Midland Park March 11, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 9 This year’s board of education election in Midland Park will see a contest, as two candidates have filed for a twoyear unexpired term. The three incumbents seeking reelection to full three-year terms are running unopposed. Michael Hahn, a former board member who was appointed in June to replace longtime trustee Joan Vandervliet, is being challenged in his run for the two-year term by Maryalice Thomas-Hagerty. Vandervliet resigned after 18 years on the board for health reasons. The three incumbents running unopposed are Paula Lein, Robert Schiffer and William Sullivan. Hahn served for three years on the board before losing reelection to a second term three years ago. He works for a national technology solutions provider and is active in the town recreation programs as a basketball and softball coach. A parishioner of Church of the Nativity, he is a member of the High School PTA, Performing Arts Parents (PAPS) and the Booster’s Association. He chairs the board’s Technology Review Committee and is the liaison to Special Education and previously chaired the negotiations committee. He and his wife, Nancy, have two daughters, Alexandra Board of education filings assure contested seats and Gillian, attending Midland Park High School. “I feel that my experience as a current and past board member will allow me to continue to strive for the educational excellence for our children while balancing the fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayers of Midland Park,” Hahn said. Thomas-Hagerty, a Midland Park High School graduate, is making her first run for the board. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College, a master’s degree from Florida State University, and a doctorate from Seton Hall University and is a student assistance counselor with the Randolph Township Schools in Morris County. Currently the chairperson of the Midland Park Municipal Alliance Committee, she is the corresponding secretary for the MP Junior Football Cheerleading Association. She is member of the Midland Park EPTA and high school PTA, the Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River, the New Jersey Association for Student Assistance Professionals and the American Counseling Association. She and her husband, Tom, have three children in the Midland Park public schools, an eighth grader, a fifth grader and a fourth grader. “I am passionate about education and am very excited about the role our schools play in our children’s futures. I believe I can be an integral part of achieving the best for our students while balancing fiscal responsibilities to the community,” she said. Lein is seeking her second term on the board. She is a member of the Church of the Nativity Parish, where she volunteers as a CCD teacher and is a former member of the Nativity Moms Group. She has also been involved as the co-chair of the Cultural Arts Committee in the PTA. A graduate of Ramapo College with a degree in Business Administration, she is a staff accountant on a parttime basis with Mills & DeFilippis, CPAs. She chairs the board’s Policy Committee, ensuring that policies are up to date for QSAC (the state monitoring program that ensures buildings are safe and the core cur riculum content (continued on page 10) Michael R. Marcus, C.P.A. Personal & Business Tax Preparation 851 Franklin Lakes Rd, Ste 30 Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 Tel: (201) 560-0130 Fax: (201) 560-0019 Cell: (201) 803-5257 Email: MMarcusCPA@aol.com Evening & Weekend appointments available M.S. Taxation ������� ������������������������� � �������������������� � ������������������������������������������������������������ �������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������� Winner of Wyckoff Chamber General Meeting Drawing ��������������������� Richards Associates 1126 Clifton Avenue PO Box 1757 Clifton, NJ 07015 Phone: (973) 777-4000 Fax: (973) 777-0922 President kevinloftus@richardsassoc.com Est. 1953 Kevin Loftus 300 Wyckoff Avenue PO Box 635 Wyckoff, NJ 07481 Phone: (201) 812-7000 Fax: (201) 485-7065 ����������������������������������������� Insurance • Benefits • Financial Services