My name is Robert Cianciulli and I am running for reelection as a candidate for the Berkeley Heights Board of Education on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th.
I am running for reelection to continue to work for common sense budgeting that balances the practical limitations of the taxpayer with the important long-term goals of our schools. I also believe strongly in our Board focusing more on early education. As a parent, I have seen that each step up from kindergarten through the upper grades is a steep one. When a district focuses on the early grade levels, it not only helps younger students be more successful, but it also reduces the District’s need to expend additional resources later to catch that student up.
Professionally, I practice law for a Fortune 300 corporation headquartered here in New Jersey. This has given me valuable experience in drafting policies and procedures, chairing committees, and resolving a wide range of issues that arise at any given time. I do this as part of a large, collaborative, and diverse team. Prior to graduating from law school at Notre Dame, I attended Boston College’s School of Management majoring in Economics and graduated cum laude. To balance out my business degree, I also attended a liberal arts summer abroad program at Oxford University in England, where I studied English Literature, History, and Art.
In my spare time, I volunteer for Habit For Humanity. I have also dedicated my time to a project supporting retired service members in their applying for disability compensation due to combat-related injuries. Prior to that, I volunteered as a court-appointed special advocate where I visited foster homes to check on the status of foster children in their placements. While in law school at Notre Dame, I earned course credit by working for the local battered women’s shelter by helping to prepare their custody proceedings in family court.
I’m proud of my professional accomplishments and my work on the Board, but it’s my commitment to education and community volunteering that continue to be my strongest assets in being a Board of Education member.
Please remember to vote for Robert Cianciulli on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th.
Berkeley Heights School Board Member
Although I am a member of the Berkeley Heights Board of Education, I am not speaking on behalf of the Board. I am expressing my individual opinion on these issues.