The staff of the Archbishop Riordan High School boarding program is committed to the development of our residential students academically, socially and spiritually, and preparing them for success in college and beyond. The Directors and Resident Advisors bring a wealth of experiences, interests, and talents to San Francisco’s only boarding program, and continue to build a thriving residential community on Riordan’s campus.
Meghan Grady – Associate Director of Residential Life
Meghan has worked with the boarding program at ARHS for five years. She has worked in multiple countries and brings extensive experience in boarding and international education to Riordan. Prior to moving to San Francisco, she worked in Germany and Alaska as a pre-school teacher on American military bases, and in two boarding programs in Boston, Massachusetts. Meghan was born in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and she graduated from Shippensburg University with a BA in Communication and Journalism. She also has a TESOL certification. In addition to working the boarding program, Meghan is a Mentor Group teacher in Riordan’s House System, substitute teacher and teaches summer school at ARHS.
Meghan has a desire to build community among the boarding students and integrate the international and local students as much as possible. As a member of the boarding program community for six years, she understands the importance of creating a welcoming and safe environment for all students. Some of her duties as the Associate Director of Residential Life include planning weekend activities, mentoring students, organizing information, and ensuring that all needs of the students are met.
In her spare time, Meghan enjoys traveling, DIY projects, going to concerts, volunteering and going to the beach.
Ryan Chalfant – Resident Advisor
David Lin and Shirley Cheung Lin, RN
David is the Residential Life Supervisor and also the Senior Divisional Counselor. An alumnus of Riordan’s Class of 1999 and a graduate of the University of San Francisco with a Master’s in School Counseling, David is happy to be back home after three years working at Archbishop Mitty High School. He also coaches football, baseball, and works with the LIFE Team in campus ministry, where he recently led an immersion trip to Dolores Mission in Los Angeles. David enjoys being involved in the community, and his passion is working with students and helping them find inspiration in their journey.
Shirley is a registered nurse and is excited to be working with our boarding students to ensure that they stay well and live well while at Riordan. She previously worked at St. Anne’s Home focusing on elderly care, and is currently employed at Kindred Healthcare, a transitional rehabilitation center.