Head of School Search

Head of School Transition Committee named; announces upcoming events with Dr. Martin

List of 7 news stories.

  • Transition Committee Update

    In an effort to ensure a strong and seamless Head of School transition, the Board of Trustees have put together a Transition Committee to work with Dr. Greg Martin and the Woodlynde Community. The committee has been facilitating everything from meetings with Woodlynde constituents, to providing the Martin Family assistance as they relocate to Pennsylvania.
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  • Head of School Announcement, Sarah L. Houston

    Dear Woodlynde School Community,
    On behalf of the Woodlynde School Board of Trustees, it is with excitement and gratitude that I announce Dr. Gregory (Greg) Martin’s appointment as Woodlynde’s next Head of School effective July 1, 2024. The decision, unanimously endorsed by the Board of Trustees following the enthusiastic recommendation of the Search Committee, marks a significant milestone in our journey forward.
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  • Head of School Search Update - Campus Visits

    Dear Woodlynde Community,
    I am pleased to provide an update on the Head of School search.
    The Search Committee recognizes the importance of this decision and has been following a meticulous process, guided by our consultants at Carney Sandoe and Associates.
    We have been carefully considering the feedback and input provided by our school community — it has helped the committee shape the school's priorities and needs for the future.
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  • Head of School Search Update from Elizabeth Maglio

    Dear Woodlynde School Community,
    As chair of the Head of School Search Committee, I am reaching out to provide an update on the search process. Our goal is to be as inclusive and transparent as possible with the greater community, so we will be providing these updates throughout the search process.
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  • 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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Melissa Trala P ’27
Trustee, Board of Trustees, Woodlynde School

Brian Hickey P ’28
Trustee, Board of Trustees, Woodlynde School

Jason Hoffman
Director of College Guidance

Pamela Lasco
Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Melissa Murphy P’29
Eileen Salimbene P ’32
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.