Trustees

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Denise Kness
 Denise Kness BOE Vice President

President 
Yorktown Heights, NY 
 Term Ends: 2020 
A resident of Yorktown Heights for 18 years, Denise Kness has been a Lakeland volunteer for the past 10 years. Ms. Kness has been the co-president of the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School PTA, President of the Lakeland Education Foundation, the co-founder of Parents for a Common Cause and also is an active Board of Trustee for the Alliance for Safe Kids. Ms. Kness is married and has two children attending Lakeland Schools. She serves on the District Parents' Council, District Youth Council, Special Education, Capital Projects and Legislative Action committees.

Rachelle Nardelli Rachelle Nardelli BOE Trustee
Vice President
 Yorktown Heights 
Term Ends: 2020
A resident of Yorktown Heights for 11 years, Rachelle Nardelli has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and is a NYS certified teacher. Mrs. Nardelli has been Co-President of the Thomas Jefferson PTA and the Lakeland District Parents Council. She has also served as a trustee on the board of the Lakeland Education Foundation. Mrs. Nardelli is married and has three children attending Lakeland Schools. She serves on the Management Policy, Wellness and Audit committees.
District Parents' Council, Management Policy, Safety, Wellness and PPS/Special Education committees.

Michael G. Daly Michael Daly BOE Trustee
Trustee 
Yorktown Heights 
Term Ends: 2018 
A resident of Yorktown Heights since 1997, Mike has been an active volunteer in the community. Mr. Daly served as Treasurer of the Lakeland Education Foundation between 2008 -2015. He is currently the Director of the Shrub Oak Athletic Club's Girls' Basketball program and a coach. He is married with three daughters, two of whom attend Lakeland Schools. The third daughter is a 2014 graduate of LHS. Mr. Daly is employed as a Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor in White Plains, NY by an internationally recognized financial services firm. He serves on the Audit and Capital Projects committees.

Carol Ann Dobson Carol Dobson BOE President
Trustee
Cortlandt Manor 
 Term Ends: 2018
A resident of Cortlandt Manor for 32 years, Carol Ann Dobson has been active in the community serving as Board of Education President & Vice President, PTA president: 1994-1999, Co-president District Parent Council: 1999-2000, and as a member of the site-based team at both the elementary and middle school level. Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Dobson was a parent representative on the Legislative Action, Emergency Preparedness, Discipline & Code of Conduct committees. Ms. Dobson is currently serving her fifth, three-year term on the Board. She serves on the Management Policy, Wellness and Legislative Action committees.

Elizabeth Kogler Elizabeth Kogler BOE Trustee
Trustee 
Crompond 
Term Ends: 2019 
A resident of Crompond, Elizabeth Kogler is the vice president of the Board of Education.  Before joining the Board, Mrs. Kogler was PTA president, member of an elementary site-based team and co-president of the District Parents Council.  She is married and has two sons who attended Lakeland Schools. Mrs. Kogler works with children in the non-profit sector. She serves on the Sick Bank, District Parents' Council, District Youth Council, Special Education and Wellness committees.

Steven Korn Steve Korn BOE Trustee
Trustee 
Cortlandt Manor 
Term Ends: 2019
A resident of Cortlandt Manor for the past 20+ years, Mr. Korn is a sales executive with Majesco, a software firm, in Morristown NJ. Earlier, he worked for several India-based software companies, Electronic Data Systems, Citicorp, General Electric, and Booz-Allen & Hamilton. He is an engineer by training, and earned a MBA from Stanford University. Mr. Korn and his wife have two daughters who attended Lakeland Schools. He serves on the Management Policy and Audit committees.

Glen P. Malia BOE Trustee Glen P. Malia
Trustee 
Cortlandt Manor 
Term Ends: 2020 
A resident of Cortlandt Manor, Glen Malia is the president of the Board of Education.  Glen Malia and his wife have six children. An attorney-at-law, Mr. Malia earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and his B. A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the Sick Bank, Audit Committee and Capital Projects committees.

Karen Pressman Karen Pressman BOE Trustee
Trustee 
Cortlandt Manor 
Term Ends: 2018 
A resident of Cortlandt Manor for 14 years, Karen Pressman is a corporate communication and public relations consultant for a range of clients in the technology, manufacturing, healthcare and professional services industries.  She was recently president of the District Parent Council (DPC) and previously served as president of the Lincoln-Titus PTA.  She is a member of the NY Suburban Consortium for Public Education and co-founder of Parents for a Common Cause.  Ms. Pressman is married and has two children attending Lakeland schools.  She serves on the District Parents' Council, District Youth Council, Lakeland Advocacy Outreach and Communications committees.

Steve Rosen Steve Rosen BOE Trustee
Trustee 
Mohegan Lake 
Term Ends: 2019 
A resident of Mohegan Lake, Steve is the President of the Shrub Oak Athletic Club and currently works in sales. Mr. Rosen's two children attended Lakeland Schools.  He serves on the Safety/Emergency Management and Capital committees.