Board of Education Members

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Anthony Andersen
Term: May 18, 2021 – June 30, 2024
Email Anthony Andersen: [email protected]

Anthony Andersen is serving his third term on the Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education. He has more than 30 years experience in the insurance industry and currently serves as the claim director for the architectural and engineering division at a large national insurance company. Andersen earned his certificate in dispute resolution from DePaul University, Chicago, IL, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Iona College, New Rochelle, NY. He is a graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School, Bronx, NY. Andersen resides in Central Valley with his wife, Laura, and his two children, who both attend M-W schools. He has lived in Central Valley for 15 years and attends Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Don Beeler
Term: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Email Don Beeler: [email protected]

Don Beeler is serving his third term on the Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education. Beeler is currently the president of Bladeserver. Previously he was chairman and CEO of Double-take Software, president of Plexar Communications, and executive vice president of digital communications and a director at Williams Communications. He is an experienced technologist and business strategist in the computer/technology industry and specializes in developing strategic plans for public and private companies. Beeler serves as a member of several boards including the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, John S. Burke Catholic High School, MJF Foundation and is an active member of Sacred Heart Church, Monroe. He attended the University of Kentucky and serves as a guest instructor at the Wharton Business School. Beeler resides in Monroe and has two grown children who are M-W alumnae.

Michael Ciriello, Vice President
Term: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Email Michael Ciriello: [email protected]

Michael Ciriello is serving his first term as a member of the Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education and will serve his first term as Vice President of the Board in 2021-2022. He has worked in the financial services industry for over thirty years and is the President and CEO of Hudson Heritage Credit Union for the past twelve years. He is an experienced leader and business strategist who holds a BBA in business administration and an Executive MBA from St. Joseph’s College. For the past seven years, he has resided in Central Valley with his wife Susan and two children, who both attend M-W schools.

Suzanne Donahue
Term: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Email Suzanne Donahue: [email protected]

Suzanne Donahue is serving her third term on the Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education. She is a retired New York City High School math teacher. During her teaching years, she served in various leadership roles including testing coordinator, program chair, and executive board member of the school’s United Federation of Teachers chapter and taught at the Walton Campus Young Adult Borough Center Program. She currently teaches a TOC GRE Prep class on Saturdays, working with teaching interns as well as scheduling consultant at the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music. Donahue earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in mathematics education, both from Lehman College, Bronx, NY. Donahue is a widow with two grown children and six grandsons, two of whom graduated from M-W High School. She has a 7 year old grandson who will be attending 2nd grade at Central Valley Elementary School in the fall. She lives in Highland Mills.

Daniel A. Ezratty
Term: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Email Dan Ezratty: [email protected]

Dan Ezratty is serving his third term on the Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education. He served as Vice President during the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-2021 school years. He is a social studies teacher in the East Ramapo Central School District, where he has taught for 21 years. For the past 18 summers, he has worked as a camp administrator for the Town of Ramapo Department of Parks and Recreation. Ezratty earned a bachelor of science in marketing and human resource management from SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, and a master of science in teaching from Iona College, New Rochelle, NY. He resides in Monroe with his wife, Sheryl, and their two children. His older child graduated in 2021 from Monroe-Woodbury High School where his younger child is currently a student.

Jamell Evans
Term: May 18, 2021 – June 30, 2024
Email Jamell Evans: [email protected]

Jamell Evans is serving his first term on the Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education. In addition to moving to the area in 1991 and being a past graduate of M-W in 1999, he later moved back to Harriman with the goal of buying his childhood home and providing his family with a school district that he trusted. Along with being an M-W alumni, he’s also received his bachelor’s in Computer Art from SUNY College at Oneonta, and graduated with distinction for his masters in Communication Arts from the New York Institute of Technology. Having worked for EPAM Systems for the last 9 years, his current position is working as an Experience Director as well as the Head of UX for New York. He has two children that will be attending Pine Tree and Sapphire Elementary during the 2021-2022 school year.

Sergey Koyfman
Term: May 18, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Email Sergey Koyfman: [email protected]

Dr. Sergey Koyfman is serving his second term on the Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education. Dr. Koyfman is a Head and Neck Surgeon and a partner at ENT and Allergy associates LLP. He completed his residency training in ENT at Michigan State University and a fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at Indiana University. He serves as a Medical Director of Head and Neck Oncology, Chairman of Department of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology and member of Medical Executive Committee at Garnet Health. He also is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Koyfman and his wife Edith are members of Columbia University Global Mental Health Council. He resides in Chester and has two children. His oldest son is a graduate of MWHS. His youngest son is a MWHS freshman.

Staci McCleary, President
Term: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Email Staci McCleary: [email protected]

Staci McCleary is serving her second term as a member of the Board of Education. Mrs. McCleary will be serving as President of the Board for the 2020-2021 school year.  She and her family have lived in Monroe since 2006 and moved here because of the school district’s great reputation. Mrs. McCleary earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Manhattan College, Bronx, NY and a master’s degree in school counseling from St. John’s University, Queens, NY. She worked for the NYC Board of Education as an elementary school counselor. Mrs. McCleary and her husband have four children: a son at the University of Rhode Island, a daughter at Hartwick College, and two daughters currently at Monroe-Woodbury High School.

Dawn Tauber
Term: May 18, 2021 – June 30, 2024
Email Dawn Tauber: [email protected]

Dawn is serving her second term as a member of the Board of Education. Dawn has lived in the Monroe-Woodbury community for more than 17 years with her husband, Alan, son Jaden, a 2021 Monroe-Woodbury graduate attending Cornell University this fall, and daughter Kayla, who will be a junior at the High School.

Dawn is the chairwomen of the district’s Visitation committee and a member of both the Policy and Facilities committees. Dawn serves as a member of district committees including the Strategic Plan committee, where she is the co-facilitator of the Communications Task Force, and the 2020/2021 Reopening Plan committee, where she is the co-chair of the Social and Emotional Learning Group. Dawn is also the Chairwoman of M-W CARES, the largest character education program of its kind in the state. Dawn supports the district’s overarching intent to create a culture of Compassion, Acceptance, Respect, Empowerment and Success for our children. She is an advocate for social and emotional learning which is an integral part of education.

Omer Mosker
Term July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

Omer is a member of the Class of 2022 at M-W High School. We look forward to his service on the Board of Education.

Each year, the Board of Education selects a student to serve as an ex officio, non-voting member, in accordance with the provisions of Section 1702 of the Education Law, as approved by public vote in May 2016. The student member of the Board of Education serves as the voice of the students by providing brief reports sharing issues of importance to the student body.