Official release:

Strong schools. Strong community.

Hoboken Proud 567’s candidates for the Board of Education, Melanie Tekirian (5), Sharyn Angley (6) and Chetali Khanna (7) have officially kicked off their campaign.

The candidates, who are longtime residents, active-volunteers and parents of Hoboken Public School District students, said they have the required energy, knowledge, commitment and ability to serve the Board at their campaign kick-off event on Monday evening.

“It’s with much excitement that we ask for your vote and support at the Hoboken Board of Education election,” said Melanie Tekirian at the event. “As parents, we can speak first-hand about the many great things happening across the district and are passionate about further enhancing Hoboken public schools.”

Hoboken Proud said it would work constructively with the Administration to serve the diverse needs of all students and develop a stronger relationship between the district and the public it serves.

“Our goal is that our elementary and middle schools be urban schools of excellence and Hoboken High School to be our communities’ No.1 choice for grades 9-12,” said Chetali Khanna.

“We believe that quality education is the result of strong leadership and high quality educators.”

Active school volunteers through the K-12 theater program and school PTO efforts, Melanie Tekirian and Chetali Khanna, join Sharyn Angley on the Hoboken Proud 5-6-7 slate.

“I am very excited to be running with Melanie and Chetali,” said Sharyn Angley, who has served on the board for the past three years. “Together, we believe that strong schools and a strong community go hand-in-hand. Strong schools bring pride and value to our community. And community support will help our schools continue to thrive.”

“We bring an important understanding and valuable talents from our professional and educational experiences that will benefit the board of education’s oversight responsibilities, and help deliver greater opportunities to our district’s children.”

If elected to the Board, Hoboken Proud said it will:
  • work with Dr. Christine Johnson to provide innovative programming necessary to make district students college and career ready
  • work with Dr. Johnson and the District Business Administrator to build a fiscally responsible budget that will support district students, teachers, administrators and facilities
  • work cooperatively with the other six members of the Hoboken Board of Education

Images are available upon request.
For further information, contact:
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