Darcie Cimarusti has lived in Highland Park since 2004. She became active in public education advocacy work in 2011 when an unwanted, unneeded charter school application threatened the integrity of the district. Since that time, public education advocacy has become her passion, and she now works at both the state and national level on public education policy issues. Darcie has twin 5th grade daughters, and is the proud wife of a public school teacher.
Darcie was first elected to the Board in 2013, and in January of this year she became Board President. She takes her commitment to our district, our staff, and our children very seriously.
In addition to her board work, Darcie is an active volunteer organizer with Save Our Schools NJ. She regularly attends State Board of Education meetings, and Assembly and Senate Education Committee meetings, both on behalf of the Board, and as an individual. She works part-time for the Network for Public Education, a national public education advocacy organization, co-founded by NYU Research Professor of Education, Diane Ravitch. Dr. Ravitch is widely considered the leader of the national movement to protect, promote and preserve public education for future generations of students.
Darcie believes her work on behalf of the Highland Park community, students, and staff has just begun, and she would be honored to serve for another three years. Darcie is particularly honored to be able to run for office with committed public servants like Mark and Judy.