| |Nicholas Rotoli D. Ed., Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction & Secondary Education"In this position, I use the knowledge and expertise I have gained over my years as a teacher and administrator to assist all teachers. It is an exciting challenge to know you have an impact on the academic lives of so many Haverford students."
Nicholas J. Rotoli assumed the responsibilities of Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the School District of Haverford Township on July 1, 2006 & was named Assistant-Superintendent in 2010.
Nick came to Haverford in 1990 as a high school assistant principal. A few years later he became Dean of English and continued in that position until he took the helm of Haverford High School in 1997 . He served in that position for nine years.
A graduate of LaSalle University, Rotoli was awarded an assistantship to the University of Wisconsin where he earned a master's degree in English. He earned his doctorate in Education Administration from Widener University a few years ago and is currently working toward an MBA at LaSalle.
Nick began his teaching career in New Jersey where he was awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Camden Board of Education in 1979.The Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts has recognized him with their "Outstanding English Educator" award in 1997.
In 2001, he brought the Philadelphia branch of the Anti-Defamation League to Haverford High School to work with students on a "tolerance and diversity"education project. The League honored his commitment to diversity education when they recognized him for this innovative project that year.
Frederick Brown, K - 12 Mathematics Supervisor
"In a world where technology is expanding so rapidly,our students need more than learning the many algorithms found in mathematics. Our students need to be taught how to think mathematically. This will allow our students to become the leaders and problem solvers of our future. After 34 years as a teacher in the District, it is a privilege to be part of the administrative team as we seek to continue to develop life-long learners."
Fred Brown joined the Haverford Township School District as a Junior High Math teacher in September 1975. He completed his undergraduate studies with a degree in Mathematics at Ursinus College and earned his Master of Mathematics Education degree from Penn State University. In 2011 Fred received his Supervisory Certification from Eastern College. During his time as mathematics teacher in the High School, he also served as the Department Chair. After many years in the classroom, Fred was appointed as the Secondary Mathematics Coach. In September 2011 he was appointed as the K-12 Mathematics Supervisor.
Most recently, Fred has been involved in working with the Department of Education in Harrisburg on the PSSA Modified Math Committee, the Algebra Keystone Committee as well as the Algebra Curriculum Mapping Committee.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Fred has coached at Haverford since 1975. He coached the Boys’ Middle School soccer team, the Boys’ Middle School Basketball Coach, Boys’ High School Varsity Basketball Coach. After a brief hiatus from coaching, he coached the Girl’s Junior Varsity Basketball team from 1996-2005 and then was named Girls’ Varsity coach in 2005 and remained in that position until 2008.
He was the recipient of the Haverford School District’s Domenick Recchiuti Service Award and has also been recognized in Who’s Who Among American Teachers.
Natalie A. Hiller, Curriculum Coordinator for K-12 Science
"My goal has always been to bring science and math alive in the classroom. As a curriculum coordinator I can hope to influence the teaching of many students and foster the joy of learning."
Natalie Hiller joined the School District of Haverford Township in 2001 to coordinate secondary science curricula. In this role, she helps to create and implement the district's curriculum, conducts professional development, and is a liaison with higher education, community business partners and math and science organizations in the greater Philadelphia area. Beginning in the 2006-2007 school year, Natalie will concentrate her efforts on science curriculum. She also coordinates Professional Development for the district's faculty
Hiller is the recipient of two national fellowships, including the West Ed National Academy for Science and Mathematics Education Leadership Fellow and the National Science Foundation (NHS) Math/Science Fellow. She is a member of the Project 2061, and the Professional Development Science National Leadership Team.
A National Faculty Member of the Coalition of Essential Schools at Brown University, she was also nominated for Disney's American Teacher Award.
Natalie is also K-12 Representative for the Math Science Partnership Grant, University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Pennsylvania State Science Assessment Team.
Hiller earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry at Marywood University, and a master's degree in education at Temple University and a second master's degree in Educational Administration from Gwynedd-Mercy College.
She has published several articles on science instruction in educational journals.
Catherine A. McKeone, Ed.D., K - 12 Humanities Curriculum Coordinator
"I can sum up own personal goals this way: Failing to plan is a plan to fail."
Catherine McKeone received her undergraduate degree in elementary education from Cheyney University in 1974 and began her career teaching elementary special education classes in the Chester-Upland School District. During her years in Chester-Upland, Cathy became a certified sign language interpreter. That led to a new career at Community College of Philadelphia working as a classroom interpreter.
After several years at CCP, it was time to raise a family. She returned to teaching ia few years later in the Rose Tree-Media School District where she was a classroom teacher for 16 years. During those years, she earned a master's degree at Gynnedd-Mercy College and a supervisory certificate at Widener University. Cathy served as summer school principal during her last year in that district. She has worked as a adjunct professor at Neumann College in Aston.
Cathy came to Haverford in 2002 as the district's Elementary Humanities Curriculum Coordinator and completed work on her doctorate at Wilmington College in 2005. Currently, Cathy oversees the curriculum coordination of all Humanites including Language Arts, Social Studies and all languages.