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Head of School

Dr. Christopher Fulco began his tenure as Head of School on July 1, 2009. Drawn by the quality and strength of the Woodlynde educational program, the caliber and care of the faculty, the engagement of the student body, and the passionate commitment of the parents and Board of Trustees, Dr. Fulco quickly immersed himself in the challenges and many opportunities that Woodlynde School presented.

Since 2009, Dr. Fulco has led numerous initiatives to continue to enhance the school's quality and reputation. These include:

  • The formation of our K-2 FOUNDATIONS program focusing on early education
  • More opportunities for faculty professional development and leadership
  • An expanded personal laptop program in the Lower School
  • The creation of the L.E.A.D. Student Life Program
  • The creation of the Literacy Institute in support of teacher training (Woodlynde is one of only 7 Wilson® Accredited Partner Schools in the nation), student support, and parent workshops, panels, and lectures with regional and national experts in the field of learning differences
  • A new playground for Lower School students
  • Building-wide improvements through the 2012 Campus Enhancement Campaign
  • A more robust, engaging, and informative admissions process, resulting in record numbers of new students
  • Improved marketing to raise the school's profile among current and prospective families as well as the community at large
  • A dramatic increase in fundraising and an increase in financial aid support

Born and raised in Downingtown, PA, Dr. Fulco earned a B.A. in English from College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, a M.A. in teaching from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, and an Ed.D. in educational leadership, management, and policy from Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

Dr. Fulco started his career in education as an admissions counselor, coach, and dorm parent at Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Maryland. He later became an English teacher at Georgetown Prep. In 2000, Chris returned to his hometown to teach English and coach at Downingtown High School, and, when the school split into two high schools in 2003, he assumed the role of assistant principal at Downingtown East High School. Immediately preceding his move to Woodlynde School, he was the principal of Springfield High School in Delaware County, PA.

Chris and his wife, Megan, have four children and reside in Downingtown.

Woodlynde School

445 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA 19087-5498
Tel: 610.687.9660 
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 Kindergarten, elementary, middle 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 Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), 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.