As part of an ongoing celebration of School Board Member Recognition Month in New Jersey, School Board Notes plans to publish brief profiles and photographs of board members who contribute to their communities in addition to their service as board members.

Those listed below were nominated by their board presidents or superintendents in response to two email invitations sent by the NJSBA in December.

All school board members are dedicated volunteers, but many are committed to service in addition to the valuable time they spend with their boards of education. Through this recognition, the NJSBA seeks to acknowledge board members who go the extra mile, by giving their time and talent to other organizations in addition to their board service.

This is not a contest, but it is a celebration of the spirit of service. Those who were selected will have their profiles and pictures published in the weeks ahead, as interview schedules permit.

School Board Members Recognized for Community Service

  • Bob Baker
    Somerset Hills, Somerset County
  • Tom Cassio
    South Plainfield, Middlesex County
  • Kimberly Cook
    Hillside, Union County
  • Alita Das-Thomas
    Florham Park, Morris County
  • Frank Donnelly
    Logan Township, Gloucester County
  • Glenn Elliott
    Verona, Essex County
  • Todd Fliegel
    Allendale, Bergen County
  • Les Gallagher
    Pine Hill, Camden County
  • Nichol Hoff
    Dennis Township, Cape May County
  • William Hyncik
    Somerset Vocational Technical School, Somerset County
  • Margie Long
    Maple Shade, Burlington County
  • Henry Riveros
    Carlstadt, Bergen County
  • Michael Rose
    Green Township, Sussex County
  • Paul Rutsky
    Jamesburg, Middlesex County
  • Joan Speroni
    Point Pleasant Borough, Ocean County