BOE Member Profiles
Pearl River School District Board of Education
The Pearl River School District Board of Education consists of five members - a president, vice president and three members. They are elected at large for three year terms. The Board functions as a unit and makes resolutions about the District's educational programs and financial matters. Their actions have the force of law in the District's schools, and the control and supervision of school district property. Within the framework of education law, the Board concerns itself with broad questions of policy, both their own and those recommended by its executive officer, the Superintendent of Schools. As the legislative and policy-making body of the district, the Board is firmly committed to provide the best education possible within the resources of the Pearl River School District, always striving for continuous improvement.
Two student representatives, a junior and senior in good standing at Pearl River High School, participate actively on the Board. They are elected by the student body in their junior year to a two-year term. They represent the student body and report to the board on district activities and accomplishments at each meeting.
Jackie Dubil Craig
A district resident for over 34 years, BOE President Jackie Dubil Craig was appointed to the Board of Education in July 2018. Mrs. Dubil Craig has three children attending Pearl River High School — Jack, a junior, and freshman twins Riley and Ryan. Mrs. Dubil Craig has three Advanced Certificates of Study in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, and School District Administration and has completed several PhD courses at Fordham University. As Behavioral Analyst and Director of Behavioral Services, she is currently employed at Bergen County Special Services overseeing public school programs for individuals with autism. Mrs. Dubil Craig is also an adjunct professor for special education at Fordham University, Dominican College and St. Thomas Aquinas College. Her involvement in PRSD includes having participated as a Curriculum Advisory Council member, as well as serving on several PRSD PTA executive boards including Lincoln Ave PTA president for two years, SEPTA past president/vice president, and PRMS PTA vice president for two years. Mrs. Dubil Craig's community involvement includes Pearl River Little League Fall Ball coach, Rockland FC parent manager, St. Aedan’s CCD teacher for 1st Holy Communion students with autism, and Boy Scout and Girl Scout troop leader. Her term with the school board expires in June 2024.
BOE Vice President Robert Davis was appointed to the school board in December 2003 and was subsequently elected by the voters in May 2004. He has served three terms as president and six terms as vice president. Mr. Davis has been a district resident for over 45 years, and is a Pearl River High School graduate. He currently lives in Pearl River with his wife, Caryn, and their three sons who all graduated from PRHS -Robby, Michael, and Cle. He holds a B.S. in zoology and minor in chemistry from University of Rhode Island and an MBA from Long Island University. Mr. Davis is the Senior Manager of quality control laboratory operations at Pfizer in Pearl River. He has also been a substitute science and mathematics teacher at PRHS and PRMS. Mr.Davis also has served as a member of the Rockland County BOCES Board of Education and formerly served on the PRSD Facilities Committee. He holds certificates of completion in school district finances. Mr. Davis coached Pearl River Little League, Orangetown Mighty Midget Football and Soccer, and St. Aedan's CYO Basketball. He participates in the Pfizer Community Outreach Program and is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Pearl River Elks Club, and St. Aedan's parish. His term expires in June 2022.
A district resident for 17 years, Thomas DePrisco served on the Board of Education for 12 years prior to his appointment in May 2021. Currently residing on Quake Lane with wife Lorraine, Mr. DePrisco graduated with a B.A. degree in Political Science and Elementary Education and an M.S. in Special Education, both from Hunter College. He is a NYC JHS teacher and held several postions prior: retired NYPD Police Captain — precinct commander who conducted numerous sensitive investigations; retired NYC Office of Emergency Management Deputy Commissioner who coordinated multi-agency resources at all major emergencies/incidents occurring within NYC; and former manager of Pearl River Nauraushaun Swim Club. Mr. DePrisco's involvement in the community includes: Pearl River Board of Education (2008-2020), including several years serving as president or vice president; an active member of the Rockland BOCES School Board, an active member Rockland County School Boards Association member; participant in the Rockland County Youth & Police Initiative; a Saint Aedan’s Parish CCD Teacher and Lector; and former active member of PRSD PTA’s. His term with the school board expires in June 2024.
Dr. Kathleen Ann Kelley
Bruce Bond, a board member since 1988, past president for 11 years and past vice president for three, graduated from Pearl River High School in 1971. He has three grown children, all who graduated Pearl River High School and college. Mr. Bond is a retired insurance agent, and is currently working in Bronxville, NY, as a wine specialist. He has been involved in many school and community events, some of which include Pearl River Little League, Touchdown Club, and the Annual PR/Nanuet Alumni Football Game. Bruce also served on the Lincoln Avenue Planning Committee, Superintendent Search Committees and Office Space Utilization Committee. He currently serves as vice chair of the Orangetown Planning Board. Mr. Bond was honored by the Rockland County School Boards Association with the prestigious EDDY Award for outstanding school board service in 2008. He is the recipient of the 2012 Rockland County School Board Association Hall of Fame Award for commitment to the school district and community, and longevity as a school board member. Mr. Bond was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Christine Reddy. His term with the school board expires on May 17, 2022, the day of the next school board election.
The District Clerk is the official secretary to the Board of Education.