Dr. Jessica Jefferis

Dr. Jessica Jefferis has been appointed as the first Director of Lansdale Catholic High School’s St. Ignatius of Loyola Achievement Program. The program is designed for students with learning differences. It will launch this September.

The May 24 announcement by the Montgomery County school describes Dr. Jefferis as a “lifelong educator with broad experience in Catholic Education” who experience will “provide a strong foundation and vast opportunities for the students.”

For the last 10 years, Dr. Jefferis has served as a learning specialist in the David Program at La Salle College High School.

Dr. Jefferis also serves as an adjunct faculty member at area Catholic universities where she teaches graduate courses in special education, literacy, and educational leadership along with serving as a dissertation advisor for doctoral students.

Dr. Jefferis earned her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Special Education from Gwynedd Mercy University, her Masters of Education from Holy Family University, and her Bachelors of Arts from Boston College.

The focus of her research includes best practices for instruction for students with learning differences, literacy skills, curriculum design, and professional development for educators.