Board Members & Committees

January - December 2020



Carol Lang (President)
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Term Expires December 2022


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Now in my second term of board service, I am honored to be one of your Board of Education members. Each and every child who walks through our door deserves a great education. We have outstanding teachers, strong social and academic tools, and well-managed resources in Fair Haven to deliver on that promise. I am grateful each day to get to work to help improve the way we impact kids. I love this town for many reasons, some of which are our great schools, river access, bike accessibility, and engaged neighbors. I run my own interior design business and my husband, Matt, works as a Foundation Director for a local hospital system. I have three sons in the district - two at Sickles and one at Knollwood. Thank you again for your trust and I am grateful for this opportunity to work hard and serve our kids, taxpayers, and district.



Sheri D'Angelo (Vice President)
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Term Expires December 2022

 

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I am honored to be serving my second term as a member of the Fair Haven Board of Education. My husband and I moved to Fair Haven because of its small town feel and strong sense of community.  Having both been products of New Jersey's public schools, we also wanted to raise our children in a strong school district. We have three boys; one attends Sickles School, one attends Knollwood School and one attends Rumson Fair Haven High School.  In addition to being a busy mom and volunteer, I am also a practicing attorney. I appreciate your trust and support and look forward to continuing to work with the Board and the  administration to help our children achieve academic success.  

 

Michelle Buckley
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Term Expires December 2021

 

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My family and I moved to Fair Haven from New York City in 2007.  We moved to the suburbs because we wanted to provide our children with the best educational experiences in a public school setting, while having them grow up in a small town that valued community.  We have three children, one at Sickles and two at Knollwood.  My professional background as a Human Resources Generalist in Finance provides me with a unique skill set in employee relations, policy advisement and retention practices.  I’m hoping to be able to utilize these skills to provide a sustainable, positive learning environment where every child is engaged and challenged to their greatest potential, while focusing on academic achievement for children on every level.  I am very excited to serve our community as a Board of Education member.  I look forward to working closely with the administrative team and the community of Fair Haven.

 

Marisa Coar
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Term Expires December 2022

 

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My family and I moved to Fair Haven in 2005.  We fell in love with the small town, close-knit  community and excellent schools.  We have three children currently in the school system, two in Knollwood and our youngest in Sickles. My experience as a teacher and professional development specialist has enabled me to stay current in research, standards and trends in education. I am passionate about education and a believer in providing the best instruction  for our children: to meet the needs of every child; to encourage our students  to excel to the best of their abilities; to provide the most effective tools for our teachers; and, to ensure constant and clear communication to the community.  I feel so fortunate to be a member of the Board of Education and I am committed to working with the administration to provide the best education experience for all.


 
Bennett Coleman
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Term Expires December 2021

 

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I moved to Fair Haven over 28 years ago and all three of my children, not to mention my husband Peter (who grew up here) have benefited from the education provided by the Fair Haven School District.  It is an honor to serve as one of your elected officials on the Board of Education. I look forward to using my 20 plus years as an educator and drawing from my many years of community service and Board work to further the goals of our District.  Working together with my fellow Board  members, school administration and staff I embrace this opportunity to ensure that every child in our community is challenged to reach their full potential receiving the strong academic foundation they deserve.  Thank you for this opportunity to give back to our schools and community.

 

 

Emily Kuskin
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Term Expires December 2020

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I feel very honored and grateful to be serving as a member of the Fair Haven Board of Education.  My husband, Michael, and I moved to Fair Haven back in 2014 and have so loved becoming a part of this wonderful community.  When we moved back home to Monmouth County and were deciding where to send our children to school, there was only one best choice for us.  Fair Haven has given us the small, close knit feel we were looking for, along with the excellence in education for our boys that was our number one priority.  With one son in Knollwood, one in Sickles, and one soon to take advantage of the new full-day kindergarten, we’ve been so happy with our experiences here.  This is a very exciting time for our schools…With the referendum passed, a new cutting edge curriculum in place, and our administration and teachers setting the bar increasingly high, the Fair Haven schools are headed in an amazing direction.  I’m thrilled to be a part of the team and sincerely look forward to using my legal background, diverse educational experience, creativity, and dedication to help ensure only the best for our children as we move into the future.
        

Chris Murray
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Term Expires December 2020

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Bio to be added soon!

 

Geri Pagano
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Term Expires December 2021


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It is such a privilege to serve my community on the Fair Haven Board of Education.  Since my election in 2018, I've been amazed at my fellow board members, the administration and staff’s wealth of knowledge, strong values, and dedication to our town.  I am not surprised, as in my nearly 10 years of living in Fair Haven, I have encountered countless people just like this -- full of optimism, good ideas, and hard work.  I have had a desire for public service for as long as I can remember, and I feel so lucky to be able to bring my legal training, my involvement as a parent (my kids, Charlie and Emma, attend Sickles School), and my deep affection for our town to my work on the Board. Thank you for affording me this opportunity – I will continue to work hard for our community to support the district’s dedication to quality education. 

 

Karen Saad
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Term Expires December 2020

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My husband and I fell in love with Fair Haven in 2002.  Our three children are all current students in the school system and we are very happy with the education that they are receiving.  As an active volunteer in our schools and community, I love connecting with friends and neighbors and using my professional skills in finance, consulting and accounting to enrich these organizations.  My family truly values everything about this wonderful community.  I am so excited to be part of the Board and will work to ensure that our children have the best possible educational experience.

2020 Board of Education Committees:

Education & Curriculum:
Bennett Coleman - Chair
Marisa Coar
Emily Kuskin

Finance & Operations:
Geri Pagano - Chair
Karen Saad
Chris Murray

Human Resources:
Michelle Buckley - Chair
Sheri D'Angelo
Carol Lang


2020 Board of Education Ad-Hoc Committees:

Tri- District Committee:
Goal: To facilitate communication among the Rumson, RFH, and Fair Haven School Districts

Carol Lang - Chair
Sheri D'Angelo
Bennett Coleman
Karen Saad


Strategic Plan Committee:
Goal: To engage the entire community in the development of a new Strategic Plan that will be focused on providing guidance for the direction of the district for the 2020-2025  school years.

Emily Kuskin - Chair
Geri Pagano
Bennett Coleman
Carol Lang

 


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