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Ms. Jessica Marelli - President (Term expires 2024)

Jessica Marelli was first elected as a Board Member in 2014 and served as President from 2017-2020.  She is currently the Vice-President of the School Board. A graduate of Claremont High School in Claremont, California Jessica received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Sciences from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).  Jessica has three children who all attended the Caesar Rodney School District.

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Mr. David Failing - Vice President (Term expires 2026)

David Failing has been a member of the Caesar Rodney School Board since 2017.  He is a 1975 graduate of Caesar Rodney High School, and is a founding partner of the Wyoming Millwork Company, in operation since 1994.  Mr. Failing has four children; two are presently school administrators, one graduated from CRHS in 2021, and one is still a student at the High School. 

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Mr. P. Scott Wilson - Member (Term expires 2023)

P. Scott Wilson was first elected as a member of the School Board in 2013. He is a graduate of Caesar Rodney High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Delaware, and a Law Degree from The Dickinson School of Law. He is a former Deputy Attorney General with 20 years legal experience and currently works as an attorney in private practice.

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Mr. Mike Marasco - Member (Term expires 2026)

Mike Marasco has been a member of the Caesar Rodney School Board since 2016, and has been Board President since 2020.  He is a 1991 graduate of Caesar Rodney High School and president/owner of several Wyoming businesses, including Tre Sorelle Dolce Ice Cream and Lawns Plus Landscaping.  He lives in Wyoming with his wife Becky, who is a science teacher at the High School. He and his wife have three daughters, one who graduated from CRHS in 2017, one who currently attends High School and the youngest is a student at Fifer Middle School.

 

 

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Dr. Joyce Denman - Member (Terms expires 2025)

Joyce Denman was first elected to the School Board in 2019 for a one year term to fill the seat vacated by William Bush, she was re-elected for a five year term in 2020.  Dr. Denman has been in education since 1974, after graduating from the California University of Pennsylvania and moving to Delaware to start a teaching career.  Subsequent educational degrees were earned from the University of Delaware (’80 and ’06). After 44 years as an educator (32 years as a classroom teacher and 12 years as a Director of Special Education), Dr. Denman retired from the state of Delaware in 2018. Joyce and her husband, William, have three children who graduated from Caesar Rodney High school (’05, ’06, ’08) and have all gone on to have successful careers with their comprehensive K-12 “Rider” education. As a community member and retired educator, Dr. Denman looks forward to using her experience and knowledge to work in ways that continuously improve educational opportunities for all children in the Caesar Rodney School District.

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Dr. Alois received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University in elementary education, her masters from Wesley College in middle childhood education, and her doctorate from the University of Delaware in educational leadership and continues to be a life-long learner.

Dr. Christine Alois - Superintendent

On April 1, 2022, Dr. Christine Alois began her tenure as the first woman and 11th Superintendent for the Caesar Rodney School District. 
 
Before taking the role as Deputy Secretary for the Delaware Department of Education in 2018, Dr. Alois served in various roles in the Caesar Rodney School District for 24 years.  Upon moving to Delaware in July 1994, she became one of the original “latch key” teachers for the district.  She then moved to the classroom as a teacher in both 5th and 7th grades. After serving for several years as the English Language Arts (ELA) resource teacher working with teachers and administrators across the district, she became the assistant principal at Stokes Elementary School and then the principal. Starting in 2009 Dr. Alois served as the Supervisor of Instruction, where she worked with students, teachers, administrators, and families across all of the schools in the district with a focus on secondary social studies and English language arts, world language/immersion K-12, English language learners, gifted education, instructional technology, teacher leaders and new teacher mentoring. In 2015 she moved to her final position before leaving the district.  Serving as the Director of Curriculum & Instruction Dr. Alois oversaw all activities for PK-12 classrooms and student learners. As Director she championed efforts to include outdoor education initiatives across all grade levels and school sites.

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