Town Editor

Thumb_c2e53e1829e91c82080e_jackie_schatell
Jackie Schatell
908-279-0303

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sandra Mordecai for West Orange Board of Education

(Editor's Note:  Candidates for local elections are allowed to submit statements and information about their candidacy on the Alternative Press.  We will be presenting information on this year's three candidates for the West Orange Board of Education.  These statements come directly from the candidates themselves and are published verbatim.) 

Dear West Orange:

November 5 is a very important day throughout our state. Our community will be asked to cast their ballots for our state government and for our WO Board of Education. First, I want to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to have served your children and our community these past 3 years on the Board of Education. I hold a Bachelors of Science degree in Management from Rutgers University and a Paralegal Degree from Upsala College. In July 2013, I became a Certified Board Member.

Sign Up for E-News

I have lived in West Orange for almost 20 years and have raised and educated my 2 sons in our West Orange schools.  As an active informed parent, I, like so many of you, have been an active PTA member at the Washington, Pleasantdale, Edison and West Orange High schools and as a member of Parents Advocating for Special Services in Education (PASSE).  Volunteering and working on project graduation gave me an opportunity to work side by side with many other parents.

Currently, I volunteer with the West Orange Public Relations Commission; have been a former West Orange Human Relations Commissioner, and co-chair of the Membership Committee of the West Orange African Heritage Organization.  I am also a Board Member of the Essex County Chapter of the Jamaican Organization of New Jersey and a long-time member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.  

I have played a very active role on the West Orange Board of Education and am one of the liaisons to the West Orange Township/Board of Education Committee, a Delegate to the Essex County School Boards Association, and the Legislative Chairperson of the Board. I serve on the District’s Sustainability Committee, which includes some members of the West Orange Energy Commission, the Smaller Learning Communities Professional Development and the Diversity Committee.  Each of these has allowed me to understand and truly focus on the needs of our community.

Effective leadership: I have committed myself to improving student achievement, accountability, transparency and fiscal responsibility.  I understand our needs and the community’s concerns and determination to focus on finding ways to achieve savings through a line by line review of the budget and lessening the tax burden on stakeholders.  

A thoughtful collaboration and partnerships with local organizations such as the West Orange African Heritage Organization for elementary school tutoring and other professionals in our community may increase resources in our school district.  A follow through for other sources of revenue through grant opportunities, shared services and partnering with corporations and universities may enhance our bottom line.  Looking to the wealth of knowledge that our community members possess, some working in the finance industry, we would be well suited to reach out and perhaps form a Citizens Budget Advisory to assist when determining budgetary needs.   

As knowledgeable and understanding of what we want and need our schools to accomplish, I look forward to continuing the work I have done these past 3 years and so, I ask that you cast your VOTE for me, and re-elect Sandra Mordecai on ELECTION DAY, November 5, 2013.  

In Your Service ,

Sandra M. Mordecai

West Orange, New Jersey

email:  smordecai@woboe.org

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

West Orange

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_8d09e156f8cc06b4701b_strategic-planning-woboe__1_

Thu, February 18, 7:00 PM

West Orange High School, Tarnoff Cafeteria, West Orange

Third West Orange School District Strategic ...

Education

Sun, March 6, 3:00 PM

West Essex YMCA, Livingston

West Essex YMCA Camp Information Fair

Other



Press Releases

Camp Deeny Riback Breaks Ground on New State-of-the-Art Aquatic Facility for Summer 2016

January 21, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Camp Deeny Riback (CDR) has begun construction on a brand new pool. This state-of-the-art aquatic facility will make its debut in time for the 2016 summer-camp ...

Read the Full Story »


Columns

JB Real Estate Advantage Report - West Orange

West Orange Real Estate Market Data for February 2016

We are through a blizzard and into 2016! Unlike the weather, the real estate market in West Orange is hot. I would like to share some market data with you that I have obtained through JB Advantage,

Read the Full Story »


Internship Program - TAP into West Orange

TAP into West Orange is Seeking High School Student Interns

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Writing for the town paper looks great on college transcripts and right now, TAP into West Orange is interviewing Student Interns. We are looking for bright, inquisitive, energetic ...

Read the Full Story »


Lost in Suburbia®

Dieting is for the Dogs

According to a recent survey by The Association of Pet Obesity, half of our nation’s pets are overweight. So apparently now, even dogs have to worry about bathing suit season. Not that ...

Read the Full Story »


Your Family Matters

There is No Secret to Good Parenting

There are no secrets to being a ‘good’ parent. There are no truly “new” ideas out there. It’s all about a few basic principles: respect, responsibility, truth,

Read the Full Story »


Doctors Express Urgent Care Center of West Orange

Facts About the Flu Virus and Flu Vaccine

Hopefully, most people have received a seasonal flu shot by now. Having said that, here is some useful information about how the flu spreads and what makes the flu vaccine work. The influenza ...

Read the Full Story »



Facebook


TWITTER