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CANDIDATES FOR MAY 2024 BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION

Information below is submitted by the candidates and is not edited by the school district. 

Lauren Stanco

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I am Lauren Stanco, a candidate for the Hendrick Hudson Board of Education. My desire to serve on the school board stems from a sincere commitment to making a positive impact on our district by working tirelessly to realize the goal of student success, teacher support and community engagement. My experience as a business owner and manager has given me skills to listen, evaluate, and be mindful of other’s needs.

In September, my children will be in kindergarten, 3rd, 6th, and 9th grades. Given this range, I believe I will bring relevant, real-life experience to light.

I grew up locally and attended Hendrick Hudson Schools. I moved here so my children could enjoy a similar enriching experience. On the Board, I will work to ensure that our district provides the opportunities and support today’s students need to thrive and become successful in the next phase of their lives.

Go Sailors!

Cori Boudin

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I’m Cori Boudin and as a working mom, I know the challenges parents face in these uncertain times. Indian Point’s closure hit our school budget hard. Covid forced remote learning, testing our digital skills. Social media adds more hurdles for parents. Shifting academic structures overwhelm elementary parents and faculty. With my kids at BV, Furnace Woods and BMMS; I've been impacted by transportation and resource issues. As a Class Parent and PTA Board member, I see daily challenges firsthand. I aim to improve education quality at all levels and keep our community affordable. With over 20 years in Content Production, I unite teams and solve problems efficiently. I'm committed to better communication among parents, teachers and administrators and to provide a voice for all members of the community.

Devys Rivera

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Devys Rivera dedicates herself to any task she undertakes, always looking to work smarter and consistently strives to build consensus with her colleagues. Devys will bring her immense professional experience as an IT Director, overseeing the daily operations of two hospitals to the Board. This experience includes crafting and managing budgets, implementing policy, contract management and promoting seamless operations across multiple departments. 

Devys understands the value of education, earning her B.A. in Psychology, her M.S. in Information Technology and her Ph.D. in Psychology. As a result, her vision for Hendrick Hudson Schools is simple: work tirelessly to deliver quality education for our children and provide them with every opportunity to succeed long after they leave Hendrick Hudson High School. 

Devys will listen, collaborate with stakeholders, ask tough questions and commit herself to the best interests of our students, taxpayers and faculty.

Joseph Mintz

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Joseph Mintz is a proud product of the New York public school system. He went on to get a B.A with honors from Wheaton college and studied abroad in Spain, Venezuela and Nicaragua. He continued his education studying horticulture at the NY Botanical Garden. Joseph is an environmental entrepreneur, as the co-founder and COO of Siponey Spritz Co., he couples his education with experience having led rollouts for startups like Citibike. His work can be found in Vogue, NBC, Departures Magazine and with companies such as Delta, American Express, JW Marriot, Kitchen Aid and more. He has a daughter entering kindergarten. 

Christine Jacknick

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I’m Dr. Chris Jacknick, Buchanan resident, and parent of children attending BV and FGL. As a lifelong educator and the daughter of schoolteachers, I’m passionate about building a strong district that values teachers and fosters our students’ growth. 

I earned my MA, EdM, and EdD from Columbia University, and I’m a professor at the City University of New York. With my experience teaching and researching classrooms, I will bring a fresh, evidence-based perspective to the board.

We need long-term investments in our teachers and our schools, while minimizing the financial burden on taxpayers. I’m committed to establishing community-driven, consensus-based budget priorities, and bringing transparency to the process. 

Open communication and collaboration are essential. I'll advocate for greater transparency and engage with stakeholders to build trust in our leadership. When schools partner with families and community, students benefit.