Director of Curriculum

Mrs. Christine Kelley

Phone: 610-789-7200 x.3248

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Widener University M.S. St. Joseph's University

Mrs. Christine Kelley

Mrs. Kelley has been an employee of Upper Darby School District for 20 years.  She started in the Fall of 1997 as a math teacher at the high school.  After more than ten years in the classroom she accepted the role of math instructional coach.  In 2012, she assumed the responsibilites as the Supervisor of Mathematics, Business, and Technology.  Mrs. Kelley started as Director of Curriculum in 2015.  

Director of Secondary Education

Dr. Greg Manfre

Phone: 610-789-7200 x3295

Email:

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Dr. Greg Manfre

Dr. Manfre has been with Upper Darby School District for over 25 years. He bagan his career as an attendance officer and later a teacher at Drexel Hill Middile School. Seven years later, Dr. Manfre became an Assistant Principal at Beverly Hills Middle School. He served as an Assistant Principal at Drexel Hill Middle School soon after, and later at Upper Darby High School. In 2006, Dr. Manfre took over the Office of Federal Programs. In 2008, he became the Prinicpal of Primos Elementary School where he served for two years. In 2010, Dr. Manfre returned to Drexel Hill as the Principal where he stayed until 2014. Currently, Dr. Manfre is the Director of Secondary Education.

Director of Elementary Education

Mr. Frank Salerno

Phone: 610-789-7200 x3205

Email:

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Mr. Frank Salerno

Supervisor of Science, Family & Consumer Science, and Health & Phys Ed

Mrs. Elisabeth Riches

Phone: 610-622-7000 x 2361

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BS - Education - Penn State MAEd - Education - Gratz College MAEd - Educational Leadership - Delaware Valley University

Mrs. Elisabeth Riches

Mrs. Riches started with the Upper Darby School District in the Fall of 1998 as a Physics and General Science teacher at the Upper Darby High School.  She assumed the responsibilities as Supervisor of Science Curriculum in the Fall of 2007.  Beginning with the 2012-2013 School year, she took on the additional responsibility of the Family & Consumer Science Department and the Health & Physical Education Department.

Supervisor of Social Studies, Art, Music, and Library

Mrs. Catherine Kania

Phone: 610-622-7000 X2496

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History Cabrini College M.A. History Villanova University M.A. Education Cabrini College Certifications: Social Studies 7-12; English 7-12; Principal K-12

Mrs. Catherine Kania

Mrs. Kania joined Upper Darby School District in 2004 as an 8th grade Social Studies teacher at Drexel Hill Middle School. After nine years in 8th grade and two years in 6th, she was the lead teacher there for three additional years. The 2018-2019 school year marks Mrs. Kania's first year as Curriculum Supervisor.

 

 

Supervisor of Mathematics, Business, and Technology Education

Mr. Robert Schwartz

Phone: 610-622-7000 x2362

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Syracuse UniversityM.Ed. West Chester UniversityAdmin. Cert. Temple University

Mr. Robert Schwartz

Mr. Schwartz joined the Upper Darby School District in 2002 as an elementary classroom teacher, and for the past three years has served as Curriculum Supervisor for Mathematics, Business, and Technology Education.  He owns a degree in Mathematics from Syracuse University and graduate degrees from West Chester University and Temple University.  

Supervisor of English Language Arts, Reading and World Languages

Mrs. Susan Ortley

Phone: 610-622-7000 x 2421

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. St. Joseph's College M.Ed. Temple University certifications: Special Education, Reading, Instructional Leadership/Principal PK - 12

Mrs. Susan Ortley

Mrs. Susan Ortley attended UD schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. She graduated from St. Joseph's College in 1977 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Education. Later, she completed her M.Ed. at Temple University. Mrs. Ortley returned to UD as a student teacher in 1989. She was hired that year as a learning support teacher at Hillcrest Elementary School. Mrs. Ortley then moved on to teach at Bywood Elementary school where she served as a Learning Support teacher, Instructional Support Teacher and Reading and Instructional Coach. Mrs. Ortley left Bywood after 17 years to become an Instructional Coach at Upper Darby High School and then Principal at Aronimink Elementary School during the 2011 - 2012 school year. Mrs. Ortley achieved her current position as Supervisor of ELA, Reading and World Languages in August, 2016.

Secretary - Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Ms. Judy Laurie

Phone: 610-789-7200 x 3248

Email:

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Ms. Judy Laurie

Secretary - Directors of Secondary and Elementary Education

Mrs. Robin Fennelly

Phone: 610-789-7200 x 3208

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Robin Fennelly