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Meyer Elected Somers Board Of Education President

SOMERS, N.Y. — Somers resident Sarena Meyer was elected President of the Somers Board of Education at Monday’s reorganizational meeting.

Meyer has been on the board since 2006 and was elected vice president in 2011. In addition to her work on the board, she served on the Citizens’ Finance Committee, the Audit Committee and the Bailey Court Relocation Committee. She also is an active member of the Somers Education Foundation, where she served five years as president and six as secretary.

Another of her interests is Destination Imagination, a nonprofit international organization that provides educational programs for young people, centered on creativity, teamwork and problem solving.

Two of her children, Aliyah and Carleigh, are students in the Somers public schools. Her son, Harrison, has just enrolled in the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.

Educated at Russell Sage College and Pace University, Meyer has been manager of IBM’s sales initiatives division for nine years. She also is a volunteer with the IBM’s Education Outreach, a program that offers mentoring in science and technology to middle school girls.

“I’m truly honored and appreciative to be representing such a committed, caring and thoughtful board of trustees,” Meyer said. “This year, as always, our BOE will continue to strive for educational excellence for every student to reach his or her fullest potential, while still maintaining a balance with economic challenges and the fiscal needs of our community.”

Linda Graffiti was elected vice president at Monday’s meeting and new board member, Michael D’Anna was sworn in.

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