The School District of Haverford Township is governed by a nine-member school board. Each board member is elected to a four-year term of office and resides in the township. The board usually meets on the first and third Thursday of every month at 7:30PM in the Public Board Room at Oakmont School (refer to meeting schedule above). The public is invited to attend all public meetings. To communicate with The Board of School Directors via email click here firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your name and contact information to expedite a response.
Videotaped recordings of the meeting are also broadcast on Comcast Cable Channel 11 and Verizon FiOS Channel 40.
Comcast Channel 11 runs the taped meeting on the weekend following the meeting at the following times: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 4PM and 8PM, Saturday and Sunday at 8AM and the Wednesday after the meeting at 4PM, 8PM, and 11PM. School Board meetings are also available On-Demand through the District website.
Denis A. Gray Esq., Board President
Denis A. Gray, a partner in the Malvern law firm Palmer & Gray LLP, is president of the Haverford Township Board of School Directors. A school board member since 1996 and president since 1999, Gray was reelected for another four-year term in 2013. He currently serves on the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Directors for District 1. He and his wife Dawn have four children. Three of their children currently attend Haverford Schools and one recently graduated.
Mr. Gray ran for the School Board because he values public education and the positive educational experience he had at Haverford. He believes that public education is a very important part of where you live. Strong schools draw new residents and strengthen communities.
Denis earned a B.S. in accounting from St. Joseph's University and a J.D. from the Widener University School of Law. A graduate of Haverford High School and a former CPA, Gray’s current law practice is in business and estates. In addition to serving on various committees related to the School Board and spending time with his family, Denis loves to run in local races.
Patricia Giambuzzi, Vice-President
Patricia Giambuzzi, a healthcare management professional with expertise in administration, program and project management, and fundraising in healthcare, non-profit and higher education, is Vice-President of the Haverford Township Board of School Directors. Patti has served on the Haverford Township Board of School Directors since 2003, and was reelected for another four-year term in 2013. Patti and her husband Ray have two adult children who attended Haverford Schools.
Ms. Giambuzzi ran for the School Board because she felt strongly about the value of public education in a small community. She wanted to be a part of creating and maintaining a strong school system that would increase house values and strengthen the community in order to make it more attractive. Giambuzzi understands that this takes a commitment from families and loves to see the community support local schools.Patti earned a B.A. in Organizational Leadership with Marketing Concentration from Eastern University. In addition to her work and school board responsibilities, Patti enjoys cooking, scrapbooking, and spending time at the beach.
Kimberly Allen-Stuck, Ph.D
Lawrence A. Feinberg
Lawrence A. Feinberg, the President of The Local Group, Inc., has served on the Haverford Township Board of School Directors for 14 years. Feinberg serves as the board's Legislative Liaison to state and federal officials on education issues and is the Chairman of the Delaware County School Boards Legislative Council. He and his wife Ingrid have two children who attended Haverford Schools.
Mr. Feinberg ran for the school board because he believes that public education is the foundation of our democracy and that its mission is to create informed American citizens. In 2006, he founded and now co-chairs the Keystone State Education Coalition, a non-partisan grassroots statewide public education advocacy group. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.
Larry has a B.S. in Management Information Systems from LaSalle University and attended Villanova University for graduate business coursework. He has also been appointed to the National School Boards Associationís Federal Relations Network and in that role seeks to insure that public education is a top priority of the federal government. In 2012, Feinberg received the Media Area NAACP's Foot Soldier for Justice Award in recognition of his commitment to universal public education and advocacy efforts, and was invited to join a group of Pennsylvania education leaders to meet with senior administration education policy advisors at the White House. In addition to his School Board and advocacy work, Larry is a longtime runner who has completed twenty-five slow marathons.
Mr. Flaisher ran for the school board because he cares deeply about education. As a certified teacher, he has gained experience working in local school districts and wants to help SDHT stay strong. As a full time parent to two elementary school aged children, Ari has been able to see first hand the myriad of strengths within our school district. He is therefore excited about this opportunity to serve and work on a team that seeks to continue the strong educational experience SDHT provides.
Ari earned a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, a MBA in Marketing from Lynn University and his K-12 teaching certificate from Eastern University. He currently substitute teaches and coaches youth golf classes at the YMCA. Prior to his teaching work, he served as Head Men's Gold coach at Rosemont College, worked at Vanguard Group in client relationships, and and did national account sales management for Softspikes. During and after college, he worked on a number of feature films, television shows and commercials as a Production Manager and Assistant. In 2013, he started the Philadelphia Hickory Golf Society. In addition to his School Board work, Ari is an avid golfer who enjoys sharing his passion for the history of the game. He loves to swim, coach his son’s baseball team and daughters basketball team, and cheer on Maryland Basketball.
James E. Goldschmidt, Ph.D.
Phil Hopkins, a senior consultant in Economics and Country Risk at IHS, an economic forecasting firm, has served on the Haverford Township Board of School Directors since 1985. Recently re-elected for his sixth four-year term in 2013, Mr. Hopkins currently serves as a co-chair of the Finance Committee. He is the district's representative on the Boards of Directors for the Delaware County Intermediate Board and the Career and Technical Education (CTE) schools. He and his wife Jo have three adult children who attended Haverford Township Schools.
Mr. Hopkins values independent thinking and responsible decision-making. He is concerned about 1) raising the achievement level of all our students who compete in a global economy, and 2) controlling costs when faced with high growth rates in non-discretionary items like retirement, health care, and special education. He is committed to maintaining Haverfordís long-standing reputation as an “excellent buy” in public education.
Phil earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of Michigan and a M.S. in City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University. He is a board member of 21PSTEM whose mission is to increase the effectiveness of teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects. A long-time member of the Ardmore United Methodist church, Phil serves on the Board of Trustees and sings in the choir. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, physical exercise, and gardening.
Joseph P. Martin, Ph.D. P.E.