• Meet the Board of Education Candidates

    Board members serve a three-year term on the Board of Education. This year, there are three seats which expire on June 30, 2019.  Voters will have the opportunity to select up to three individuals to serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. 

    Below is a picture and brief bio of the candidates for the Wappingers Central School District Board of Education. Their names are listed in the order in which they will appear on the ballot. 

    es 2019 Eddy A. Sloshower
    My wife and I have lived in East Fishkill for the past 16 years and our daughter is in eighth grade at Van Wyck Junior High.  I am currently an Independent Insurance Broker and a small business consultant.  In my spare time, I enjoy basketball, reading, crafts and home improvement projects and spending quality time with my family.

    As a member of the Board of Education for the past three years – I have
       *100% Attendance at all Regularly Scheduled Board Meetings
       *Committees: Smart Schools Bond Act, Capital Improvement,
         Long-Term Planning
       *Created the District’s Legislative Action Committee and created the
         position of 
    Board Liaison between the District and our local

    Academics is only one part of a child’s education; extracurricular activities help develop well rounded students and I will work to protect
    and maintain full scale extra curricular activities in sports, music, drama and the arts.

    I want to make sure that our teachers and other district employees have access to the very best resources needed to successfully do their jobs.  

    I look forward to serving this community for another 3 year term and hope you will support my re-election on May 21st

    mj pic 2019

    Marie Johnson
    I have lived in Wappingers Central School District for fourteen years.  The University of Phoenix is where I received an education in business.  Presently I am a stay-at-home mother.  My work experience has included the following: retail, food services, finance and real estate.  Some of my hobbies include reading, crocheting and genealogy.

    For the past eight years, I have participated in the following: PTA, Board of Education meetings, and district committees (Community Communication, Capital Improvement, and Legislative Action).

    I believe that gaining a strong connection and communication with all members of our community is essential to an effective working relationship.

    My daughter is a Special Education student in this district and this gives me a unique perspective to offer other members of the board and the community to issues that arise within this district.  I would like to be a part of helping all children of this district along with their families to have a voice they feel is heard.

    ml pic 2019 Michael Lopez
    Mike Lopez has been an accomplished special education teacher and administrator for more than a decade in the New York City Department of Education. Through his work in education, it has been his mission to reach and creatively inspire as many young people as possible, showing them that anything they dream is possible and within reach. Mike has brought his passion for the arts into the classroom by conducting after school programs and organizing special events and field trips for students, giving them the opportunity to meet, learn, and work with professionals in arts and media. 

    Through his “INCREDIKIDS” outreach program, Mike has assembled artists/writers/performers, from companies such as Archie Comics, DC Comics and The Jim Henson Company, to travel along the East Coast, enlightening educators and inspiring young people with family activities by developing interactive programs and workshops for various conventions, charity events, libraries, schools and summer camps. 

    As a candidate for school board, Mike brings his educational experience and dedication to special education and the arts to listen, support, and advocate for the needs of all parties in the district.