Bernardino Withdraws From BOE Election

By on September 7, 2018

Michele Bernardino

Michele Bernardino has decided to not seek a second term on the Board of Education, leaving five candidates to compete for two seats this November.

“I withdrew from the school board election to pursue personal and professional interests,” she texted this afternoon.

Bernardino, a Verona resident for the past 14 years, is the mother of three boys who attend Verona public schools. She has worked as an actuarial analyst and as the executive director of The Children’s House, the Montessori preschool in Verona. Since 2014, she has been a fourth grade inclusion math teacher for Newark Public Schools.

Her withdrawl leaves five candidates in the race. John Quattrocchi is running for a sixth term. Timothy Alworth, Lynn Halsey, Pam Priscoe, and David Rullo are all seeking a first term. will soon begin a series of weekly questions with the candidates, similar to the series that led up to the Town Council election last year. The Verona Conference of SCAs will have a forum for all candidates on Tuesday, October 23, that will be moderated by the League of Women Voters.

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