The views and opinions expressed below are solely Susan DeVito's and do not reflect or represent the views or opinions of the Randolph Township Board of Education as a whole. Susan DeVito is a current representative on the Randolph Board of Education but her views expressed here are hers and are not representing the Randolph Board of Education.
Dear Randolph Community Members,
Randolph helped make me who I am today and continues to shape and influence me. I moved here in 7th grade and as a student immediately joined the band and choir. Through the Randolph performing arts program I’ve played clarinet, marched and even conducted the Marching Rams as their Drum Major, and sang all over the East Coast. That experience had a profound impact on me and still informs the way I approach leadership and teamwork. It has also helped me to be punctual. For those of you that know the saying, I still recite “If you’re on time, you’re late.” daily.
Thanks to the education Randolph gave me, I got accepted to Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University for Music Education. After college, I came back to Randolph and in 2009 I got married and bought a house here. Wanting to start a family, in 2015 my husband and I became foster parents to a wonderful little girl. In 2016 she became a “DeVito” during the finalization of her adoption and we are thrilled to be a forever family. She is currently in fifth grade and this mommy is SO not ready for middle school next year!
I have worked 12 years in education. Highlights of my career include being a tenured Randolph music teacher, working in a district for students with special needs, and supervising technology integration as a K-12 public school supervisor. Currently, I am a full time stay at home mom where I dedicate my time caring for my family and volunteering within our community at both the Board of Education and the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter.
My background in both classroom teaching and district administration lends a unique perspective to the board. A large portion of the board's work is to evaluate and approve district policies and procedures. I utilize my experience in every decision I make and am constantly analyzing situations looking through every lens possible.
I was fortunate enough to be elected to the Board of Education in 2016 and am seeking your vote to serve another term. I feel my experience on the board and diverse background in education is an asset. During my tenure on the board I have had the opportunity to aid in negotiations, pass a referendum, revise policies, and build relationships with staff. I am also currently pushing to have our Board of Education meetings recorded so all community members will be able to stay informed in the least restrictive way. I strongly feel that the Board of Education should utilize 21st Century technology in order to enhance communication. Video recording our meetings would be a giant step in the right direction.
I have a unique viewpoint as a Randolph graduate and former Randolph teacher. I know first hand what it feels like to grow up, live, learn, and work in this town. I graduated from Randolph, worked in Randolph, am a parent in Randolph, and volunteer in Randolph. I owe it all to this town and would like to continue to pay it forward.
On November 5th, I’m asking everyone to help me continue to give back to Randolph, the town that’s given me so much. I also ask that you consider voting for my running mates, Jeanne Stifelman and Tammy MacKay. They are experienced and dedicated to serving the Randolph Public Schools. You can learn more about all three of us by visiting www.BOEvote.com.
Thank you for your consideration,