Phone: 215-881-6427


Degrees and Certifications:

• B.S. in secondary education mathematics, West Chester University, 2000 • M.S. in educational administration, Gwynedd-Mercy College, 2005 • Enrolled in education administration program, Saint Joseph's University

Mr. Craig Metcalfe

Greetings Cedarbrook Families,

My name is Craig Metcalfe and I am the principal of Cedarbrook Middle School. I am excited for this school year and I look forward to meeting with all of our families and scholars soon.  

As a former Cheltenham High School math teacher, graduate of Cheltenham High School (class of 1995), and lifelong resident of the Cheltenham School District, I have had the honor and privilege of giving back to such an amazing community that gave so much to me, supporting my growth as a young man and as a professional. I am extremely lucky and grateful that my wife Lateefah and our children Craig and Simone have been able to experience the many things that make the Cheltenham School District among the very best in the commonwealth. 

While teaching math at Cheltenham High School for a decade, I worked with other staff members to create programs such as the Black Scholars Program, Freshman Summer Academy and Next Steps committee. I have enjoyed many accomplishments throughout my career as an educator at Cheltenham High School. The one I favor the most is the NAACP Recognition Award for the work I have done around cultural proficiency and the academic support and programming for children of color.  

In addition to my teaching experience in urban and suburban communities, I have also had the opportunity to work as a vice principal at Cheltenham High School and Universal Institute Charter School, as well as serve as principal at Universal Vare Charter Middle School, a turnaround school where I led three years of unprecedented academic growth and was designated a peer leader by the School District of Philadelphia’s School Progress Report.

I am pleased to be working with such a talented group of staff and administrators at Cedarbrook Middle School. Our shared objective is to ensure Cedarbrook continues to shine bright and to work in unison every single day to ensure Cedarbrook continues to be the very best middle school it can be.

Finally, I encourage you to search our school website to learn more about our school and its programs. If you have any questions or concerns or are in need of support, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or my administrative team. My email address is  



Craig C. Metcalfe
Cedarbrook Middle School Principal