Three local residents have filed the required documents to qualify for the November School Board Election Ballot.
Lifelong Hopewell Valley resident Andrea Driver lives with her husband and two daughters, one an HVRSD graduate, and one a rising junior. She holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Rider and is a New Jersey certified teacher, principal, and supervisor.
Ross Gordon is a seventh-grade social studies teacher in Willingboro. He has an undergraduate degree from Rutgers, and a master’s from Kean University. Gordon lives in Titusville with his wife and two pre-schoolers.
Anita Williams Galiano is a graduate of University of Iowa, with a BA in Communication and Organizational Design. She holds deep expertise in Team Leadership and has a Six-Sigma Blackbelt. Anita is the COO and a co-owner of OnPaceplus, a digital healthcare and wellness company. A Brandon Farms resident, she lives with her extended family and is a mom of two, both HVRSD graduates.
“The three of us share values on issues such as supporting all children, recognizing their individual needs, and exposing them to opportunities to create the capacity to be true Global Citizens. Recognizing that in this time of Covid-19, resilience and flexibility will be required of students, teachers, parents, administrators, and elected officials, we are committed to seeking ways to optimize cooperation and adaptability in the HVRSD school system,” said Williams Galiano. “I’m sure we won’t agree on every single issue, and that’s fine, but our overarching values are in strong alignment.”
The Hopewell Valley School Board elections will be held with the general election in November. The candidates will be reaching out to voters via social media, Zoom gatherings, and utilizing other virtual means to answer questions and seek input. The ticket has created a Facebook page for easy engagement with the public.
Submitted by Driver, Gordon, and Williams Galiano for HVRSD Board