four years as Assistant Principal of Downingtown High School East. He has a great depth of knowledge in the STEM fields, having served as the district’s Mathematics and Science supervisor from January 2007 through July 2008.

Before coming to Downingtown in January 2007, Mr. Campbell was a Physics and Mathematics teacher in the Eastern Lancaster County and Radnor Township School Districts. He holds a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Gwynedd Mercy College and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Secondary Education from Bloomsburg University. He is currently enrolled at Drexel University in the Educational Leadership and Management EdD program.

Dean of Curriculum & Instruction
Mr. Mike Sheehan
(610) 269-2420 x43012

Administrative Assistant
Ms. Meghan Schell
(610) 269-2420 x43002

Mr. Sheehan's dedication to the Academy started with his involvement with the STEM planning committee, acting on the Curriculum and Programming sub-committees. Prior to joining the STEM faculty, he taught Physics and Introduction to Chemistry and Physics for eight years at Downingtown West High School. Mr. Sheehan’s role at West not only included teaching Physics, but he also served as an advisor to the LINK group and as a Math and Science tutor after school.

Mr. Sheehan graduated in 2002 from Bloomsburg University with a B.S.Ed in Physics Education. He earned his M.Ed in Science Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State University in 2009 and a Graduate Certificate in Principalship in 2012. He is certified in both Mathematics and Physics. Prior to becoming the Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, he taught 9th Grade Physics, IB Physics, and Forensics here at the Academy.

Dean of Academics & Student Life
Katherine Cole
(610) 269-2420 x43011

Ms. Cole is driven by a passion for student success and seeks to engage stakeholders in thoughtful communication, advocacy, and establish partnerships which bolster the STEM Academy's collaborative vision.  Her diverse teaching and learning experiences span across the state of Pennsylvania, but her roots grow from Chester County.  After graduating from Great Valley High School, Ms. Cole attended Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA as a scholar athlete earning her B.A. in History/Pre-Law with a Spanish minor in 2003.  She expanded her undergraduate experience by studying Spanish language and history at Universidad Internacional in Cuernavaca, Mexico.  

Acknowledging her desire to work in the field of education prompted Ms. Cole to attend West Chester University where, in 2006, she earned her M.Ed. in Professional and Secondary Education.  She has since become a Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project Fellow & Teacher Consultant.  In 2005 Ms. Cole secured a Social Studies teaching position with the Springfield School District in Delaware County, PA, serving as a high school educator and Department Manager for nine years before moving into the Dean of Students role at E.T. Richardson Middle School. She earned her Principal Certification from Drexel University in 2015.

With great enthusiasm Mrs. Cole joined the administrative team at the Downingtown STEM Academy in 2017 and loves helping extraordinary students do extraordinary things!

Susan Boardman

Internships & Partnerships Leader
Ms. Susan Boardman
(610) 269-2420 x43035

Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cory Butler
(610) 269-2420 x43004

Susan Boardman is the Internships and Partnerships Leader at the Downingtown STEM Academy. Her twenty years of business development experience, ten of which have been in Chester County, include a financial services firm, architectural firm, and a major manufacturer.

Susan developed strong alliances within the business community through extensive involvement working with the Business Education Partnership at the Exton Chamber of Commerce; Youth Leadership Committee at the Chester County Chamber of Commerce; Leadership Council of the American Red Cross and the STEM Advisory Board. She started a local business networking group, G3, which stands for Give, Gain & Grow, a networking group with a social conscience. She has actively participated with the 21st Century Project for Downingtown Area School District, and was a 2011 leadership speaker for the GETT Program, Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology. Susan has a B.S. from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio starting her educational journey majoring in architecture.

"I've been a resident of this area for decades, and am now at a point in my life where I want to give back as much as possible to the community. My legacy is dedicated to ensure a great future for our students and businesses in Chester County."