Board of School Directors

  • School Board

    From left to right: Julia Bohnenberger, Charles E. Madden, III, Patricia Booker,
    Andrew Babson, Lydia T. Solomon (President), Kenneth E. Batchelor (Superintendent),
    Susan Stern (Vice President), Amy Goldman, Sarah Dunn, Esq., and Michael Miller 

School Board Members & Superintendent

Meetings of the School Board

  • The board typically conducts its business meeting at the Radnor Township Building (301 Iven Ave., Radnor) on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. unless otherwise advertised. The board typically conducts committee meetings in the RTSD administration building (135 S. Wayne Ave., Wayne) on the second and third Tuesdays of every month unless otherwise advertised.

    Business meetings are broadcast live on the Radnor Township Government Access channel (Comcast 5, Verizon 30) and rebroadcast on the RTSD Education Channel (Comcast 8, Verizon 31). Committee meetings are streamed live online. The public is invited to attend all public meetings and work sessions.

    The RTSD Education Channel typically broadcasts the recorded committee meetings on Tuesdays (beginning at 1 p.m.) and Thursdays (beginning at 1 p.m.) following the committee meetings. The RTSD Education Channel typically broadcasts the recorded business meetings on Mondays at 10 a.m., Wednesdays at 2 p.m., and Fridays at 6 p.m.

About the School Board Members

  • Lydia T. Solomon was re-elected to her third term on the RTSD School Board in November 2017 and is entering her ninth year on the board. While on the Board, she has served as the Chair and Vice Chair of the Curriculum Committee, the Government Relations Committee, the Policy Committee, and the Facilities Committee. In addition, she has served as the Board Representative to the Delaware County Community College Liaison Board. a Board Member to the Delaware County Intermediate Unit and a representative to the Parent-Teacher Organization Coordinating Council. She is a school psychologist employed at the DCIU and has taught as a college professor at Eastern University in the Education Department. She holds a B.S. degree from Cornell University and graduate degrees from the University of California and Immaculata University. Ms. Solomon has also served as the PTO president for elementary, middle and high school levels in Radnor. Ms. Solomon has three children who have graduated from the Radnor school system.

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  • Susan Stern is beginning her second, 4-year term on the RTSD School Board after being re-elected in November 2017. She brings experience from a variety of volunteer service opportunities she has undertaken throughout Radnor Township. She serves on the township’s Planning Commission and is an active member of the Skunk Hollow Community Garden. On the School Board, she has served on the Facilities Committee, and currently serves on the Finance Committee and is Chair of the Policy Committee. Ms. Stern is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and works part-time as a business manager for a local church. She lives in Wayne.

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  • Andrew Babson, Ph.D. is a scholar of educational foundations and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and the Temple University College of Education. He is a 1993 graduate of St. Charles Preparatory School in Columbus, Ohio, studied as a Fredin Scholar at the University of Paris in 1996-97, and graduated from Xavier University in 1998 with an Honors A.B. degree in Classics and Philosophy. He earned an M.Sc. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics in 2002, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan School of Education in 2011. He has published his scholarly work and presented at dozens of international conferences, contributed to or led multiple projects at Michigan and Penn, and served as a consultant at the UNESCO-IIEP in Paris. Prior to his academic career, Andrew was director of research at the nation’s first online charter school, ECOT, and an associate at Fitch, Inc., a consumer research and design firm. Mr. Babson and his wife Emily are the parents of Radnor Elementary School kindergartner Grant, 6, and daughter Isabel, 2.

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  • Julia Bohnenberger is in her third year of service on the RTSD School Board and has been a resident of Radnor Township since 2006, with three daughters in the RTSD system. She has served on the Wayne Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Organization Executive Board for two years and has helped WES in fundraising over $100,000 for school refurbishment and enrichment. She is a medical writer in the pharmaceutical industry, with extensive experience in communications, proposal development and global commercial strategy. Ms. Bohnenberger holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Johns Hopkins University.

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  • Patricia Booker is in her eleventh year of service on the RTSD School Board. She has served on a wide range of school-related boards and committees and is co-founder of Radnor Partners4STEM. As a School Board member she has served as chair of the Finance, Curriculum, Facilities and Policy committees, and currently serves as vice chair of the Finance and Facilities Committees. Professionally, Ms. Booker is Sr. Director of Engineering with responsibility for a global new product development team, and she is a program management professional (PMP), with more than 20 years of program and organizational-management experience. She serves on the Delaware County Intermediate Unit Board of Directors and functions as chair on the DCIU Facilities Committee. Ms. Booker's focus has been on setting standards and goals that will steer decision-making that is deliberate, cost-effective and aligned with best practices. 

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  • Sarah Dunn, Esq. has been a resident of the Old Oaks neighborhood in Radnor Township for more than 14 years. She and her husband, Michael, have two daughters in the RTSD schools. She graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College with a B.A. in History. She also earned a J.D. from Columbia University and currently practices corporate law on a part-time basis.

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  • Amy Goldman has been active as a parent volunteer in education for more than 15 years and is in her third year of service on the RTSD School Board. She is Co-Chair of the School Board’s Government Relations and Communications Committee and also serves on the School Board’s Policy Committee. In addition, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Radnor Educational Foundation, the Districts Educating and Learning Through the Arts Organization (DELTA), and Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El. Amy has also been a member of the RTSD Strategic and Comprehensive Planning Committees, the RTSD Technology Integration Study Group and The Haverford School Leadership Council. She also served as President of the Radnor Middle School PTO, was the Founder and Chairperson of the PTO/PTSA’s District Wide Initiatives, and served as Chairperson of Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El’s Early Childhood Center. Amy currently serves on the boards of both the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAYEC) and The University of the Arts. Ms. Goldman was a long time Account Executive in television advertising sales at 6ABC and holds a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania and is enrolled as a Fellow with The Education Policy Leadership Center. Ms. Goldman and her husband have two children. Their daughter is a recent graduate of Radnor High School and their son is a student at The Haverford School.

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  • Charles E. Madden, III is in his 23rd year of service on the RTSD School Board. He grew up in Wayne and is one of eight children to attend Radnor schools. He graduated in 1971 from Radnor High School, where he was co-captain of the football team. Both of his sons, Chuck and Tim, attended Radnor schools. Mr. Madden is the CEO of The Ard Aniar Education Group, an educational consulting firm that advocates for students’ rights. He is a career educator, having worked at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit since 2001 as a secondary math teacher, a special education teacher, and as a secondary autistic support teacher before retiring in 2016. Mr. Madden also served as an Assistant Director of Special Events for Delaware County. He is currently a school district representative on the Parks and Recreation Board of Radnor Township and was recently elected to the post of Region 15 Director of the Pennsylvania School Board Association, which includes Delaware and Chester counties. 

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  • Michael Miller is in his third year of service on the the RTSD School Board. He serves on the Facilities and Finance Committees. He is the President of Valley Forge Administrative Services, and Treasurer & Vice President of The Philadelphia Investment Banking Company. He attended Wayne Elementary School, Radnor Middle School and is a 1993 graduate of Radnor High School. He holds a B.A. from Union College. He and his wife, Amy, have one daughter at Radnor Middle School, and one daughter at Radnor High School. Mr. Miller was president of the North Wayne Protective Association for four years, after serving as its vice president and volunteering for several years. He has also coached for the Radnor Soccer Club house league for eight seasons, and volunteered with the Wayne Elementary School PTO. 

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