Meet the Board

The communities of the South Orangetown Central School District are served by a five-member Board of Education. Each Board member is elected by a public vote and serves a three-year term without pay. There are no term limits for Board members.

Board responsibilities are outlined on the Board of Education home page.

 

Guy DeVincenzo, President
Email | (845) 461-9009

Guy is a resident of Tappan for 35 years. He and his wife, Doreen, have been married for 41 years. They have a son, Marc and a daughter, Angela, both graduates of Tappan Zee High School. Angela has degrees from NYU, Bank Street and Columbia University. Marc attended St. Thomas Aquinas College and FIT. Doreen has degrees from Dominican College and LIU Graduate School.

Guy served as Government Liaison Representative for 11 years with Consolidated Edison Company of New York. He was also the past National Treasurer, a Trustee of the Board of Directors and Executive Board Member of the United States Soccer Federation and Vice President of Marketing for the New York Cosmos soccer franchise. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Shearling Selection NY, LTD. for 17 years. Guy is presently the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Management and Engineering in the Town of Orangetown. He is also the Chairman of Orangetown’s Traffic Advisory Board and a member of the Town’s Planning Board’s Project Review Team. Guy has degrees in Business Management and Finance from St. Peter’s College.

Guy is part of the district’s governance team that is helping launch initiatives for learning and teaching and serve as a catalyst for transforming students’ educational experiences district-wide. His current term expires June 30, 2017.

Dan LamadridDan Lamadrid, Vice President
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Dan has been a resident of Tappan for almost 20 years. He and his wife, Veronica, have three children. Dan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. John’s University, and is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. He has held various finance and accounting positions. He has been a member of the Audit Committee of the SOCSD since 2010. His current Board term expires June 30, 2019.

Leon JacobsLeon Jacobs
Email | (845) 398-0443

Married with three children, two currently attend various schools in SOCSD and the third will follow when old enough. His wife Lisa is a SOCSD graduate and TZHS math teacher. He has been a lifetime Rockland resident and 11 year resident of Orangetown. Leon earned a Bachelor of Science cum laude in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston in 1985, a Masters of Science in Construction Management from Brooklyn Polytechnic University in 1988 and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. He works for Frontier-Kemper Constructor’s, Inc. managing the construction of large public works projects in the New York metropolitan area heavy construction industry. Leon is active in the industry and a member of the Civil Engineering Honor Society, Chi Epsilon, The Moles and The American Society of Civil Engineers. He is also active with the Cub Scouts and was a past SOLL T-ball manager. His current term expires June 30, 2017.

Ken MalpeliKen Malpeli
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Born and raised in Blauvelt, Ken is a lifelong resident of South Orangetown and a proud graduate from Tappan Zee High School. After attending the University of Albany, he moved to Manhattan to begin a career on Wall Street. Ken has worked as an energy broker for more than 20 years. He helped create power desks at two different companies and took the role of Head of US Power at one company. Ken currently resides in Blauvelt with his wife and four daughters. All of his children attend South Orangetown schools and participate in sports programs. In his spare time, Ken coaches CYO basketball at St. Catharine’s, softball at SOLL and volunteers at community events. He is an avid sports enthusiast and is very passionate about supporting his community in a positive way. Ken is currently serving his first Board term, which expires on June 30, 2018.

Rosemary Pitruzzella
Email | (845) 359-9269

Rosemary has been a lifelong resident of South Orangetown and is a graduate of Tappan Zee High School. and the University of Buffalo. She resides in Tappan with her husband and son. Rosemary has extensive experience as a manager in both the private and public sectors.

A member of SOCSD PTAs on all levels for over twenty years, Rosemary has held numerous PTA leadership positions including executive positions on the local and county level. In addition, Rosemary has served on the SOCSD Curriculum Council; Generation Exchange Committee; and the TZHS PTSA Legislation Committee. She is the board liaison for the SOCSD Curriculum Council, and Wellness Committee. Additionally, she is a member of the board policy subcommittee.

As a board trustee, Rosemary has committed herself to her belief it is her responsibility to keep abreast of all legislative and educational issues which may affect the students and residents of her district. With this in mind she has made it a continuous priority to attend conferences and workshops regionally, statewide, and at the national level so that she can return to her district informed and ready to share. She has served on the Rockland County School Board Association and presently serves as its past president.

Rosemary is the recipient of the NYS PTA Honorary Life Membership Award (2000), the Jane Skrzypek Volunteer of the Year Award (2001), the NYS PTA Distinguished Service Award (2002) and the National PTA Lifetime Achievement Award (2006).

In 2004, Rosemary received the New York State School Board Association (NYSSBA) Developmental Achievement Citation. In 2008, she received the NYSSBA Mastery of Boardsmanship Award, and in the same year was a graduate of the NYSSBA School Board Institute (SBI). In 2011, she received the NYSSBA Board Achievement Award, as well as the EDDY Award from the Rockland County School Boards Association. In 2012, she was given both the NYSSBA Board Excellence Award and the NYSSBA Board Mastery Award. Her current term expires June 30, 2019.

Contact

Board of Education
South Orangetown Central School District
160 Van Wyck Road
Blauvelt, NY 10913

Kathleen Muscari
District Clerk
(845) 680-1012