Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Thank You

Thank you for your vote and support. The election was certified and I was re-elected to a third term on the Hillsborough Board of Education. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to continue serving our town. I will continue to work in the best interests of Hillsborough and Millstone's students.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Please Vote!

Today is Election Day! Polls have been open since 6AM.

It's 10AM - have you voted?

This photo is from November 2019 when I was at NJSBA Delegate Assembly advocating for state aid funding for Hillsborough.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Tuesday is Election Day!

Election Day is tomorrow, Tuesday November 8, 2022. Polls are open from 6AM to 8PM.
What is important to you about voting?

Please make a plan to vote:
- when do you plan to vote?
- what might be an obstacle voting at that time?
- how will you address that obstacle?
- how will you be intentional about Tuesday's vote?

Thank you for voting for me!

Friday, November 4, 2022

Certified Board Leader

Certified Board Leader is the highest level of individual certification for NJ school board members. I am proud that I achieved this in my 5th year on the board*.

*Noted: because of length of service requirements for each certification level, I believe the 5th year of board service is the earliest one can achieve this certification.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

NJSBA leadership training

In April 2018, I attended NJSBA leadership training for school board members, including sessions on building your board team, keeping your board focused on student achievement, committee effectiveness and more. I continue to invest in my professional development to improve as a school board member through attending the annual school board workshop; last year and this year, I presented to my fellow board members.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Getting to know your BOE candidates

I thought I was original in saying people get the government they deserve. Then I googled and found some famous people quotes (although I never heard of Joseph de Maistre before.)

"The government you elect is the government you deserve." Thomas Jefferson*

"Every nation gets the government it deserves." Joseph de Maistre

I think what this means is each citizen has the responsibility to research the candidates for themselves, and make a proactive decision on which candidate(s) would serve in the best interest of the community.

What do lawn signs tell you? Name and position sought, that's it. What do organizational endorsements tell you? Maybe that the organization believes the candidate will be favorable to their position. I chose to not participate in either.

I encourage voters to do their due diligence - google the candidates and see what information they have shared about their campaigns. Reach out. Ask questions.

I do my homework, ask the hard questions and always strive to do the right thing by our students, staff and our district. I ask Hillsborough and Millstone residents for their vote on/before Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Thank you.

* Acknowledged that I could not find the original source of this quote.

Monday, October 31, 2022

Reminder: Leadership Somerset

Last opportunity to apply for Class of 2023!
I found my application from 2016 - time stamp: 10/31/16 10:26PM

Friday, October 28, 2022

Leadership Somerset deadline - October 31, 2022

If you live or work in Somerset County ... I was Leadership Somerset Class of 2017. This is a program first rank, a hidden gem in Somerset County. Application deadline: October 31, 2022 11:59 PM. Highly recommended.


Thursday, October 27, 2022

VFW Essay Contests

Reminder: VFW Patriot's Pen Essay Contest 2022-2023 Theme "My Pledge to Our Veterans" - Student Entry Deadline: October 31, 2022, Patriot's Pen is open to 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students enrolled in public, private or parochial schools. Home-schooled students are also eligible.

Dr. Carey and Dr. Trybulski sent emails to students earlier in October.

Entries may be submitted (along with the official entry form as the cover sheet) to Hillsborough Memorial VFW Post # 8371, 601 Route 206, Suite 26-228, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Questions: www.vfw8371.org

Patriot Pen Application Form:

Voice of Democracy Application Form, grades 9-12:

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Some thoughts on the BOE

The Board of Education is supposed to be comprised of dedicated people who care about education, are student focused, who review and discuss with fellow board members all available background information, and who ask the hard questions to ensure they are fully informed before they vote. Board members are also supposed to have a governance mindset - that means we share the community's aspirations for its public schools and empower the superintendent to make that happen. 

I believe it's important that the community have the utmost trust in its Board of Education and that all board members uphold a high level of ethics and decorum. I am invested in the success of Hillsborough's public schools as a parent, resident and taxpayer. I curate my own learning and am committed to continuous improvement as a board member. I thank Hillsborough and Millstone residents for giving me the opportunity to serve our students these last 6 years, and I ask for your vote to allow me to continue this good work. Thank you.