MOUNTAIN LAKES — Dr. Kevin Driscoll, Tricia Lewis, and Jennifer Parker proudly announce their candidacy for the Mountain Lakes Board of Education (MLSD). The candidates are running to ensure a safe, innovative, and exceptional learning environment for every Mountain Lakes student today, and into the future.
Driscoll, Lewis, and Parker bring more than 60 years of professional business management, legal, board, and teaching experience to the Board of Education. This vast and deep experience will enable them to oversee and understand the complexities of the MLSD.
The goals of the Move Forward candidates are to:
- Provide rigorous oversight of the financial planning process and MLSD budget.
- Recognize the wealth of talent within the MLSD administration by providing clear direction, support, and resources.
- Build a culture of collaboration and professionalism on the Board of Education.
- Gain trust by listening and responding to concerns and instituting community participation on committees.
Kevin Driscoll: “One of the most important responsibilities of a Community is to provide our children with an excellent well-rounded education. I am running for the Board of Education because I believe my business and financial management experiences can help ensure Mountain Lakes has an exceptional, financially sound school system that provides the highest quality education for every student.”
After a thirty-year career at Procter & Gamble where he led global organizations, Dr. Driscoll founded Healthcare Innovation Partners LLC, a company advising healthcare start-ups and established businesses. In addition, Dr. Driscoll has served as a Board member or advisor to numerous companies, government agencies, and academic institutions and is currently active on several boards and advisory committees. He is a four-year resident of Mountain Lakes, with his wife, Rimma, and daughter, Elizabeth (MLHS Class of 2022) and has an extensive track record of community service, locally including the Mountain Lakes Environmental Commission; the Advisory Council for the Biotech Academy; the Mountain Lakes Economic Development Advisory Committee; and Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University.
Tricia Lewis: “I’m running for the Mountain Lakes Board of Education because I am passionate about our schools, will listen and collaborate with the community and various stakeholders and am certain I can bring great value to ML. As a teacher and former business executive, I want to use my experience along with the expertise of MLSD staff and community members to responsibly allocate resources to have an energized, innovative and optimal learning experience for every student”
Mrs. Lewis is a certified K-8 mathematics teacher, currently a mathematics teacher in the Chester School District. Before embarking on a career in education, Mrs. Lewis gained extensive experience using data analysis to drive decision making, managing multi-million dollar budgets, and leading diverse, intra-disciplinary teams to success as a commercial banker and brand management executive. Mrs. Lewis is a six-year resident of Mountain Lakes with husband, Brian, and children Shaina (MLHS Class of 2025) and Connor (MLHS Class of 2023) and was a familiar face around Wildwood Elementary School as a volunteer and substitute teacher.
Jennifer Parker: “I am an ardent supporter of the Mountain Lakes schools and I am running for the Board of Education to restore the Board back to a level of professionalism and the schools to the standards Mountain Lakes has been known and respected for throughout the state. I will use my legal background, as well as the prior board of director experience, to help facilitate a proper flow of information between the relevant groups and the community with a goal of making informed and sound decisions that are in the best interests of every student.”
Mrs. Parker is a corporate lawyer with 20-years’ experience, specializing in investment funds and asset management. She is currently at Levi & Korsinsky where she focuses on security litigation. Mrs. Parker has served as a corporate board member and has extensive experience in negotiations and the decision making processes. She earned her BA degree from Western Kentucky University, Juris Doctorate from Widener School of Law, and Master of Law degree from Georgetown University. Along with husband, Stuart, and daughters Waring (MLHS Class of 2023), Harrison (MLHS Class of 2025), and Ashton (MLHS Class of 2027), the Parkers are 4-year residents of Mountain Lakes. Mrs. Parker is also an H&SA volunteer as a classroom representative and substitute teacher.