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.