Sean McCracken - MHS '02

Posted by Dr. David Zerbe on 4/18/2024

 

Four years after graduating from Methacton High School, Sean McCracken was back in his hometown with a degree in elementary education and thrilled for the chance to start his career in the place that raised him. “I graduated from Millersville University in 2006. That summer, I was hired by the Methacton School District to teach 6th grade science.”

 

 

Currently, Sean teaches 8th grade science and serves as the science department coordinator at Arcola. He also holds a Master’s Degree in teacher leadership. He says it’s tough to even count the number of incredible educators who influenced his decision to become a science teacher and inspire the next generation of students. “I have had so many positive influences throughout my years at Methacton. It’s why I wanted to teach here. I'd love to shout out Mrs. MacLuckie, my sixth grade science teacher, Mr. Bontempo, my 8th grade science teacher, Mr. Savitz, my biology teacher, Mrs. Griffith, my chemistry teacher, and Mr. Helm, my physics teacher. Each of these teachers made me excited to show up to school each day and learn, become a better student and person, and learn about the science process. The best thing about each of these individuals is that they are also tremendous to work with and I am lucky to have both of these experiences.”

 
 
 

Outside of the classroom, Sean has been deeply involved in the Methacton community and remains a motivational figure to many. He has served as a class sponsor, coached basketball for 15 years, and coached both boys and girls lacrosse for the past 6 years.

 

 

As a student, Sean was heavily involved in the music program and is proud to see that it remains as strong today as it was back then. “I played the trombone and drums for both band and orchestra. I also got to play drums for two musicals at Methacton. During the summer in between my junior and senior year, I was given the opportunity to travel to Europe to perform with Ambassadors of Music.”

 

With Post Prom coming up, Sean remembers vividly the excitement of taking part in the highly-anticipated tradition. “Post Prom was very new to Methacton when I was in high school. The community -- parents, teachers, and students -- spent so much effort planning the events and I appreciate that looking back. It was an opportunity to have an amazing time with friends,” he shared. “I got to play sports. My high school band Call Me Donny got to perform and we got to stay up all night in a safe environment. It's really neat to see this event continue at Methacton.”

 
 
 

Sean is an avid runner and a certified running coach through the Road Runners Club of America. He and his young family share a passion for travel and spending time outdoors.

 

“I'm looking forward to running the Broad Street Run this May for my 13th time. As a family we have a goal to run an organized race in every state. Recently, we visited Arkansas and Texas. This summer we are going to check off Ohio and that will be our 27th state.”

 

When asked what advice he had for current Methacton students, Sean had this to offer: “Get involved and give back to your community. Methacton has so many opportunities including sports, music, and clubs to name a few. Find something that you are passionate about, surround yourself with friends, and be a part of something. Methacton is an amazing community and any way to give back benefits us all.”