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Meet our Teachers- Pat Dwyer

Pat Dwyer is the middle school art teacher and instructs our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. He is also the coordinator of the SJP Library. He has a B.A. in Art from Saint John’s University. Pat began teaching at Saint John’s Prep in 2000. In addition, he is the Director of the Art/Nature Camp during the summer at Prep. 

Mr. Dwyer is also a tireless supporter for our students of all ages. He advises and teaches members of our upper school student video and photography club. You can see some of their work here. He also inspires students to pursue their own art projects within and outside of the classroom.

“Saint John’s Prep students have a great sense of humor and they are very inquisitive,” Mr. Dwyer says. “I’m always prepared for endless questions and unexpected new directions in our projects. With our energetic students, there’s no such thing as a regular day!”

Mr. Dwyer is also an important partner to our admission and development teams. You can see much of Pat’s work at our annual Grand Tour of Nations auction and gala. He also goes out of his way to welcome prospective students and share the natural and creative beauty of Saint John’s Prep with visiting families. Mr. Dwyer is a dedicated teacher and colleague who is often found helping a colleague or advising students. During a recent all-school prayer service, his colleagues honored him with a “Humble Servant” recognition for his ongoing support of our students and community.

Mr. Dwyer and his family live in nearby Collegeville Township. His three sons all graduated from Saint John’s Prep. Pat is a talented cook and loves to create soups for his family and friends. In his free time, Mr. Dwyer enjoys playing music, creating art in many forms and, like an old Eagle Scout, enjoys many types of outdoor adventuring.

Mr. Dwyer enjoys teaching at the Prep School because he enjoys the dynamic community of motivated students, supportive parents and the collaborative faculty/staff. In addition, he enjoys the beautiful setting of the school, which is located on 2,700 acres of beautiful lakes and woods.