The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is a Catholic, independent, college prepatory school for young women in grades 6 through 12.

A Catholic, Independent, College Preparatory School for Young Women, Grades 6 through 12

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The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur invites nominations and applications for Head of School, a position to begin July 1, 2021. Located in Villanova, PA, The Academy of Notre Dame is a premier independent, Catholic, college preparatory school enrolling 550 girls in grades 6 through 12. Interested parties may view the job description and instructions to apply here.


The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, an independent Catholic school for girls located in Villanova, Pennsylvania, seeks a Learning Support Specialist to provide academic support to students with documented learning differences and work with teachers to develop strategies for accommodation for these students. The Learning Support Specialist is a ten month employee beginning August 15 through June 15.  The Learning Support Specialist contributes positively to employee morale; maintains a professional, pleasant demeanor to all constituencies; maintains confidentiality on school matters both on and off campus; and supports the mission of the school.

  • Provides support to students and their families regarding academic strategies and accommodations.
  • Works one on one with students needing additional individualized support.
  • Meets with students and families to identify and articulate specific details regarding academic challenges and determines a course of action to be followed (psychological testing, classroom adjustments/accommodations etc); makes referrals to professionals as requested by families and serves as conduit for the gathering and transfer of academic information between teachers and outside professionals.
  • Collaborates with the 9th grade counselor to deliver study skills curriculum in the classroom setting.
  • Reads, interprets, and summarizes information provided by educational assessment; assists students in understanding assessment results with specific attention to strengths and talents highlighted by the assessment; meets with parents to discuss results and course of action; communicates assessment results to teachers.
  • Collaborates with teachers to develop strategies and accommodations that are based specifically on the results of assessment to allow the student to function at her optimal level of learning.
  • Coordinates and manages testing for students with documented learning accommodations; assists students in obtaining needed accommodations for the SAT, AP, and/or ACT exams.
  • Supports the transition to college for graduating seniors including compiling and forwarding  appropriate paperwork to the student’s collegiate student support office.
  • Supports teachers in accommodating students who qualify for extended assessment time.
  • Acts as the liaison between the Academy and the Delaware County Intermediate Unit.
  • Attends grade level and departmental meetings as requested by members of the department or administration.
  • Consults with the Admissions office regarding potential student admissions as requested.
  • Coordinates and consults with the appropriate counselor and faculty on behalf of students who have been absent for an extended period of time or are receiving short term accommodations for a health issue.
  • Provides professional development opportunities regarding learning disabilities, accommodations, assessment, differentiated instruction and other relevant issues to faculty and staff.
  • Maintains current knowledge of trends and legal responsibilities of educational professionals as they relate to students with disabilities; attends regional professional development as appropriate. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Special Education, or a related field
  • Master’s degree preferred 
  • 3+ years in a school setting as a counselor or learning support specialist
Strong communication and interpersonal skills; current knowledge of supportive strategies for students with learning differences; high degree of cultural competency; dedication to girls’ education in a faith-based environment, ability to analyze and share testing data.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter, along with three professional references to Dr. Liz Willis, Associate Head of School, at