Board Members

Title Name
Jessica Groom, President groomje@sbs-nj.org
Heather Gourley-Thompson, Vice President gourleythompsonh@sbs-nj.org
Carolyn Barber barbersenac@sbs-nj.org
Michael Galvin galvinm@sbs-nj.org
Pamela Hemel hemelp@sbs-nj.org
Karen Hepburn-Goldberg hepburngoldbergk@sbs-nj.org
Christopher Jannuzzi jannuzzic@sbs-nj.org
Becky Montgomery montgomeryr@sbs-nj.org
David Ngo Ngod@sbs-nj.org

District Goals

    1. As part of a multi-year plan. Shrewsbury Borough Schools will implement the Mind-Aligned Curricula with The Count Basie Theater and other local school districts to utilize instructional strategies in arts throughout the curricula in an effort to increase engagement and improve learning for all students. (Year 2 will focus on our K-4 students).
    2. The Shrewsbury Borough School will implement a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program for all faculty and staff members to provide self-care tools to our professionals that will positively impact instructional practices and culture in the learning environment. Faculty and staff members will receive specific training in techniques, skills, and habits that they can utilize to reduce stress and anxiety in the learning environment and they will have the opportunity to voluntarily participate in an eight-week MSBR program.
    3. The Shrewsbury Borough School will focus instructional resources and personnel for student scoring “approaching expectations”, “partially met expectations” and “did not meet expectations” on the NJSLA ELA and Mathematics sections to improve scores. Shrewsbury Borough Schools will utilize NJSLA testing data as well as other local district assessments to develop specific strategies and measure improvement by grade level and content area to address individual areas of growth.

Board of Education Goals

    1. Assess and improve communication to the Board of Education so that information for the meetings are received in a timely manner.
    2. Continue to assess and address the many facilities challenges and needs of the Shrewsbury Borough Schools critical to providing a safe, healthy, modern learning environment to best meet the needs of our students.
    3. Develop and implement a plan for Board Member development.
    4. Negotiate a contract with the Shrewsbury Borough Education Association (SBEA) that will meet the educational needs of the district.

Rules of Correspondence

    • Any correspondence to the Board should be addressed to the full Board. The Business Administrator/Board Secretary (aventod@sbs-nj.org) must be copied on all correspondence sent to the Board.
    • Only correspondence that is addressed to the Members of the Board of Education (which includes the Superintendent) and copied to the Business Administrator/Board Secretary will appear on the agenda under the heading of Communications.

Becoming a Board Member

  • To become a member of a local Board of Education in New Jersey, you must meet the following legal requirements:

    • Be able to read and write;
    • Hold citizenship and one year's residency in the school district;
    • Have no interest in any contract with, or claim against the Board;
    • Not hold office as mayor or member of the municipal governing body; and
    • Be registered to vote in the district and not be disqualified as a voter under N.J.S.A. 19:4-1

    Any community member that qualifies with the above legal requirements and would like to become a member of the Shrewsbury Board of Education, should obtain a Candidacy Kit.

    Petitions for school board candidates for the November election are available for pick up at the County Clerk’s Election office located at 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, NJ 07728, by mail at the same address, by calling 732-431-7790, or on the New Jersey School Boards Association website.

    For more information on Board Member election and appointments, please refer to the Shrewsbury Board of Education Policy #0143. Additional information on the Role of Board Member can be found on the New Jersey School Boards Association website.