Our Team

Brian Cote, Director of Curriculum/Instruction and Professional Learning

Email: coteb@lmsd.org
Phone: 610-645-1920

Brian Cote serves as the Director of K-12 Curriculum/Instruction and Professional Leaning. During the 2015-2016 school year, Brian was the Interim Director of Secondary Education. He joined Lower Merion School District as the Supervisor of Instructional Technology, Data Analysis and Business Education in October, 2012. Previously, Brian served in the Allentown School District as the Executive Director of Accountability and Technology, leading the Offices of Accountability/Assessment, Technology and Human Resources. Brian also served in Allentown as the Director of Educational Technology, and as an Assistant Elementary School Principal. Brian began his educational teaching career in the Souderton Area School District, where he served as a fifth grade teacher for six years, and as a technology integration lead teacher for students in kindergarten through grade five for two years.

Brian earned his undergraduate degree in education at Kutztown University. He holds two master's degrees from Wilkes University in the area of Educational Strategies with a focus on classroom technology, and educational leadership with a K-12 principal certification. Brian coached football, wrestling and track at the middle school and high school levels. Brian is involved in supporting his local sports community in Macungie, PA.

Nancy Acconciamessa, Elementary Supervisor for STEM Education and Health & Physical Education

Email: acconcn@lmsd.org
Phone: 610-645-1847

Nancy Acconciamessa serves as the District’s Elementary Supervisor for STEM education and Health and Physical Education. She joined LMSD in September of 2008 after eight years of service in the Colonial School District in Plymouth Meeting as the K-12 math and science Supervisor. Prior to her work in the Colonial School District, Acconciamessa worked in the School District of Philadelphia as a regular and special education classroom teacher, Title 1 program support teacher, small learning community coordinator and math facilitator for the University City Cluster. She holds a special education teaching certification as well as certifications for secondary math, elementary principal and Curriculum and Instruction. Acconciamessa is also an adjunct professor at Arcadia University teaching elementary and secondary math education graduate courses.

Dr. Lorraine De Rosa, Elementary Supervisor of Literacy, Social Studies, Librarians, Art & Music; Federal Program Coordinator for Title I and Title III

Email: derosal@lmsd.org
Phone: 610-645-1912

Dr. Lorraine De Rosa serves as the District's Elementary Supervisor of Literacy, Social Studies, Librarians, Art & Music and is the Federal Program Coordinator for Title I and Title III. She also supervises the District's reading specialists and ESL programs. Prior to joining LMSD, she served as the K-12 literacy and elementary social studies supervisor for the Colonial School District. De Rosa taught both elementary and middle school in the Philadelphia public and parochial systems as well as in Buffalo, NY. She was a demonstration teacher in Philadelphia and a facilitator for the University City Cluster. De Rosa earned her M.S. and Ed.D. degrees from Widener University. She holds supervisory certifications in reading, curriculum and instruction, and is certified as an elementary principal.

Leslie Pratt, Supervisor of Secondary Humanities

Email: prattl@lmsd.org
Phone: 610-645-1929

Dr. Leslie Pratt serves as the District's Supervisor of Literacy, Social Studies, Librarians, Art and Music, Grades 6-12. Before becoming a District administrator, she served as an English teacher at the Lower Merion High School for 16 years, teaching almost every course and at every level within the Department. Prior to coming to Lower Merion, she worked as an English teacher at Benjamin Franklin High School in Philadelphia. Over the last two decades, she has served, at various times, as a facilitator with the Penn Literacy Network, as a teacher consultant with the Philadelphia Writing Project, as a consultant to the Pennsylvania Department of Education on various projects, and as an adjunct professor at two local colleges. Pratt holds a B.A. in English from Bryn Mawr College and an M.S. Ed in Education as well as a Ph.D. in Reading, Writing, and Literacy from The University of Pennsylvania. She maintains numerous professional memberships in organizations committed to literacy, social studies, art, music, and school leadership and has presented on the topics of inquiry, students as writers, and interdisciplinary collaboration at professional conferences.

Jason Lilly, Supervisor of Secondary STEM, Health & Physical Education and Family & Consumer Science

Email: lillyj@lmsd.org
Phone: 610-645-1913

Jason Lilly is the Supervisor of Secondary Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics as well as Health, Physical Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences. His responsibilities include the development and maintenance of curriculum, assessment, and instruction within those areas. He also strives to promote STEM education and initiatives both locally and globally.

Prior to coming to Lower Merion, Lilly served as the K-12 Math Supervisor for the Wilson school district in Berks County and also as a high school assistant principal in the Southern Lehigh school district in Lehigh County. Before taking on an administrative role, Lilly was a high school math teacher of 13 years beginning in the Baltimore City Public Schools, then Pottsgrove school district in Montgomery County, and finally at Wilson High School in Berks County. Some past endeavors include helping to obtain Apple Distinguished School recognitions, being part of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) national organization, and working closely with the top Google education trainer in the world.

Lilly holds a masters degree in Education from Gratz College and obtained his principal certification from Alvernia University. He earned his undergraduate degree from SUNY Cortland in secondary mathematics education. Lilly belongs to many professional organizations centered around Leadership, Technology, and STEM education.

Jennifer Goldberg, K-8 Technology Specialist

Email: goldbej@lmsd.org

Jennifer Goldberg has worked in Lower Merion School District since September of 1998. During that time, she has taught grades 2 3, 4, and 5, in addition to K-2 Reading. Since 2010, Ms. Goldberg has been the Elementary Technology Specialist at Lower Merion. She works in all six elementary schools and two middle schools and assists teachers in the integration of technology into the curriculum. Goldberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from West Chester University and Master's degree in Technology in Education from Rosemont College. In addition, she holds three certifications: Instructional Technology Specialist, Elementary K-6, and Mid-Level English 7-9.