The following board members were awarded their Master Board Member certificates at the April 27 meeting of the Monmouth County School Boards Association (MCSBA). Left to right: Dwayne Breeden, Neptune Township; Chris Marion, Freehold Township; Chiung-Yin Cheng Liu, Holmdel; Mary Orendorff Gassman, West Long Branch; Cherie Adams, Belmar; Daniel DiBlasio, Freehold Township; Chanta Jackson, Neptune Township; Joan Minnuies, Middletown Township; Don Webster Jr. NJSBA president (awarding certificates); Geneva Smallwood, Asbury Park.


At the April 29 meeting of the Somerset County School Boards Association, Linda Bond Nelson, president of the North Plainfield Board of Education and the 2010 New Jersey School Board Member of the Year (at center), was presented with the Certified Board Leader designation from NJSBA’s Board Member Academy. At left is Don Webster Jr., NJSBA president, and at right is Diane Morris, NJSBA manager of training and development.
Several board members in Somerset earned the Certificated Board Member designation this year. Pictured left to right, Don Webster Jr., NJSBA president; Norman Chin, Somerville; William Dudeck, Somerset County Vocational; and Priti Shah and Linda Woolridge, both members of the Bernards Township board.