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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Jonathan P. Strecker

“My favorite Valley School tradition is our Christmas Carol Sing. The excited voices of the children radiate the magic of the holidays. I can’t imagine a more heartwarming way to welcome the season!”
Head of School 

Jonathan grew up in Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie. His childhood experiences ignited in him a love for boating, fishing, and Cleveland sports.
After working in Kiddieland at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, he focused on psychology and elementary education at The Ohio State University where he ultimately completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
He started his educational career as a math teacher and Middle School Head at the Stanley Clark School in South Bend, Indiana. Later, he moved to The Woodlands, TX to work as Middle School Head at The John Cooper School. He continued his education journey at Sam Houston State University and completed his Ed. D. in 2016.
Jonathan joined Valley School in 2017. He treasures his time working in a beautiful natural environment while helping children pursue wisdom, wellness, integrity, and community—the very attributes that have led to his own success in life. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys writing, boating, and cheering on his Ohio teams. He serves the Ligonier community as a member of the Rotary.

Valley School of Ligonier

Address: 153 Lupine Lane, Rector PA 15677
Mail: PO Box 616 Ligonier, PA 15658
Phone: (724) 238-6652  Fax: (724) 238-6838
In an environment that is safe, challenging, nurturing, and disciplined, Valley School provides a balanced and strong program of study for a diverse group of children. Our goal is to stimulate in each young person lifelong habits of moral behavior, seeking wisdom, and doing good works for others.
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