Board of Education

The members of New York’s local school boards are an invaluable resource as local decision-makers. They respond to the respective needs of their communities, serving the interests of school children and preparing them for the future.

The men and women elected as members of school boards devote many hours of service to public education and continually strive for improvement, quality, and progress in education. 

The Monticello Central School District Board of Education merits recognition and commendation for its members’ dedicated service to the people and children of this community. Board of Education members are volunteers. They put in many hours of work at meetings, events and conferences to be able to competently guide and recommend direction to school district officials, with their main focus always being to ensure a quality educational program for the children of the district. 

Board Meetings 

Board meetings are typically held twice per month, on the first and third Thursday of the month. The location rotates among the district’s buildings. A full list of Board meetings and locations is available on the district’s digital calendar, and on the Board of Education calendar on the left of this page (bottom, on mobile). 

The public is welcome to attend any open meeting of the Board of Education. There are two opportunities for public comment at each public meeting. Please review policy 1230 to learn more about the guidelines for public comment during Board meetings.  

The agenda and minutes for meetings are available online.

2022-23 Board Members

Board of Education Profiles

 

Timothy Crumley

  • Resident of the District for 36 years
  • Elected to the Board of Education in 2018
  • Monticello High School graduate
  • Honorable discharge from the United States Coast Guard 
  • Licensed Master Electrician
  • Parent of current MCSD students

        Wendy Galligan-Weiner, Board Member  

        • Lifetime resident of Rock Hill
        • Appointed to the Board of Education in 2018
        • Graduate of Monticello High School
        • Bachelor of Arts Degree, SUNY Geneseo
        • Master of Science in Secondary Education, Mount Saint Mary College
        • Deputy Chief Clerk, Sullivan County Surrogate’s Court
        • Parent of Current Monticello Students
        • BSA Committee Member & Trained Adult Volunteer/Prior BSA Cub Scout Leader  
        • Monticello High School Trap Team Fundraising Coordinator & Volunteer
        • Former PTO President, Chase Elementary School 5th Grade Class
        • Past Board Member, Secretary & Coach AYSO
        • Prior Parent/Volunteer Holiday Mountain Ski Club
        • Prior Parent/Volunteer Homestead School

          Todd Grodin, Board Member

        • Resident of Masten Lake
        • Elected to the Board of Education in 2018
        • Graduate of Monticello High School
        • Bachelors degrees from UAlbany and New Paltz
        • Master’s degree in computer technologies from New York Institute of Technology
        • 24-Year teacher in Washingtonville
        • Charter member of the Mamakating Rotary
        • Decathlete, biathlete
        • Published author
        • Monticello Rotary Club Past President 2020-2021
        • 27 yr veteran teacher Washingtonville CSD
        • NYSSBA University Level 3 Excellence Award
        • NYSSBA Voting Delegate 2019-2021

        Jennifer Holmes, Board Member 

        • Resident of Wurtsboro
        • Graduate of Monticello High School 
        • Bachelors in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
        • Mamakating Library Trustee
        • Appointed to the Board of Education in 2019 

        Helen Jersey, Board Member

        • Resident of Village of Monticello
        • Appointed to Board of Education in 2018
        • Bachelors in Accounting, Mount St. Mary
        • MCSD Audit Committee member since 2010
        • Past Cooke-Rutherford PTO treasurer
        • Past MMAYSO Board Member 
        • Nesin Cultural Arts Board member since 2015

        Victoria LaRusso, Board Member

        • Resident of White Lake since 2013
        • Elected to the Board of Education in 2022
        • B.A., Sociology with Concentration in Social Work, SUNY New Paltz
        • Preventive Caseworker, Sullivan County Department of Social Services
        • Proud Parent of current and past Monticello students
        • Assistant Scout Master, Fundraising Committee Chair, Committee Member and Religious Emblem Coordinator for Boy Scout Troop 101
        • Assistant Girl Scout Leader for Troop 442
        • Sunday School Teacher at St. Peter’s Church, Liberty NY
        • Regent for Court Mary Anthony #883 of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas

        Adrianna Mayson Greco, Board Member 

        • District resident since 2011
        • Elected to MCSD board in 2020
        • Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Truman State University
        • Master of Science in Education from Purdue University
        • Recipient of NAACP Service Award
        • Parent of current and past Monticello students

        Lynka Rivera, Board Member

        • Resident of the District for 37 years
        • Appointed to the Board of Education in 2021
        • Monticello High School Graduate
        • Academy of Finance Graduate
        • Charter member of the Monticello Rotary
        • National Society of Leadership & Success Collegiate Member
        • Community/Volunteer: YIT Foundation
        • Education: Graduate 2021 Suny Sullivan Associates in Marketing