HOWELL, NJ – Four seats are up for grabs on the Howell Township Board of Education, according to the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office.
For the full-term race (with three seats open), board vice president Albert “Al” Miller, Dr. Denise M. Lowe, Ira Thor, and Stephen Dobbins will be campaigning for a seat. Thor, Lowe and Miller are current members seeking to maintain their spots, while Dobbins is a newcomer slated to challenge the incumbents. Current board member Laurence Gurman is also running unopposed for a two-year unexpired term.
Lowe has been a resident of Howell for over a decade and is now in her sixth year as a Howell Township board of education member. The board of education reelection candidate is the managing director for All Children Can Learn, an academic coaching and training service, and works with the New York State Education Department as an educational consultant for East Ramapo School District in Rockland County, New York.
Lowe holds a professional diploma in educational administration from Long Island University and a doctorate in educational administration from the Columbia University Teachers College. She earned a master’s degree in special education from Long Island University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Northeastern University.
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Why are you seeking a seat on the school board?
I am seeking another term so that I further and provide oversight in the goals and objectives of the Howell Township Strategic Action plan, In February of 2019 the board, conducted a renewal of our 5-year strategic plan, where over 100 community stakeholders including former and current students participated in providing input and feedback into the