Board of Education Member Profiles

  • 2022-2023 Board of Education members

2022-2023 Board of Education Members
l to r: Jane Samuelson, Diana Revoir, Sarah Messing, Joseph Bond, Katie McKnight, Dee Kelly, Angela Terralavoro

Joseph Bond,  President

Number of Years Serving as a Board Member: 6 years

Date Current Term Ends: June 2023

Liaison Committee(s) Member: The President is a member of all committees. 

Profession\Background: Mr. Bond is a graduate of Valley Central and has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration. He has been employed for 26 years by a large health insurance company where he is a Senior Project Manager. He is also involved in youth sports coaching baseball and football. 

Family: Joe and his wife, Lisa, live in Montgomery and have a son who attends middle school.

Number of Years as a Valley Central Resident: Mr. Bond has been a resident of the district for over 45 years.


Sarah Messing, Vice President

Number of Years Serving as a Board Member: 7 years 

Date Current Term Ends: June 2025

Liaison Committee(s) Member: Audit Committee, Health and Safety Committee, OC School Boards Association

Profession\Background:  Graduate of Valley Central High School in 1996. B.S. in Nursing from the University of Scranton in 2000. After working at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center for many years as a registered nurse, Mrs. Messing is currently at home with her children. She is active in school and youth sports programs.

Family: Mrs. Messing and her husband, Matt, who is also a 1996 Valley Central graduate live in Montgomery with their four children, Peyton, Matthew, Jake and Michael. Their children are in  the high school, middle school and Montgomery elementary school. 

Number of Years as a Valley Central Resident: Mrs. Messing has been a resident of the district for over 35 years.


Trustee

 

Date Current Term Ends: June 2024

This seat was vacated by Dee Kelly on August 22, 2022.  Due to the demands of the Superintendent search, the BOE chose to leave the seat vacated until the annual School Board and Budget vote on May 16, 2023. 


Katie McKnight, Trustee

Number of Years Serving as a Board Member: 3 years

Date Current Term Ends: June 2023

Liaison Committee(s) Member:  Audit Committee, Guidance Committee, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Profession\Background: Ms. McKnight is a 1998 graduate of Valley Central and has a BS in Accounting from Siena College and an MS in Accounting from SUNY Albany. She currently manages the Finance department of a local credit union, and has been an adjunct professor of Accounting for the last 14 years at a local college. Ms. McKnight serves as President of the Board for OCRDAC, sits on the Montgomery Little League Board, and volunteers as a coach for the OC Soccer Club.

Family: Ms. McKnight resides in Walden with her 2 sons – one is a student at MES and the other a student at VCMS.

Number of Years as a Valley Central Resident: Ms. McKnight has been a resident of VC for over 30 years.


Diana Revoir, Trustee

Number of Years Serving as a Board Member: 4 years

Date Current Term Ends: June 2025

Liaison Committee(s) Member: Policy Committee, Curriculum Council 

Profession\Background: Mrs. Revoir is a Valley Central Graduate and has a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Albany and a Master’s degree from SUNY New Paltz, both in Education, as well as additional graduate work beyond her Master’s degree in the education field. Mrs. Revoir was a teacher at Walden Elementary School for 32 years and is now retired but is still interested in helping to direct the educational opportunities available to the children of the VC Community.  She is active with Harmony Baptist Church where she serves as a group leader of Grief Share. 

Family: Mrs. Revoir and her late husband, Dean, lived in Walden for over 20 years where they raised their children, John and Laureena. Mrs. Revoir still resides in Walden.  She grew up in East Coldenham. 

Number of Years as a Valley Central Resident: Mrs. Revoir has been a resident of VC for over 55 years.


Jane Samuelson, Trustee

Number of Years Serving as a Board Member: First year

Date Current Term Ends: June 2025

Liaison Committee(s) Member:  Technology Committe, Policy Committee

Profession\Background:   Mrs. Samuelson works as a professionally licensed civil engineer for Engineering & Surveying Properties located in the
Village of Montgomery. Mrs. Samuelson is also employed as the Treasurer for the Hamptonburgh Fire District.

From 2013-2017, Mrs. Samuelson served on the Montgomery Elementary PTA Board as Vice President and then President. She also served on the Town of Montgomery Comprehensive Plan Committee from 2020-2021.

Mrs. Samuelson currently serves on the Board of Directors and on the Executive, Finance and Placemaking Committees for Vision Hudson Valley (formerly known as Orange County Citizens Foundation).

Family:  Mrs. Samuelson and her family live in the Town of Montgomery.  Her daughter attends Valley Central High School. 

Number of Years as a Valley Central Resident: Mrs. Samuelson has been a resident of VC for 17 years. 


Angela Terralavoro, Trustee

Number of Years Serving as a Board Member: 1 year

Date Current Term Ends: June 2024

Liaison Committee(s) Member: Guidance Committee, VCEF, PTA Council, OC School Boards and NYSSBA

Profession\Background:  Ms. Terralavoro is a graduate of Hofstra University, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in International Business.  She also is a graduate of Long Island University where she obtained her Master’s degree in school counseling.  She did budgeting and public relations for Vogue Italia magazine which led to few years work on Wall Street, NYC before she became a high school guidance counselor, at Wallkill Senior High School. 

Family: Ms. Terralavoro resides in the Town of Montgomery and has one child in VCHS and one child in VCMS. 

Number of Years as a Valley Central Resident: Ms. Terralavoro has been a resident of the district for over 18 years.