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Trustees

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(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

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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 currently sits on the Policy Committee, the Facilities Committee, the Safety Committee and the District Youth Council. He has served as the Board President since 2021. 

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 District Parents' Council and Policy Management.

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) and the District Parents’ Council (DPC). Mrs. Burfeind is married and has two children; one is a 2018 graduate of WPHS and one is currently attending Lakeland Schools. She serves on the Sick Bank Committee, the 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. The youngest daughter currently attends Lakeland schools.  The middle and oldest daughters are graduates of Lakeland High School Class of 2016 and Class of 2014. Mr. Daly is employed as a Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor in White Plains, NY in an internationally recognized financial services firm. In addition to his responsibilities as Board President, he serves on the Audit Committee, Capital Projects Committee and the District Sick Bank 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.

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.


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. 


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, two recent graduates and one currently attending Lakeland Schools. She serves on Management Policy, the Audit Committee, the Wellness Committee, and the Budget 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 attending Lakeland schools. 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, the Budget Committee, and Capital Projects.