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 all over the world and brings extensive experience in boarding and international education to Riordan. In recent years she worked in Germany and Alaska as a pre-school teacher on American military bases, and also in two boarding programs in Boston, Massachusetts. Meghan was born in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and she graduated from Shippensburg University (also in Pennsylvania) with a BA in Communication and Journalism. Post graduation, Meghan also obtained a TEFL certification. In her spare time, Meghan enjoys exploring new towns, thrift store shopping, going to concerts, volunteering, taking yoga classes, and going to the beach.
Ryan Chalfonte – Resident Advisor
David Lin and Shirley Cheung Lin, RN
David is the Academic Advisor for students in the boarding program 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.