Jennifer Cancro attended public schools in Belleville, NJ. She graduated from Boston University, receiving her Bachelor’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. She currently is a Clinical Director for a school-based therapy company that works with over 90 school districts in Pennsylvania and Delaware. She partners with schools and school districts, teachers, therapists, and parents to design, implement, and manage therapy programs tailored to their specific needs and goals. Her work experience also includes Clinical Specialist for Kessler Rehabilitation Centers, Pharmaceutical Representative for Johnson & Johnson, and inpatient/outpatient and home care Occupational Therapist for local agencies. She and her husband, Wayne, a West Point graduate, have been married for 18 years and have four children who range in age from 9 to 15. She has lived in Worcester for over 11 years.
As a parent to four students in Methacton spanning elementary, middle and high school, Jennifer is a recognizable and engaged member of the community. She is in her third year as School Board Director for Methacton School District. She is Chair of the Education Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. She has served in focus groups such as Health and Safety Planning, the Negotiations Team for each labor group, the Special Education Alliance of the Methacton Coordinating Council as board liaison, the Special Education Ad Hoc Committee, the Communications Focus Group, activities and athletics booster focus groups, the Backpack Program and on Human Resource’s interview panels.
In the past, she was a member of the Worcester Home & School executive board for four years, serving as President for two years and overseeing the scope of its volunteers, programs, and events.
Whether volunteering at a school district event or at her parish church, Jennifer’s focus is on creating an inclusive, supportive atmosphere for the community in which she lives. Her vision—and strengths—are fortified in transparent communication, fiscal management, and outlined direction.
Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and encouraging their diverse interests. Her children participate in football, wrestling, lacrosse, soccer and basketball, all through Methacton School District Warrior Athletics They also participate in local community club sports through Methacton Warriors Football, ARA Recreation Basketball, the Boys Collegeville Cougars, Methacton Girls Field Hockey, Girls Youth Lacrosse and Whitpain Green Swim Team, as well as Visitation BVM PREP.
As a Methacton School Board Director, Jennifer will continue to promote the “whole child concept” so that each student will have opportunities to strive towards his/her own growth and achievement. Her goal is to ensure that students and staff have access to current technology, resources, and tools. Targeted professional development training will be pursued to meet the needs of all learners. She plans to continue fostering community relationships in order to promote the overall value of the district. Through a partnership with the administration, a sustainability model can be demonstrated through fiscal responsibility. Implementing long range forecasting and meeting current needs can build a successful and educational environment. Jennifer will also promote and help develop opportunities at all age levels in extracurricular/co-curricular and athletics to enhance growth within Methacton Schools. Her ultimate goal is to encapsulate Methacton’s slogan to “Learn, Lead and Succeed- Together.”