The Rye City School District Board of Education
Meetings of the Board are held at on scheduled Tuesday evenings in the Rye Middle School Multipurpose Room and are shown on Cablevision Channel 77 and Verizon Cable Channel 40. Check the listings or the on-screen program guide for times and dates.
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Board of Education elections are held the third Tuesday in May. See Election and Budget Information on this web site for information.
Board of Education 2014-2015
Laura Slack, President
Laura Slack has served on the Board of Education for the past nine years, as President for the last four. Prior to being elected President, she served as Vice President for three years. During her time on the Board, she has been Chair of the Policy Committee, Board Liaison to the Curriculum Council, and a member of the Budget, Technology, Finance, Communications, Health & Safety, K-12 Math and K-12 ELA Committees. Prior to joining the Board, she was President of the Special Education Parent Teacher Association and President of the Midland School Parent Organization. After graduating from Northwestern University, she taught high school history. She has been honored by the Rye Youth Council for her contribution to the youth of Rye, and currently serves as the Board Liaison to the Rye Fund for Education.
Katy Keohane Glassberg, Vice President
Katy Keohane Glassberg has been actively involved in the schools over the past 9 years, holding several positions within the Milton PTO, and serving as a member of the Middle School/High School Caring Committee and the Middle School PTO. Previously, she was a litigation attorney working in the areas of general business, employment and securities law. A Rye resident for 15 years, she has two children attending our schools.
As a parent of three children in the Rye City School District, Karen Belanger has volunteered on the Midland School PTO Executive Board, the District Technology Committee and the Friends of Rye Nature Center Board. Her educational background is in management and strategy and she previously worked as a consultant to businesses on issues of strategy and organization process design.
Blake Jines-Storey’s family chose Rye for their excellent schools. He has two children in the District, providing him experience at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Blake volunteered on the Instructional Technology and Curriculum Council Committees prior to serving on the Board. He is currently the CTO for Zachys Wine International where he directs the global technology initiatives for wine sales, private auctions, and cellar storage. Prior to that, he worked with a variety of businesses and government agencies as a consulting software engineer.
Nancy Pasquale has served on the Board of Education for three years. During her time on the Board, she acted as Chair of the Health & Safety Committee; as Board Liaison to the Curriculum Council and the Construction Safety Committee; as a member of the Policy and Facilities Committees and as the Board’s representative to the Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association. Prior to joining the Board, she volunteered in Rye schools for 7 years as Milton School’s PO Co-President and Vice President; Chair of Cultural and Academic Enrichment; and on the Excellence Team. Nancy was Co-Chair of the Friends of Rye City Schools for three years. Her background is in curriculum design and HR development; she currently works at a local interior design firm. She is a 23-year resident of Rye with two children in the schools.
Chris Repetto has served on the Board of Education since 2012. He currently acts as Chair of the Finance Committee and Chair of the Facilities Committee. A 26 year veteran of Wall Street, Chris is currently a Director in BlackRock's Financial Markets Advisory group. He has a B.A. in Economics and Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Finance from the University of Rochester and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at UVA. Prior to joining the Board, Chris volunteered as a member of the Finance and Curriculum Council Committees. A 12 year Rye resident, he has three children in the schools.
Nicole Weber has two children in the District and is passionate about preserving the premier educational programs in Rye in a fiscally responsible manner. She has worked both as a financial analyst and human resources manager at large global organizations such as Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Merrill Lynch and Bloomberg. In these roles, she has partnered with business leaders to optimize resources through times of growth, reorganization and restructuring. Her focus has been to identify and preserve what an organization values most and to foster collaborative leadership.