Valley Central School District Board of Education 


    Sarah Messing  Name:  Sarah Messing

    Title:  President

    Number of Years Serving as a Board Member: 4 years 

    Date Current Term Ends: June 2022

    Liaison Committee(s) Member: The President is member of all committees. Liaison to the Health, Safety and Wellness Committee, Delegate for the Orange County School Board 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 and is currently serving as secretary for the Montgomery Elementary PTA.

    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, three of whom attend Montgomery Elementary School.

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

    Joe Bond Name: Joseph Bond 

    Title: Vice President

    Number of Years Serving as a Board Member: 3 years

    Date Current Term Ends: June 2020

    Liaison Committee(s) Member: Valley CentralEducation Foundation (VCEF), CurriculumCommittee

    Profession\Background: Mr. Bond is a graduate of Valley Central and has a Bachelor 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 45+ years.

    Art Fitzgerald Name: Arthur Fitzgerald 

    Title: Trustee

    Number of Years Serving as a Board Member: 1 year

    Date Current Term Ends: June 2022

    Liaison Committee(s) Member:  Audit Committee and Health, Safety,and Wellness Committee

    Profession\Background:   Mr. Fitzgerald is a VC graduate and spent his career in Law Enforcement and is now retired.  He serves as Chairman of Trustees for the Hudson Valley Police Emerald Society.  He was  a coach for the Village of Montgomery Little League and Most Precious Blood Youth Basketball program.  Mr. Fitzgerald  is currently a Cub Scout Leader for MPB Cub Scout Pack 32.  

    Family:  Art and his wife, Megan live in Walden, with their sons, Eamon and Rory who are students at Walden Elementary School.  Mr. Fitzgerald grew up in Montgomery. 

    Number of Years as a Valley Central Resident: Mr. Fitzgerald has been a resident of VC for over 50 years. 


    Vice President Sonia Lewis  Name:  Sonia Lewis

    Title: Trustee

    Number of Years Serving as a Board Member: 10 years

    Date Current Term Ends: June 2021

    Liaison Committee(s) Member:  PTA Council Liason

    Profession\Background:  I am a proud graduate of Valley Central. I am a member of the high school PTSA. Over the years I have served as Vice-President Valley Central Middle school, Vice-President Montgomery PTA, corresponding secretary for VCMS PTA, Secretary of Policy Council, chairperson for commitees for pictures, membership, Founder's night and reflections. I have also been a volunteer for bookfair, field day and the tree lighting. I was also a member of the hiring committee for my daughter's preschool and was also an active member of their parent group. I have enjoyed volunteering many hours inside of my daughter’s classroom as well as chaperoning many field trips. My daughter is a Girl Scout and I have been a Girl Scout volunteer for many years. My daughter actively participates in many clubs and sports in school as has participated in many sports in the community and I try to stay very involved. I work for Marshall & Sterling Insurance. I have also worked in the mental health field assisting people with developmental disabilities and mental health diagnosis for several years. Over my years on the school board I have also participated in the following other committees: New York State School Boards Voting Delegate, Classroom and Configuration Committee , Orange County School Boards Delegate,  ADAM (All District Arts and Music) Liaison, PTA Council Liaison and Valley Central Education Liason. 

    Family:  Ms. Lewis currently has a daughter in the Valley Central High School.

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


    Diana Revoir Name: Diana Revoir

    Title: Trustee

    Number of Years Serving as a Board Member: 1 year

    Date Current Term Ends: June 2022

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

    Profession\Background: Mrs. Revoir is a Valley Central Graduate and has a Bachelor's degree from SUNY Albany and Master's degree from SUNY New Paltz, both in Education, as well as additional graduate work beyond her Masters 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 55+ years.

    BOE President Sheila Schwartz

    Name:  Sheila Schwartz

    Title: Trustee 

    Number of Years Serving as a Board Member: 6 years

    Date Current Term Ends: June 2020

    Liaison Committee(s) Member: 

    Profession\Background:  REMOVED at Ms. Schwartz's request.  

    Family:  REMOVED at Ms. Schwartz's request. 

    Number of Years as a Valley Central Resident:  REMOVED at Ms. Schwartz's request. 


    Melvin Wesenberg Name:  Melvin Wesenberg

    Title: Trustee

    Number of Years Serving as a Board Member: 5 years

    Date Current Term Ends: June 2021

    Profession\Background:  Mel is a Reading and Social Studies teacher in the Chester Union Free School District.  He was born in California and grew up in a military family. He attended public school in California, New York, Massachusetts, and Nevada. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alabama and his Master’s Degree from Adelphi University. His career started in Brooklyn until he decided to make Walden the place to raise their family.

    Currently he is the president of the Josephine-Louise Library. He has also assisted his children with their volunteer work at Good Samaritan Food Pantry, packing bags for Backpack Snack Attack, Walden Humane Society, Montgomery Nursing Home, and Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson. In the past, he has coached boys and girls basketball, and he also was a coach for the Valley Central Special Olympics team. Previously, he was a trustee for the Ramapo Catskill Library System.

    Family: Mel and his wife reside in Walden with their two daughters.  They have one daughter currently attending the Valley Central High School and one that has graduated.

    Number of Years as a Valley Central Resident: Mr. Wesenberg has been a resident of the district for 15+ years. 

    If you would like to communicate with members of the Board of Education, please use the following email address: boe@valleycentralschools.org 
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