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List of 4 news stories.

  • March 2018 Update from the Head of School Search Committee

    Dear Woodlynde Community,
    I am excited to update you on the progress of the search for our next Head of School for Woodlynde. As communicated previously, transparency and inclusion are vital to this process, and I am pleased to report that we are off to a good start, largely because of all of you.
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  • February 2018 Update from the Head of School Search Committee

    Dear Woodlynde School Community,
    As you will recall, a few weeks ago Woodlynde Board Chair Maryann O'Conor introduced the Head of School Search Committee. I am pleased to serve as the head of this committee, and joining me on the committee are six committed, talented individuals who share a passion for Woodlynde and for ensuring we find the best next head of school. 
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  • Board Chair Introduces Head of School Search Committee

    Dear Woodlynde School Community, 

    I am pleased to announce the Board of Trustees has established and selected the members of the Woodlynde Head of School Search Committee.

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  • Letter from Board Chair Maryann O'Conor

    Dear Parents, Faculty, Staff and Other Members of the Woodlynde Community:

    Dr. Fulco has informed me that he has accepted a position to be the President of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Buffalo, New York, and that he will be leaving Woodlynde School at the end of the academic year.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The goal of this section is to anticipate some questions about the search for Woodlynde’s next Head of School. If you have additional questions, please contact Search Chair Sarah Houston at headofschoolsearch@woodlynde.org
Click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions
Sarah Houston, chair
Rick Hinckley
Jennifer Hitt
Elizabeth Maglio
Tom Malecki
Abe Prontnicki
John Schmader

Click here to read the Search Committee's biographies. 

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

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.