2021-2022 School Board Members
Members of the Board of Education can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours allows individuals the opportunity to meet with two members of the Board in a private setting to discuss issues and concerns. Office Hours can be scheduled with the District Clerk, Mary Ellen Chiera, at 914-777-5252 prior to 4:00 p.m. on the Friday before the scheduled Board of Education Planning Session.
Jennifer Rubin, President
Term Expires: 2023
A life-long resident of Westchester, Jennifer has been living in Rye Neck for over 20 years. She attended New York University where she received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. For the past 17 years, Jennifer has enjoyed teaching at the Early Childhood Center in Rye. She and her husband Jeff have three children: one in the high school and the other two are Rye Neck graduates currently attending college.
Jennifer has been actively involved in Rye Neck since 2005, where she first volunteered as head class parent in her daughter's kindergarten classroom and also became a member of the Booster Club. 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.
While on the Board, Jennifer served as Vice President for two years as well as Board representative to the Department of Special Education, the District's Safety Team and the Westchester-Putnam School Board Association. This year, in addition to the Presidency, Jennifer looks forward to continuing her service and devotion to our community as Board Representative to the Booster and Gold Card Clubs.
Gloria Golle, Vice President
Term Expires: 2022
Gloria is the Vice President of the Board of Education. She currently serves as a district representative for the Westchester-Putnam School Board Association, the District's Policy Committee and is a PTSA and Alumni Association Board representative as well.
Prior to being elected to the Board in 2019, Gloria served on the PTSA in various roles and was President of the PTSA for the district for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. In addition, Gloria served on several school committees where she advocated for the shared needs of both the district and the community.
Gloria is a life-long resident and alumna. She holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Hofstra University. Gloria and her husband Martin, also a Rye Neck graduate, have two children presently in the district.
Patty Nashelsky, Trustee
Term Expires: 2024
Patty is in her 7th year as Board Trustee. She served as President for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years. She currently serves on the Audit Committee and Policy Committee. She is the representative to the Booster Club and BOCES Board. Additionally, she is a Director on and Treasurer for the Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association.
Patty graduated from Siena College with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science and Hofstra University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree. She was a practicing attorney for 10 years before deciding to stay home to raise her four sons: one is currently in 11th grade at Rye Neck and three have graduated Rye Neck and gone on to college.
Pietro Fasolino, Trustee
Term Expires: 2022
Pietro Fasolino has lived in the Rye Neck School District for over 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 the school. Pietro has served on the Committee for Special Education and Co-Board Representative to the Facilities Advisory Team, working to ensure our children will thrive in a safe and modern educational environment. This year he will continue to serve on the Facilities Team and will also chair the Audit Committee as well as serve as Co-Board representative to the District Safety Team and Gold Card Club. Pietro served as a Board President for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years.
Devina O'Reilly, Trustee
Term Expires: 2023
Devina has been an engaged Rye Neck resident since moving here from London in 2010. She teaches ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) to international students in Tarrytown and holds a Bachelor's degree in Media and French. Devina and her husband Martin have two children in the Rye Neck schools. She believes her experience of being an international parent will add a fresh new perspective to the Rye Neck Board of Education.
Devina's passion for working with the school is shown in her continuous volunteer work in the district over the last 10 years. She was a member of the Principal's Advisory Committee at F.E. Bellows and the Middle School. In addition, she worked with a group of parents who initiated the successful creation of the Health Education Advisory Committee. As a member of the PTSA, she enjoys being part of the diverse Rye Neck International Committee, as well as having been a class parent in 5th and 6th grade. Devina's love for cooking led her to run the after school cooking club at F.E. Bellows for several terms and was part of the kitchen team for the Spring Fair.
Devina, along with two other parents, started a Rye Neck Girl Scout troop in 2012 for thirteen 2nd graders. This troop is still going strong today. The Silver Award achieved by three of the troop cadettes saw the introduction of the first bike safety program, in conjunction with the Mamaroneck Police, for 5th grade students at F.E. Bellows. The troop is currently working on their Gold Awards.
This will be Devina's second year on the Board of Education. She is the representative to the Alumni Association, Special Services, Facilities Advisory Committee and the Westchester-Putnam School Board Association.
Rebecca Mansell, Trustee
Term Expires: 2024
Rebecca and her husband moved to Rye Neck in 2009 and have three daughters in the district. A graduate of Brown University and Bank Street College of Education, Rebecca has had a long career in education. She spent a decade teaching eighth-grade English and social studies at a large public middle school in Manhattan and now serves as an eighth-grade guidance counselor there. Rebecca has run mental health workshops for middle schoolers at Hommocks through the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center and volunteers as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), working with children in the foster care system. Rebecca was the chair of the Rye Neck PTSA Advocacy Committee and has served as class parent for each of her children.
Rebecca is looking forward to her first year as a Board of Education trustee. She will serve on the Special Services, Safety and PTSA committees.Mic testmicmicMic testmicmicMic testmicmicMic testmicmic