April 29, 2022
Welcome Christina Carter
The School District of Haverford is proud to announce that Ms. Christina Carter has been appointed the Director of Learning and Assessment. The Director of Learning and Assessment's responsibilities include assessing the effectiveness of instruction through data analysis and reporting; aligning, implementing, and analyzing the District's assessment program; implementing a plan for the effective utilization of instructional technology, and coordinating the district’s pursuit of diversity and inclusion.
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.
Ms. Carter earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Temple University, a Master of Education from Cabrini University, and a School Leadership Program Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
“ I believe that all students can and will reach their fullest potential, but often need the barriers and obstacles removed preventing them from getting there. It's our jobs as educational leaders to identify the skills or resources students need to reach the potential we know that lives inside each of them,” said Ms. Carter.
Please join us in wishing Ms. Carter much success in her new position.
Spring has Sprung in Haverford
Haverford Middle School students from the school art club created works of art, supervised by art teacher Janiene Kwoczak for the Discover Haverford Mayflower Project to brighten up windows in Haverford. The students were very excited to create a large-scale work of art and to have their artistic talent noticed by the community.
Discover Haverford (formerly known as HPED) is a partnership between Haverford Township, business and property owners, and Township residents. Board member Don Kelly and his wife Christine Kelly came up with the idea of bringing this to Havertown. Their hope is that this will draw the attention of the commuters to the businesses in the township. We have some really amazing businesses in Haverford Township and we would love for everyone to get to experience what we have to offer. Gina Ranieri, the owner of Plant Roots, organized the volunteers.
The Lynnewood Elementary School's Green Team Earth Day Week Committee, composed of 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students, planned events for Earth Day week. Some of the week's activities included morning announcements with GreenTeam tips that were researched and written by students, a Campus Clean-Up Day, all students were taught an Earth Day song called "This Pretty Planet" by Julie Reyes, and on Friday, April 22nd there was a Walk/Bike to School Day with Green Team members at the entrance passing out stickers!
HHS/ACAP Summer Residency Program
Best Communities in Music Education
The School District of Haverford Township has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 23rd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
This is the 8th year in a row that we have received this honor. The District is one of 738 school districts in the entire country to receive the award.
School Principals’ Day
School Lunch Hero Day
Between preparing healthy meals for America’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes.
On Friday, May 6, 2022, we will celebrate the 10th Annual School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.
Autism, ID & Other Disabilities What you need to know After Age 18
Date: Tuesday, May 3rd
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Hosted by: School District of Haverford Township
Presenter: Michele A. Leahy, MS, CPWIC
Mental Health Awareness Month
QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention Presented by Minding Your Mind
Join us for this NREPP-listed suicide prevention training that teaches adults to specifically identify and take action when encountering someone in crisis. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. QPR Gatekeeper Training provides instruction on these simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. The goal of QPR Gatekeeper Training is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training.
Date: Monday, May 16
Time: 7:00—9:00 pm
Location: Haverford High School Auditorium
This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, go to: www.haverfordlibrary.org/events
Mamma Mia! April 29th and 30th
There is still time to enjoy the show!
Haverford Drama Club presents Mama Mia! April 29-30th at 7:00 PM and April 30th at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the auditorium at Haverford High School. Purchase tickets here.
Twilight Walk and Run - We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 30th!
On Saturday it is going to be Sunny and 65 degrees
come outside to:
1 Mile Elementary School Challenge
Saturday, April 30, 2022 @ 4:00 PM
Haverford Senior High School
200 Mill Road - Havertown, PA 19083
School Board Information
The School District of Haverford Township utilizes BoardDocs, an online, paperless resource for all school board meetings. Here you can find the agenda, meeting minutes, video replay, and board policies. The meetings are live-streamed on YouTube.
Regular and Committee Board Meetings will be held at Oakmont Administration Building.
- May 5: Regular School Board Meeting at Haverford High School for student recognition
- May 12: Finance & Facility Committee Meeting
- May 19: Regular School Board Meeting
- May 26: Curriculum Committee Meeting
- April 18: Finance & Facility Committee Meeting
- April 21: Regular School Board Meeting
- April 28: Curriculum Committee Meeting
All presentations and videos can be found on BoardDocs.
Matthew Crater was honored as the PA Assistant Principal of the Year by Jon Ross and Eric Eshbach of the PA Principals Association
Chestnutwold students shared their poems at the school board meeting. April is Poetry Month!
School Board and administration breakfast with staff.
April 29 & 30: Spring Play, Mama Mia
May 3: Autism, ID & Other Disabilities What you need to know After Age 18 Webinar
May 10: Anxiety in School-aged Children Webinar
May 14: DISCOVER Day
May 16: QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention
May 17: Teacher in-service day (Early dismissal for all students)
May 27: Teacher in-service day (Early dismissal for all students)
May 30: Memorial Day Holiday (Schools and offices are closed)