2012-01-25 / Front Page / Schools

Henderson Will ‘Hit the Ground Running’ with Haldane

Board selects Cold Spring resident to serve out Merandy's term

Peter Henderson, seated at right, meets with the Haldane School Board.ANNIE CHESNUTPeter Henderson, seated at right, meets with the Haldane School Board.ANNIE CHESNUT 

Thursday night, after a wide-ranging series of interviews with four candidates for a vacant board seat, Haldane School Board members selected Cold Spring’s Peter Henderson to serve out the term of Dave Merandy.

Merandy, a longtime board member and former president, left last month to serve on the Philipstown Town Board after a November election victory.

The four candidates were Robin Flanagan, Jay Pearsall, Lily Zand, and Henderson. Each had significant qualifications in a variety of areas relevant to public education.

Henderson’s considerable involvement in both the Technology and the Heating Committee at Haldane gave him a leg up, the board said, allowing him to “hit the ground running” in a situation that allowed virtually no time for new-member training.

Board members Evan Schwartz, Mike Junjulas, Joe Curto, and Gillian Thorpe conducted the interviews.

For more details on all of the candidates, see next week’s PCN&R.


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