Head of School Search

Woodlynde School has retained Carney, Sandoe & Associates to lead the search for our next head of school.

List of 3 news stories.

  • Announcing the Head of School Search Committee and Firm

    Dear Woodlynde School Community,
    As we shared the week before last, Amy Clemons has announced that she will be leaving Woodlynde School at the end of the academic year to lead Forman School. Located in Connecticut, the school will allow Amy to be closer to family and to return to the boarding school environment she came to love early on in her career.
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  • Letter from Board Chair, Sarah L. Houston

    Dear Woodlynde School Community,

    It is with sadness and gratitude that I acknowledge Amy Clemon’s decision to leave Woodlynde School at the end of the 2023-24 school year. Through Amy’s unbounded energy, optimism, and tireless work with her leadership team, Woodlynde finds itself celebrated as a strong community of colleagues and parents deeply invested in transforming the lives of children who learn differently. We thank her for her service and are grateful that Woodlynde will continue to benefit from her leadership through June 2024.
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  • Letter from Head of School, Amy L. Clemons

    Dear Sarah,

    It has been an honor to lead Woodlynde School and be part of such an incredible community of colleagues, students, and families these last five years. Indeed, it is the sense of community and shared purpose that drew me to the school more than a decade ago as a parent searching for a school partner for our son Hayden ’19. Thus, although I will always be part of the Woodlynde community, it is bittersweet that I announce the 2023-24 school year will be my last as Head of School.
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Elizabeth Maglio
Trustee, Board of Trustees, Woodlynde School
Former Assistant Head of School – Grades K-8, Woodlynde School

Brian Hickey P ’28
Member, Strategic Advancement Committee
Kaitlin Kilroy
Middle School History Teacher, Woodlynde School
Former Learning Specialist, Woodlynde School
John Park P ‘21
Treasurer, Board of Trustees, Woodlynde School
Board Chair-Elect, Board of Trustees, Woodlynde School
Abe Prontnicki
Lower School Division Head, Woodlynde School
Former Director of Student Support, Lower School, Woodlynde School
Former Middle and Upper School Science Teacher, Woodlynde School
Eileen Salimbene P ’32
Trustee, Board of Trustees, Woodlynde School
Melissa Trala P ’27
Trustee, Board of Trustees, Woodlynde School
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergartenelementarymiddle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.