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The Members of the Board of Education


The mission of public education is to provide for the education of the next generation.  The Briarcliff Schools are committed to the philosophy of helping each child develop into a mature individual who will be a contributing member of society.  The school shares the responsibility with parents and the community for meeting the needs of the whole child - intellectual, physical, social, emotional, civic, moral and aesthetic. The school, however, has a primary responsibility for the intellectual development of the child.  Through the acquisition of the tools and habits of learning and thinking, and the assimilation of a basic body of skills and knowledge, such as reading, writing, computation, listening and speaking, students are prepared to be responsible and thoughtful citizens.

Schools provide a unique environment for social development with peers and adults; therefore, activities are consciously structured to enhance these relationships.  There are opportunities for students to participate in experiences that promote self-esteem, as well as to have students learn the limits of individual freedom and the values of cooperation, physical fitness and good health habits.  The relationship between the arts and quality of life is stressed.  Students are encouraged to be participants in the arts and are given opportunities to develop their aesthetic appreciation and awareness.

Because learning is a life-long experience, the Briarcliff School community strives to be a place where adults model for students the value and process of learning.  In all aspects of the K-12 program, excellence is sought as a goal.

The Briarcliff Schools provide a comprehensive and responsive educational program that is relevant to the individual needs of students.  It is planned with an awareness of the future and encourages students to contribute to the betterment of that world.  By blending a knowledge of our multi-ethnic past and our shared values with a concern for future directions, the educational program prepares students for their role in the world.

Board of Education Meetings

Regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Education are held on the second and fourth Monday of every month. The second Monday is a work session and the fourth Monday a business session. Other meetings are also held from time to time. The dates, times and locations of these meetings are announced in advance. Residents of the District are invited to attend all public meetings for the Board of Education and each meeting's agenda provides for comments from the public.

Contact the Board of Education

Jennifer Rosen Jennifer Rosen, President    Email
137 Hirst Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
(914) 944-9633
Term Ends: June 30, 2020

Jan Fisher Jan Fisher, Vice President    Email
15 Cherry Hill Court
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
914) 945-0917
Term Ends: June 30, 2018

Michael Haberman Michael Haberman, Board Trustee    Email
31 Bacon Hill Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 449-6444
Term Ends: June 30, 2018

Paul Wasserman Paul Wasserman, Board Trustee    Email
4 Elizabeth Court
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
(914) 944-8020
Term Ends: June 30, 2019

Kenneth Torosian Kenneth Torosian, Board Trustee    Email
87 Holly Place
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
(914) 236-3387
Term Ends: June 30, 2019
Sunday, May 27, 2018