Board Member biography & liaison assignments

  • Neil Desnoyers is wearing a blue business suit and blue dress shirt

    Neil Desnoyers

    Board Member


    Neil Desnoyers was elected to the School Board of Directors for the Upper Darby School District in 2017. Neil and his wife (a public educator) have lived in the Highland Park section of Upper Darby since 1995. Neil is a product of public schools and believes strongly in the central role that public education serves in a thriving democracy.


    Neil’s involvement with the Upper Darby School District began during the 2015-2016 academic year when he volunteered to serve on the District’s Comprehensive Plan Committee. Since then, and in addition to his service as a School Director, Neil has served on the district’s Charter School Application Review Team and as the Volunteer Assistant Leader for the Beverly Hills Middle School Math Club.


    Neil earned an MS and MBA from Drexel University after earning an undergraduate degree in Architecture. Neil currently teaches part-time as an Adjunct Professor at Saint Joseph’s University. Neil’s involvement with SJU includes working with students on research projects and serving on a number of committees on campus. In addition, Neil holds leadership positions in several professional societies.


    School Assignment(s):

    • Highland Park Elementary School

    Liaison Assignment(s):

    • Policy
    • Pennsylvania School Board Association 


    • National School Board Association

    Reading Report Assignment(s):

    • Policy Report