Announcing New St. Matthew School Principal

Dear St. Matthew Community:

I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Cara Swinefurth has accepted the position of Principal of St. Matthew Catholic School. Mrs. Swinefurth has nearly 25 years of experience as a Catholic school principal and teacher and is highly regarded by the Archdiocese Catholic school community.

We are truly blessed to have Mrs. Swinefurth’s wealth of experience as our next school leader. Please join me in welcoming her to our St. Matthew community. Her official first day is July 1. Below is a message from Mrs. Swinefurth.

Sincerely, Fr. Bill

Message from Our New Principal

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am excited and honored to be the new principal of St. Matthew Catholic School.

I have been a Catholic school principal and teacher for twenty-four years. Before this position, I have been privileged to serve three Catholic schools as principal: Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Thomas Aquinas, and most recently, Holy Cross Central. Each school community is unique, and I can honestly say I encountered exceptional joy and learned distinctive lessons in each experience. I know this will also be the case as I serve the community at St. Matthew. I am especially interested in embracing “The Warrior Way!”

I completed my bachelor’s degree at Indiana State University and my master’s degree at the University of Indianapolis. My husband, Chris, and I along with our three children live on the east side in the Irvington neighborhood. Our daughter attends Marian University, and our sons are enrolled at Scecina Memorial High School. We are members of Our Lady of Lourdes parish.

I would like to thank Fr. Bill and the St. Matthew principal search committee for giving me the opportunity to serve such a well-established, respected school and church community. I look forward to meeting each of you as the year begins and am eager for this upcoming school year!

Please look around our website for the many great things occurring at Saint Matthew Catholic School. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Cara Swinefurth