Board of Education Administrators
Superintendent, Dr. Linda A. Madison
Business Administrator/Board Secretary Michele Loree
Board of Education Members
Board of Education President, David Oliver - email
A Board of Education member for nearly 20 years and a Councilman for 6 years. Professional educator for 45 years as a history teacher, coach, counselor, district director of guidance, and high school principal. Upon retirement from Hopewell Valley Central High School in 1998 spent a year as an interim principal at Ferris High School in Jersey City. Spent the following nine years at Rider University teaching graduate students in educational leadership, directing the student teaching program, and serving as department chair. The Olivers have two sons who attended the Middlesex schools K through 12.
Board of Education Vice President, Valerie DiNizio - email
William Coyle - email
Middlesex resident of Middlesex since 1983
Wife Susan. Daughter Erin and son Sean both K -12 Middlesex school system.
Currently serving 5th term on BOE
Former BOE President
Former Chairperson Middlesex Republican Organization
Former President MHS Athletic Booster Club
Former President Middlesex Recreation Girls Softball League
Past member MHS Project Graduation
20+years coaching several Middlesex Recreation sports as well as L.L. baseball and Pop Warner football
Current District 9 Republican Committee Man
John R. Hrevnack, Ed. D. - email
Dr. Hrevnack received his Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Seton Hall University and his Doctorate in Educational Administration from Rutgers. Professionally he taught in a self-contained setting in grades three through five also served as language arts and social studies teacher in the middle school. Additionally, he was as a basic skills mathematics and language arts instructor. He became an assistant principal, basic skills supervisor, principal and then superintendent. Upon retirement Dr. Hrevnack served as a clinical instructor supervising alternate route teachers in Elizabeth and Perth Amboy. Next he became an Assistant Professor at Kean University at which time he wrote, The Teacher’s Handbook
and several pieces among them were “Guided Development of Reflective Thinking in Observations of Teachers by Pre-Service Candidates” and “How to Decrease the Number of Dropouts in Schools.” He has lived in Middlesex for over forty-five years and has served on the Board since January 2013.
Sharon San Phillips - email
Sharon Schueler - email
Mrs. Schueler was born and raised in Middlesex Borough. She attended OLMV and is a 1983 graduate of MHS.Mrs. Schueler returned to Middlesex in 1992 with husband Bob to raise 3 children, Rebecca, Kim and Matt.She worked in various jobs over the years from AutoCAD drafter to insurance claims adjuster. A member of the Middlesex Board of Education since April 2008, she served as Pres. - 1 ½ years and VP - 7 ½ years.She has attended and completed a variety of NJSBA meetings and trainings and acquired designations of:Certified Board Member 2014; Master Board Member 2016; and Certified Board Leader 2018 and is also a member of the NJSBA Legislative Committee and Special Education Committee 2017 – present.
Monica Townsend - email
Monica Townsend works for Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. Ms. Townsend has a history of working in the public and social service field with extensive background in serving communities through various leadership roles. She has managed a variety of prevention and public service programs in her career span. Her skills and talents have led her to work in cities such as Philadelphia PA, Albany Georgia and Camden NJ. Monica has worked with Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey leading efforts to advocate for children and families while providing comprehensive technical assistance, professional development, evaluation and guidance to prevention and early childhood programs statewide. She has extensive experience in training facilitation, program development and management. Monica is an adjunct instructor with the Rutgers University Institute for Families – School of Social work, where for the past nine years she has taught the Family Development Credential (FDC) Course, a nationally recognized course based on foundational research on families out of Cornell University and in collaboration with Rutgers University’s Institute for Families – School of Social Work. Monica is also an adjunct professor of Sociology and Diversity & Multiculturalism at Middlesex County College.
In May 2000, Monica Townsend became part of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators Mentor/Protégé graduation class where she worked closely with the City Manager in Albany, Georgia to complete the program and receive certification. In 2009, Monica Townsend received a special recognition by Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen during their Week of Young Child Event held annually in April. Monica’s passion to advocacy, community, health and wellness issues led her to become involved with the Family Support Organization of Middlesex County. Her commitment to serve families continued with her involvement with the Greater Plainfield Habitat for Humanity (GPHH) serving since 2007 and in January 2012, she became the President of the board of trustees for the GPHH. In April 2013, she campaigned and won a seat on the Middlesex Borough school board where she still serves in her second three-year term. She is a member of the Personnel committee (past chair) and member of the Negotiations team for the school board. Monica is also proud to be named a Co-inventor of the patented PicNic Party early childhood nutrition board game. Her additional activities include being a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated as the chairwoman of the Social Action and Grants committees. Ms. Townsend has resided in the Middlesex community for over 10 years and is the proud mother of son, Jaleel brought up in the Middlesex school system, now attending Rutgers University majoring in computer science and graphic arts.