EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - After 9 years as a member of the East Brunswick Board of Education, Laurie Lachs is still excited about the district's commitment to "excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics" that works toward making, in her words, "the well-rounded child." 

Lachs, who applied to fill a vacancy on the BOE and then later ran for election, grew up in East Brunswick where both she and her children had a "wonderful educational experience."  She took advantage of Advanced Placement classes, but a family member had need of instruction in Special Education. "Seeing both ends of the spectrum of offerings was important to me.  I knew what was available to the students in the district."  However, Lachs says that she wants to make sure that "all kids are represented" a in the offerings that are available in the schools.