ELIZABETH – Rafael J. Fajardo announced he was stepping down as an Elizabeth Board of Education member after 30 years of dedicated service at the June 10 monthly meeting.
In a tear-filled room, Fajardo addressed the public, “There’s a time and place for everything. I’m honored to have been given the opportunity by God and the people of Elizabeth to serve the children for a long time. My time has come to an end. I feel very comfortable that the people there (board) will continue the progress.”
Paul M. Perreira was recommended and subsequently chosen to fill the seat Fajardo relinquished. A father of two children, Perreira is a lifelong resident of Elizabeth and a data center manager at Americatel Corporation in New York City. He is a technical specialist holding numerous certifications in various networking systems.
Perreira has experienced impressive success in the field of technology and hopes to utilize his expertise to enhance student achievement throughout the district. He intends to actively engage in continuing the tradition of providing excellent experiences and services to all in the district. “I hope my experiences through years of technological training and my familiarity with the community-at-large will help make Elizabeth Public Schools one of the best,” Perreira.
Superintendent of Schools Pablo Muñoz said, “I feel (Perreira’s) expertise in technology and his concern for quality education will be a tremendous asset for Elizabeth Public Schools.”
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