Board of School Directors
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 7:30 PM (refer to meeting schedule for location). 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.
Let's hear it for our local school board members. Thanks for your service: Opinion - Pennsylvania Capital
Capital-Star Guest Contributor: By Lawrence A. Feinberg
Bridget Wiedeman, Board President
Bridget Wiedeman has been on the SDHT School Board since 2018 and served as Vice President for several years before becoming Board President. With the Pennsylvania School Boards Association and at the county level, Ms. Wiedeman is engaged in advocacy, issues and best practices for school boards.
Her career has been in the field of community development finance, investing in schools, health centers, and child care centers to revitalize communities. As a Senior Director at Reinvestment Fund, she analyzes financial projections and structures capital solutions for facility projects, typically for government-funded entities. Ms. Wiedeman brings her expertise in educational facility financing to the School Board and works to address issues concerning the budget, facilities, and performance to continue the tradition of providing high-quality schools and to ensure that all of our students thrive in Haverford Township.
Ms. Wiedeman received her B.S. in Economics and Finance from Boston College and her Masters of Public Affairs/Urban and Regional Planning from Princeton University. Prior to her board service, she was an active volunteer on the PTO and with clubs at Chestnutwold Elementary. She and her husband have called Haverford Township home for 20+ years and are proud parents to a HHS student and a graduate of our schools.
Term expires: 2023
Lawrence A. Feinberg, Vice-President
Lawrence A. Feinberg has been a member of the Haverford Township Board of School Directors since 1999, serving as Board President from 2017 to 2021. 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. He and his wife Ingrid have two children who attended Haverford Schools.
He is recognized as a strong and tireless advocate for public education at the local, regional, state and federal levels, serving as Chairman/Co-Chair of the Delaware County School Boards Legislative Council for more than a dozen years, as a member of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association for seven years, and an appointee to the National School Boards Association’s Federal Relations Network for sixteen years.
He is currently the Director of the Keystone Center for Charter Change at PSBA, advocating for substantive improvements to Pennsylvania’s 23 year old charter school law. He previously served as a PSBA Advocacy Ambassador, working as a liaison between school leaders and their legislators for 97 school districts in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia Counties, and as a Circuit Rider with the Campaign for Fair Education Funding, working with school leaders from Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery Counties to build support and political will for the establishment of a fair, adequate, equitable and sustainable basic education funding formula for the students of Pennsylvania.
Nominated by more than 80 school directors and education leaders statewide, in 2011 he was the recipient of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association’s first annual Timothy M. Allwein Advocacy Award. 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.
Mr. Feinberg has a B.S. in Management Information Systems from LaSalle University. He is the President of The Local Group, Inc., an information systems consulting firm that he founded in 1992. In addition to his school board and advocacy work, Mr. Feinberg is a longtime runner who has completed twenty-five slow marathons.
Term expires: 2023
Dr. Laura M. Crispin is an Associate Professor of Economics at Saint Joseph’s University. She ran for Haverford Township School Board of Directors because she is passionate about high quality public education and the benefits that it can provide to students, parents, and the community. As an economist, Dr. Crispin has studied many important issues in education policy, such as bullying, class size, school size, and extracurricular participation. She frequently presents at conferences centered around education policy, and is eager to contribute her expertise in education policy and data analysis as a school board member. As a college professor, she sees how students can benefit from high quality K-12 education in preparation for higher education and for entering the workforce. As a parent of a current Lynnewood student, she is committed to investing in excellent education in our township for her daughter and all current and future Haverford students.
Dr. Crispin earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Northeastern University and her Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University. She has worked at Saint Joseph’s University since 2012, where she teaches undergraduate courses in microeconomics, research methods, labor economics, and data analysis. She resides in Havertown with her husband and daughter.
Term expires: 2023
Dr. Latanya King is an almost 16-year resident of Haverford Township. She is married to husband, Jay; a proud parent of three sons; a Psychotherapist, and a College Professor. Dr. King ran for school board because she believes in public school education and advocating for others. Furthermore, she believes that public education has an opportunity and responsibility to provide our children with the best learning experiences, so that we can continue to build strong communities for future generations. Dr. King is committed to advocating for whole-child approaches to learning, quality educational resources, and inclusive learning spaces.
As a parent in the district, Dr. King is an active member of the Chestnutwold community, volunteering as homeroom parent, and various activities within the PTO. Dr. King values relationships. She seeks opportunities to build relationships with teachers, staff, and parents in the school community, to share ideas, and progress as a community.
Dr. King received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hampton University; her Master of Arts in Counseling from Immaculata University; and, her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University. Currently, Dr. King teaches courses at Rosemont College in the Psychology Department; and, at Saint Joseph’s University in the Teacher Education Department. She has over 16 years of behavioral health experience. Over the years, Dr. King has provided mental health treatment to children and adults in various settings. Dr. King is an advocate for mental health in our community, as she also serves on the Delaware County Mental Health/Intellectual Developmental Disability Advisory Board. Given her professional background, Dr. King values the importance of education, and social-emotional wellness for our Haverford Township students.
Dr. King prides herself on being an active member of the community, and an advocate for others. She is involved in various community organizations. She is the founder of the local non-profit group, the BIPOC Parents of Haverford Township, where its focus is promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, through acts of service in our community. Dr. King values the importance of diverse representation, equitable opportunities, and inclusive spaces. She believes that each child should have the opportunity to reach their best potential and feel included in their school community. For this reason, Dr. King believes that providing equitable resources and inclusive learning environments, will further strengthen our schools and our community.
Term expires: 2025
Dr. Kristin Larsen is a parent, curriculum specialist, education researcher, and product of K-12 public schools. Her passion for public education is rooted in her commitment to students, families, and educators, and her belief that public schools are a cornerstone of our democracy. Kristin and her husband Jon are the proud parents of two future Haverford students.
Dr. Larsen is currently the K-5 Curriculum Specialist for the School District of Philadelphia's Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs. Previously, Dr. Larsen served as a Multilingual Manager, also for the School District of Philadelphia, where she supported assistant superintendents, school administrators, and teachers with programming, compliance, curriculum and instruction for English learner students. She has taught ESL in grades K-8 across the content areas, led school-based English Language Development (ELD) programs, and worked with the Northern Virginia Writing Project, Philadelphia Writing Project, and University of Delaware English Language Institute. Dr. Larsen's international experience includes teaching abroad as an English Language Teaching Assistant with Fulbright Austria, completing an International Research Fellowship at the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany, and study abroad at the Eberhard-Karls University in Tübingen, Germany.
Dr. Larsen holds an Ed.D. in Reading/Writing/Literacy at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Multilingual/Multicultural Education from George Mason University, and a B.A. in German Language and Literature, and International and Letters and Visual Studies/Film Studies from Tufts University.
Term expires: 2025
Dr. Kim McKay is a professor, social worker, and counselor. With over 20 years as a social worker and 11 years of teaching in higher education, Dr. McKay brings to the role of School Director experience, knowledge, and a commitment to support every student’s ability to thrive. Kim strongly believes the strength of any community lies in the strength of its public education and the collective support of its youth and excited to bring an approach to school board governance that is practical, evidence-grounded, and compassionate.
Dr. McKay has a great passion for teaching and continual learning. Kim’s teaching experience includes curriculum development and evaluation for gender & sexuality, human development, policy, ethics, individual and family counseling and communication. Dr. McKay currently works as a counselor and continues to teach courses in social work departments at local universities.
Dr. McKay earned a Ph.D. in Social Work and a Masters of Education from Widener University and a Masters of Social Work and a B.S. in Child Development from University of Utah. Kim is the parent of two Haverford School District students.
Term expires: 2025
Dave Schwartz ran for school board in order to bring his background in Civil Engineering and Urban Planning to help oversee and guide the future of the District's facilities and infrastructure. Dave and his wife Melissa have lived in Haverford Township since 2010 and have been residents of Delaware County for nearly 20 years. They have two children, one of whom currently attends Haverford Schools and another who will begin attending elementary school in a few years. A product of the public school system, Mr. Schwartz is a strong proponent of public education and believes that strong schools build strong communities.
Mr. Schwartz received his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University and a Masters in Civil and Transportation Engineering from Villanova University. As a licensed Civil Engineer, Mr. Schwartz feels very strongly about promoting STEM programs in our schools at all levels and will seek to incorporate hands-on learning for science programs throughout the District. He also served on Haverford Township's Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) for nine years and wants to ensure that facility planning and design will be done in a way to increase energy efficiency, incorporate Green Infrastructure, and reduce our carbon footprint to further cement the School District's role as a leader in environmental stewardship. He feels that our schools should not only prepare our children for the future, but should also ensure that they have a bright and promising future.
Term expires: 2023
Antoinette Snodgrass is an attorney, parent, and advocate for public schools. Ms. Snodgrass attended Pennsylvania public schools from kindergarten to her education at Temple Law School. She is currently an attorney in the Philadelphia office of a national law firm. She has a diverse law practice and works for clients around the country on small and large matters. Her practice includes a variety of litigation cases, from business to business disputes, to class actions and products liability. Additionally, Ms. Snodgrass advises clients on contractual drafting and interpretation, with an eye toward avoiding litigation. Finally, a significant portion of her matters involve environmental disputes and remediation, as well as other regulatory matters. Ms. Snodgrass has an active pro bono practice, focusing on matters surrounding asylum seekers.
Ms. Snodgrass and her husband Sean have two daughters, one of whom is an enthusiastic Haverford student and the other very excited to become one. When she moved to Haverford Township six years ago, she immediately felt a sense of belonging in our fantastic community. Since then, she has integrated into the community and enjoyed getting to know others in the Township. Ms. Snodgrass ran for school board to give back to the community that she loves, make meaningful contributions to the Township, and continue to build on the District’s reputation for excellence.
Term expires: 2023
Danielle Camaratta Vitale is a licensed speech-language pathologist, having graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh. She received her M.A. in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland. After beginning her career within the Virtua Health system in acute and subacute settings, Ms. Vitale switched to providing services to school-aged special needs populations while working for The Arc of Essex County because of her love of working with children. Ms. Vitale also provided early intervention speech therapy services at the ARC of Essex County as well as with the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital early intervention system. Danielle brings her knowledge of special-needs students to her work on the School Board.
Ms. Vitale has been a parent leader at Lynnewood Elementary School for the past nine years and also brings her varied experience as an on-site volunteer to Haverford’s Board of School Directors. Starting out as a homeroom parent, she took on leadership of Lynnewood’s annual May Day Carnival for multiple years and also served as the head of Lynnewood’s Graduation Committee for her two oldest sons. In addition, Ms. Vitale started an after-school club program at Lynnewood for students of all grade levels who have interests outside of sports because she believed that having a sense of belonging was vastly important for students to develop friendships and to increase their self-esteem and sense of belonging. After two years as Lynnewood’s PTO Secretary, she became President of the Lynnewood Elementary School PTO in 2017.
Ms. Vitale is a native of Northeast Philadelphia who also grew up in West Chester, PA. She has lived in Havertown with her husband Chris since 2008 and is the parent of 3 school-aged children. Ms. Vitale is passionate about volunteerism and service to the community and looks forward to serving Haverford Township’s students, families, and residents through her work on the Board of School Directors.
Term expires: 2025