Ms. A. McCabe - Vice - Principal
B.A. (McMaster University), Grad. Ed. Diploma (Niagara University), M.S. Ed. (Walden University)
Ms. McCabe always wanted to be a Catholic teacher. In her early years as a student at St. John the Baptist she mentored young students in the children’s choir. As a student at Bishop Ryan, she affirmed this call by refereeing basketball for the Catholic Youth Organization and working at CYO Camp Brebeuf. Ms. McCabe then went on to study History at McMaster University. During university, she began her high school coaching career, coaching basketball and volleyball at BR, as well as basketball at SJHN.
In 1988, Ms. McCabe was blessed to be hired to teach grade 8 at St. Ann’s Hamilton three weeks after starting her career as an occasional teacher. While coaching multiple sports at St. Ann’s, she began coaching at Cathedral High School. In 1991, she finally landed a position in high school at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, where she taught Health and Physical Education and Typing (on actual typewriters!).
In 1992, she landed her dream job at Cathedral High School, where she continued to teach for 26 years. In 2001, Ms. McCabe became the Department Head of Health and Physical Education/Co-Instructional. For the next seventeen years, she continued to lead her department by introducing sport focus courses, designing the “Green Room” fitness space, creating the Reach Out Elementary Program, starting the Kin-ball program, and coaching dozens of teams – including several championship teams.
In 2018, Ms. McCabe became a Vice-Principal at Bishop Tonnos CSS before returning to Cathedral in 2021. She is honoured to come back to the place she calls “home.” She knows that Cathedral is a special place, where there is a strong commitment to excellence.