School Board Candidates

We are supporting candidates from across the state who are willing to serve the students and families of their community and fight to make our schools the best they can be every student:

County School District Elec District Candidate Info & Phone Email
New Castle Christina District G Delilah Starcks Rep - 610-613-5077 dstarcks@comcast.net
New Castle Colonial District C Richard Schiller Rep 302 542 9700 rickwschiller@gmail.com
New Castle Colonial District F Joseph Laws Rep 750 8657 joseph.laws@colonial.k12.de.us
New Castle Red Clay CSD District F Rafael Ochoa R 302-218-2708 rafael.delaware@gmail.com
New Castle Red Clay CSD District F Janyce Colmery Rep 302-598-5689 eirejgc317@gmail.com
Sussex Cape Henlopen At Large Ashley Murray Rep - 302 423 4730 302 248 8500 ashleymurray@allstate.com
Sussex Delmar At Large Dawn Turner Rep - 410-726-2184 dmfields8@hotmail.com
Sussex Delmar At Large Russell Smart Rep - 302 846 2404 russell@smartimprovements.com
Sussex Delmar At Large Farrah Morelli Rep - 302-846-3971 farrah3@comcast.net
Sussex Delmar At Large Lawrence Sinagra Rep - 302-846-3071 lsinagra@wicomicocounty.org
Sussex Delmar At Large Carol Ann Harrington Rep - 443 366 2323 caharrington04@gmail.com
Sussex Laurel At Large Diane Snow Rep - 814 386 1521 dianesnow526@yahoo.com
Sussex Laurel At Large Joseph Deiter Rep - 302 604 8956 jsdeiter@gmail.com
Sussex Laurel At Large David Nichols Rep - 302-575-3345 302-542-1081 brentnichols76@yahoo.com
Sussex Woodbridge At Large Danielle Taylor Rep - current 302 8417913 dtaylor3711@gmail.com
Kent Ceasar Rodney At Large Michael A. Marasco Rep - current Pres - 698-3240 marasco5@me.com
Kent Lake Forest At Large Earle Dempsey Jr. Rep - 302 535 2120
Kent Milford District C Dr. Adam Brownstein Rep 302-222-5597 abrownstein@comcast.net
Kent Milford District D Scott Fitzgerald Repub - current - 302-236-7322 scott.l.fitzgerald@comcast.net
Kent Smyrna At Large Diane Eastburn Rep 302-653-6730 cedarridge90@aol.com

Danielle Taylor

My name is Danielle Taylor. I am a Delaware native, wife, mother of three and medical office manager. My children, ages 13, 9 & 7 attend the Woodbridge School District and have been enrolled with Woodbridge since they each began Kindergarten. I was inducted to the Woodbridge School Board on January 21, to serve a 6 month term and I am running to retain this seat for the following 5 year term. I have worked full-time managing a medical practice for almost 10 years. I have served as a Woodbridge Little League Board of Director since 2019, currently volunteering my time as the Player Agent. I have volunteered during countless little league seasons, as team manager/team Mom. I have coached/managed with the Western Sussex Youth Soccer Association. I love spending time with my family outdoors and going camping.

 

Why did I choose to run for Woodbridge School Board of Education?
I believe that the education of our children is one of the most important things in this world. Our children are our future! We want them to become highly successful, healthy, and contributing citizens. As a parent, I have experienced firsthand the work involved, trying to manage a full-time career, family and our children’s education.
The educators, staff and administrators of Woodbridge School District have continued to succeed amidst so many obstacles. I want to be a voice for the parents of our district. I am ecstatic to fill the 6 month term, after appointment against 6 other candidates in January and I am asking for your support in my mission to continue serving on May 11!

 

Website: www.danielletaylorforwoodbridge.com

Email: dtaylor3711@gmail.com

Social Media: www.facebook.com/danielletaylorforwoodbridge

Phone: 302-841-7913

Delilah Starcks

Delilah Starcks is a proud mother of one and a candidate for Christina School Board District G.  She resided in the New Castle County community since 1988. Delilah received her BS in Computer Science from Widener University, Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) from Delaware Technical Community College and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Delilah’s community involvements include coaching youth soccer at YMCA, volunteering at school-related events and oversee the after-school coding program with partnership with Capital One and participating in various organizations in the New Castle County areas.

Professionally, Delilah has 10 years of experience in K-8 education teaching Technology. Delilah has worked for a HealthCare organization in a leadership role for several years.  Also, she is a business owner. A member of Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), and National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She looks forward to using her professional experience to serve the Christina School District families and students.

Candidate Statement

Three of the biggest challenges currently facing our schools are virtual learning, covid-19 pandemic, and economic recessions. These challenges effect our students, teachers, and businesses within our districts which has driven me to run for school board.  Christian School District serve more than 14,000 students and employing 2, 800 people.  Many years of disparities and inequities have plagued our districts without being sufficiently addressed or resolved.

It is time to speak up, stand up and be an advocate for quality education for all children!!!

 

Delilah Starcks

Starcks4schoolboard@gmail.com

Facebook: DelilahStarcks4ChristinaSchoolBoard

302-324-0144

Farrah Morelli

I was first elected to the Delmar School Board in 2011, followed by reelection for a second term. 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 attended Penn State University and studied Secondary Education with a focus on English and History education. 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.

https://morellifordelmar.com/

Ashley Murray

I am a Lewes native with deep roots in this town and community. I am a 4th generation graduate of Cape Henlopen School District and a graduate of Delaware Technical & Community College with an Associates Degree in Science. I genuinely care about community members and especially, their amazing children. I am a passionate mother of two boys, 17 and 12, who have always attended schools in the Cape Henlopen District and a daughter who is 6.  We elected to enroll our daughter in private school.  I was fortunate enough to be able to work from when covid struct and schools closed. My daughter’s school brought ALL of their students back last August, where my boys have been doing hybrid which does NOT work.  They are not following the Science, Cape Henlopen Schools need to open 100%. I will always put children first if elected. My opponent is pro district, where I am pro children.  I will also fight for 100% transparency, for all academic and non-academic material, with parent notification and ability to opt their child out.  I will also advocate mental health awareness.  Our children area suffering and need us to fight for them. I will always advocate for the students and their families.   I want to be the voice of the parents.