Michael Rosenberg has resided in Fair Lawn since 1974. He is married to his wife, Ellen, and has two sons who both graduated from Fair Lawn High School (FLHS), Anthony and Dan. He has five grandchildren, Connor (FLHS), Kayla (Memorial), Riley, Gabriella (Forrest), and Daniel Jr. There are four generations of his family that are proud to call Fair Lawn their home.
He attended both primary and secondary schools in Fair Lawn starting in the fourth grade at Lyncrest School, followed by Memorial Junior High (renamed Memorial Middle School), and is a proud graduate of FLHS’s Class of 1983. He has a degree in Political Science from Ramapo College. Mike is employed by the Hillsdale Board of Education as a Social Studies teacher and is certified as an Elementary School teacher and a K-12 Social Studies teacher. He has furthered his education by taking specialized courses and workshops at historical landmarks such as Mount Vernon, Williamsburg and Fort Ticonderoga, etc., enabling him to teach in-depth units on the country's founding. He has also taken a course from Kean University on teaching the Holocaust to children.
He is a member of the Fair Lawn Sunrise Rotary Club, has been involved in Fair Lawn’s emergency services and is a life member of the Fair Lawn Rescue Squad. He has been a Fair Lawn Scout leader since 1986, holding many positions such as a past Cubmaster of Pack 45, and Scoutmaster and Committee Chairman of Troop 53. He is also a former member of the Historical Preservation Commission, Knights of Pythias, The Fair Lawn Fire Department and CERT team.
His tenure as trustee on the Board of Education includes serving as vice president for four years and president for 2.5 years. He has chaired the Education Committee, Shared Services Committee Technology, and the Finance Committee. Previously, he served on the Athletic/Co-Curriculum Committee, Special Education Committee and Buildings and Grounds Committee.
He had the honor of co-presenting with BOE Trustee Gene Banta and Fair Lawn Mayor Kurt Peluso at a School Boards Association workshop -- and appeared on a podcast on the same topic – on the strength of the shared services partnership between the Borough of Fair Lawn and the Fair Lawn Board of Education, which has become a model in the state for saving taxpayers’ money. He has been on the executive committee of the Bergen County School Boards Association and has continuously spent time attending seminars and workshops to increase his knowledge as a BOE trustee, as well staying abreast of the latest trends in education.
Mike has a passion for public education and his number one priority as a Board of Education trustee is to see that every child in the community receives every opportunity to succeed, while also watching out for the taxpayers of our community. He believes his extensive involvement in town activities, as well as his experience as a parent, grandparent, educator and board member, provides a unique perspective to impact public education and the Fair Lawn community.
The strength of the Fair Lawn schools is the primary reason people move to Fair Lawn. For this reason, he encourages all members of the community to attend the monthly BOE meetings to provide their input.
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