GLEN ROCK, NJ - Sharon Scarpelli, Robert Scherer and Bryon Torsiello were the top three vote-getters in the race for Board of Education seats during last night's election. No absentee ballots were included in the unofficial count totals as of Nov. 6.
In the contested race for Glen Rock Board of Education, there were three open seats with five candidates vying for three-year terms on the nine-member board. A total of 2,393 votes were counted as of election evening.
Incumbent and board vice president Sharon Scarpelli received 1,927 votes; incumbent and president Bryon Torisiello received 1,445 votes and newcomer Robert Scherer received 1,621 votes.
Losing their bid to become trustees were Alisa Svider with 1,305 votes and Greg Franz with 1,059 votes.
Trustee Elizabeth Carr, a district nurse who has served on the Board of Education since 2012, did not seek reelection.
Scarpelli was seeking a second term on the Glen Rock Board of Education and has served the last two years as the Vice President.
A graduate of Fordham University, Scarpelli holds a bachelor of science degree in public accounting and is a licensed CPA in New York State.
Scarpelli's activities include a current CCD mentor at St. Catharine’s RC Church; former co-president of Byrd HSA; former treasurer of Byrd HSA; and the former Co-Chairperson of Byrd Dance Program. She’s also served as Coach of various teams through the Glen Rock Youth Basketball Program and treasurer for two girl scout troops.
Newcomer Scherer is a graduate of Duke University and Georgetown Law. He has been a youth sports coach in the borough for years. By trade, Scherer is a lawyer for a Manhattan bank.
Torsiello has a bachelor's and master's degree in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Torsiello, who has served as president of the Glen Rock Board of Education for the past two years, has nearly three decades of professional experience at a countywide school district, first starting out a computer technician then moving up to technology manager and assistant to the director of technology. In his current position he is involved with building and maintaining educational technologies within Bergen County Technical Schools and Bergen County Special Services School Districts, in addition to adjunct teaching activities in Management Information Systems and Computer Science courses for Fairleigh Dickinson University and Thomas Edison State University.