Rod Stanton

Head of School

Rod joined The School in Rose Valley community in 2015 as Head of School. Prior to SRV, Rod worked at The Crefeld School, a small progressive school in Philadelphia, where he taught history for many years and was the Summer School Dean, before becoming Assistant Head of School. Rod holds a B.S. in Education from Saint Joseph’s University and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University. He lives in Malvern with his wife, Lauren, and his two children, Lily and Bennett. Rod enjoys spending time with family, reading, collecting things, playing sports, and learning new songs on his guitar.

Erin Poulson

Administrative & Advancement Associate

Erin joined The School in Rose Valley in 2016 as the Administrative & Advancement Associate. Before moving to SRV, Erin worked with Chubb Limited in the litigated claims unit. Erin earned a B.A. in Psychology, Child Development, and Religious Studies from Albright College. She deepened her undergraduate experience through work with the Alumni Relations team, Office of Student Engagement, and the Dean of Students. As an alumna of The Crefeld School, Erin is excited to reconnect with her roots in progressive education and become part of the SRV family.

Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, discovering new restaurants and trails in Philadelphia, and curling up with a good book.

Kim Schmuki

Director of Admission & Tuition Assistance

Kim joined the SRV staff in 2003 as preschool teacher, then moved to admissions in 2010. She thoroughly enjoys touring prospective families, helping them to learn about our wonderful school and working with them throughout the application process.

Kim has a son and daughter who are SRV alumni and are now Strath Haven High School and Strath Haven Middle School students, respectively.

Nava Hall

Business Office Manager

Nava has a Bachelor of Science in Policy Management and History from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters of Liberal Arts from the University Of Pennsylvania. Nava joined SRV in 2007.