F

Trustees

20220707_BOARDMEMBERS_44 - Copy
(Standing Left to Right): Adam E. Kaufman, President, Michael G. Daly, Donald B. Pinkowsky, Michael Marchese
(Sitting Left to Right): Rachelle Nardelli, Marianne DiSalvo Kolesar, Becky Burfeind,  Denise Kness, Vice President, Anna Massaro

Community residents are welcome to contact us when they have a question, a concern, or a suggestion. We encourage you to learn about issues that affect your children and tell us what you think. Click on the button below to send an email to the Board of Education.

BOE CONTACT BUTTON

Adam E. KaufmanAdam E. Kaufman
President
Yorktown Heights
Term Ends: 2025
Adam has been a resident of the Lakeland school district since 2006, living in Yorktown Heights. He is the proud father of two children, both of whom attend Lakeland High School. Since 1997, Adam has been an educator in the Yonkers Public Schools where he serves as a High School Assistant Principal. His role in education provides a keen insight into the daily operation of public schools, as well as the challenges they face. He has been the Director of the Shrub Oak Football program since 2017, and he serves as 2nd Vice President as well. He was first elected to a three-year term as a Board of Education Trustee in 2019, and was re-elected in 2022. 
He has served as the Board President since 2021. He currently sits on the Management Policy Committee, the Facilities Committee, and the District Youth Council. 


Denise Kness Denise Kness BOE President
Vice President
Yorktown Heights
Term Ends: 2023
A resident of Yorktown Heights for 22 years, Denise Kness has been a Lakeland volunteer for the past 15 years. Ms. Kness has been the co-president of the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School PTA, President of the Lakeland Education Foundation, and the co-founder of Parents for a Common Cause. Ms. Kness is married and her two children are graduates of Lakeland High School. She serves on the Special Ed/PPS Committee, the District Parents' Council, the Communications Committee, and the Facilities Committee.

Becky BurfeindBecky Burfeind
Trustee
Cortlandt Manor
Term Ends: 2024
A resident of Cortlandt Manor since 2002, Becky Burfeind is the office manager in a local financial/retirement planning firm. Mrs. Burfeind has been a volunteer within Lakeland schools for the past 14 years. She was class parent and PTA member at Van Cortlandtville Elementary School for eight years and for the past three years, Mrs. Burfeind has been the president of the WPHS Panas Parent Club (PPC). She has also served on WPHS’ Building Emergency Response Team (BERT). Mrs. Burfeind is married and has two children who have graduated from Walter Panas High School. She serves on the Communications Committee, the District Parents' Council (DPC), the Sick Bank Committee, the Health and Safety Committee, and the Wellness Committee.

Michael G. Daly
 Michael Daly BOE Trustee
Trustee
Yorktown Heights 
Term Ends: 2024
A resident of Yorktown Heights since 1997, Mike has been an active volunteer in the community. Mr. Daly served as Treasurer of the Lakeland Education Foundation between 2008-2015. Currently, he is the Director of the Shrub Oak Athletic Club's Girls' Basketball program and a coach. Mike is married with three daughters, all graduates of Lakeland High School. Mr. Daly is employed as a Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor in White Plains, NY in an internationally recognized financial services firm. He serves on the Management Policy Committee, the District Youth Council, and the Facilities Committee.

Marianne DiSalvo Kolesar
Trustee
Yorktown Heights  Marianne Kolesar
Term Ends:  2025
A life-long resident of Yorktown, Marianne DiSalvo Kolesar is married and has three children currently attending Lakeland schools. Mrs. Kolesar has been an elementary school teacher for 27 years, currently teaching second grade in Rye, NY. She is an active member of the Thomas Jefferson PTA and served as the leader of the Cub Scout group at TJ for three years. She serves on the Management Policy Committee, the Special Ed/PPS Committee, and the District Parents' Council (DPC).

Michael Marchese
Trustee                                                                                     Dr. Marchese BOE Trustee
Yorktown Heights                                                                                                      
Term Ends: 2025                                               
Father of four and a Yorktown Heights resident of five years, Dr. Marchese is a board-certified Endocrinologist, Obesity Medicine specialist, and a lifelong volunteer. Two of Michael's children attend elementary school within the district. As a physician, Dr. Marchese is an advocate for his patients' health and he is eager to advocate for the education and well-being of the children of Lakeland in his role as a board trustee. He serves on the Health and Safety Committee, the Wellness Committee, and the Sick Bank.


Anna Massaro

Trustee
Yorktown Heights  Trustee Anna M
Term Ends:  2024
A proud resident of Yorktown Heights with two children in the Lakeland School District.  Anna has been in the education system for almost 20 years, as a teacher, staff developer, instructional coach, and now regional trainer, with a doctorate in teacher leadership, she embodies the love of learning, and wishes to instill this in all children. She serves on the Special Ed/PPS Committee, the District Youth Council, the District Parents' Council (DPC), and the Wellness Committee.


Rachelle Nardelli Rachelle Nardelli BOE Vice President
Trustee
Yorktown Heights 
Term Ends: 2023
A resident of Yorktown Heights for 14 years, Rachelle Nardelli has a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and is a NYS certified teacher. Mrs. Nardelli has been Co-President of the Thomas Jefferson PTA and the Lakeland District Parents Council. She has also served as a trustee on the Lakeland Education Foundation board. Mrs. Nardelli is married and has three children, all graduates of Lakeland High School. She serves on the Health and Safety Committee, the Management Policy Committee, the Audit Committee, and the Communications Committee. 


Donald B. PinkowskyDonald B. Pinkowsky

Trustee
Yorktown Heights
Term Ends:  2023
A resident of Yorktown Heights for 18 years,  Don is married and has two children who graduated from Lakeland High School. He is active in the community as a local youth sports coach. A U.S. Army veteran, Don is employed as a Vice President-Internal Audit Manager with an Armonk firm. He serves on the Audit Committee and the Facilities Committee.