Meet the 2018 BOE Candidates
On November 6, voters in Merchantville NJ will choose from among two balloted candidates for three open seats on the Borough Board of Education. NJ Pen invited them to tell voters about themselves, their priorities, and their views of the current state of the Merchantville School. Incumbent BOE member Elliot Honigfeld did not reply. Here's how candidate, Marc Carcanague responded. In addition to declared candidates, Elliot Honingfeld and Marc Carcanague, there are two (2) write-in candidates for seats on Merchantville's Board of Education: Caroline Feliciano-Waters and Daniel Licata, an Assistant Principal in Riverside, NJ since 2017.
Caroline Waters has worked for Rutgers Camden for 26 years and holds a masters degree in Public Administration. She's a consultant for the Department of Higher Education where she provides workshops to students and parents in middle school and high school concerning Financial Aid. She's an active member of Merchantville PTA and sits on the Diversity Committee at Haddon Heights high school where we address various issues concerning ethnicity and gender diversity. "The reason I want to be on the board is because I strongly believe that the board should represent the student body. There are cultural and ethnic issues that can only be addressed by individuals who understand the culture." Carolyn has attended board meetings in the past and voiced concerns that the faculty is not representative of the student body. "I am very interested in children who attend Merchantville to see themselves in the faculty and administration. Merchanrvillle has come a long way and the community has become a melting pot. This is a good thing for the town and for our children." She has spoken to many parents with similar concerns and hopes to be part of a good change on the Merchantville board.