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What do Woodlynde alumni cite as the greatest source of their success in college and beyond? The consistent answer is, by far, their teachers. Woodlynde's expert and caring teachers engage with their students as learners and as people, helping them develop strategies for their distinct learning styles, fearless self-advocacy, and robust confidence that serves them throughout their lives.
Woodlynde teachers provide our students with academic, social, and emotional support services that are tailored to their individual learning needs and that fully integrate with our rigorous college prep program. Along with trained learning specialists and school counselors, Woodlynde's faculty members collaborate across disciplines and divisions to shape each student's unique educational path.

As professionals in their field, Woodlynde faculty not only engage in extensive professional development to continuously hone their knowledge, skills, and passion for working with students who learn differently, they are also sought out as experts by their colleagues in the regional educational community.

Beyond all else, Woodlynde teachers believe in their students, every step of the way.

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  • Photo of David Alonso

    David Alonso 

    Network Administrator
    610-293-6760
    Bio
  • Photo of Kristin Anderson

    Kristin Anderson 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    610-293-6548
    Bio
  • Photo of Barbara Barks

    Barbara Barks 

    Lower School Fifth Grade Teacher
    610-293-6578
    Bio
  • Photo of Lindsay Baver

    Lindsay Baver 

    Lower School 4th Grade Teacher
    610-293-6532
    Bio
  • Photo of Laura Bohl

    Laura Bohl 

    Upper School Science Teacher
    610-293-6560
    Bio
  • Photo of Ginny Byrne

    Ginny Byrne 

    Upper School English Teacher
    610-293-6646
    Bio
  • Photo of Leonard Byron

    Leonard Byron 

    Middle School Reading Teacher
    610-293-6722
    Bio
  • Photo of Helene Cassidy

    Helene Cassidy 

    Substitute Teacher
  • Photo of Amy Clemons

    Amy Clemons 

    Head of School
    610-293-6630
  • Photo of Elizabeth Coffey

    Elizabeth Coffey 

    Marketing & Communications Manager
    610-293-6612
    Bio
  • Photo of Michele Coghlan

    Michele Coghlan 

    Middle/Upper School Mathematics Teacher
    610-293-6598
    Bio
  • Photo of Justin Corona

    Justin Corona 

    610-293-6682
  • Photo of Carin Crawford

    Carin Crawford 

    FOUNDATIONS Second Grade Teacher
    610-293-6672
    Bio
  • Photo of Cara DiNicola

    Cara DiNicola 

    Upper School Spanish Teacher
    610-293-6586
    Bio
  • Photo of Anne Eckert

    Anne Eckert 

    Middle/Upper School Writing, Critical Reading Teacher
    610-293-6696
    Bio
  • Photo of John Ethier

    John Ethier 

    General Science Teacher
    610-293-6772
  • Photo of Michael Frawley

    Michael Frawley 

    Upper School English & Film Studies Teacher; Technology Integration Specialist
    610-293-6590
    Bio
  • Photo of Nicole Furman

    Nicole Furman 

    610-293-6658
  • Photo of Jeffrey Gelman

    Jeffrey Gelman 

    Upper School Writing and Journalism Teacher
    610-293-6770
    Bio
  • Photo of Susan Goldmann

    Susan Goldmann 

    610-293-6776
  • Photo of Crystal Hegarty

    Crystal Hegarty 

    Middle School 6th Grade Teacher
    610-293-6728
    Bio
  • Photo of Brian Helms

    Brian Helms 

    Maintenance
    610-293-6574
    Bio
  • Photo of Jason Hoffman

    Jason Hoffman 

    Director of College Guidance
    610-293-6614
    Bio
  • Photo of Chelsea Hoynak

    Chelsea Hoynak 

    Upper School Mathematics Teacher
    610-293-6504
    Bio
  • Photo of William Jacoby

    William Jacoby 

    Director of Technology
    610-293-6512
    Bio
  • Photo of Laura Karabell

    Laura Karabell 

    610-293-6688
  • Photo of Shelly Kerner

    Shelly Kerner 

    Lower School Art Teacher
    610-293-6576
    Bio
  • Photo of Lisa Ketcham

    Lisa Ketcham 

    Director of Advancement
    610-293-6750
    Bio
  • Photo of Gerard Koch

    Gerard Koch 

    Upper School English Teacher
    610-293-6648
    Bio
  • Photo of Colleen Kontros

    Colleen Kontros 

    Culinary Assistant
    610-293-6674
    Bio
  • Photo of Carolyn Kruk

    Carolyn Kruk 

    Middle School LS / Professional Development Specialist / Upper School French Teacher
    610-293-6610
    Bio
  • Photo of Adam  Kupersmith

    Adam  Kupersmith 

    Upper School English Teacher
    610-293-6564
    Bio
  • Photo of Pamela Lasco

    Pamela Lasco 

    Executive Assistant to the Head of School
    610-293-6516
  • Photo of Jeffrey Laughead

    Jeffrey Laughead 

    Upper School Social Studies Teacher
    610-293-6762
    Bio
  • Photo of Heather Mager

    Heather Mager 

    Lower School Fourth Grade Teacher
    610-293-6584
    Bio
  • Photo of Elizabeth Maglio

    Elizabeth Maglio 

    Assistant Head of School, Grades K-8
    610-293-6566
    Bio
  • Photo of Charlotte Mathews

    Charlotte Mathews 

    Upper School Social Studies
    610-293-6588
    Bio
  • Photo of Jennifer McCoog

    Jennifer McCoog 

    Middle School Mathematics Teacher
    610-293-6620
    Bio
  • Photo of Mark Miller

    Mark Miller 

    Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner
    610-293-6640
    Bio
  • Photo of Penny Moldofsky

    Penny Moldofsky 

    Director of The Literacy Institute
    610-293-6628
    Bio
  • Photo of Nancy Monzo

    Nancy Monzo 

    Account Manager
    610-293-6622
    Bio
  • Photo of Frank Nunez

    Frank Nunez 

    Maintenance
    610-293-6730
    Bio
  • Photo of Brittany Osberg

    Brittany Osberg 

    Lower School Fifth Grade Teacher
    610-293-6596
    Bio
  • Photo of Abigail Osborne

    Abigail Osborne 

    Speech & Language Therapist
    610-293-6524
    Bio
  • Photo of Conor Pierson

    Conor Pierson 

    Lower School Third Grade Teacher
    610-293-6642
    Bio
  • Photo of Joseph Ponessa

    Joseph Ponessa 

    Food Service Manager
    610-293-6718
    Bio
  • Photo of Kelly Price

    Kelly Price 

    Athletic Trainer, Middle/Upper School Health & PE Teacher
    610-293-6660
    Bio
  • Photo of Denise Pritchard

    Denise Pritchard 

    Lower School Fifth Grade Teacher
    610-293-6656
    Bio
  • Photo of Abraham Prontnicki

    Abraham Prontnicki 

    Director of Student Support for Lower School
    610-293-6676
    Bio
  • Photo of Kyle Psulkowski

    Kyle Psulkowski 

    Upper School Art Teacher
    610-293-6698
  • Photo of Scott Purdy

    Scott Purdy 

    Director of Athletics; Upper School Health/PE Teacher; President of the Alumni Society
    610-293-6580
    Bio
  • Photo of Rachel Quinton

    Rachel Quinton 

    610-293-6550
  • Photo of Brian Richardson

    Brian Richardson 

    K-8 Music Teacher; Co-Chair of Diversity Committee
    610-293-6644
    Bio
  • Photo of Gabriel Robison

    Gabriel Robison 

    Upper School Social Studies Teacher
    610-293-6540
    Bio
  • Photo of Hannah Roman

    Hannah Roman 

    Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
    610-687-9660
  • Photo of Deborah Rottinger

    Deborah Rottinger 

    Middle/Upper School Technology Teacher
    610-293-6592
    Bio
  • Photo of Nicole Rouleau

    Nicole Rouleau 

    Upper School Learning Specialist
    610-293-6748
  • Photo of Megan Scheri

    Megan Scheri 

    School Nurse
    610-293-6520
    Bio
  • Photo of Dave Shank

    Dave Shank 

    Dean of Students and Director of Operations
    610-293-6636
    Bio
  • Photo of Dorinda Shank

    Dorinda Shank 

    Assistant Head of School, Grades 9-12
    610-293-6664
    Bio
  • Photo of Jessica Sicina

    Jessica Sicina 

    FOUNDATIONS First Grade Teacher
    610-293-6568
    Bio
  • Photo of Michael Simmons

    Michael Simmons 

    Middle/Upper School Music Teacher
    610-293-6572
    Bio
  • Photo of Brittany Smith

    Brittany Smith 

    9th & 10th Grade Dean
    610-293-6692
    Bio
  • Photo of Jackie Smith

    Jackie Smith 

    Housekeeping
    Bio
  • Photo of Loren Smith

    Loren Smith 

    Upper School Social Studies Teacher
    610-293-6726
    Bio
  • Photo of Marybeth Spencer

    Marybeth Spencer 

    Middle School Social Studies Teacher
    610-293-6668
    Bio
  • Photo of Tracey Szmajda

    Tracey Szmajda 

    Middle/Upper School Counselor
    610-293-6744
    Bio
  • Photo of Kristen Tabun

    Kristen Tabun 

    Director of Enrollment Management
    610-293-6554
    Bio
  • Photo of Jake Tischler

    Jake Tischler 

    Upper School Mathematics Teacher
    610-293-6618
    Bio
  • Photo of Susan Van Den Acre

    Susan Van Den Acre 

    Middle School Science Teacher
    610-293-6746
    Bio
  • Photo of Irene van Zijl

    Irene van Zijl 

    Director of Finance
    610-293-6558
    Bio
  • Photo of Kathy Walker

    Kathy Walker 

    Middle School Writing Teacher
    610-293-6754
    Bio
  • Photo of Emily Williams

    Emily Williams 

    Middle School Sixth Grade Teacher
    610-293-6514
    Bio
  • Photo of Georgianne Wilson

    Georgianne Wilson 

    Upper School Learning Specialist
    610-293-6506
    Bio
  • Photo of Maria Wilson

    Maria Wilson 

    K - 6 Learning Specialist
    610-293-6774
  • Photo of Kaitlin Zinkewich

    Kaitlin Zinkewich 

    Middle School Learning Specialist / Co-Chair of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusivity Committee
    610-293-6740
    Bio
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.