Center School welcomes new Director of Education

Center School is excited to welcome Mr. Josh Ecker to the administrative team as the Director of Education. Center School has been serving and educating students who learn differently for over 30 years. It recently embarked on a five-year strategic plan to strengthen its position as a premier educational setting for children with learning differences.  

Mindy Wawrzyniak and Josh Ecker

With the implementation of targeted strategies from the strategic plan, they have created an even brighter future for Center School. Last year, the newly structured administrative team increased inquiries to the school by 121% and enrollment by 20%. The addition of Mr. Ecker further expands their administrative team and addresses additional goals outlined in their strategic plan.  

Mr. Ecker previously worked for the Salisbury Township School District and has a strong background in education and leadership. He taught for eight years as an English teacher, a Social Studies teacher, and a gifted teacher. Additionally, he led the district’s learner-centered, technology-enhanced education program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies from Ursinus College, a Master of Arts in Education from Villanova University, and is completing his Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership with a focus in Mind, Brain, and Teaching from Johns Hopkins University.

Mindy Wawrzyniak and Josh Ecker

Mr. Ecker will support the academic and social-emotional learning curriculum and parent-student-school partnerships. He will also support teachers by guiding them in their professional growth.

Center School’s Head of School, Mrs. Mindy Wawrzyniak, believes that Mr. Ecker’s diverse skill set makes him uniquely qualified to support the students and families of Center School.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Ecker to the community.