Ken Dinitz is running for Director of the Rose Tree Media School Board to foster long-term growth. Ken understands the need to invest in our students, public schools, and future, drawing on his career expertise. Ken is Director of Development at the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC), the statewide nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, whose mission is to put the humanities in action to create positive change in our lives and communities. Ken previously ran the grants office at his alma mater, Swarthmore College, and had a career in public broadcasting.
· Investing in our children’s future
Ken knows that with the right strategic focus, the Rose Tree Media School District can become a national leader that serves our children, enhances our community, and protects our property values. As PHC Director, he has developed long-term strategic plans and successfully managed fundraising partnerships with numerous state agencies, including the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His expertise in balancing stakeholders’ interests through funding and operational challenges will make him an asset to the school district as it confronts the COVID-19 crisis. Further, he will leverage his professional experience to help the school district meet today’s challenges, collaboratively and transparently, with an eye toward the long-term success of our students.
· Successful, experienced advocate for education
Ken believes that education is the ultimate public good. He understands that the whole community benefits when our children learn to be good citizens and productive community members. His priorities include implementing 21st century learning, maintaining efficient finances and high property values, and adapting to the area’s changing demographics. Ken has the experience and know-how to effectively advocate to state and federal legislators to turn these goals into results. As a School Board Director, Ken will always advocate for and support our children’s growth.
· Proven record of leadership and community service
Ken’s educational background and commitment to service will serve Rose Tree Media well. Ken holds a graduate degree from the New School University in New York and an undergraduate degree in political science and public policy from Swarthmore College. He has a strong background in community service. He is a current board member of the Middletown Free Library, where he puts his expertise in education and the humanities to work. He is the past president of Glenloch Homes Association in Middletown Township and has volunteered with other organizations in Philadelphia and Delaware County, including one of his favorites, his children’s teams in the Aston-Middletown Little League.
Ken is married with two sons. His eldest graduated in 2018 from Penncrest High School, where his younger son is currently a freshman. He lives in Middletown Township.