Andrew M. McLaughlin, Ed.D.Secretary of Elementary Education

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  • phone: 215-587-3585

Professional Goal

Develop programs and structures that support special needs students at all levels and allow them to reach their academic potential while benefitting from the values of a Catholic education.

Experience and Skills

  • 17 years of special education experience
    • 10 years teaching students with learning disabilities and emotional difficulties at the elementary and middle school levels
    • 7 years supporting vocational high school students
  • 18 years of school administration experience
    • 3 years as principal of an alternative school for high school and middle school students
    • 3 years as a middle school principal
    • 11 years as an elementary school principal


  • BA – La Salle College
  • MA – La Salle University
  • Principal and Special Education Certificate – Penn State University
  • Ed.D – Widener University (dissertation on Special Education)

Personal Note

Andrew loves fly tying, fly fishing, and woodworking.