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2015-16 Members

The following individuals serve on the Monticello Central School District Board of Education:

Board Member Profiles

Stacey Sharoff
PRESIDENT

  • Resident of the Town of Thompson
  • Elected to the Board of Education in 2010
  • Member of the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA)
  • Recipient of NYSSBA Level 4 Board Lifetime Achievement Award
  •  NYSSBA Area 9 representative for the Dwyer Award Committee
  • YSSBA representative to Federal Relations Network/Washington D.C. Lobby Day
  • NYSSBA representative to Advocacy Institute/Federal Lobby Day 2014
  • Recipient of NYSSBA School Board U Achievement Award 2010
  • Recipient of NYSSBA School Board U Excellence Award 2011
  • Recipient of NYSSBA School Board U Mastery Award 2012
  • Vice President of the Sullivan County School Boards Association (SCSBA)
  • SCSBA representative to State Issues Conference/Legislative Lobby Day 2011-2014
  • Member of Board of Education Policy Committee
  • Monticello Central Schools Alumna
  • Parent of Monticello graduates

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Alyce Van Etten
VICE PRESIDENT

  • Resident of the Town of Thompson 
  • Elected to the Board of Education in 1993 
  • Member of the NY State School Boards Association (NYSSBA)
  • Past President, 2005-2007; 2009-10
  • Past Vice President, 2002-2005; 2007-09
  • Received the Mid-Hudson School Study Council Award for Outstanding School Board Service, 2002 
  • Member of the New York State School Boards Association 
  • Regular attendee at NYSSBA Convention 
  • Voting delegate representing Monticello at the NYSSBA Convention for the past few years
  • President of the Sullivan County School Boards Association 
  • Member of the Mid-Hudson School Study Council Executive Committee
  • Member of the MCSD Audit Committee
  • Member of the MCSD Hall of Distinction Committee
  • Member of the Dwyer Award Committee for the NYS School Board Association
  • Member of the Mid-Hudson School Study Council Honoree Committee
  • Downstate President of the Collaboration of Local School Board Associations
  • Has represented Sullivan County on the State Level during legislative meetings 
  • NYS Legislative Liaison for the Monticello Central School District  
  • Member of the Empire Zone Committee

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Cathleen Doherty
Board Member

  • Resident of the Town of Bethel
  • Appointed to the Board of Education in 2010
  • Member of the NY State School Boards Association (NYSSBA)
  • Former President and Member of the Duggan Elementary School PTO
  • Co-founder Bethel United to Save our Schools
  • Community volunteer

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Scott Dorn
Board Member

  • Resident of the Town of Thompson
  • Appointed to the Board of Education in 2014
  • Member of the NY State School Boards Association (NYSSBA)
  • Member of the Board of Education Policy Committee
  • Graduate of Monticello High School
  • Past member of the RJK PTA
  • Presenter for the statewide PBIS coach's forum; 2009
  • Sage College Champions of Character Award recipient; 2010

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John Kiefer
Board Member

  • Resident of the Villeage of Monticello
  • Elected to the Board of Education in 2016
  •  Member of the Sullivan County Ethics Board
  • Member of the Sullivan County Revolving Loan Advisory Committee
  • Member of the Rotary Club of Monticello

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Robert Kunis
Board Member

  • Resident of the Town of Thompson
  • Elected to the Board of Education in 2009
  • Member of the NY State School Boards Association (NYSSBA)
  • Past Vice President, 2010-11
  • Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) committee member
  • Little League parent volunteer
  • Former Sullivan County Legislator

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Lori Orestano-James
Board Member

  • Resident of
  • Elected to the Board of Education in 2016
  • Monticello Central Schools Alumna

John Moul
Board Member

  • Resident of the Town of Mamakating
  • Elected to the Board of Education in 2014
  • Former Town Councilman for the Town of Mamakating
  • Past Regional Commissioner of AYSO Youth Soccer
  • Co-Creator of Mamakating Youth Basketball
  • Member of the NYSSBA

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Susan Purcell
Board Member

  • Resident of the Town of Mamakating
  • Elected to the Board of Education in 2009
  • Member of the NY State School Boards Association (NYSSBA)
  • Past President, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14
  • Member of the MCSD Hall of Distinction Committee
  • Member of the RJK Middle School PTA
  • Co-founder of the Monticello School Community Advocates
  • Co-founder of the Monticello Performing Arts booster club
  • MCSD Safety Team parent representative
  • Parent member of the CDEP committee
  • Member of the PRASAD Children's Dental Health Program Advisory Board

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