Another of the one of five applicants interviewed last week for a vacancy on the Warren Board of Education, Lisa DiMaggio, said she is seeking election as a write-in candidate for one of two seats on the board this November for which no candidates had filed.
DiMaggio, a 1996 graduate of Watchung Hills Regional High School, said she is a Spanish teacher at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights since 2005. Before that, she said she was employed by Rumson Fair-Haven Regional High School since 2001.
DiMaggio lives on Brady Road in Warren, and will soon be celebrating her 10th year anniversary with John DiMaggio Sr. She is mother to two children at the Angelo L. Tomaso school, in third grade and in kindergarten.
Like Celeste Campos, one of the other applicants for a vacancy on the board created by the resignation of John DeBellis, DiMaggio said she also is urging local voters to "write me in" on November 5, election day.
James Sena only incumbent seeking re-election
Before the announcement last week that Celeste Campos — one of the other five applicants — will be seeking a spot of board, incumbent James Sena alone had filed for one of three seats coming up for election this November. Tuesday's appointment of Len DeMontagnac did not reduce that number of open seats.
"I will take my responsibilities seriously and I will always keep the children in our schools as the priority to the Board of Education," DiMaggio said, adding that she believes her most valuable asset is as a mother and an educator.
DiMaggio also is 2000 graduate of Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y., with a bachelor's degree in Spanish with a minor in Art History and Gender Studies. She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2005 with a masters degree in the Art of Teaching with a second teaching certificate in ESL.
Most recently, she said, this past summer she earned her supervisor certificate in Administration from Kean University, Union.
She said she also feels she could make contributions to the Warren Board of Education as a bilingual candidate with a strong educational background and a concerned and dedicated mother and a hardworking taxpayer.
"I also believe it is part of my civic duty and right to run for public service position as a member of the board of education," DiMaggio said.