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Board of Education Contact Information

Members of the Board of Education can be reached at: boardofed@ryeneck.org

Pietro Fasolino, President 

Term Expires: 2019

Pietro Fasolino has lived in the Rye Neck School District for 30 years and is a Rye Neck graduate, Class of 1995.  Pietro graduated Flagler College with a B.A. in Communications and minors in History and Political Science.  Pietro is the owner of AEF Sales, a representative, engineering and design firm, serving New York City and New England.

Pietro and his wife Cindy, also a Rye Neck graduate, Class of 1994, have three children attending Rye Neck.  The children are the fourth generation of the family to attend Rye Neck.

Pietro served on the Committee for Special Education and has been the Co-Board Representative to the District Safety Team and Co-Board Representative to the Facilities Advisory Committee, working to ensure our children will thrive in a safe and modern educational environment.  Pietro will be serving as a Board President for the 2018-19 school year.


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Jennifer Rubin, Vice President

Term Expires:  2020

 

A life-long resident of Westchester, Jennifer has been living in Rye Neck for over 19 years.  She attended New York University where she received her Master's Degree in Biology/Neuroscience.  For the past 13 years, Jennifer has enjoyed teaching at the Early Childhood Center in Rye.  She and her husband, Jeff, have three children: two boys who are in the Middle School and High School, and their daughter, a recent Rye Neck graduate who will be a freshman in college this fall.

Jennifer has been actively involved in Rye Neck since 2005, where she first volunteered as Head Class Parent in her daughter's kindergarten classroom. She is a dedicated member of the PTSA previously serving on the Budget Committee and holding positions on the Executive Committee as the Vice President of Bellows, the Vice President of the Middle School and Corresponding Secretary.  Additionally, Jennifer has served on the High School Principal's Advisory Committee and the District's Programs and Priorities Committee lending a voice to discussions on the school budget and valued programs.

Jennifer looks forward to serving as Vice President of the Rye Neck School Board this year continuing her devotion to our community.  She will also act as Board Representative to Special Services, Board Representative to the District's Safety Team, Board Representative to the Westchester-Putnam School Board Association and Board Representative to the Policy Committee.

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Deborah Aulfinger, Trustee     
Term Expires: 2020

 

Deborah Aulfinger has served on the Board of Education since May 2011 and is a familiar face in all four schools, showing her dedication to the district and its students by attending not only BOE and PTSA meetings and planning sessions, but school events.  Through more than a decade of service to the district -- on the board, the PTSA and with local organizations, Deborah has developed a deep understanding of her community's needs and an unwavering commitment to smart financial planning that benefits Rye Neck's schools and its hard-working families.

Born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut, Deborah has called Rye Neck home for the past 25 years with her husband Erich, a Rye Neck graduate. They have two daughters, Sara, 18, who graduated Rye Neck, and Ella, 11, who currently attends Rye Neck.

Deborah has served as a Board Representative for the Committee on Special Education since 2011, as well as the Safety Group and Policy Committee, and as a Board Liaison to the PTSA.  

Deborah has been an active school volunteer, a member of the PTSA since 2005.  She has served as head class mother, co-chair for Daniel Warren After School Clubs, 2006-2010, chaired the Annual Spring Fair, and, in 2009-2011 served on the PTSA Executive Committee as VP of fundraising.

Deborah is continually focused on making decisions that are financially smart, with an eye on long-term outcomes.  She believes it is this type of planning, long-term thinking and knowledge that will help the Rye Neck community as we face potentially difficult budgets and bonds in the future.

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Patty Nashelsky, Trustee

Term Expire: 2021

Patty is beginning her second term as Board Trustee.  She served as President for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years.  She is currently the Board Representative to the BOCES Board, the Representative to and Director on the Westchester-Putnam School Board Association, and the Legislative Contact to the Westchester-Putnam School Board Legislative Committee.

Patty graduated from Siena College with a Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science and Hofstra University School of Law.  She was a practicing attorney for 10 years before deciding to stay home to raise her four sons, two who are currently in 8th and 11th grades at Rye Neck and two of whom have graduated Rye Neck and gone on to college.


Dan Wice, Trustee  
Term Expires:  2019

 

Dan Wice has been a resident in the Rye Neck School District for over 25 years after growing up in Bloomfield, CT.  His wife Stephanie is a Rye Neck graduate.  They have three children, Olivia, now a Junior at the University of Delaware, Sophia, who begins her first year at the University of Rhode Island, and Timothy, a current student of the school system. 

Dan graduated from Clark University with a degree in economics and has been in the financial services industry for over 25 years.  Currently he is a Financial Advisor focusing on helping people with their Life, Estate and Retirement Planning strategies. 

Dan has just finished his second year on the Board and is looking forward to his continued service as a Board member and continuing his involvement in the Rye Neck school system.  This year, Dan will act as Board Representative to the Audit Committee.


Steve Silva, Trustee

Term Expires: 2021

Steve Silva was elected to the Board of Education in 2018.  He moved from New York City to Rye Neck in 2011 with his wife Kristin, his daughter Natalie and his son Sam.  During the 2018-19 school year, Natalie will be in the sixth grade and Sam in the fourth grade.

 

Before joining the Board, Steve served a two-year term (2014-16) as a member of the Principal's Advisory Committee for Rye Neck's elementary schools. He was a member of the 2017 Facilities Advisory Committee, which provided community consultation to the Board of Education and school administration on major capital improvements currently underway in the District.  He also served as the Community Representative on the District's Audit Committee during the 2017-18 school year.

 

Steve has worked for most of his professional career as a corporate and financial communications consultant in the United States and in the Asia-Pacific region.  He was a senior executive for a number of international marketing and communications firms within the London-based WPP group of media companies.  He began his career in newspaper journalism and television production.

 

Steve received a B.A. in English from Providence College and an M.S. in Communications from Boston University.

 

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