Candidates run unopposed in school districts

East Rockaway, Lynbrook to hold elections on May 20


The East Rockaway and Lynbrook school boards have two open seats, each and two candidates running in each district.
Although they are not contested, we urge residents to show their support by voting for these candidates on May 20.

East Rockaway
Neil Schloth
Age: 57
Resident of: East Rockaway School
Term: Running for a 3rd term on the school Board.
Family: Married to Teresa Schloth; son Neil Schloth Jr., graduating from Hofstra University, and son Jonathan Schloth, graduating from East Rockaway High School
Career: Law Enforcement, New York State Courts for 32 years
Other: East Rockaway Fire Department for 32 years; coach for 9 years for the Lynbrook/East Rockaway Soccer Club, St. Raymond’s Church, Active member for 25 years.

Keith Gamache
Age: 42
Resident of: East Rockaway School
Term: Running for 1st term on this school board 
Family: Married to Michelle; son Everett, 8, will enter 3rd grade finishing 2nd grade at Center Avenue Elementary; Atticus (son), soon to be 5, entering Kindergarten next year at Centre Avenue Elementary
Career: High School Art teacher at South Side High School in Rockville Centre for 20 years
Education, degrees: New York University BS in Art Education, Johnson State College/Vermont Studio Centre MFA in Painting, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Leadership Academy Building and District Administrative Certification 
Other: Active member of the Budget Advisory Committee for the last three years.

Q: What strengths do you think you bring to the Board of Education? 
Neil Schloth: I bring stability and experience to the Board. In the last 5 years, we’ve had four new members join the us. In addition, East Rockaway has a new superintendent, High School principal and assistant superintendent for business and operations. I have worked hard to learn school law and policies.

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