Mr. McCarthy received his Ed.S. in the Superintendency and his M.S. in K-12 Educational Leadership from Northwest Missouri State University. He received his B.S. in Physical Education from Missouri Western State University.
Prior to his selection as principal, Mr. McCarthy served as assistant principal at Spring Garden Middle School for five years. He began his career in the St. Joseph at Edison Elementary where he taught physical elementary. Additionally, he served as Central High School's head baseball coach for five years.