1. Why are you running for BOE?

I am running for the BOE because I feel change is essential as our District is about to embark on a $160 million facility and integration plan. There is a lack of transparency and communication within the District and the BOE does not hold the Administrators accountable for their actions or lack of actions. The Board needs independent thinkers, not people that "Rubber Stamp" what the administration would like to do.

2. What is the biggest challenge facing schools in your town, and how will you address it?

The biggest challenge facing schools in SOMA is the lack of transparency and communication and lack of accountable. I will be available via email and phone for everyone within the District. I pledge to attend the meetings (both regular and special as well as committee meetings). I will be an independent thinker. I will not rubber stamp what the administration wants.

3. What three words would you use to describe yourself to someone who has never met you?

The three words that people use to describe are:  - committed, thoughtful and caring.

4. What experience in your background has prepared you to be an effective leader?

I am self-employed and have run my own companies for 20 years. I have volunteered and been on the board of a few non-profit organizations. I know the time commitment that this position requires.  I can offer my experience with regards to budget and finances as well as safety in the schools.

5. Tell me something about you, like hobbies or interests, that have nothing to do with the campaign.

I am a Life Member of the South Orange Rescue Squad. I am currently volunteering on the Millburn/Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad. I am also an EMT/CPR and First Aid Instructor and have been for the past 23 years. I am a caring person who can think critically in times of stress.