Highland Park Board of Education member Sharice Richardson has resigned her post less than two years into her three-year term. She cited personal and professional reasons for her decision.
Ms. Richardson’s resignation set into motion a 15-day process during which the Highland Park Board of Education must choose a candidate to fill out the remainder of her elected term, which would have expired on December 31, 2018.
The board of education is expected to interview candidates and appoint someone to fill the vacancy at its January 3, 2018 reorganization meeting. Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest and resume no later than Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. to: Linda Hoefle, Board Secretary, Highland Park Board of Education, 435 Mansfield Street, Highland Park, NJ, 08904.
Applicants may also email a letter of interest and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Richardson is one of the founders of the Highland Park Parents of Students of Color and has focused on reforming the district’s discipline policies. She also has brought to the forefront the district’s achievement gap and advocated a classroom environment that focuses on educational equity.