The Board of Education comprises seven unpaid citizens elected to staggered three year terms. The Board establishes broad goals and policy, delegates the Superintendent of Schools and professional staff the authority to achieve those goals, and broadly evaluates progress. Individual trustees act in authority only when assembled as a Board. Meetings occur once monthly during the academic year and are open to the public. 

    GWL Board of Education Members: 

    Jonathan Thurber, President

    Michele Kayser, Vice President

    David Clifford, Trustee

    Michael Emsworth, Trustee

    Patricia Kaminski, Trustee

    Ian Mahony, Trustee

    Aaron Nowak, Trustee

    BOE Committee Members:

    Audit Committee: David Clifford; Michele Kayser; Jonathan Thurber

    Facilities Committee:  Aaron Nowak; Jonathan Thurber

    Budget Committee:  Aaron Nowak; Jonathan Thurber

    Policy Committee: David Clifford; Michael Emsworth; Michele Kayser

    To contact the Board of Education, please email boe@gwlufsd.org or write to the Greenwood Lake Board of Education at the following address: PO Box 8, Greenwood Lake, NY 10925. 

    Please note: the Open Meetings Law requires all Board deliberations which may lead to action or policy changes to occur in public; therefore, your written communications and e-mails will be reported at an upcoming public Board meeting. Thereafter, you will receive a formal written response, if that was indicated in your communique.

    Board of Education Goals:

    Goal 1 – Inspire the love of learning in all members of our school community.

    Goal 2 – Preserve and enhance the local educational program for our Greenwood Lake K-12 students.

    Goal 3 – Understand and respond to students’ individual learning differences.

    Goal 4 – Offer a cost effective education, aligned with the District’s Strategic Plan, that utilizes best practices and academic research to provide students and staff the resources and infrastructure required for optimum teaching and learning in a safe and healthy environment.

    Goal 5 – Develop the strength of character and knowledge necessary to cultivate responsible citizens, prepared to live in a diverse and ever-changing world.

    Goal 6 – Continue the pursuit of excellence in education for all students of the Greenwood Lake School District.


    GWL School District Strategic Plan