Candidates forum for Princeton school board seats slated for Oct. 2

Four candidates for three open seats on the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education will make their case for election at a candidates night forum, which is set for Oct. 2 at Monument Hall.

The forum, which will start at 7 p.m and will be held in the main meeting room at the former Princeton Borough Municipal Building, is being sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area.

The candidates night forum will feature the four candidates – Deb Bronfeld, Susan Kanter, Dafna Kendal and Greg Stankiewicz.

Each candidate will offer an opening statement, and then all four will take questions from the League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area and attendees. They will make closing comments.

Bronfeld and Stankiewicz are incumbent school board members, and Kendal is a former school board member. Kanter is the newcomer to the school board election among the four candidates.

Bronfeld has lived in Princeton since 1998. Her sons graduated from Princeton High School in 2015 and 2018.

Bronfeld worked for corporate America for several years in finances and inventory management.

Since 2007, she has worked and volunteered for several nonprofit groups, including Dress for Success, the Princeton Children’s Fund and Housing Initiatives of Princeton.

Kanter, whose three children are graduates of Princeton High School, has lived in Princeton for more than 20 years.

Kanter worked for 23 years as vice president of operations for a large multi-national wholesale firm in New York City until she retired 10 years ago.

Kanter has been involved with the Princeton High School and John Witherspoon Middle School PTO’s. She is also active in the Princeton Children’s Fund and the 101 Scholarship Fund at Princeton High School.

Kendal, who is an attorney, has lived in Princeton since 2011. Her daughter attends John Witherspoon Middle School and her son attends Princeton High School. She served on the school board from 2016 to 2018.

Stankiewicz lived in Princeton while he was attending graduate school at Princeton University. He moved back to Princeton in 2006. His daughter is a senior at Princeton High School.

Stankiewicz is the statewide coordinator of the New Jersey Community Schools Coalition, and is also a lecturer at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University,