Degrees and Certifications:

Wayne McAllister

Class of 1970

Year Inducted 2004

Wayne McAllister was raised in the Stonehurst Hills section of Upper Darby Township, and he attended Stonehurst Hills Elementary School. He attended Beverly Hills Junior High School before entering Upper Darby High School. In his high school years, Wayne played baseball, soccer, and basketball every year, along with serving on the Executive Committee and singing with the Choral Club.

Wayne attended Delaware County Community College, earned a B.S. in Education at West Chester University, earned a Masters in Education from Villanova, and pursued post-graduate work at Widener University.

As a lifelong Upper Darby educator, he student-taught at Aronimink Elementary School and Westbrook Park Elementary School, taught at Stonehurst Hills Elementary School and Beverly Hills Middle School, and served as principal at Bywood Elementary School and Garrettford Elementary School.  For 18 years, he was president of the Upper Darby Association of School Administrators.  In 2011, Wayne was the recipient of the very prestigious Upper Darby School District Service to Children Award. 

Wayne served on the PA Principals Executive Board from 1987-1991.  In 1998-99, Wayne was named the PA Principal of the Year by the US Department of Education and the National Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals.  

After being actively involved in the Upper Darby School District and serving on many committees to determine the District’s educational direction, Wayne retired after the 2011-12 school year.