Education without Walls in New Milford has announced that Theresa McSpedon, of Gaylordsville, has been named director of operations.

McSpedon comes to Education without Walls after a 30-year career in management and executive roles in the technology sector, specializing in start-ups.

“We are thrilled that we were able to entice Ms. McSpedon to join Education without Walls,” said Lockey Coughlin, executive director. “We have grown so rapidly over the last six years. It is time for our administrative operations to match the incredible academic work we provide.

“Most importantly, Theresa is here to make sure our high-level teaching staff is supported,” the executive director said.

McSpedon has helped establish and grow international tech organizations, including Bristol Technology, Kenosia Sales & Marketing, Flexi International and Protegrity Inc. She was one of six women in the State of Connecticut to receive Connecticut Technology Council’s Woman of Innovation award in the field of software.

Her responsibilities at Education without Walls include financial operations, information technology, human resources, support services, facility operations and facility accreditation.

“I am joining an already successful, energetic, dedicated team at the perfect time to spearhead their growth into the elementary school and private tutoring markets,” McSpedon said. “ I look forward to strengthening organizational structure and processes, so the children, teachers and staff can benefit through enhanced services.”

Education without Walls is a small independent school which facilitates individualized education in a nonjudgmental and supportive environment. It offers middle school and high school-level classes in all academic areas with an emphasis on foreign language instruction and character building.

The philosophy of Education without Walls is one of community building, inclusion and flexibility.

For information, call 860-350-3006.