Andrea Driver, Anita Williams Galiano, and Adam Sawicki were officially sworn in to start their three-year terms on the Hopewell Valley Regional Board of Education during the board’s annual reorganization meeting.
School Board Business Administrator and Board Secretary Robert Colavita administered the oath of office on Jan. 4 to the three board members. Driver, Galiano, and Sawicki will be representing Hopewell Township on the school board.
After the swearing in,Board President Deborah Linthorst was nominated and re-elected by board members for the 2021 year.
“I would like to thank all of my fellow board members for putting your faith in me to lead this body in the year ahead. This year will continue to challenge our district and all of those in the field of education,” she said. “I know we are not merely looking to maintain the status quo, but will continue to be forward thinking and will look for innovative and creative solutions in doing the work for this district.”
Jessica Grillo will serve as vice president in 2021 after she was unanimously elected by fellow board members.
“I want to say thank you and this vote of confidence means a lot to me. I am looking forward to working with Debbie (Linthorst),” she said in her remarks. “I think Debbie and I will be a good partnership and think we work well together. I think this board knows that Debbie and I do not necessary agree on everything and I think that is a good mark of a leadership team.”
The HVRSD Board of Education members are Board President Deborah Linthorst, Vice President Jessica Grillo, Anita Williams Galiano, William Herbert, John Mason, Adam Sawicki, Jenny Long, Alyce Murray, and Debra O’Reilly.