CRANFORD - Kurt Petschow, Jr., Lisa A. Carbone, and Kristen Mallon were sworn into new three-year terms on the Cranford Board of Education at the Jan. 4 virtual reorganization meeting.
Certified vote totals from the 2020 election for the three were as follows:
- Kristen Mallon - 9,715
- Lisa A. Carbone - 9,646
- Kurt Petschow, Jr. - 9,047
The board also nominated and unanimously selected Petschow Jr. and Carbone as President and Vice President, respectively. The 2021 Cranford Board of Education is as follows:
- Kurt Petschow, Jr. President
- Lisa A. Carbone Vice President
- Terry Darling
- Brett Dreyer
- William B. Hulse
- Nicole Sherrin Kessler
- Maria Loikith
- Patrick Lynch
- Kristen Mallon
All three provided TAPinto Cranford a statement to the Cranford Community.
Carbone: I look forward to continuing my service within the Cranford Public School District. I appreciate the trust this community has placed in me, as this is a responsibility I do not take lightly. The past year has been a challenging one for many reasons. I am eager to continue to work closely with the rest of the Board, Dr. Rubin, our administrators, as well as our incredible teachers, parents/guardians, and students in ensuring we keep our school community safe while remaining focused on having the appropriate policies, goals and objectives in place to drive our district forward. The next three years look extremely promising for our district and I am incredibly honored to be a part of the progress.
Petschow: I am very thankful to the community of Cranford for having confidence in me during these unprecedented times. We as a board form a remarkable team. Our hope and goal for 2021 is to help the community and district get through these unprecedented times as safely as possible. I am honored and look forward to serving the community for another team.
Mallon: I appreciate all of the support I received from the Cranford community in my re-election to the Board of Education. I am anxious to continue my service to the District, alongside my incredibly dedicated and hardworking fellow board members. This past year was unprecedented to say the least. I would like to thank our administrators, teachers, staff, students, and families for the enormous amount of time, energy, and perseverance which is navigating us through these unchartered waters.