Hackensack Board of Education Trustees

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    Scott James-Vickery

    Scott James-Vickery
    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 six children, four of which currently attend Hackensack Public Schools and one recent graduate of the district.  Scott's wife, Mollie, is the Operations Officer for 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 2019-2021, President 2022- 

    Email: sjames-vickery@hackensackschools.org

    Anthony Rodriguez

    Anthony Rodriguez
    Vice President

    Term: 1st (2020-), Trustee 2020-. Vice President 2022-

    Email: anrodriguez@hackensackschools.org

    Demetrius Carroll

    Demetrius Carroll

    Demetrius Carroll was born and raised in Hackensack New Jersey. He is married with four daughters. Two daughters are grown and graduated high school. His other two daughters are currently in Hackensack Middle School.

    Demetrius went to school in the Hackensack Public School District from elementary school through high school. He graduated Hackensack High School in 1988 and continued his education at Ramapo College, studying Accounting and Business Management. In 1992 he enrolled at Bergen Community College majoring in Criminal Justice. 

    Demetrius became involved with the community in the City of Hackensack. In 1992 he began coaching 7th and 8th grades in the Hackensack Jr. Football program. He coached for over 25 years and currently holds the position of Vice President of the program. 

    In 1999 Demetrius was also Vice President of the 1st City of Hackensack Citizens Police Academy. In 2001 he became a volunteer Police Officer in the City of Hackensack (HCOP). In 2002 he was hired as a full time Police Officer with the City of Hackensack. In 2008 he was assigned as a Detective in the Narcotics Division. In 2018 he was reassigned as a Detective with the Detective Division, a position he presently holds. He is also on the Hackensack PBA Local #9 Executive Board (2014 - Present) 

    Term: Trustee 2022-

    Email: decarroll@hackensackschools.org

    Christopher Coleman

    Christopher Coleman

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

    Email: ccoleman@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 9-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son. Ira’s daughter lives in Bergen County, New Jersey and has a 4-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

    Jennifer Maury

    Jennifer Maury is a lifelong Hackensack resident and a proud alumna of Hackensack Public Schools. She attended William Paterson University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Minor in Latin American Studies. She is bilingual in both English and Spanish, the daughter of Colombian immigrants, and is married with two sons educated by our district. 

    Jennifer is a member of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and a paraprofessional in Tenafly Public Schools working with children with multiple disabilities. She also implements at home ABA instruction and is a Parent Outreach Program (POP) trainer. She is the 2019-2020 recipient of the Governor’s Educational Support Services Professional of the Year Award for Tenafly. Jennifer’s education experience includes testing implementation, community engagement, and culturally sensitive instruction. 

    Jennifer is a strong advocate for her children and her students. She is currently seeking her Master of Arts in Professional Behavior Analyst and a BCBA certification. She has been a member of the Hackensack Special Education Parent Advisory Group since 2015 and is active with Autism Speaks of Northern NJ and other local community programs.

    Term: Trustee 2022-

    Email: jmaury@hackensackschools.org

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    Michael Oates

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

    Email: moates@hackensackschools.org

    Lance Powell  

    Lancelot Powell

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

    Email: lpowell@hackensackschools.org

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    Marlene Somerville

    Term: Trustee 2022-

    Email: msomerville@hackensackschools.org

    Julio Bendezu

    Maywood Representative

    Lydia Singh

    Acting School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

    Robert Sanchez

    Superintendent of Schools