The Members of the Board of Education
Guy Pipolo, President
Term Expires: 2013
Mr. Guy Pipolo, Board of Education President, has served since May 2006. He currently serves as the Board representative to the ADAC, the Westchester Putnam School Board Association, BOCES and the policy committee.
Mr. Pipolo graduated from Iona College in 1985 and holds a BBA in Finance. He and his wife, Mary Jane, have three children: Krista (2007 Rye Neck High School graduate, Iona College class of 2012); Jaclyn ( 2009 Rye Neck High School graduate, Emerson College class of 2013); and Thomas (who attends the high school). They have resided in the Rye Neck community for more than 20 years.
Mr. Pipolo is an active member of the community and formerly sat on the Village of Mamaroneck Recreation Commission and as well as the Larchmont Mamaroneck Little League Board of Directors.
Bonni Gottlieb, Vice President
Term Expires: 2013
Bonni Gottlieb joined the Rye Neck Board of Education in July of 2010. During her first year as a trustee, Mrs. Gottlieb served as the Board Representative to Special Services. This past year, as the West/Put representative Bonni spent her time advocating for our schools through direct contact with our State Senator & Representative. This year Mrs. Gottlieb will continue to serve as the West/Put Representative and will expand her role as the West/Put Legislative contact.
Mrs. Gottlieb graduated Emory University with a degree in Economics & History. Prior to the birth of her children she worked for a real estate investment company.
Bonni & her husband, Jay, have four children. Casey, Jessica & Michael will be entering 7th grade at the RN Middle School this fall.
Allen Hodys, Trustee
Term Expires: 2015
Al Hodys was re-elected to the Rye Neck Board of Education in 2012. This will be the first year of his second three year term. Mr. Hodys is looking forward to continuing his service on the Board with great enthusiasm. He has served as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee for the past three years and he has chaired that committee for the past two years. He has served as the Board representative to the Westchester Putnam School Boards and to the RNSD Safety Committee and he is actively engaged with the Board’s Policy Group.
In his professional life away from the Board, Mr. Hodys is the Director of the Network Infrastructure and Graphics Division of NES Associates, a small government contractor in Northern Virginia serving primarily the Department of Defense. Prior to his current position, Mr. Hodys was a practicing attorney in New York City.
He and his wife Debbie have two children in the Rye Neck School District: Cole, in 6th grade, and Julia, in 4th grade.
Deborah Aulfinger, Trustee
Term Expires: 2014
Deborah has served on the board since May 2011. In 2011-2012 she served as one of the board representatives for the Committee on Special Education. This 2012-2013 school year, Deborah will again serve as one of the board representatives for the Committee on Special Education as well the Policy Committee.
Deborah Aulfinger has been a Rye Neck resident for the past 17 years and was born and raised in Greenwich Ct. The Aulfinger family has lived in the same home in the Rye Neck School District for over 70 years and attended our local public schools throughout those years. The family has personally watched our school district change and develop over the years to become the award winning school district that is today. Prior to having her older daughter enter into Rye Neck Schools Mrs. Aulfinger co-chaired The Greenwich YMCA’s Annual Campaign for Youth for 2 years and was a avid volunteer at the Greenwich Y, raising money for children’s programs for families in need of financial assistance. Deborah, along with her husband, Erich, a Rye Neck graduate , are technology consultants.
Deborah and Erich have 2 daughters, Sara (12) and Ella (5). Before becoming a board member, Deborah was an active member of the Rye Neck PTSA. From 2006-2010 she chaired and co-chaired The Annual Spring Fair. In 2009-2011 Deborah was the Vice President of Fundraising on the Executive Board. During her time on the board, Deborah had a personal mission of looking closely at the economy and how it affects our families and the community around us. Mrs. Aulfinger spent endless hours researching, creating and implementing ways in which funds could be raised without causing a financial strain to both our district families our community businesses. Deborah believes that it is this type of planning, long-term thinking and knowledge that will help Rye Neck in the future years as we potentially face difficult budget
Rocco Germani, Trustee
Term Expires: 2014
Born and raised in the Rye Neck community, Mr. Germani has deep-rooted personal interest in making certain that the character and strengths of this school district remain on a continued course of academic achievement and excellence.
He is a graduate of Siena College in Loudonville, NY, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Marketing/Management.
Rocco is the owner of Germani Contracting, Inc., and currently is employed as an Assistant Building Inspector in the Town/Village of Harrison. This background has afforded him the experience in communicating with the public on a daily basis, the working knowledge of understanding and enforcing all aspects of local and State Building Code requirements, as well as a strong awareness of the necessity of solid, practical, and far-sighted planning.
He and his wife, MaryAnn, have two children, Ryan and Mia, in the Rye Neck School District. Both children started in Daniel Warren as Kindergarten students and are now attending F.E. Bellows and the Middle School. As such, Rocco has a long-term interest in ensuring that the quality of education and the academic standard of excellence of the Rye Neck School District does not waiver and that local control of our district takes precedence above all else.
Rocco has served as a Board Representative to the Audit Committee and a Board Representative to Special Services in the past, and this year he is a Board Representative to the Audit Committee and the BOCES Board.
He holds the value of the Rye Neck School District to be of utmost importance and is honored to serve as a trustee on the Rye Neck School Board.
William Shaner, Trustee
Term Expires: 2015
Bill Shaner has lived in Rye Neck for 19 years, the last 16 in the Shore Acres neighborhood with his wife Brynne and daughters Morgan and Mallory. Morgan graduated Rye Neck High School last spring (2012) and attends DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. Mallory is entering her junior year at Rye Neck. Prior to joining the Board of Education, Bill was on the Student Aid Fund Scholarship Committee. He is also a long time member of the PTSA and Booster Club. He is also a past president of the Shore Acres Point Club and still involved in his neighborhood community.
Bill grew up in Westport CT and attended the public schools there. He is a graduate of Boston University. Bill works for Meredith Corporation, publisher of magazines and websites such as Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, All Recipes and Parents.
In addition to his involvement in with Rye Neck schools organizations, Bill has been a trustee of Mamaroneck United Methodist Church, member of the Mamaroneck Harbor Commission and board member of the Mamaroneck Junior Soccer League.
Bill’s long record of volunteerism across the schools, his neighborhood and Village have prepared him for his service on the Rye Neck Board of Education.