Mountain Lakes Educational Foundation

    The MLEF is a non-profit organization that is run entirely by a volunteer Board of Directors and Trustees. The role of the Board is to make planning and policy decisions; become responsible for financing those decision; monitoring implementation; and promoting community understanding of and support for the MLEF.

    Each year, new members are nominated by the current Board. Members generally serve a two-year term.

    2017  Board of Directors and Trustees:
    Jennifer Keyt, President 
    Barbara Wyciskala, Fundraising                 Wendy Bennet, Secretary 
    Lurdes Agatep                                             Michele Siddons, Treasurere
    Andrea McLaughlin                                   Leah Apel
    Marianne Scelsa,                                        Lana Oneil
    Betty McAleer
    Michele Gregorek
    Heather Scott
    Wendy Kotsen 
    Erinn Tucker, HSA liaison
    Julie Shepard, Board of Education Liaison
    Role of Board Members
    • Support the mission
    • Attend all MLEF meetings and actively participate in decision making
    • Serve on at least one committee and attend its meetings.
    • Share your particular area of expertise with the MLEF.
    • Support and participate in fund-raising activities.
    • Be an advocate for the MLEF.
    • Be willing to assume a leadership position and be a team player.
    • Make a financial commitment to the MLEF appropriate to your circumstances.


    Database: develop a database of MLEF supporters
    Development: fundraising and development of corporate support
    Finance: banking and management of funds
    Fundraising Events: plans and organizes all fundraising events
    Grants: reviews grant applications and make decisions
    Liaisons: promote public awareness and facilitates communication among school principals and other organizations
    Nominating: seeks new members
    Newsletter: communicates on a regular basis to report progress and apprise community of MLEF efforts
    Publicity: publicizes MLEF activities through various media including H&SA Bulletin
    Website: maintains website