“What makes Villa Maria School a unique place for students to learn?”

Meet our Head of School - Marjorie Castro


Villa Maria Education Center is a school dedicated to meeting the needs of children with language-based learning differences. I am very honored to serve as its Interim Head of School for the 2019-2020 school year!

For well over 40 years, the highly skilled faculty of Villa Maria has successfully met the learning needs of students with a variety of learning challenges in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, attention, and executive function (organization). Their success with students is a result of many factors including: their expertise in the field of special education (teachers are all certified in this field); their small, structured, warm and welcoming classrooms; their ability to individualize/personalize learning for each student; their multisensory approach to learning; their commitment to the social and emotional development of each child as well as the academic; and their close relationships and communication with the families of their students. Alumni report that the years they spent at Villa Maria truly changed their lives as learners and human beings.

I look forward to joining the leadership team and faculty to make the new school year one of many accomplishments and successes for both students and staff. For many of our students, these accomplishments may come in small steps forward. I like to call these the small miracles that happen each day and develop a child’s strength as a learner and confidence as an individual. We will celebrate these small miracles whenever they occur!

As an educator I have been fortunate to have had opportunities to teach and lead at every level (elementary, middle and high school). I have worked in both public and private schools in roles that included being a classroom teacher, reading specialist, principal, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, superintendent of schools, and head of school. I thrive in schools because I love to work with teachers and children. I always consider myself a teacher first. I look forward to the new school year, meeting our Villa Maria children, working with the faculty and staff, and contributing all I can to this very special school.


Marjorie E. Castro
Interim Head of School

Interim Head of School Marjorie Castro