Radnor Elected Officials

 

School Board

 

Keep up with the latest news from Radnor Township School District here.

Video on demand – RTSD public meetings and more here.

 

Andrew Babson

Andrew Babson

Andrew Babson is a scholar of learning and development in comparative, international perspective (Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2011; MSc. London School of Economics & Political Science, 2002). He serves as a Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and Adjunct Professor at Temple University College of Education. Andrew has published and presented his research on South African youth identity, educational achievement and class mobility in national and international venues. He has contributed to or led projects at the University of Michigan’s School of Education and Institute for Social Research, as well as the University of Pennsylvania’s International Literacy institute and the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning. Andrew is a long-time music lover and collector of vinyl records, and a member of the Philadelphia Continental Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Andrew and his wife Emily moved to Radnor so that their children could attend Radnor’s fantastic public schools.

Sara Dunn

Sarah Dunn

 

Sarah Dunn has been practicing as a corporate attorney for almost 15 years. Sarah currently works on a part-time basis to allow her to spend more time with her family and give back to the community. For eight years, she served as Assistant General Counsel for Aramark in its healthcare and education divisions. Prior to that, she practiced with the law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP.  Sarah has volunteered for various roles within the township, including PTO Chair of the Radnor Elementary School Musical, Cinderella, in 2015-2016 and working as a machine inspector at the polls for recent elections. The product of both public and private education, Sarah attended public schools in the Pittsburgh suburbs and Lower Merion as well as The Shipley School. She holds a J.D. from Columbia University and a B.A. in History from Amherst College. Sarah and her husband, Michael, have lived in the Old Oaks neighborhood of Radnor Township for 14 years, and are the proud parents of a 8th grader at Radnor Middle School and a 5th grader at Radnor Elementary School.

 

Amy Goldman

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Amy Goldman and her husband Jim live in Villanova and are the parents of a college sophomore and a senior at The Haverford School. Over the past 12 years, Amy has held volunteer leadership positions focused on education and community. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Radnor Educational Foundation, the DELTA Organization (Districts Educating and Learning Through the Arts) and Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El. She has also been a member of the Radnor Township School District Strategic Planning Committee and The Haverford School Leadership Council. Amy has also served as President of the Radnor Middle School PTO, as Chairperson for Radnor Township School District PTO/PTSA District Wide Initiatives and Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El’s Early Childhood Center. Earlier in her career, she worked as an account executive in television advertising sales, most recently for WPVI-TV/6ABC. Amy holds a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania.

Lydia Solomon

Lydia Solomon

Lydia Solomon is seeking re-election to her third term on the Radnor Township School Board.  Lydia has a B.S. from Cornell University and a M.S. from the University of California, both in Economics.  In addition, she holds a M.A. Specialist Degree in School Psychology from Immaculata University. She has worked as a school psychologist for several years, and has been employed as a college professor teaching in the Education Department at Eastern University.  She has been the PTO President for elementary, middle, and high school levels in Radnor and has three children who are all Radnor graduates.

 

While on the Board, Lydia served as the Chair of the Curriculum, Policy, and Government Relations Committees and is currently the Chair of the Facilities Committee.  She has served as the representative to the Delaware County Intermediate Unit – DCIU, the PTO Coordinating Council, and is the current board representative to the DCCC Liaison Committee. Lydia states, “I am extremely proud of the work we have accomplished since I joined the Radnor School Board eight years ago. Our financial situation is sound due to painstaking attention to all expenditures.  The Board recently hired a new superintendent and has restored an emphasis on innovative curriculum and instruction, such as Full-Day Kindergarten and a new Math curriculum. My focus continues to be providing the best educational experience to every Radnor student at the best price.” Lydia serves as a champion for all students, while balancing a responsibility to the taxpayer to stay fiscally smart. She believes the best educational outcome can be achieved through open and transparent dialogue with all stakeholders to come up with a win-win solution.

 

Susan Stern

Susan Stern

Susan Stern is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.  She works part-time as a business manager for a local church and is serving in her eighth year as a Member of the Radnor Planning Commission.  On the Planning Commission she is a strong advocate for Radnor taxpayers, working to protect neighborhoods from overdevelopment and traffic and to preserve the open space and natural features that make Radnor a desirable place to live. During her time on the School Board she has served on the Facilities, Finance, and Policy Committees.

 

She is currently serving as Chair of Policy. Susan has volunteered in many capacities over the years, including Treasurer for the Radnor-Wayne Little League and Cubmaster of Radnor Cub Scout Pack 19.  In addition, she is an avid gardener and is the Treasurer for Skunk Hollow Community Garden. Susan resides in Wayne. She has a grown daughter in Boston, a son who is a Radnor graduate, and a son who is a senior at Radnor High School.

 

Susan believes that our schools are the center of our community and that strong schools make strong communities. The quality of our schools is directly related to the value of our homes, so it is critical to maintain Radnor’s outstanding educational opportunities.  As an incumbent, Susan will continue to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other members of the Board.  She is focused on balancing fiscal responsibility with a commitment to superior public education and firmly believes small class size is critical. She is a strong proponent for openness and transparency in government.

 

Township Commissioners

 

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Lisa Borowski

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4th Ward Commissioner

Lisa Borowski is a 1984 graduate of Radnor High School and holds a B.S. in Communications from Drexel University. Currently, she is Manager, Development Communications for Einstein Healthcare Network.

Actively involved in the community, Lisa was a Board Director for Radnor Township School District from 2011-2015 serving as Vice President and in board leadership roles which included Chair of the Facilities and Policy Committees, and Co-Chair of the Government Relations & Communications Committee. During her tenure, Radnor Township became the first Main Line school district to implement a full-day kindergarten program and complete major renovations and improvements at three schools. Additionally, she served three times as a member of the district’s Strategic Planning Committee. She served for eight years as a member of the Board of Directors for the Radnor Educational Foundation, four were spent as a member of the Executive Committee and served as Chair of the Grants Committee. Lisa has also served as President for the Ithan Elementary and Radnor Middle School Parent-Teacher Organizations and is a founding member of the Radnor Alumni Council.

She is a member of the Radnor Democrats, the Radnor League of Women Voters and the Radnor Conservancy. Professionally she is a member of the Public Relations Society of America. Lisa most recently worked for the Philadelphia Police Foundation helping to raise funds to support equipment and programs to benefit the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department and to support initiatives not included in the general operating budget. While serving as Board Operations Manager for the Foundation, Lisa was instrumental in helping to raise and manage funds to reinstate the Mounted Police Unit.

She and her husband, Mark, and their two sons, Ryan and Justin, have lived in Radnor since 2004. Her son, Ryan, is a 2016 graduate of Radnor High School and a member of the class of 2020 at the University of Scranton, her son, Justin, is a senior at Radnor High School. Lisa’s parents, Frank and Kathy Cianciulli, still reside in Radnor’s 5th Ward and her sister, Lori Moffa and her family, also reside in 5th Ward. She is honored to have been elected to represent Radnor’s 4th Ward in 2017.

 

Sean Farhy

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7th Ward Commissioner

Sean Farhy has lived on the Main Line all his life and in Ward 7 for the past 16 years. He is the husband to his beautiful wife Carrie, and he has two children, Jackson and Isaac. Prior to becoming a small business owner, Sean worked in the financial services industry for 15 years as an adviser, options trader, and securities analyst. He is a graduate of University of Delaware and received his MBA from Drexel University in 2007. In his free time, you may be able to catch him coaching his older son’s Little League game, fishing with his dad, or at a swim meet.

 

 

Jack Larkin

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1st Ward Commissioner

John “Jack” Larkin is an attorney and partner at Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, where he works in the firm’s Litigation Department. Jack focuses his practice on municipal and corporate litigation. He is a member and former chair of the American Red Cross Leadership Board. His wife, Bobbie Nenno Larkin, is a Wealth Advisor at the Glenmede Trust Company, and their six-month-old daughter Margaret recently started daycare at Les Petits Cherubs at Bolingbroke Mansion. Jack and his wife are both conservatory violinists, and are members of St. Katharine of Siena Parish in Wayne. Prior to joining Gawthrop Greenwood, Jack was an appellate litigator in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, where he appeared regularly before the Pennsylvania Superior Court, and periodically handled appeals to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He continues his appellate practice today, civilly, before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and Pennsylvania’s Superior and Commonwealth Courts. Jack’s published works have appeared in law journals at the Georgetown University School of Law, Vanderbilt Law School, the University of Florida Law School, and the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, as well as in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Bar Quarterly and At Issue publications. Jack is an alumnus of Oberlin College, where he graduated with honors. While at Villanova Law School he received the Pennsylvania Environmental Law Forum scholarship and was a Dean’s Merit Scholar. He has also received the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers’ Association’s James J. Mandarino Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. He was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, and a “Top Lawyer” by Main Line Today in 2014-through-2017.

 

John Nagle

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5th Ward Commissioner

Bio

Resident of Radnor for 30 years
Married to Barbara for 43 years
Daughter Justine married to Tim
Two Grandchildren ages 3 and 5

Education:

BS in Mechanical Engineering Drexel 1970
MBA from Widener 1977
Registered Professional Engineer

Military Service:

US Air Force, Viet Nam Era

Public Service:

Currently completing second term as Commissioner
Served as President of Board of Commissioners
Server for 13 Years on Radnor Township Parks and Rec Board (Chaired for 3)
Served on Radnor Township Environmental Advisory Committee for 3 years (Chaired for 2.5)
Founding Member of Radnor Conservancy, Member of Board, Treasurer, Exec Director roles
Founding Member of Friends of Willows Cottage group
Served on Parish Council (St John Neumann RC Church)
Served on School Board of Sts Coleman John Neumann School.