Board of Education Members

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Anthony Andersen
Term: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
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Anthony Andersen is serving his second term on the M-W 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
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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.

Lorraine Carroll
Term: July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2022
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Lorraine Carroll is serving her third term as board member and was board vice president for the 2014-15 school year. She has served on the audit, visitation and change order committees. Carroll is a substance abuse counselor and a parent advocate for children with and without special needs. Her professional career began in finance at the American Broadcasting Companies where she was awarded an Emmy for technical support for on location coverage of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. She attended the Wood Tobe-Coburn School in Manhattan, NY. Carroll lives in Highland Mills with her husband, Frank Torres, and their three children, two of whom attend M-W schools.

Michael Ciriello
Term: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
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Michael Ciriello is serving his first term as a member of the M-W Board of Education.  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, 2013 – June 30, 2022
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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 and the Summer Bridge Program for the Lehman College Research Foundation’s TRiOS program, 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 5 year old grandson who will be attending Kindergarten at Smith Clove Elementary School in the fall. She lives in Highland Mills.

Daniel A. Ezratty
Term: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
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Dan Ezratty is serving his third term on the M-W Board of Education. He served as vice president during the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 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 19 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 who attend M-W schools.

Staci McCleary
Term: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
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Staci McCleary is serving her second term as a member of the Board of Education. She and her family have lived in Monroe since 2006 and moved here because of the school district’s great reputation. 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. McCleary and her husband have four children: three at Monroe-Woodbury High School and one at Monroe-Woodbury Middle School.

Dawn Tauber
Term: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
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Dawn Tauber is serving her first term as a member of the Board of Education. She and her husband have lived in Monroe for fourteen years and are the proud parents of a freshman and a junior at Monroe-Woodbury High School. Tauber’s service to the district has included two terms as President of the PTA Council and PTA President at the both the Middle School and High School. She is a member of the district’s Strategic Planning Core Team and co-facilitator of the Communications Task Force. Tauber’s most recent project has been as Chair of Monroe-Woodbury CARES Day, the largest character education program of its kind in the state, designed to support the high school’s overarching intent to create a culture of compassion, acceptance, respect, empowerment and success.

Emily Wang
Term July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Emily Wang, a member of the Monroe-Woodbury High School Class of 2021, is serving as the student representative on the Board of Education for the 2020-21 school year. Emily is currently Vice President of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and Treasurer of the LEAD club in MWHS. Emily has won many prestigious international and national piano awards, and she has also performed a solo piano recital in Steinway Hall, NYC. In addition to the piano, Emily also plays the cello in the MWHS Chamber Orchestra. She is an active member of the OCCA (Orange County Chinese Association), and organized an APAHM panel discussion and a virtual Mother’s Day concert during COVID-19 with their planning team. Emily also brings her love of music to the Woodbury Senior Center with the help of the chamber ensemble group she formed called “Perfect Harmony”.

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.