I have been a resident of Sparta for six years. I am currently in my seventeenth year as a Health and Physical Education Teacher at Lenape Valley Regional High School. I taught in Randolph at the elementary level for ten years. I held the positions as the Head Varsity Field Hockey for fourteen years at Lenape Valley as well as the Head Varsity Softball coach at Lenape Valley for ten years. I completed my Masters' Degree from Marywood College in Teaching.
I have two children in the Sparta School District. Carley Hoover is currently a Junior at Sparta High School , and Shane Hoover is in eighth grade at Sparta Middle School.
I am running for re-election for another three year year term. I am currently finishing up my first three-year term with the Sparta Board of Education. As a member of the Board of Education, I served two years on the Curriculum Committee, and one year on the Personnel Committee. I am the Chairperson for the Communications Committee. I am also the Sussex County Educational Schools Representative for Sparta. I am currently on the Board of Directors for the Sussex County Educational Schools for Northern Hills Academy.
I am committed to serving the community, as well as the students in the Sparta School District. My focus is on integrity within a system, constant communication with the stakeholders, providing an effective and sound learning environment for our students, as well as transparency and fiscal responsibility. While maintaining proper safety protocol for everyone, I strongly feel that students need to return to school for social-emotional development, as well as an effective and challenging academic environment. I believe that a school system should be balanced academically and athletically, providing the opportunity for all students to be successful. I am strongly committed to our new Superintendent search process, while focusing on finding the best candidate for our Sparta School District. I am strongly committed to our school district and will continue to dedicate my time to ensure that our district ranks amongst one of the best school districts in New Jersey. I am confident that we as a community can come together to reach common goals that benefit “ OUR CHILDREN.”