Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • High School
  • Gwynedd Valley, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Position Opportunity

Director of Catherine Learning Program and Specialized Services

Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, an independent, all-girls Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, seeks a Director of the Catherine Learning Program and Specialized Services. The Director of the Catherine Learning Program (CLP) and Specialized Services serves as a member of the Principal's team and is responsible for organizing and implementing multi-tiered academic and learning supports. Included is an instructional program for students with specific mild learning barriers in the Catherine Learning program (most support) and coordination of academic supports comprising of accommodations, Academic Success Center, and Extended Absences. This role involves reviewing psychological evaluations and supporting documentation to determine admission of students to CLP, formation of Educational Support Plans, and programming to support both learning and academic needs. Additional administrative duties such as participating in all areas relevant to managing the learning differences program are required as well as additional duties as assigned by the principal or other administrator. The Director of the Catherine Learning Program and Specialized Services commits to the mission of Catholic education in the Mercy tradition.

Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and references in PDF format to Cindy DeCandido at by April 18, 2022.


  • Classroom teaching experience for students with learning differences at the secondary level.
  • Ability to read comprehensive evaluation reports and identify learning needs in the development of an academic plan.
  • Ability to provide educational strategies that students can utilize to increase their academic success.
  • Ability to create guides for faculty that support student learning, success, and inclusion.
  • Programming creativity.
  • Understanding and ability to direct and/or collaborate academic supports to provide cohesive services for diverse learners.


  • Master's degree in Education.
  • Certification in Special Education with an endorsement in specific learning disabilities.
  • Valid Pennsylvania certification in special education and secondary education.
  • FBI and Criminal Background clearances.

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