I grew up in rural Western Pennsylvania and attended a small town school district very similar to Delmar.
Later, I attended Penn State University and studied Secondary Education with a focus on English and History education.
I was first elected to the Delmar School Board in 2011, followed by reelection for a second term.
I am extremely thankful to all the voters of the Delmar School District for electing me to this post, and am looking forward to the opportunity to serve you again for another term.
As your duly elected, School Board Member, I am currently serving as the President of the Delmar Board of Education; Liaison to The Wicomico County Board of Education; Member of the Delmar School District Wellness Committee; and as the Board Representative to the Administrator Interview Committee (Preliminary and Final Levels).
Previously, I have served as Delmar Board of Education Vice President; Board Representative to the Professional Learning Community (PLC), Leadership Team; Board Representative to the Delaware Department of Education Performance Review; Board Representative to the Race To The Top Initiative; and Board Representative to the Teacher Of The Year Committee.
I requested that all school board members, teachers and administrators emails be listed on district website; I was instrumental in introducing opt-out options for student surveys and sensitive subject matter, regarding classroom topics; I supported students' religious liberty when they wished to perform the “Everything Skit” during a school talent show; I voted to keep taxes low; I successfully worked with community and administration to facilitate an in-person Delmar graduation ceremony on the football field for our class of 2020.
Upcoming School Board Goals:
In my next term, I look to improve and expand Career & Technical Education programs at Delmar. At the same time, increase and improve clubs, activities and leadership opportunities for students; I will work toward developing the best career & college readiness program in the state; Allow parental opt-out for most standardized tests for students; Work to eliminate costs to students for Wilmington University and AP classes; We should move to improve morale and professional development opportunities for our Delmar staff; We can continue to strengthen parental rights, and keep taxes low; We will work to bring prom and graduation ceremonies back to Delmar; I will continue to support the Bi-State Agreement and firmly oppose school district consolidation in Delaware.
Who is Eligible to Vote?
All Delaware residents of the Delmar School District age 18 and over are eligible to vote in the Delmar School Board Election.
YOU DO NOT need to be a registered voter. Be sure to bring proof of residency, showing that you live within the Delmar school district.
TO FURTHER CLARIFY:
This important election will elect TWO open seats for the Delmar School Board.
SEAT #1: Has 3 candidates. Farrah Morelli (the experienced incumbent), is facing two opponents. This "At Large" position has a 5 year term which expires June 30, 2026.
SEAT #2: Has just 2 candidates. It too, is an "At Large" position with a 5 year term which expires June 30, 2023.
NOTE: Seat #2 fills the balance of the unexpired, original term of a member who recently resigned from the School Board position. This explains why SEAT #2 has a shorter term.
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My husband Joe & I have been married for nearly 22 years. We moved to Delmar, DE in early 2005. Prior to our move, we thoroughly researched the Delmar area and decided that this would be a wonderful place to raise our family. We loved the community atmosphere and excellent schools. We knew that this was the place we wanted to call home. Delmar has proven to be everything we hoped it would be. The community is amazing and the school is excellent.
We have six children together; three are currently attending Delmar Middle and High School in grades 8, 9, and 12. Our three oldest daughters are pursuing their undergraduate degrees at various colleges: Cornell University, Mississippi State University, and the University of North Alabama.
This year, our Delmar High School senior is awaiting a few more college admission decisions before selecting which school she will be attending this fall.
The town logo:
“The Little Town Too Big for One State”
says it all. I am proud to call Delmar home.
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