By a unanimous decision, Oradell Board of Education trustee Dorothy Watson-Nichols returned to her role as Board President for the next year. At the same time, returning trustees Christine Robertson and Katherine Norian retook their seats while newcomer Andrew Oddo was also sworn in during Monday evenings reorganization meeting.
The elementary school board races were uncontested this past November as Andrew Oddo (1,394) was elected to his first term as outgoing trustee Louis Ferrante opted to not seek reelection. Longtime board members Christine Robertson (1,316) and Katherine Norian (1,247) were both re-elected.
"My reasons for running just left," Oddo said referring to his three children. "They will be attending the school system for the next three years."
Oddo, the former Borough Attorney in Oradell, currently serves as the Haledon borough attorney, special counsel to the Haledon Public Library and special labor counsel to East Brunswick, the East Brunswick Library and Passaic County.
A certified board leader, Norian has been on the Oradell Board of Education for over 20 years while Robertson enters her third term as a board trustee.
John Samuel was unanimously chosen as Board Vice President, replacing Robertson who has served in that role for the past two-and-a-half years.