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The Members of the Board of Education

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Susan Megroz Rosenzweig, President

Karen Roughley, Vice President

Dr. Stanley Bak, Jeffrey Kerman, Dr. Shaorui Li, Dr. David McKinnon, Vincent Vizzo

Susan E. Megroz Rosenzweig, President   
Liaison Positions: Nassakeag Elementary School
Committee Membership: Policy, Legislative

Susan E. Megroz Rosenzweig holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Bates College. She and her husband Dean have been Three Village residents for 25 years. Sue paused her career as a Broadcast Journalist, anchoring at WALK-FM and News 12 Long Island, to be a stay-at-home mom to their four kids. That transition afforded her countless opportunities to work on behalf of the children of our community. Sue has invested herself in active leadership positions including Board President at Play Groups Preschool, Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader, and serving in many PTA positions including President of Setauket Elementary, Gelinas Junior High, Ward Melville High School and the Three Village Joint Council of PTAs.

Sue is a passionate believer in public education. She also prioritizes raising good citizens, critical thinkers and human beings who feel an obligation to serve the needs of others as they work to develop into the best version of themselves. Sue knows that the ideal environment for learning is created by having strong partnerships between home and school. She looks forward to helping the Three Village Central School District continue to grow, excel and deliver the best possible outcome for every student.

Karen Roughley, Vice President   
Liaison Positions: Arrowhead Elementary School, Setauket Elementary School
Committee Membership: Facilities, Policy, Legislative

Karen Roughley, along with her family, have been Three Village residents for over 12 years. She, and her husband Tom, have two daughters that will both be attending Ward Melville High School this fall. Since her children began kindergarten, Karen has been volunteering for various school organizations and has held leadership positions at Arrowhead Elementary PTA, Setauket Elementary PTA, Murphy Junior High School PTO, the Special Education PTA and Joint Council PTA. Karen has also held positions on a multitude of District led committees and most recently was chosen to sit on the Parent Advisory Committee for the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission on new Graduation Measures.

Prior to choosing to stay home with her children, Karen worked for 16 years doing Corporate Communications, Business Continuity and Crisis Management for various investment banks. In these roles, comprehensive communications, security and the safety of employees was paramount. Her skills relied heavily on leadership, questioning and solving any situation that may arise, working with a team and managing large multimillion dollar budgets. Karen is looking forward to bringing these skills with her as a Board of Education Trustee.

Becoming a Board of Education Trustee is important to Karen because she wants every family and future families to be able to experience the staff, programs and experiences that her family has. She hopes to focus on creating a budget that is financially sustainable, addressing bullying, diversity and inclusion and to increase and promote career pathways after graduation. Karen’s passion is to advocate for every child, regardless of ability so they can have the best education and experiences possible.

Dr. Stanley Bak, Trustee   

Stanley Bak has a PhD in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has three young children in Three Village School District, with his oldest currently attending elementary school. Stanley comes from a family of educators, with his parents and grandparents teaching at the high school level, and is a strong believer in the public education system. In his day job, Stanley is a professor at Stony Brook University in the Computer Science Department, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate students and runs a research laboratory managing a team of researchers investigating AI safety. He has previously taught at Georgetown University and served as a civil servant at the United States Air Force Research Laboratory.

Stanley is committed to ensuring that every child receives a high-quality education and actively works to enhance both academic and non-academic opportunities in our district. Dr. Bak is dedicated to developing policies that maximize teaching effectiveness and minimize classroom distractions and disruptions. He has served the district as a parent representative on the cell phone subcommittee and advocates for stricter, sensible controls over technology usage within our schools. He believes in data-driven fiscal management to ensure the sustainability of the district’s excellent programs for many years to come.

Dr. Jeffrey Kerman, Trustee   
Liaison Position : Minnesauke Elementary School
Committee Membership: Audit, Facilities

Dr. Jeffrey L. Kerman and his wife Marilyn have been residents of Setauket for over 40 years. He has been practicing dentistry for close to 50 years and currently practices in Miller Place and New York City.  Dr. Kerman previously served on the Three Village Board of Education for six years and looks forward to serving the community once again. He was appointed to the district’s Citizen’s Budget Committee and has served as its chairperson.

Dr. Kerman has a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University and a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh. He served two years as a captain in the United States Army. Dr. Kerman currently serves as treasurer of the non-profit NYACAO Corporation, an organization which helps dental students while they are in school. He has held this office for 20 years.  

Dr. Kerman is a member of the American Dental Association and is a founding member of the Suffolk County Dental Society and the Bronx County Dental Society. His older son Alex graduated from Ward Melville High School in 2009 and his younger son Matthew graduated from Ward Melville in 2011.

Shaorui Li, Trustee   
Liaison Positions: Ward Melville High School
Committee Membership: Policy

Shaorui Li has a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, has worked as an engineer, a scientist, and a research group manager in the consumer electronics industry and two national laboratories for more than 15 years, and is an adjunct faculty member of Stony Brook University. She has founded a startup company and a not-for-profit organization, and has been serving on the boards of professional and not-for-profit organizations.

Dr. Li is willing to dedicate her STEM expertise, leadership and management skills, social and professional network to bring our students easy access to educational and career development opportunities. In particular, Dr. Li recognizes that a student’s success comes in all areas and forms, and emphasizes the importance of creating an environment that enables each student to maximize his/her potential. As a board member, Dr. Li brings her passion to life and analytical skills to complicated problems to help build an efficient and effective board, aiming to advance our students to higher-level of achievements that they truly love.

David McKinnon, Trustee   
Liaison Positions: Gelinas Junior High School, Setauket Elementary School
Committee Membership: Audit

David McKinnon is a researcher and an educator at Stony Brook University where he serves as a Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior. Dr. McKinnon has lived in the same Setauket neighborhood for over thirty years and has had at least one child in the Three Village school system for most of that time. His two sons have now completed their education; one is a teacher and the other a doctor. His daughter currently attends the University of Florence, Italy.

Dr McKinnon has a long-standing interest in public education, and he believes that effective and efficient public education is the foundation of an equitable democratic society. As a Board of Education Trustee, he would like to see the Three Village School District become a model for the timely incorporation of research backed best education practices, to improve the education and well-being of all our students.

Vincent Vizzo, Trustee   
Liaison Position: Mount Elementary School and Murphy Junior High School

Committee Membership: Audit, Facilities

Vinny Vizzo, a Three Village resident since 1988, has been married to Elsa for 41 years.  They have two children who attended Mount elementary, Murphy JHS and Ward Melville.  Vincent is an Orthopedic Physician Assistant and Dereck is an Engineer.  Mr. Vizzo began his career as a Spanish teacher at Queen of the Rosary Academy.  He came to Gelinas JHS in 1985 where he began teaching Spanish and Theater Arts.  He was appointed Chairman of World Languages, Assistant Principal of Murphy JHS and Principal of Murphy for the past 13 years.  Mr. Vizzo retired in January after 34 years in Three Village. In addition to his work in the district, Mr. Vizzo  has also worked as an adjunct professor of Spanish at Suffolk County Community College.
Mr. Vizzo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Saint Joseph’s College, a Master of Education in Spanish from Saint John’s University and a NYS School Administrator/Supervisor Certificate from New York University. Mr. Vizzo recently received the Outstanding Regional Administrator Award presented by the Empire State Supervisor and Administrators Association.
Mr. Vizzo previously served as the President of the Three Village Administrators Association and Vice President of the Council of Administrators and Supervisors. He is excited to be a member of the Board of Education because he believes that he represents all children in our community.

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