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Our Principals

Tom Mulvey

Mr. Thomas Mulvey

(610) 646-0080 x31010

Administrative Assistant
Susan Brower
(610) 524-6300 x31001

Ms. Joy Bennett
(610) 524-6300 x31002

Tom Mulvey is proud to be the Head Narwhal. He is a graduate of Penn State and West Chester Universities, and though he is extremely unlikely to complete his doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania, he will gladly challenge any of his colleagues with doctorates to a game of Trivia Whiz to prove he is smarter.

Tom has had a variety of jobs in education, demonstrating either a lack of attention or the inability to hold a job. He has taught at a nursery school and a military high school, but spent most of his classroom time teaching middle school social studies. Likewise, he has served as a middle school assistant principal and principal, as well as a high school principal. Despite his nomadic career, he has been with DASD since 2001, and hopes to be at Marsh Creek until he retires.

Tom is a devoted fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Nittany Lions – through good and bad times – but he likes your sports teams too, unless you are from New York; in which case he won’t acknowledge your presence. Tom is also a secret fan of Hall and Oates, but he won’t talk about it.

Though he is into his fifties,  Tom and his wife, Moira,  have two school-aged boys at home.

Tucker Birkhead
Vice Principal
(610) 524-6300 x31011

Tucker Birkhead is excited to be the very first Vice Principal at the Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center. He earned his undergraduate degree at New York University and his Masters from Cabrini College.

Tucker began his educational career by completing his student teaching experience at Downingtown High School. He then went on to teach Reading and Writing at St. Gabriel’s Home for Court-Adjudicated Youth followed by six years as an English teacher at Upper Darby High School. In 2003, he returned to his educational roots and became an English teacher at Downingtown West. In 2009, he entered into Administration as an assistant principal at Lionville Middle School. He loved his job there but could not turn down the opportunity to open a brand new and truly cutting edge school.

Tucker and his wife, Danielle, have two dogs and  three cats - oh and they also have three children who all attended Downingtown schools.  Their youngest, Catie, currently attends Downingtown East High School. 

Tucker is a huge fan of James Bond movies, loves to read all kinds of books, and watches a lot of British police dramas with his wife.