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Director of The Vanguard School

Valley Forge Educational Services | Paoli PA 19301 USA | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 01/10/2013

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Director of The Vanguard School

Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) seeks a dynamic educational leader to serve as Director of The Vanguard School and actively lead the development of school-based programs to ensure continued viability and growth.  The Director will be responsible for leading a staff of 115 special education professionals, ensuring the safety and welfare of all students, maintaining quality curriculum and instruction, and complying with all applicable laws and regulations. Reporting to the VFES Executive Director, the Director will supervise Vanguard’s educational leadership team and also serve as an integral member of the VFES leadership team.

The Vanguard School, a program of VFES, is a state approved, private day school providing comprehensive special education services to 250 students, ages 4 to 21, with exceptionalities including autism spectrum disorder, neurological impairment, and related social-emotional difficulties. For more than 50 years, The Vanguard School has been an innovator in offering an integrated academic, therapeutic, and social skills approach within a supportive environment.  The Vanguard School is located in Malvern, PA near Valley Forge, approximately 30 minutes west of Philadelphia. 

VFES offers a wide variety of educational services focused on guiding children, adolescents and young adults to independence. VFES provides school and summer programs for children and young adults up to age 21, transition skills programming and clinical and therapeutic services. Through its programs – The Luma Center for Development and Learning, Summer Matters, The Vanguard School and Vanguard Transition Center – VFES offers direct services to young people as well as professional development and support to families, schools and community organizations. For more information, please visit

Qualifications for this position include:  graduate degree from an accredited institution in School Administration, Special Education, or a related field; current, valid Pennsylvania Principal (K-12) certification (in addition, Supervisor of Special Education certification is preferred); five years’ teaching experience in special education; and three years’ administrative and/or supervisory experience in special education.

Beginning on or before July 1, 2013, this is a full-time, year-round opportunity offering a competitive salary, excellent benefit & retirement packages, and generous vacation time.  Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae by January 27, 2013

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  • Fax:     610-640-0132
  • Mail:   Valley Forge Educational Services, Attn:  Search Committee, P.O. Box 730, Paoli, PA 19301

All submissions will be considered strictly confidential.

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Location Paoli, PA, United States
Categories Head of School/Principal, Director/Manager/Coordinator
Organization Type Non-profit Organization
Teaching field Special Education
Experience Years 8 yrs

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