On the ballot in November, are three (3) three-year board member positions and one (1) unexpired Board of Education term with two (2) candidates running: Amanda Aaron and Kelli Mouzon. Amanda Aaron, MSN, BSN, was appointed to the BOE in July to fill a temporary vacancy. She was born and raised in Merchantville, has three children attending Merchantville School and is running to ensure our children are provided with high quality, equitable education and learning opportunities that will allow them to grow and be excited about the future and engender the same sense of community as it once did. Kelli Mouzon, is co-owner of The Juice Bar, experienced in home health care and pursing early childhood education at Temple University.
The five residents competing for the three - 3 year term - seats include the following candidates: Lynn Geddes, Melania Gaskins, Kristina Kroot, Antisha Meisner and Craig Nussbaum
Antisha Meisner is a stay-at-home mom, retired Marine veteran and former teacher with a BS in Secondary Education, who owns and operates a small home-based business. She is the current VP of Ongoing Programs in the PTA and is running for the BOE as a community member and a person of color in an interracial marriage with three biracial children at MES. She wants to be a voice and advocate for similar families, students and community residents who feel they are not heard and ensure that all students are acknowledged to bolster their confidence and enhance their desire to succeed.