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School Director Recognition Month

headshots of the school directorsThe Cheltenham School District is pleased to honor members of its board of school directors during the Pennsylvania School Board Association’s School Director Recognition Month of January.

“I have a new, gained aspiration for the tireless work of our Cheltenham School District Board of School Directors,” said CSD Superintendent Dr. Brian W. Scriven. “Their commitment to our district is astounding. Over this past year, they have been pressing lockstep with me through our strategic planning process and are unwavering in their desire for us to be a premier district.” 

CSD school directors include president Pamela Henry, vice president Daniel Schultz, Charles Burdell-Williams, David Cohen, Zachary Epps, Joel Fishbein, Julie Haywood, Jennifer Lowman and Leah Mulhearn. These elected officials volunteer their time and devote hours each month to the challenging and complex responsibilities of board business, including voting on budgets, adopting policy and conducting comprehensive planning.

“Access to high-quality public education is crucial not only for our children’s success, but for the strength of our community. The CSD School Board is a team of dedicated leaders focused on education excellence!” said Ms. Henry. “I am grateful to be part of this team and, as board president, honored to lead this team of committed public service volunteers. We spend dedicated time meeting, planning, adopting policies, and more, and it is a rewarding experience.”

The CSD Board of School Directors is committed to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association’s “Principles for Governance and Leadership” – a framework of action steps designed to increase boards’ effectiveness. Research shows that school board actions have a direct impact on student achievement. Therefore, it is crucial that boards engage in actions that increase their effectiveness, for the betterment of the students they serve.

Pennsylvania public schools educate nearly 2 million students and more than 4,200 are in the Cheltenham School District. The nine members of each local school board are a vital part of the district’s administrative team, making informed decisions that lead public schools and provide opportunities for every student to succeed.