For more than 50 years, League School of Greater Boston has been on the cutting edge of specialized education for children and young adults with autism. As one of the first schools in the United States devoted exclusively to educating students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), innovation and pioneering approaches are core to League School’s culture and values.
League School is the only school in Massachusetts, and one of the few schools in the country to fully integrate the SCERTS Model into the educational curriculum. The approach supports the School’s goal of helping students apply relevant skills in a variety of settings. SCERTS also emphasizes the consideration of student wellbeing, experience and needs.
SCERTS stands for:
Learn more about the SCERTS Model at http://scerts.com/.
League School provides year-round curricula for a diverse group of 100-125 students from more than 60 cities across New England, a fourth of whom which are residents. Employing 168 staff members, 48 of whom are residential, League School guarantees an impressive classroom ratio of 1:4 staff members to students, which typically lands closer to 1:1. In addition to content area academics, each incorporates a full array of services, including speech and language, occupational therapy, behavioral and counseling services and vocational services. Each program is structured to include at least one Occupational Therapist (OT), Speech Therapist (SLP), Program Coordinator, Clinician, Behaviorist and BCBA to provide well-rounded support to students.
The school offers a broad range of curriculum through three distinct programs, each designed to meet the varying strengths and needs of its student population:
League is regulated and approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education under the auspices of MGL c71B. The School program and curricula meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and publicly funded students from Massachusetts are required to pass MCAS to earn a high school diploma.
It is an exciting time of growth for League School. Over the last few years, the School has strengthened its national reputation, acquired new property and welcomed an increasing number of students and staff. In addition, the Pathfinder program has experienced a rapid increase in enrollment, doubling since 2017. To support the arrival of these new students and families, additional space will continue to be a top consideration for the Board and incoming Executive Director. A recently acquired real estate site, the abutting 4+ acre Moose Hill Property, represents a variety of exciting expansion possibilities.
This search is to replace the current Executive Director, Frank A. Gagliardi, Ed.D, who plans to retire in the Spring of 2020. Dr. Gagliardi has been providing strategic leadership and oversight to League School for the past eleven years. A true expert in the field, he came to his present role with 30 years of leadership experience in Special Education. As he transitions out, Dr. Gagliardi plans to support the acclimation and onboarding of the incoming Executive Director as appropriate, for a limited amount of time.
In the first three months, the Executive Director will be responsible for conducting a comprehensive assessment of the organization and presenting recommendations to the Board of Directors for new goal setting and achievement.
Beyond managing operations, the Executive Director will take on the School’s strategic priorities including:
The Executive Director will shape the future of League School. He or she will develop, articulate and drive the overall vision for long-term organizational growth, culture and impact. This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious leader to join an established and highly effective specialized education institution and scale its reputation in the field and service to the regional community.
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For more information about the League School of Greater Boston, please visit https://leagueschool.org/.