Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Kids First announces 2013 BoE election slate

Kids First announces:

KIDS FIRST 2013 HOBOKEN BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATES

Like over 500 other school districts in New Jersey, the Hoboken Board of Education elections have been moved to November, however, the deadline for submitting petitions for the race is Tuesday, June 4th.

Leon Gold and Irene Sobolov, both incumbents, will once again run on a “Kids First” ticket along with Jennifer Evans.

Leon Gold has served since 2010 and currently holds the position of Board President. Dr. Gold has a Ph.D. in Human Factors from Stevens Institute of Technology and currently teaches at Columbia University.

Irene Sobolov was unanimously appointed to the Board in December 2009 before successfully running for the position in 2010. Mrs. Sobolov, who holds a Master's degree in Urban Planning, has been involved in community service in Hoboken since she was a young teenager. As a district parent, she continues to sit on both the Wallace School and the Hoboken High School PTO.

Ms. Evans is a parent of two young children, a kindergartner in Brandt School and one entering public preschool in September. She is a parent representative and Secretary of the Hoboken Early Childhood Advisory Council, an active member of the Brandt and District-wide PTOs and a frequent attendee at the monthly Hoboken BOE meetings.  Ms. Evans holds a Master of Classical Studies and has worked in the field of Market Research.  

All three candidates are dedicated to the children of Hoboken and look forward to continuing the progress seen in the Hoboken Public Schools over the last three years.

Talking Ed Note: Today is the primary for the November elections. For many, it will be the only true opportunity to send any message at the polls.  Just do it!