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 email@example.com. 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
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.
Mr. Gray 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, he loves to run in local races.
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.
Mr. Feinberg 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, Mr. Feinberg is a longtime runner who has completed twenty-five slow marathons.
Ari Flaisher, a full time parent and golf coach, joined the Haverford Township School Board in 2015. He and his wife Jennifer have two children who currently attend Haverford Schools.
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 parent to two elementary school aged children, Mr. Flaisher 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 the SDHT provides.
Mr. Flaisher earned a B.S. 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 is a substitute teacher and coaches youth golf at the YMCA. Prior to his teaching work, he served as Head Men's Golf coach at Rosemont College, worked in client relationships at Vanguard Group and in National account management for Softspikes. Mr. Flaisher also worked in the film industry on a number of feature films, television shows and commercials as a Production Manager and Assistant. In addition to his School Board work, Mr. Flaisher is an avid golfer who enjoys sharing his passion for the history of the game and is a founding member of the Philadelphia Hickory Golf Society. He enjoys swimming, coaching his children's various sports teams and follows 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. 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 Haverford's long-standing reputation as an “excellent buy” in public education.
Mr. Hopkins 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, Mr. Hopkins 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.