The Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education is comprised of nine board members elected by constituents in the four municipalities whose students attend Pascack Valley Regional High School District. Currently, three members are elected from the Borough of Hillsdale, two from the Borough of Montvale, two from the Township of River Vale, and two from the Borough of Woodcliff Lake.
 
For the 2016-2017 school year, the Board of Education holds regular bi-monthly meetings at Pascack Hills High School, 225 W. Grand Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645, in the auditorium. These meetings are held twice each month typically on a Monday at 8:00 p.m., unless otherwise notified. Notice of special meetings are published in The Record.
 
For more information about Board of Education activities, email Claudia Gibbs, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent or call her at 201 358-7005 extension 21005. If you would like to send an email message to a specific member of the board, please email Ms. Gibbs noting the member name to whom you wish the email to be directed. 
 
If you would like to send an email message to the entire Board of Education, please email Board Members; as per board policy 0169 your email will be automatically distributed to all current board members. 
 
 
Steinfeld
       Mr. Jeffrey Steinfeld
          Board President
             Term Expires 12/2018
Jeffrey Steinfeld comes by his concern for education naturally; his mother was both a teacher and a long-time member and President of the local Board of Education where he grew up. He believes that there is nothing more important than the education of our young people. Mr. Steinfeld is partner in a small law firm in Hackensack, where he practices criminal defense and immigration law, with a specialty in juvenile criminal cases. Mr. Steinfeld is active as a volunteer at Temple Emanuel and is co-chair of the Juvenile Practice Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association. He is also involved in local charitable endeavors and as an attorney volunteer handling cases where individuals are claiming political asylum.
 Bissinger Ms. Janet Bissinger
Vice President
Term Expires 12/2018 

 

Janet has lived in Montvale since 1987. A former nurse, she has a BS in Nursing and an MPH in Epidemiology and Health Care Management. Her daughter went through the Montvale school system as well as Pascack Hills. Throughout those years, she volunteered in a variety of organizations. Most notably she was Treasurer of MEF, President of Montvale PTO, Girl Scout troop leader and town cookie campaign manager, and chaired or worked a variety of committees in the PTO and PFA. Currently, she volunteers in the Memorial School Library and also as an ESL tutor through the Montvale Public Library.   Janet is interested in maintaining the current level of excellence in our school district as well as keeping in mind the financial climate of the time.

 

 
 Joseph Blundo

 

A life long resident of River Vale, Joe an alumni of Pascack Valley Class of ‘85, joined the Board in December 2014. After completing his 8 year run as Mayor of River Vale, serving the High School district allows him to continue his community service in an area where he has great passion.  Currently an executive with JP Morgan Chase, Joe spent 5 years in public education, working in Human Resources for the New York City Department of Education and later for Newark Public Schools. He has two children including his son, currently a freshman at PV and his middle school-aged daughter will be in the PV Class of 2021. His wife Maria shares his passion for public service and is an active member of the River Vale Volunteer Ambulance Corp, currently serving as Captain. Prior to his term as Mayor, Joe served on the River Vale town council for 10 years and has been active in youth sports in town, coaching baseball and soccer.
Mr. Joseph Blundo
 Board Member
Term Expires 12/2018 

 Mr. Brian Hallowell
Board Member
Term Expires 12/2017 


Brian Hallowell is a lifetime resident of Montvale. He and his wife Jean have three children, two sons in college, and a daughter who is attending Pascack Hills High School.   Brian has been involved in the Montvale community through his past position on the Montvale Board of Education for 9 years, and his current tenure on the High School Board began in 2013. He was also on the Board of the Montvale Swim Club for four years and has been an active part of the Montvale athletic program as a coach for the teams that his children have been involved with through the years. Brian continues to bring the lessons learned from his experiences, both in the business world and his civic involvement, to the Pascack Valley Regional High School District. Brian prides himself on entering every situation with an open mind, and takes the time to gather the required information and opinions before making a sound logical decision.



Tammy Molinelli      Ms. Tammy Molinelli
Board Member
              Term Expires 12/2016
 

Over the past 29 years, Tammy Molinelli has cultivated her talents in Organizational and Workforce development – training, recruitment, and employment. Sought after as a business coach, speaker, and moderator, she has dedicated her professional career to helping individuals succeed in the workplace and in life. Her professional experience extends from the corporate to government sectors; she has worked for top-level corporate executives, business owners, and elected officials. Ms. Molinelli also has vast experience in strategic planning and working with organizations to "align" their processes and their people with the goal of increasing productivity, workplace effectiveness, and enhancing employee satisfaction. She is certified as a Dale Carnegie Sales Course Instructor, an Enhanced Lifestyle Planner, a Personal Coach, and personal trainer. She has received numerous public service awards and community service recognitions.

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Mr. Kenneth Ralph 
Term Expires 12/2017
Kenneth Ralph and his wife, Ronda, have resided in Hillsdale for 21 years, raising three children - Calvin and Claudia are 2016 graduates of Pascack Valley High School where daughter Elisabeth is currently a junior.  Mr. Ralph is an attorney with the firm of Bruno & Ferraro in Rutherford, practicing criminal defense and representing clients in municipal court matters.  Previously, Mr. Ralph was an assistant prosecutor with the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, serving the county for 25 years.  Mr. Ralph is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law and Drew University in Madison, N.J. with a degree in political science.
Arnold Scher
Mr. Arnold Scher
Board Member
Term Expires 12/2017
Arnold Scher a longtime Hillsdale resident grew up in Hillsdale and attended PVHS in the early '80s where he was actively involved in the theatre program and the Audio Visual Club. After graduating from PVHS, the students and staff established the Arnold Scher Outstanding Service Award which was presented to graduating seniors for outstanding service to the school.  
Arnold never drifted far from his passions in high school, as he continued in college working in the theatre and earned a BA in Film and Television Production. He is currently employed by Solid State Logic as Vice President of Gravity Systems. Both of his step-daughters are graduates of PVHS, one is currently working in marketing at a NJ firm and the other is going to Montclair State University for Theatre.
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Mr. James Stankus
           Board Member
             Term Expires 12/2019
 

Jim Stankus spent his childhood growing up in nearby Park Ridge, New Jersey.  As a young adult he lived in Montvale with his grandfather.  There he met his wife Kathy.  They moved to River Vale, New Jersey in 1999.  Their four children attended the River Vale School system, and have attended or will attend, the Pascack Valley Regional High School.  Jim attended William Paterson University, where he graduated with a degree in history and secondary education. He spent the next two decades as a high school social studies and technology teacher. During those years he earned a master's degree in History and a master's degree in Educational Leadership at William Paterson University.  Jim is currently employed as a High School Social Studies Teacher at Elmwood Park Memorial High School.

Mr. David Steinberg

Mr. David Steinberg
Board Member
             Term Expires 12/2017

David Steinberg, his wife Wendy, and their two sons have been residents of Woodcliff Lake since 2003. The Steinberg's oldest son is a recent graduate of Pascack Hills, while their youngest son is currently enrolled at Pascack Hills. David has been involved in the Woodcliff Lake community, serving as a board member on the Woodcliff Lake Boys Basketball Association. In addition, he has been a head coach for travel and/or recreational basketball for the past seven years and an assistant coach in other town sports throughout the years. David looks forward to working with the Board and Superintendent in making sure our districts are provided the latest curriculum and tools needed in order to compete in getting into college and the workforce. David is interested in an ongoing dialogue with the community to understand the needs of parents and students, and to convey that to the Board for seamless communication.

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