Name : Dr. Rupali Wadhwa
Place of residence : Short Hills, NJ
Attended college : Yes
College : Delhi University and University of Pittsburgh
Degree : B.D.S., D.M.D.
University : University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Center
Degree : Masters of Science
Year of graduation : 1997
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Board of Education
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA
I am running for Millburn BOE because I care deeply about our community and want all of our children to be the best they could possibly be and be well prepared for their future. As a business owner and working mother with two children just beginning their education in our District, my concerns are the same as every other busy mom or dad in this community about their children. I will be the voice for excellence and high expectations on this board of education: a voice that will mirror your own. I will ensure our policies and Board priorities are focused on preparing our children with education suited for the 21st century. As a thought leader, I will make certain that our District is attune to creative and successful educational directions from across the US and the globe in order to maintain and advance the legendary reputation of the Millburn public school education system. Not only will this serve the needs of our children, but will also serve the standards of our community. As a former Assistant Professor and graduate school research director, I am very aware of the global competitiveness impacting US universities and the job market. My life experiences and choices in education and career have been greatly influenced by globalization and the demand for expertise in STEM. Considering my business, financial, strategic, analytical and managerial background, I will focus on the fiscal responsibility, accountability, and transparency of our board of education and District Administration. I will reach out to the community to hear your aspirations and dreams for our children and District that will help determine the board of education priorities and plans.