Hackensack Board of Education Trustees

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    Lance Powell  

    Lancelot Powell
    President

    Term: 1st (2018-2021), Trustee 2018- , President 2019- 

    Email: lpowell@hackensackschools.org

    Scott James-Vickery

    Scott James-Vickery
    Vice President

    Scott James-Vickery and his family moved to New Jersey in 2013. They specifically chose to live in Hackensack for the rich diversity and strong sense of community that Hackensack offers.

    Scott is employed by the United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Church.  He is an Executive for the Office of Deaconess and Home Missioner which focuses on service and advocacy and administers mission personnel throughout the United States.  Prior to this Scott was an educator for over 15 years working as a fifth-grade general education teacher, reading specialist, special education inclusion teacher, and a teacher of students with profound intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

    Scott has three beautiful children that attend  Hackensack Public Schools.  Scott's wife, Mollie, is the Director of Mobilization at United Methodist Women, advocating on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.

    Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Masters Degree in Education with Concentration in Special Education and Educational Law from William Carey University.

    Term: 1st (2019-2022), Trustee 2019- , Vice President 2019- 

    Email: sjames-vickery@hackensackschools.org

    Christopher Coleman

    Christopher Coleman

    Term: 1st (2020-), Trustee 2020-

    Email: ccoleman@hackensackschools.org

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    Detra DeNully

    Term: Appointed (August 2020-), Trustee 2020-

    Email: ddenully@hackensackschools.org

    Ira Goodman

    Ira Goodman

    Ira Goodman is a native New Yorker born and raised in Manhattan! He was educated in the New York City public schools and earned his BS in Computer Science degree at CCNY, and his MBA in Computer Methodology at Bernard Baruch College (City University of New York). Ira believes that school should be challenging, interesting, and FUN. A rich, well-rounded education prepares children/young adults for what’s in store for the future.

    Ira was an executive in the software industry for many years focusing on the customer experience and customer satisfaction. He ran a large team of software support engineers in New Jersey, Amsterdam, and Hyderabad. These engineers solved all the customer’s issues with the product, and other network and operating system issues.

    He has been a Hackensack resident since 2002, and currently holds the treasurer’s position on the Executive House Board of Directors, where he has lived since 2003. He is currently a Realtor with Keller Williams Village Square Realty focusing in Hackensack and surrounding towns.

    Ira’s grown children are both married and have families of their own. His son lives in northern California and has a 7-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son. Ira’s daughter lives in Bergen County, New Jersey and has a 2-year-old daughter. Ira sings in his temple choir and enjoys going to the gym daily taking spin classes and other Les Mills training classes. 

    Term: 1st (2019-2022), Trustee 2019-

    Email: igoodman@hackensackschools.org

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    Michael Oates

    Term: 1st (2020-), Trustee 2020-

    Email: moates@hackensackschools.org

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    Anthony Rodriguez

    Term: 1st (2020-), Trustee 2020-

    Email: anrodriguez@hackensackschools.org

    Carlos Velez

    Carlos Velez

    Term: 1st (2018-2021), Trustee 2018-

    Email: cvelez@hackensackschools.org

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    Julio Bendezu

    Maywood Representative

    Dora Zeno

    Dora Zeno

    Interim School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

    Robert Sanchez

    Robert Sanchez

    Superintendent of Schools