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New Director of Student Services Named

At its meeting on Sept. 21, the Great Valley Board of School Directors approved the appointment of Andrea Dinsmore as the director of student services. Dinsmore previously served as a supervisor of special education (secondary) in Great Valley, a role she assumed in 2014.

“The director of student services position is critical to our school district,” said Superintendent Daniel Goffredo. “Ms. Dinsmore is a recognized and respected leader among Great Valley staff and families. We are excited to have her in the director’s role and look forward to the leadership she will provide in our efforts to meet the needs of our students and support our teachers and staff.”

Dinsmore joined Great Valley as a supervisor of special education in 2014. As a supervisor, she acted as LEA representative for IEP meetings, monitored special education records for compliance, and maintained accurate records to comply with all federal and state mandates. She worked extensively with staff to plan and implement professional development, and conducted staff observations. In addition, she coordinated Extended School Year programming, and collaborated with building level teams and parents around behavior, mental health, academics, attendance and legal issues.

Dinsmore is a graduate of Cabrini College and West Chester University, and previously worked as the coordinator of instructional services at Daniel Boone Area School District. Prior to her administrative experience, she worked as a special education learning coach and as a special education teacher in the Daniel Boone Area School District. She has instructional certifications in special education, elementary education, and as a reading specialist.