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BOE Candidates Question 3: Best Practices


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QUESTION 3: The BOE is essentially the board of directors of our schools. In a corporate setting, board members bring best practices from the outside world to the company they serve. What one best practice would you like to share?

When I first ran for the Board of Education in 2013, I knew my experience as a Strategic Account Executive could add value to the Board, the district, and the residents of Verona. I understood the district faced some challenges as all school districts do from time to time. In the Human Capital Management industry, I work with my customers and prospects to understand the organizations and their needs to find best practice solutions. I work in a collaborative environment with my internal project team and the client by gaining a comprehensive understanding of what systems the customer currently utilizes, and then developing a solution that improves upon their processes. As a Board of Education member, I use this technique when I approach the issues facing the district. I work with the other Board members and the administration to fully understand the needs of the district and, as a team, we develop and implement the most effective solution. Having worked with multiple Board members over the past six years, a strength of mine is to be a consistent voice that looks to maximize the team collaboration on the Board and to harness the various strengths of the individuals to help govern the district in the best way forward. I have represented the school district in contract negotiations, financial/budget discussions and various district committees. My background in business solution analysis and experience on the Board over the past six years allows me to be an important and vital part of the school district decision process. If re-elected, I will continue to be a positive asset to the Verona district. Verona schools are strong today and I want to keep working with this very effective Board to continue upon the success we have achieved together.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


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