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Amy L. Clemons announced as Woodlynde's next Head of School

Head of School Search Updates

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Search Committee

Sarah Houston, chair
Rick Hinckley
Jennifer Hitt
Elizabeth Maglio
Tom Malecki
Abe Prontnicki
John Schmader



Search Timeline

December 2017 Dr. Christopher Fulco announces plans to leave Woodlynde School at the conclusion of the 2017-18 academic year

January 2018 Search Committee outlines the search process for the Woodlynde School community

February 2018 The Board has determined that in order to find the best permanent head of school, it is prudent to have an interim leader for the 2018-2019 school year

March 2018 Community-wide online survey launches

March 5 & 6, 2018 Carney, Sandoe & Associates consultants visit Woodlynde School for onsite interviews

May 2018 George N. King, Jr. is announced as Interim Head of School for the 2018-2019 school year

August 2018 Head of School Search Committee selects four candidates to visit Woodlynde

September 2018
 Four candidates visit Woodlynde for formal and informal interviews

October 2018 Head of School Search Committee decides each candidate brought terrific sets of experiences and competencies but no single candidate had the combination of skills necessary to both lead--and importantly, advance--Woodlynde

October 2018 Head of School Search Committee decides to continue to work with Carney, Sandoe & Associates to conduct another search

November 2018 Search Committee identifies a strong candidate and decides to bring the candidate on campus for formal and informal interviews

December 2018 Candidate visits Woodlynde for formal and informal interviews

January 2018 Amy L. Clemons is announced as Woodlynde's Next Head of 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.