Meet the Administration
Dr. Kenneth Batchelor, Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Batchelor has over 25 years of experience in public education, starting as a student teacher at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia. From there, he taught U.S. History, Economics and Legal and Political Systems at East Forsyth High School in Winston Salem, North Carolina before making his way back to Pennsylvania to teach Cultural Studies and Honors American Studies at Unionville High School.
He taught at UHS for six years and also coordinated and supervised the high school gifted program, coached lacrosse, and served as a club advisor to student activities. He was promoted to Assistant Principal in 2002, a position he held until 2005. He left Unionville to serve for two years as the Principal of Penncrest High School in the Rose Tree Media School District before returning to Unionville-Chadds Ford in 2007 to serve as the Assistant to the Superintendent.
Prior to entering public education, Dr. Batchelor served as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Hamilton Fish, Jr., attending hearings on healthcare, trade, defense and education as well as researching legislation and briefing the congressman and senior staff on legislative issues.
Dr. Batchelor earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Widener University, his Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Villanova University, and his Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dan Bechtold, Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning
Mr. Bechtold provides leadership and oversight of Radnor Middle School and Radnor High School as well as provides K-12 leadership and oversight of curriculum, instruction and assessment in the subject areas of Library and English Language Development, oversight of the development and implementation of the district comprehensive plan, and 6-12 Instructional Technology. He joined the district in 2011 as an assistant principal at RHS before becoming principal in July 2015. During his leadership of RHS, the school rose to third in Pennsylvania in U.S. News and World Report's High School Rankings and 99% of the Class of 2018 graduated in four years. The average SAT score for the Class of 2018 was 1320 and 84% of students who took the 1,068 Advanced Placement assessments in 2017-18 received a score of 3 or above. RHS was also named a 2017-19 Apple Distinguished School. Mr. Bechtold also served as co-chair of the RTSD Sleep and School Start Time Committee.
Dr. Shawn Dutkiewicz, Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning
Dr. Shawn Dutkiewicz joined RTSD in 2019 from his position as the Principal of Chadds Ford Elementary School in Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Before Dr. Dutkiewicz's time at Chadds Ford Elementary, he was Principal at Pennell Elementary School for seven years as well as a K-6 Math and Science Curriculum Coordinator. He began his career as an elementary teacher, teaching third, fourth and fifth grades. Dr. Dutkiewicz earned a BS in Education at West Chester University, a Masters in Educational Leadership at Immaculata University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Widener University.
Dr. James Kearney, Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning
Dr. Kearney provides leadership and oversight of K-12 curriculum, assessment, instruction, and professional development in the subjects of English/Language Arts, math, science, social studies and technology education. Dr. Kearney also serves on the National Constitution Center’s Teacher Advisory Board, has served on the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies Board of Directors, and has been involved with a variety of initiatives at the state and national levels. Before joining Radnor in 2011, Dr. Kearney was a National Board Certified Teacher, Department Chair, and Curriculum Coordinator in Central Bucks School District. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from The Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in History from Villanova University, a Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction certificate through Lehigh University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Drexel University.
Tracey Waldmann, Special Counsel
Ms. Waldmann joined Radnor in 2020 as special counsel. Ms. Waldmann has worked in the field of education and law for 20 years, with a focus on special education law in the past 5 years. Prior to joining Radnor, Ms. Waldmann represented school districts, charter schools and an intermediate unit as special education counsel. She held an extended federal judicial clerkship in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and researched and drafted opinions in education law, IDEA, ADA, Section 504, civil rights and contracts. She also worked as an administrator for Temple University and held an internship with Temple University Counsel assisting the legal department on educational and civil rights issues.
Ms. Waldmann received her Liberal Arts degree from the Pennsylvania State University, her Master of Arts degree from Temple University and her Juris Doctorate from Temple University Beasley School of Law. While attending law school, Ms. Waldmann was a member of the Temple Law Review and served as the Articles/Symposium Editor.
Michelle Diekow, Business Administrator; Operations (Transportation)
Ms. Diekow joined RTSD in August 2014 from Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County, where she served as business administrator. In this role, her responsibilities included managing, supervising and performing duties in the areas of accounts payable/receivable, auditing, capital projects and capital reserve funds, cash management and investments, financial planning and budgeting, food service operations, grant administration, payroll accounting, purchasing, school construction supervision and tax administration. Prior to this position, she acted as assistant director of business affairs for Reading School District. She holds an associate degree of applied science in accounting from Gateway Technical College, a bachelor of arts in accounting from Alvernia College and a masters of business administration from Saint Joseph's University.
Penny Tansey, Assistant Business Administrator
Ms. Tansey has served RTSD as the assistant business administrator since joining the district in 2007. She previously served at Chichester School District in a similar role and Marple Newtown School District as district accountant. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from West Chester University and her master’s degree in school business leadership from Wilkes University. She recently met the standards to qualify as a registered Pennsylvania School Business Official. Her primary responsibility is to oversee day-to-day district accounting, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
Bill Dolan, Director of Operations
Mr. Bill Dolan was appointed the district's Director of Operations in March 2020. He oversees the Maintenance, Custodial and Security teams as well as supports the district in planning and implementing capital projects and facilities improvements. Mr. Dolan has over 30 years of professional construction management, design, and maintenance experience. After graduating from Villanova University, he spent a year in the classroom as a long term substitute high school teacher, before working as a facilities manager in New York for 6 years in the non-profit and education sector. He returned to his Delaware County roots in 1998 to work and grow with Pine Street Carpenters, Inc. until joining RTSD.
Vaughn Bryan, Assistant Director of Operations
Mr. Vaughn Bryan was appointed the district's Assistant Director of Operations in March 2020. Mr. Bryan has served as Wayne Elementary School’s maintenance professional since February 2010 and started in Radnor in 2004 as Elementary Food Service Coordinator. With 29 years of military service, Mr. Bryan is a Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army Reserves and, as a Platoon and Company Sergeant, has led anywhere from 25 to 250 soldiers. He has received numerous citations and awards for completing military tasks and requirements.
Todd Stitzel, Director of Human Resources
Mr. Stitzel joined the district in 2014 with 18 years of experience from Governor Mifflin School District, most recently as its director of human resources. He began his career as a business education teacher and served as acting dean of students/assistant principal with Governor Mifflin High School. Mr. Stitzel will oversee a number of pivotal human resource functions on behalf of RTSD, including recruitment, labor relations and employment relations. He earned a bachelor's degree in Business Education from Shippensburg University, a master's degree in Elementary Education from Kutztown University, a Cooperative Education Certification from Temple University and a Principal Certification from Alvernia College.
Jenny Le Sage, Director of Student Services
Ms. Le Sage joined RTSD in 2014 with 13 years of experience as a special education professional. She served as the director of special education at Oxford Area School District as well as a special ed supervisor with Pequea Valley School District and Downingtown Area School District. She gained experienced in the classroom working as a special education teacher with the Chester County Intermediate Unit in life skills support, autistic support and emotional support classrooms and as a learning support teacher with Coatesville Area School District. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, elementary education certification, special education certification (K-12), principal certification, special education supervisor certificate and a master’s degree in education leadership from Immaculata University.
George Reigle, Assistant Director of Student Services
Mr. Reigle joined RTSD in 2019 from Upper Perkiomen School District where he served as Director of Pupil Services and Special Education. Prior to this position, Reigle was the Executive Director of Student Services and Special Education at the Chester Community Charter School. He has twelve years' experience in special education, beginning as a Special Education Emotional Support Teacher at Locke Elementary School in Philadelphia. Reigle holds a bachelor’s of science in elementary and special education from Eastern University, a masters' degree in education from Cabrini College, and certificates as a reading specialist and supervisor of special education from Cabrini and Eastern, respectively.
Cara Miller, Student Services Supervisor
Cara Miller was appointed Student Services Supervisor in 2021 with more than 20 years of experience in Special Education K-12. She began her career as a 7th-grade learning support teacher at Upper Darby School District and worked in Penn-Delco School District as an elementary learning support teacher and coordinator for Sun Valley High School's alternative program. Miller has been with RTSD for 10 years, serving the district in a variety of roles such as Special Education Coordinator, Emotional Support Teacher, and IEP Case Manager. Miller holds a Master's in School Leadership from Saint Joseph's University, Master's Degree as a Reading Specialist from Cabrini college and Bachelor's in Special Education from East Stroudsburg University. She also holds certifications as an English as a Second Language Specialist & Principal K-12
Dr. Scott Hand, Director of Technology Innovation and Instructional Design
Dr. Hand joined RTSD in 2020 from Kutztown where he served as the Director of Educational Technology for four years. Prior to this position, Dr. Hand spent 13 years at Fox Chapel Area School District, where he served as a high school teacher, a technology coach, coordinator of online learning, and Director of Educational Technology. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from Robert Morris University and a doctoral degree from Regent University. He has experience getting the most of learning management systems such as Schoology and has developed IT infrastructures to support and sustain major technology initiatives and demands. Working alongside teachers, Dr. Hand led the vertical alignment and integration of K-12 computer science and STEM curriculum, creating courses such as K-5 Innovation & Design Studio; 6-9 Research & Design; and 9-12 Experimental Media. In 2019, Dr. Hand co-founded the Eastern Pennsylvania Innovation Catalyst (EPIC) Network, funded through a $500,000 PAsmart Advancing Grant, which supports all teachers in Berks County in strengthening computer science and STEM education.
Christopher Augustine, Assistant Director of Infrastructure Technology
Mr. Augustine was appointed the RTSD Assistant Director of Infrastructure Technology in 2020 following 10 years of service to the district as Technology Coordinator and Assistant to the Director of of Technology. In these positions, he supervised district-level and building techs on district-wide initiatives; worked with district teams and stakeholders to select and implement new 1:1 computing devices across the elementary schools, middle school and high school; managed the data and synchronization of student data across multiple instructional systems and grade levels; created training materials for professional development to support teachers and office staff in the use of various technologies and systems; provided technical back-end setup and support for various student test administrations; implemented and continue to manage the district's move to the Azure cloud and Office 365 for cloud applications, file storage, security and identity management; participated and represented the district at county IT meetings; and more. Mr. Augustine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Management and Information Systems from Holy Family University and a Master of Science in Ed., School Business Leadership from Wilkes University.
Virginia Glatzer, Assistant Director of Instructional Technology
Mrs. Glatzer officially joined RTSD as the Assistant Director of Instructional Technology in 2020 after two years at Radnor High School as the Instructional Technology Coach. For over 20 years, Mrs. Glatzer has worked with districts across Pennsylvania as an instructional technology consultant. She has mentored regional instructional coach mentors as the Regional Mentor Coordinator for the PA Institute for Instructional Coaching. As a PDE Mentor for Pennsylvania's Classrooms for the Future initiative, Mrs. Glatzer mentored instructional technology coaches across the Commonwealth. She supports educators as they realize the promise of technology.
Michael Petitti, Director of Communications
Michael Petitti has served RTSD as the Director of Communications since August 2011. He is responsible for public and media relations; promotion of district, school and student events and achievements; creating and managing content for the district's website, print materials and social/digital media; strategic communication; and other district communications needs. Among other achievements, during Mr. Petitti’s tenure, RTSD earned two national communications awards for social media and public relations. Before joining RTSD, Mr. Petitti served for eight years as a communications professional in the private and non-profit sectors and began his career as a reporter with "The Delaware County Daily Times." Mr. Petitti holds a bachelor's degree in Communications and Business Administration from Ursinus College and a master's degree in Organizational Communication and Leadership from Marist College.
Duncan Smith, Custodial Supervisor
Duncan Smith has been with Radnor for almost 20 years, in which time he has helped develop and implement environmentally responsible cleaning strategies and team focused training programs. Mr. Smith previously worked at Central Bucks School District for four years as assistant custodial supervisor. He was also head custodian at Marple Newtown School District for eight years and worked at Haverford School District and Garnet Valley School District. Mr. Smith supervises the cleaning of the seven district buildings, is responsible for procurement of supplies, equipment and PPE, and trains and manages a team of over 35 custodians.