Glenside Resident, Education Law Attorney/Advocate Jennifer Lowman Fills Vacant Seat on CSD Board of School Directors
ELKINS PARK, PA. (Aug. 3, 2020) - Glenside resident Jennifer Lowman was appointed to the Cheltenham School District Board of School Directors by a 7-0 vote at the Tuesday, July 14 virtual special legislative board meeting. Ms. Lowman fills the position which Mr. Tyrone M. Scott III vacated in June after a career opportunity called for him and his family to move out of the district.
A cum laude graduate of Harvard Law, Ms. Lowman worked for a dozen years at Philadelphia’s Education Law Center as director of client services / training and senior staff attorney. In those positions, Ms. Lowman advised and trained families and advocates on the implementation of the rights of public school students in the areas of school enrollment, discipline, special education and other areas. She also represented students and their families in, among other areas, enrollment, discipline, special education, and charter school-related issues.
“The district’s commitment to educational equity resonates with me because it has been my commitment as well. I am dedicated to ensuring public education works for all children,” said Ms. Lowman, the daughter of a long-time educator. A passionate advocate for students with disabilities, children of color, and children in the juvenile justice and dependency systems to receive a quality public education, Ms. Lowman views public education as a doorway to a better life and a means to ensure children develop into informed and productive citizens, and independent, critical thinkers.
A Cheltenham Township resident since 2007, Ms. Lowman has been involved in a number of community- and school-based organizations. She resides in Glenside with her daughter and son, a freshman at Cheltenham High School. Ms. Lowman is looking forward to adding her voice and serving on the Cheltenham School Board.