Board of Education

The 2024 Glen Rock Board of Education

Dr. Damali Robinson, President
Sinead Rundell, Vice President

Elizabeth Calvez
Stephanie Carosella
Elizabeth Carr

Daniel Corey
Edmund Hayward

Sharon Scarpelli
Karyn Stephenson 
Dr. Brett Charleston, Superintendent

James Canellas, Board Secretary/Business Administrator
Gregory Van Nest, Assistant Superintendent 

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Chain of Command - Policy 1100
The Board of Education directs the establishment and implementation of an organizational plan for the management and control of school district operations.
  The plan will require the identification and resolution of problems at appropriate organizational levels.  All references to school district administrators in policies or regulations shall be construed to mean that administrator or his/her designee.

All members and employees of this Board are directed to observe faithfully the chain of communications established by the district organizational plan.  In general, a problem should be identified and its resolution attempted at the level most immediate to the problem’s origin.  When a resolution cannot be found at that level, remedy may be sought through appropriate resolution and remediation procedures.


The Board expressly disapproves of any attempt to expedite the resolution of a problem by disregard of the organizational plan and the appropriate processes.  A staff member’s persistent disregard for the established management organization of this district in violation of this policy will be considered an act of insubordination subject to discipline.

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About the BOE
The Glen Rock Board of Education is comprised of a 9-member board of trustees, the chief school administrator and the board secretary/district business administrator. The Board will commence all meetings at 6:00 p.m. in the High School/Middle School Cafeteria, 400 Hamilton Avenue, for the purposes of recessing to Closed Work Session. The BOE will reconvene at 7:00 p.m. for the purposes of conducting either a Committee of the Whole work session or a Regular Board Meeting. 

Meeting dates can be found via the Calendar tab up top and on the Meeting Schedule dropdown page at left along with the Agendas and Minutes, Policies and Regulations, Resources and Useful Links page.

Rules for Public Input
Audience members attending Board of Education meetings are permitted to voice their opinions on school-related topics at specified times during the regular meeting. There is one opportunity for public comment during the Committee of the Whole sessions for agenda items only and two opportunities for public comment at Regular Board Meetings. The fifteen-minute period allotted at the beginning of the meeting for Regular Board Meetings is for audience comments on agenda items only. The floor will be open again at the end of the meeting for audience input on any topic concerning the schools.

When addressing the Board of Education, please follow these procedures:
  • After being officially recognized by the Board President, state your name and address.
  • You may speak for up to three minutes. If speaking at the beginning of a Regular meeting or at the end of a COW meeting, you must limit your comments to an action item on the agenda for that meeting. If speaking at the end of the Regular meeting, you may speak on any topic. The Board of Education may extend the time allowed for public comment at its discretion.
  • All comments must be addressed to the Board of Education and not to fellow audience members.

Meeting agendas are posted on the "Agendas and Minutes" link of the Board of Education homepage on the Friday preceding a regularly scheduled Board Meeting. 

Please click here for a copy of Policy 0167, which sets forth rules for participation by the public.

The Board welcomes questions and comments from members of the community. However, please be aware that correspondence sent to members of the Board or to other school officials may be subject to public disclosure under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”). Therefore, unless the correspondence is about a particular child or some other confidential matter that is entitled to an exemption under OPRA, community members should have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality in any email, text message, or other communication sent to a Board member or school official. If you have any questions, please contact the District’s Custodian of Records, James Canellas, at [email protected].

BOE Contact Information
Email All Board Members [email protected]  
Vice Pres. Sinead Rundell [email protected] Term expires 2025
President Damali Robinson [email protected] Term expires 2026
Elizabeth Calvez [email protected] Term expires 2026
Stephanie Carosella [email protected] Term expires 2025
Elizabeth Carr [email protected] Term expires 2025
Daniel Corey [email protected] Term expires 2024
Edmund Hayward [email protected] Term expires 2026
Sharon Scarpelli [email protected] Term expires 2024
Karyn Stephenson [email protected] Term expires 2024

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:28-3.2(f), you may access Financial Disclosure Statements filed by Board of Education trustees by clicking here and typing in the trustee's last name.
Glen Rock OFAC Case #INV-07-22 

Resolution of the Glen Rock Board of Ed NJEOFA.pdf


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