Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction & Secondary Education
Nicholas J. Rotoli has been the Assistant-Superintendent for the School District of Haverford Township since November, 2010. Prior to assuming that role, he served as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction appointed in June, 2006.
Nick came to Haverford in 1990 as a high school assistant principal. A few years later he became Dean of English and continued in that position until he became the principal of Haverford High School in 1997. He served in that position for nine years.
An English Major at LaSalle University, Rotoli was awarded upon graduation with a research assistantship to the University of Wisconsin where he earned a Master's in English as well. He completed his doctorate in Educational Administration at Widener University in 2003. His dissertation was on “The Effects of a Student Advisory Program in a Public High School.”
Nick began his teaching career in Camden, New Jersey where he was awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Board of Education in 1979.The Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts recognized him with their "Outstanding English Educator" award in 1997.
In 2001, he brought the Philadelphia branch of the Anti-Defamation League to Haverford High School to work with students on a "tolerance and diversity" education project. The League honored his commitment to diversity education when they recognized him for this innovative project that year.
His curriculum and assessment work in the district includes the oversight and revisions of all educational and instructional programs and initiatives in the district.
Dr. Rotoli is also an Adjunct Professor with Neumann and Eastern Universities. At Eastern, he also serves as the Director of the Principals’ Certification program.
Dr. Valerie L. Burnett
Director of Pupil Services and Special Education
Valerie Burnett joined the School District of Haverford Township in August of 2008. Following 16 years as a Special education teacher, she has served as an administrator in West Chester, Lower Merion, and most recently as the Director of Pupil Services in the Rose Tree Media School District. Her interest in special education began through volunteer work as a teenager in her community and high school.
Dr. Burnett earned her undergraduate degree in special education from West Chester University. She holds a masters degree in special education from Penn State University, and her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University.
Dr. Burnett oversees special education, gifted education and all aspects of pupil services including counseling, psychological services,student assistance and school health.
Dr. Burnett resides in West Chester with her husband where she continues her volunteer efforts with Adopt-a-Highway and Habitat for Humanity.
Director of District Technology Services
Jane Greenspun joined the district 20 years ago as the Technology Assistant at the Coopertown Elementary School. Twelve years ago, she moved to Haverford Middle School serving as Technology Coordinator. During those years, Jane also managed the district's web site.
In 2005, Ms. Greenspun made the leap to administration becoming the Student Information Systems Manager. In this position, she managed all the student and district data using Power School, a state-of-the-art system that not only organizes all district and student information, but assists in the delivery of quality education to all students. In August of 2006, Ms. Greenspun became the Director of District Technology.
A graduate of Fairfield University in Connecticut, Ms. Greenspun earned a master's degree in Education from St. Joseph's University and holds a certificate in Instructional Technology.
Jane's children are graduates of Haverford High School. Her son, Dan, a 1998 graduate, is now the high school's varsity lacrosse coach. Her daughter, Annie, was the place kicker for the football team when a Haverford High student.
Richard Henderson, an accountant who received his MBA from St. Joseph's University, is the Business Manager at Haverford Township's School District.
Rick joins Haverford with experience in the public and private sector. A native of Pensacola, Florida, Rick began his accounting career with Scott Paper Company at the Mobile, Alabama facility. There he met his wife, Maria, and, in 1986 transferred to Scott Paper's Philadelphia home office.
After Kimberly Clark Corporation acquired Scott Paper in 1996, Rick worked for two manufacturing companies and watched them follow the same acquisition route. Looking for new challenges, different opportunities, and a more fulfilling position, Rick turned to education. As a father of four children, Rick understands the importance of a good education. Rick accepted the position of Accounting Director for the Philadelphia School District in 2004.
After two and a half years with the Philadelphia School District, Rick accepted the Business Manager role at Southeast Delco School District and remained there for nearly three years. The move to Haverford, Rick notes, seems like a natural progression. He enjoys the challenges of a larger district with more students.
Rick appreciates working with an excellent staff and an administration committed to their students' education. He approaches this position with the experience and dedication necessary to navigate difficult financial times.