Dr. Jennifer Lofland considers herself a lifelong learner. If you mix that with her passion for education, it is easy to understand why she is a member of the Springfield School Board of Directors. For the past five years, Dr. Lofland has continued to give back to her community and help ensure that all children have the opportunity to receive the best education possible.
After growing up in a small town in Maryland, Dr. Lofland elected to continue her education at the University of Maryland where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. She furthered her education at the University of Maryland Pharmacy School when she received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. As someone who’s passionate about education, Dr. Lofland also earned a Master of Public Health degree and a PhD from the John Hopkins School of Public Health.
An employee in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Lofland feels very fortunate to have gotten the education that she has. Her goal as School Board President is to make sure that Springfield continues to provide one of the best educations in the Delaware County, as her own children—Sarah, a sophomore at Springfield High School, and Joe, an eighth grader at E.T. Richardson Middle School— journey through the Springfield School District.
As a proud member of the Springfield community for the last 19 years, Dr. Lofland has discovered the values that the Springfield community is known for. She met lots of friendly folks and humbly learned of Springfield’s warmth, kindness, generosity, and hospitality, while campaigning. During the November 2017 election, Dr. Lofland, who is a researcher, felt as if she was conducting qualitative research, with the results validating what her heart already knew—Springfield is a wonderful place to live. She loves to highlight that Springfield has great kids, great schools, and great families.
Dr. Lofland is the Chair of the Education Committee and a member of both the Personnel and Facility Committees.
When she isn’t busy with work, Dr. Lofland remains active in the Springfield community by volunteering for Girl Scouts, for Home and School, and at the Wrestling Table. She also enjoys tending to her farm with activities like gardening and restoring the farm house. If you can’t find her at the farm, check the YMCA where she enjoys working out. Dr. Lofland also enjoys supporting her daughter and son in their sporting events, which include field hockey, lacrosse, wrestling and football. After sporting events, Dr. Lofland and her family can be found sharing a meal at Pho Street.