Interim and Permanent Head of School Searches for July 1, 2019 and July 1, 2020

About the School

Villa Maria School is an independent, coed, day school offering highly individualized instruction to 61 students with learning challenges in kindergarten through ninth grade.  Originally opened by the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters as a private, non-profit, tutorial and enrichment school for students in the Stamford, CT area, it was established as a full-time independent school in 1973 and has become a highly reputed special education school, attracting students throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Since 1980 VMS has been approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education as a school for children with learning disabilities and is accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools. The campus setting is wooded and beautiful, and the facilities are designed for small group instruction and are well maintained. The religious element of the school is evident and contributes to the atmosphere, and children of all faiths are welcomed and encouraged to share their beliefs.

How to Apply

Doug Jennings and Jean Lamont of Educators’ Collaborative are assisting the school in this search. Interested and qualified candidates should contact the consultants directly, and confidential exploratory calls are welcomed.

Applications should be submitted electronically in a single merged PDF and include:

  • the EC Candidate Summary (request from consultant)
  • a letter of interest to Villa Maria School Search Committee
  • a resume
  • a statement of leadership philosophy
  • five references with e-mail and telephone contact information.

Please address any inquiries or expressions of interest to: