Note : The opinions expressed in this article are mine alone. I am a member of the Randolph Board of Education but my opinions expressed here are not representative of the board as a whole but are mine as an individual.
My name is Jeanne Stifelman and I am running to be your Randolph Board of Education representative on Tuesday, November 5th. I have been living in Randolph for 14 years with my husband, David, and our three daughters ages 17, 19 and 21. Our oldest daughters are attending University of Maryland and Haverford College and our youngest is a junior at Randolph High School. I am currently serving a nine-month term on the board as I was appointed to fill a vacancy in April, 2019. However, being a board of education representative is not new to me as I served from 2010-2013 during a fiscally tumultuous time for our school district.
As a member of the Randolph board of education I have been chair of the finance, facilities and transportation committee and chair of the negotiation committee, as well as a member of various committees and the board liaison to groups in the community.
Over the past fourteen years, I have been an active volunteer in the Randolph school district in various positions. I have been a class mom, PTO President, a member of the PTO Council and have been involved with various visual and performing arts committees including being President of the Choir and Theater Booster Club at the high school. Currently I am an active member of the Randolph Girl’s Ice Hockey booster club and RAMRAC (Randolph Athletic Council).
I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Miami University. I have worked in various marketing and sales positions in the Toy Industry. Recently, I founded a toy product design firm with my brother which launched a family business.
I want to continue to serve my community as a member of the Randolph Board of Education. I have always been committed to public service, something I learned from my dad and is ingrained in who I am. My extensive background volunteering in the district coupled with my knowledge of marketing, communications, budgeting and public speaking will aid me in serving as an effective board of education member. In addition, I have knowledge of the structure and basic guidelines governing the board of education which will allow me to roll up my sleeves and get to work on day one. Community service is a priority to me and I hope to be able to serve as your board of education representative to implement initiatives that will continue to allow Randolph to be an outstanding school district.
I would appreciate your vote on November 5th. I would also like to ask that you consider voting for Susan DeVito and Tammy MacKay, my running mates who are also qualified and committed to this wonderful town and community.
I sincerely thank you for your consideration.