Long-Serving School Board Member Rona McNabola’s Retirement Recognized at Glen Rock Meeting

The Glen Rock School Board meeting was marked by the retirement of Rona McNabola, a long-serving member recognized for her nearly 40 years of service to the community. The meeting also discussed proposed changes to the program of studies and the calendar for the 2025-2026 school year.

Rona McNabola’s retirement was a focal point of the meeting, with board members and community members taking turns to express their gratitude and share personal anecdotes about her profound impact. McNabola, known for her to the district and extensive knowledge of board history, was lauded for her commitment to student success.

Board members such as Sinead Rundell and Dr. Damali Robinson paid tribute to McNabola’s legacy, highlighting her as a mentor and a source of institutional knowledge. Her open-mindedness and support for students of diverse backgrounds were lauded.

Former board members and community members joined in commending McNabola for her role in key decision-making processes, including in the context of a referendum and transitions of superintendents.

The meeting began with a heartfelt tribute to McNabola, followed by her own reflections on her time on the board. She expressed gratitude for the support she received from fellow board members and administrators.

The board then shifted focus to the proposed changes to the program of studies. Proposed adjustments include modifications to English courses, new offerings in math, business, and engineering, and updates to certain language and course descriptions. Board member Stephanie Carosella led this discussion, emphasizing the importance of keeping the curriculum relevant and responsive to changes in educational needs and societal trends.

The proposed calendar for the 2025-2026 school year was also discussed, with a community member requesting consideration for the observance of Good Friday and Passover. Board member Elizabeth Carr ensured that the board would take this into account while finalizing the school calendar.

Note: This meeting summary was generated by AI, which can occasionally misspell names, misattribute actions, and state inaccuracies. This summary is intended to be a starting point and you should review the meeting record linked above before acting on anything you read. If we got something wrong, let us know. We’re working every day to improve our process in pursuit of universal local government transparency.

Dr. Brett Charleston
School Board Officials:
Sinead Rundell, Dr. Damali Robinson, Stephanie Carosella, Elizabeth Carr, Daniel Corey, Edmund Hayward, Rona McNabola, Sharon Scarpelli, Karyn Stephenson, James Canellas (Board Secretary/Business Administrator), Gregory Van Nest (Assistant Superintendent), Michael Rinderknecht (School Business Administrator/Board Secretary)

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