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Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Marlboro, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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The Healthy Way Difference

At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Best warranties in the industry
  • Free initial inspection
  • Full-service basement waterproofing
  • Mold remediation
  • Foundation repair
  • Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation

Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.

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With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:

  • Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
  • Mildew residue
  • Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
  • Erosion of your concrete
  • Mineral deposits found on pipes
  • Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
  • Pooling water around your foundation's interior
  • Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
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Basement Waterproofing in Marlboro

Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.

Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.

Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.

Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:

  • Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
  • Basement flooding
  • Loss of valuables
  • Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
  • Decrease in home value

Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.

What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?

It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Marlboro:

Clay Bowl Effect

The "Clay Bowl" Effect

It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.

Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure:

This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.

How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs

Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:

  • Sump pumps
  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • High-strength washer hoses
  • Floor and wall crack repair
  • Replacement windows
  • Flood protection for your water heater

When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.

The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process

Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior Waterproofing

Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.

Exterior Waterproofing

Drainage Systems

One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.

WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.

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GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME

Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!

If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.

Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!

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St. John Vianney quarterback’s spinal injury prompts fundraising efforts in community

The St. John Vianney and Shore Conference football communities are rallying to raise money for St. John Vianney senior Aaron Van Trease, who suffered an spinal injury last Friday night and remains in a New Brunswick hospital after surgery.While St. John Vianney has not provided any updates on Van Trease’s condition, a GoFundMe page entitled “Prayers for AVT #18″ indicated Van Trease “immediately underwent surgery to rem...

The St. John Vianney and Shore Conference football communities are rallying to raise money for St. John Vianney senior Aaron Van Trease, who suffered an spinal injury last Friday night and remains in a New Brunswick hospital after surgery.

While St. John Vianney has not provided any updates on Van Trease’s condition, a GoFundMe page entitled “Prayers for AVT #18″ indicated Van Trease “immediately underwent surgery to remove the fractured vertebrae.”

The rallying cry in the fundraising efforts is what St. John Vianney head coach Jeff Pacun was told by Van Trease as he was being removed from the field: “Don’t worry about me. Go out and win this game.”

St. John Vianney did win the game, 41-0.

Van Trease, a quarterback and safety, was injured on the third play of the game against Manasquan. He was injured while defending a deep pass, then was airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

When contacted by NJ.com Saturday morning, Papcun said Van Trease had “no feeling in his lower body” when he was removed from the field by stretcher.

“Aaron was able to move his upper body, but he said he had no feeling in his lower body,” Papcun said.

Papcun indicated Van Trease came out of surgery Saturday morning.

A Gofundme page was started by Lindsay Scollo, a family friend. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the page has received more than $46,000 in donations.

Scollo wrote: “All funds will support Aaron’s recovery. This may include medical expenses, rehabilitation, modifications to home/vehicles, accommodation/travel and any other support required for Aaron’s ongoing recovery.

“Hopefully Aaron never needs any of the money being raised,” Scollo told NJ.com Wednesday afternoon. “If that happens, and we can only hope and pray it does, we will make a donation to any charity the family wants.”

Also, Asylum Sports Center in Wall Township has started an apparel sale featuring “AVT 18″ shirts and hats. All proceeds will go to the Van Trease family.

Jason Wombough, an assistant at Ocean Township, a former assistant at St. John Vianney and the Director of Football Operations at Asylum Sports Center, spearheaded the apparel fundraiser. To view the items AVT #18 items available, click here.

St. John Vianney will play at Marlboro on Saturday at noon. Marlboro lost its starting quarterback, AJ Schwartz, to a season-ending knee injury last Friday night as well.

Marlboro athletic director Dave Ryden said Schwartz “will have surgery later this week and will not be present at the game.”

Tragedy has overwhelmed the New Jersey football community this month. Xavier McClain, a 16-year-old sophomore at Linden High, died last Wednesday, nearly two weeks after he suffered a serious injury during a Sept. 9 game against Woodbridge High. Linden officials have released no details about McClain’s injury.

A third New Jersey high school football player, Ali Muhammad of Rahway High, died in his sleep Sept. 8, according to his father. No cause of death has been provided by the family, nor has it been linked to football.

The injuries come despite restrictive contact measures in New Jersey that have been hailed as the strictest of any state in the country at any level.

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National Honor Brings Big Smiles to Defino School In Marlboro

The U.S. Department of Education grants National Blue Ribbon recognition to the Frank Defino Central Elementary School in Marlboro.MARLBORO, NJ —Frank Defino Central Elementary School in Marlboro has been recognized as one of the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.And the news has added a new level of excitement - and anticipation of some special events - at the K to 5 school.The school was recognized in the Exemplary High Performing School category of the Blue Ribbon School pro...

The U.S. Department of Education grants National Blue Ribbon recognition to the Frank Defino Central Elementary School in Marlboro.

MARLBORO, NJ —Frank Defino Central Elementary School in Marlboro has been recognized as one of the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

And the news has added a new level of excitement - and anticipation of some special events - at the K to 5 school.

The school was recognized in the Exemplary High Performing School category of the Blue Ribbon School program.

It is one of only 297 in the country recognized in this and a second category this year and is one of nine recognized in the state. It is the only school named for the honor in Monmouth County.

This honor was based on the school’s overall academic performance measured by state assessments.

"My warmest congratulations to the Defino community and all those who made this achievement possible,” said Dr. Eric Hibbs, superintendent of Marlboro Township Public Schools.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of Defino’s educators, families and community in creating a safe and welcoming school where students master challenging and engaging content, the school said in a news release.

“This honor would not be possible without a staff of passionate and dedicated educators, incredible hard-working students, and wonderful families. In addition, we have phenomenal support from our district leadership, the greater Marlboro community, and our Board of Education,” said Dr. David Stratuik, principal of Defino Elementary School.

He explained some of the initiatives that are encouraged in the school.

"There are many things that make Defino a special and unique place, including the shared dedication to continuous learning and growth," he said.

He said an example of this growth mindset is the Teacher Passion Projects where teams of teachers select a project of their own design that will improve the school and/or the community.

A few past examples of these projects include teacher-led book clubs focused on relevant education topics, school beautification efforts, and the addition of sensory hallways to provide brain and movement breaks.

"The entire staff benefits from the collective knowledge gained from working together on these passion projects," Stratuik said.

In the upcoming weeks, various events are planned for the students and staff from Defino to celebrate the district.

The students know about the honor, but Stratuik said the will really celebrate the achievement during Blue Ribbon Day festivities on Oct. 4.

For example, students and staff were asked to record a video response to the prompt: "What makes Defino Special?" using a FlipGrid platform. And some of these may be shared at the October Board of Education meeting.

Also on Oct. 4 there is a planned school-wide pep rally with some fun cheers, guest speakers, and special video messages.

Stratuik explained:

"We plan to have a couple of fun visual representations to commemorate the Blue Ribbon. For example, each student and staff member will add a blue ribbon to the fence in front of our school; we are also looking to take a drone picture of all of our students and staff together in blue T-shirts," he said.

He added that the PTO has been "extremely supportive, partnering with us to organize our Blue Ribbon celebrations and activities, they are also planning to honor our teachers and staff with a Blue Plate Luncheon on Oct. 4."

The Blue Ribbon award celebrates school excellence, turnaround stories, and closing achievement gaps, the U.S. Department of Education explains.

The National Blue Ribbon School Program was the brainchild of the second Secretary of Education, Terrel H. Bell, named by President Reagan, the department website says.

Best known for commissioning the study of American education that resulted in "A Nation at Risk," Bell created the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award in 1982 to bring public attention to the best schools in the United States and to facilitate communication and sharing of best practices within and among schools.

There are two categories of award: “Exemplary High Performing” schools have their state’s highest high school graduation rates and the highest achieving students (the top 15%) in English and mathematics, measured by state assessments.

“Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing” schools have made the greatest advances (top 15%) in closing subgroup achievement gaps in English and mathematics over the past three to five years, measured by state assessments.

Learn more about the National Blue Ribbon Schools distinction at U.S. Department of Education.

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Hit with adversity again, Marlboro rallies in fourth to bounce Washington Twp.

Adversity struck again.And just like it did multiple times during regular season, Marlboro found a way to overcome the odds and win a football game.“It’s a testament to the program, a testament to how far we’ve come and a testament to the coaching staff,” coach Jason Dagato said after his fourth-seeded Mustangs rallied to defeat fifth-seed Washington Township 21-17 in the first round of the NJSIAA/Rothman Orthopaedics South Jersey Group 5 playoffs Saturday.“When these things keep happening, ...

Adversity struck again.

And just like it did multiple times during regular season, Marlboro found a way to overcome the odds and win a football game.

“It’s a testament to the program, a testament to how far we’ve come and a testament to the coaching staff,” coach Jason Dagato said after his fourth-seeded Mustangs rallied to defeat fifth-seed Washington Township 21-17 in the first round of the NJSIAA/Rothman Orthopaedics South Jersey Group 5 playoffs Saturday.

“When these things keep happening, we understand it’s part of football. We don’t blink, we don’t get upset, we don’t complain about it. We just keep moving forward. We keep throwing haymakers. We keep fighting. They just keep finding a way to get that victory.”

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Marlboro (6-3) overcame the loss of starting running back Matt Cassidy late in the first quarter to an elbow injury to win its first postseason game since 1994. The Mustangs rallied in the fourth, collecting a pair of touchdowns to erase a 17-7 deficit.

Alex Frank hit Ryan Mendes down the sideline on a double-pass for the game-winning 52-yard touchdown with 6:25 to play. Washington Township (5-5) had three chances to potentially go back ahead but turned the ball over each time with interceptions.

“I thought ‘This could be our last game of the year. If we were going to do it, let’s do it.’ We called it and it was a gutsy call. It worked just like it did in practice,” Dagato said of the trick play.

“We’ve been holding on to it for weeks. It works in practice every time, I just haven’t had the courage to call it.”

No one was in the vicinity of Mendes.

“Once I caught it, I knew I was gone. It felt great to walk into the end zone,” said Mendes, who finished with three catches for 60 yards. “With no one around me, I knew we had a touchdown if he threw me a good ball.

“It feels amazing. I knew this was going to be my last game on this field. I didn’t want to come out of here heartbroken. This win shows who we are. We’re never going to go down without a fight - ever.”

Overall, Marlboro picked off five passes - all in the second half. Nick Scaff and Jake Houston had two apiece, while Anthony Tropeano sealed it with the final interception. Scaff and Mendes also recorded sacks.

“Our defense has been stepping up,” Scaff said. “People write us off, but we’re never down. We have heart, we’re not losing.

“We weren’t panicking at halftime. We knew what we had to do to come back and executed. Everyone has trust in everyone.”

Said Cassidy, who capped the opening series of the game with a 17-yard TD run: “We’ve believed all season that we have one of the best defenses in the entire Shore (Conference), and now possibly the state. We fly around, love to hit, we get turnovers.

“The steps that we’ve taken to get to this point have been insane.”

Marlboro will face top-seeded Toms River North, No. 6 in the NJ.com Top 20, in a sectional semifinal next weekend. TRN defeated Old Bridge 49-7 in another opening-round game Friday.

For Washington Township, a team that scored 17 unanswered points and took some serious momentum into the locker room at halftime, the loss will sting for some time. The Minutemen came into the day with wins in four of their last five games. Jared Dzierzgowski scored on a 99-yard TD run - tying the state record for a rushing score - and also connected with Jason DiBlasio on an 11-yard TD pass with six seconds left in the half.

The Minutemen limited Marlboro to 153 yards of total offense, just 50 on the 27 rushing attempts.

“The biggest thing for us is that we’re trying to take that next step as a program,” coach Mike Schatzman said. “A lot of people on the outside want to see that playoff success, and we haven’t had it.

“Today wasn’t our day. We made too many mistakes. I don’t think there was anything they did that beat us. We beat ourselves, we beat ourselves five times this year. Our five losses were all kind of self-inflicted.”

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Marlboro RB taken to hospital as precaution as Jackson Memorial wins thriller

A scary situation unfolded during the third quarter of the Jackson Memorial vs. Marlboro game on Saturday afternoon.Marlboro running back Matt Cassidy had to be taken by an ambulance off the field after he was sandwiched by two Jackson players on a play with 8:57 remaining in the third quarter.Cassidy lay on the ground, but was moving his extremities and was talking while athletic trainers from both teams as well as Marlboro EMS as they assessed his injury. Paramedics placed Cassidy on a gurney before he was taken away by the a...

A scary situation unfolded during the third quarter of the Jackson Memorial vs. Marlboro game on Saturday afternoon.

Marlboro running back Matt Cassidy had to be taken by an ambulance off the field after he was sandwiched by two Jackson players on a play with 8:57 remaining in the third quarter.

Cassidy lay on the ground, but was moving his extremities and was talking while athletic trainers from both teams as well as Marlboro EMS as they assessed his injury. Paramedics placed Cassidy on a gurney before he was taken away by the ambulance.

Cassidy’s father, Artie Cassidy, said his son was OK before leaving the field. Artie said Matt was eventually discharged from the hospital after Matt’s CT scan came back clean in a text to NJ Advance Media on Saturday evening.

The game was paused for over 10 minutes and resumed after Matt left the field.

Marlboro coach Jason Dagato said Cassidy was taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.

“He’s good. He was up, he was talking, he was moving,” Dagato said following the game. “He didn’t want to go to the hospital. He wanted to stay, but I think for precautionary reasons, it was probably the right move to get him (to the hospital) and do some evaluating and make sure everything is OK.”

Players from both teams were on a knee when the injury occurred, and Marlboro players jogged over to Cassidy to give their best wishes to him.

The injury happened in front of Jackson’s sideline.

“That’s the worst thing,” Jackson coach Vinnie Mistretta said. “As a father who has kids that play the game and as a coach who’s been around the game for a long time, you never want that. I think Cassidy is going to be all right. He seemed like he was fine. The kid is tough as nails. It looked like he wanted to get up and keep playing. Hope all is well for him and his family. It’s just really tough when that happens in a game.”

This is the second major injury for a Marlboro player this season. Quarterback A.J. Schwartz was carted off the field with a season-ending knee injury in a 28-14 loss to Howell on Sept. 23. He has since had successful surgery, according to athletic director Dave Ryden.

Schwartz was in attendance on Saturday, participating in Senior Day festivities. He was the last player introduced before the game with his family.

There was relief in the stands when Cassidy was moving, and it brought it to the Marlboro sidelines as well.

“Sometimes you feel snakebitten and at the end of the day, life goes on and you gotta keep moving and there’s still multiple games left to play this season,” Dagato said. “You gotta keep moving forward and try to win football games.”

The injury cast a bit of a pall in what ended up being an exciting finish.

Jackson Memorial held off a late Marlboro rally and ended up winning the contest 27-20, moving into sole possession of second place of the Shore Conference’s Constitution Division.

Jackson (5-1) quarterback Tai Mann was electric running the ball, rushing for two scores, including a 25-yard scamper in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 27-13 with 4:35 left to play.

Marlboro (3-3) responded with a touchdown when quarterback Brayden Klein threw a 3-yard touchdown pass with just over two minutes remaining. Marlboro’s defense forced a quick 3-and-out, and got the ball back with just over 1:40 left.

However, Jackson’s defense forced a turnover on downs and took two knees to run down the clock to secure the win.

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Election 2022: Valentina Mendez, Marlboro Board of Education

Patch is asking candidates for local school boards to share their views on the issues. Valentina Mendez Marlboro presents her ideas.MARLBORO, NJ — Valentina Mendez is one of six candidates seeking three full-term seats on the Marlboro Board of Education in the Nov. 8 general election.In these profiles, based on questions provided, the candidates give voters background about themselves and their positions on the issues. Patch is publishing individual profiles leading up to the election.Mendez, who is seeking her f...

Patch is asking candidates for local school boards to share their views on the issues. Valentina Mendez Marlboro presents her ideas.

MARLBORO, NJ — Valentina Mendez is one of six candidates seeking three full-term seats on the Marlboro Board of Education in the Nov. 8 general election.

In these profiles, based on questions provided, the candidates give voters background about themselves and their positions on the issues. Patch is publishing individual profiles leading up to the election.

Mendez, who is seeking her first term on the school board, has been active as a parent in the district and points to her background in finance and corporate training. A top concern of hers, running under the Parenting Over Poilitcs slogan, is the state health/sex ed curriculum. "Introducing these sensitive topics at an elementary school age is inappropriate and should be dealt with in the home amongst families," she says.

Read more from candidate Valentine Mendez:

Name: Valentina Mendez

Town of residence: Marlboro

Position sought: Marlboro Board of Education position, three-year term

Are you an incumbent or have previous school board or civic experience? Though I have not previously held a position on the Board of Education, in my career, I do have experience writing and reviewing policies and procedures, designing learning objectives and materials amongst other things.

Do you have a campaign designation or slate? My campaign designation is Parenting Over Politics.

Family: I’m a mom of three amazing children. I have a daughter that recently graduated from Marlboro High School and is now a freshman in college. My two younger children are currently attending middle school in our district.

Education: I grew up in New York, attending all years of school including college there. I attended Wagner College majoring in Special Education/Psychology.

Occupation: I’ve worked in finance for 20 years. I am currently the Retail Training Director for a multi-billion dollar company.

Why do you want to run for the school board and what in your experience or background prepares you for election:

I’m running for a position on the Board of Education because our schools and children are so important to me. I have held multiple positions on our schools' PTO Board and have witnessed first hand our incredible teachers and the wonderful way they interact with our children.

My background in the banking industry and managing the budget, affords me with the knowledge of appropriate checks and balances. Also, leading a Learning and Development department, I am responsible for the education of employees throughout our footprint whether it be new hire training, compliance training, upskilling, building relationships, employee engagement and a variety of other topics.

Last year, I started a pilot tutoring program for children in our town, partnering with high school honors students for any children that needed additional support.

If you are running as part of a slate of candidates, please explain the main positions of the slate if there are agreed upon positions. Please name your slate and its other candidates.

I am running alongside two other candidates, Annette Siewert and Michael Lilonsky. We are not a formal slate but do share some similar beliefs. Our campaign slogan is Parenting Over Politics. It really means just that, keep politics out of our schools and keep the focus on the children and staff. It means that the voices of parents and the community are invaluable.

Name what you see as the top issues currently facing your district and how you plan to address them. These can be local issues and/or statewide issues:

What changes or improvements do you see for the district that could enhance educational life and is there a way you might accomplish that?

An improvement in our school district would be to take a deep dive into the budget and ensure that funds are being allocated appropriately. We need to provide the best opportunities to all students, reviewing all line items including the staffing model, administration salaries, and 2023 goals and initiatives is vital to our success.

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