Jennifer Saksa, Assistant Superintendent
Ms. Saksa is a highly experienced educator with over 25 years of experience in various educational settings and levels. She kicked off her career as a high school English teacher, where she authored curricula, established a solid rapport with students, and took pride in leading as a teacher. Later, she worked as an assistant principal for a middle school and developed programs that nurtured a welcoming school environment. As an elementary school principal, she successfully implemented fresh curricula that boosted instruction quality and led to higher student achievement. Additionally, as a K-12 Supervisor of Professional Learning, she brought forth innovative district-wide programs and adeptly dealt with the intricacies of change, people, and programs. Ms. Saksa has proudly served the Haverford community since 2015 as a leader in the Office of Curriculum and Instruction. She is committed to upholding the district's mission to educate and inspire lifelong learners who become well-rounded global citizens.
Anthony Testa, Business Manager
Mr. Testa is a participative leader with a strong focus on fiscal responsibility, which enables the district to meet financial goals and
student needs. Analytical financial approach with a strong reputation for detail-oriented outcomes. He has school district administration experience encompassing budget and fiscal responsibility, contract negotiations, buildings and grounds operations, and working together with community stakeholders.
George Ramoundos, Ed.D., Director of Human Resources
Dr. Ramoundos is a visionary leader and educator with a Doctoral Degree in Education and a certificate of graduate study in Human Resource Business Management coupled with 9 years of experience as a Principal and 11 years experience as an elementary educator transforming school culture, securing resources, implementing effective teaching strategies and behavior programs with a focus on creating a safe and inclusive environment for children, families, and educators.
Nicole Battestelli, Director of Pupil Services and Special Education
Mrs. Battestelli joined the School District of Haverford Township in 2006 as a Special Education Teacher at Haverford High School. During her time there, she comprehensively restructures the Emotional Support program to better serve the needs of students in special education. She also created, implemented, and assessed a new social skills program. Mrs. Battestelli completed her principal internship under the guidance of the 9th-grade Principal. Later, she joined the Department of Pupil Services as a teacher on special assignment. Mrs. Battestelli served as the Department Chair for Haverford Online, where she coordinated all aspects of the program. Presently, she is also responsible for managing the ELL program, homebound instruction, and student accounting.
Christina Carter, Director of Learning and Assessment
Ms. Carter has over nine years of experience in education, most recently serving as an Elementary Principal in the North Penn School District. She identified and monitored Title 1 goals to improve student achievement by providing access to resources and opportunities for students to learn and grow. She coordinated home support and community resources for ELL and financially struggling families. Ms. Carter was a member of the Cultural Proficiency and Equity Executive Committee for the District, working to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion for students and staff around district goals.
In her roles as the District-wide Instructional Coach of Reading and Department Chair of Reading in the Upper Darby School District, she supported teachers in reading interventions and English Language Arts (ELA) across the district. She evaluated the effectiveness of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and led professional developments on the topics of progress monitoring and fidelity of programs. Ms. Carter managed College and Career Data for the PA Future Ready Index submissions.