Phone: (610) 269-4400 Ext. 7532
Degrees and Certifications:
St. Joe's University: BA in History and a certification to teach secondary (7-12) Social Studies, 1992. Bryn Mawr College: Master’s in Social Services (MSS), 1998 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Home and School Visitor (HSV) certification
Matt McFadden is one of the Prevention Specialists at Downingtown West High School. He began working for DASD in August of 2019. Matt earned his BA in History and a certification to teach secondary (7-12) Social Studies from St. Joseph’s University in 1992. Matt has a Master’s in Social Services (MSS) degree from Bryn Mawr College (1998) and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in PA. He also obtained his Home and School Visitor (HSV) certification while at Bryn Mawr.
Matt has worked with at-risk youth and their families in a variety of settings over many years, including outpatient and school-based mental health therapy services, as supervisor of an adolescent drug and alcohol recovery house, a wilderness treatment counselor, and foster care case manager. Matt has also provided counseling services to adults and couples, and to terminally ill patients and their families.
Matt is very happy to be providing support to the students and families of Downingtown. He lives in the district with his wife and two sons.