Head of School


Mr. Richard Taubar has over twenty years of educational experience in independent schools.  He has extensive experience providing direct student services (teaching, advising, and coaching) and educational management and administration (Division Head and Assistant Head of School).

Mr. Taubar grew up in Northeast Pennsylvania, where his parents still reside. He attended Mansfield University, earning a B.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education.  Additionally, he earned his M.S.E from Wilmington University in School Leadership. For the past nineteen years, he and his four children have called Oxford, PA home.


Mr. Taubar has been a part of the Centreville Layton School community his entire career.  Joining the former Centreville School in the fall of 2000. During his tenure with CLS, Mr. Taubar has served numerous roles, including teacher, coach, Summer Program Director, Director of Admissions, Division Head, and Assistant Head of School. Mr. Taubar holds Centreville Layton School’s mission in high regard and understands well the limited options for students with learning differences and the critical challenges inherent in properly placing students.

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Our son learned the valuable skills of teamwork, patience and perseverance during his time at Centreville Layton as well as the academic strategies to move forward into a typical high school setting. Centreville Layton strikes a great balance of family-like warmth and discipline in a beautiful country setting.

Jan B.
Former Parent

This past year has been completely transformational for our daughter and her positive strides have been noticeable both at home and at school. She is growing into the best version of herself and her teachers at CLS have played a significant role in her progress.

Michelle L.
Middle School parent

This year, I’ve learned to understand that acceptance is greatly appreciated but difficult to find. Compared to where I came from, CLS houses some of the most accepting people that I’ve ever met. I am thankful for every little act of kindness shown towards me or even towards another student. They have not gone unnoticed.


We’re prepared for this because we’ve learned how to work hard, solve problems, be independent, happy, responsible and kind to all.


The support from my teachers taught me not just reading and writing, but to embrace who I am, to learn from my mistakes and grow because of them.