Jessica Gondek, Coordinator of Elementary Special Programs
Mrs. Gondek joined the Department of Pupil Services in December 2008, as the Coordinator of Elementary Special Programs. She previously served as Instructional Supervisor of Special Education for Upper Merion Area School District. She began her career teaching autistic support for students ranging in age from 5 to 18.
In her current position, she oversees special education and gifted education in each of Haverford's five elementary schools and out of district placements. She also coordinates the transition of students from Early Intervention with the Delaware County Intermediate Unit to school-aged programming.
Mrs. Gondek has an undergraduate degree in Special Education from Millersville University and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision of Special Education from St. Joseph's University. Mrs. Gondek lives in Havertown with her husband and four daughters.
David Parker, Coordinator of Secondary Special Programs
Mr. Parker joined the Department of Pupil Services in March 2009, as the Coordinator of Secondary Special Programs. Prior to joining Haverford, he served as a Service Coordinator for the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, a special education teacher in the Spring-Ford Area School District, and at the Timothy School teaching students with Autism.
In his current position, Mr. Parker oversees secondary programming at Haverford Middle School and Haverford High School for special education, students with disabilities, and students eligible for gifted services. Additionally, he supports secondary students, with unique programming needs who attend non-district programs, and he coordinates transitional services for students between secondary levels and into postsecondary work and or education.
Mr. Parker earned his Bachelor of Arts from Bloomsburg University and Master of Education from Pennsylvania State University. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate at Saint Joseph's University in the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program for Educational Leaders (IDEPEL). Mr. Parker and his family live in Great Valley.