Valley Forge Educational Services Announces New Director of Business Development

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Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES)(http://www.vfes.net), which offers educational services to young children, adolescents and post-high school learners with specialized learning needs, announced today the appointment of John T. Childress as Director of Business Development. Former Executive Director of the African American Chamber of Commerce John T. Childress brings extensive industry experience to the position.

John T. Childress

John's deep experience will aid VFES as it establishes new services within the special education sector and works to assure the continued quality and sustainability of its existing offerings,” said James Kirkpatrick, CFO and Acting CEO.

Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES)(http://www.vfes.net), which offers educational services to young children, adolescents and post-high school learners with specialized learning needs, announced today the appointment of John T. Childress as Director of Business Development.

“It is a pleasure to welcome John to VFES,” said James Kirkpatrick, CFO and Acting CEO. “His deep experience in management consulting, strategic planning and business development will aid VFES as it establishes new services within the special education sector and works to assure the continued quality and sustainability of its existing offerings.”

Mr. Childress was most recently President of Childress Business Consulting, which has connected small businesses with over $3 million in new revenue and contracts. In 2005, he was selected to serve as Executive Director of the African American Chamber of Commerce in Philadelphia where he helped increase membership by creating a new strategic vision for the Chamber. Earlier in his career he served as Area Financial Manager for Edison Schools and a finance manager at Temple University.

Mr. Childress served for six years as an elected member of the East Greenwich (NJ) Board of Education. He was a member of the Mayor of Philadelphia’s Education Initiative Task Force, Committee Chair of the School District of Philadelphia Secondary Education Anchor Team and the Central Delaware Waterfront Advisory Committee.

Mr. Childress has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Rutgers University School of Business. He is certified as a trainer/facilitator in the Predictive Index, Balanced Scorecard, and FastTrac tools and programs.

About Valley Forge Educational Services:
Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) offers a wide variety of educational services focused on guiding young children, adolescents and post high school (18-21) learners to independence. VFES provides educational programs and offers clinical services through its programs at The Vanguard School, Vanguard Transition Center, The Luma Center™ for Development and Learning and Summer Matters™. Dedicated to improving specialized education, VFES offers innovative research and advanced practices through its own programs and outreach programs for professional development and parent education. For more information on Valley Forge Educational Services, please visit http://www.vfes.net.

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