Joyce Mehta elected President of South Brunswick Board of Education

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Joyce Mehta. Photo: Facebook @Mehta4BOE

On Thursday Jan. 6, 2022 the South Brunswick Board of Education elected Indian-American Joyce Mehta as President of the board. She is the first female & first Indian-American President of the Board of Education. Mehta was elected last November, and has won two BOE elections successfully

Mehta has won two BOE elections successfully, the Chair of the Policy Committee, the New Jersey School Boards Association Board of Directors Delegate for Middlesex County, on the NJSBA Equity Committee & the BOE Liaison for the South Brunswick Commission on Women Liaison, according to a press release.

An attorney by training, Mehta is a client partner at Nuvento, aA company that leverages digital technology to grow companies.

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A qualified solicitor from London, England, according to her bio on the website of Nuvento.com, Mehta has more than 20 years of experience working in the Education and Government Vertical and has extensive experience in the education fields, particularly in Education Policy, Curriculum, Mental Health and serving on several district and state education committees in New Jersey.

Mehta has worked for some of the biggest law firms practicing in London, has prosecution and defence legal experience, and has worked with some of the largest IT recruitment companies in New York City, the Novento biography says.

As a volunteer with social service organizations, Mehta is crediting with developing initiatives to promote healthy educational practices and equity in education.

Joyce Mehta campaigning with supporters Photo: Nov. 5, 2017 Facebook @Mehta4BOE

Mehta, who was first elected to the BOE in 2017, ran for re-election and won. She is a member in the Curriculum/Academic Policy Committee, Equity Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Homework Committee and the South Brunswick High School Mental Health Committee, according to the website biography on Nuvento.

According to a patch.com news report, Mehta was nominated by Board member MikeMitchell, who described her as having “successfully won two elections, is an effective communicator, a strong leader, and active community partner.”

Other Indian-Americans on the South Brunswick Board of Educatiton include Raja Krishna and newcomer Deepa Kathik, who will fill the seat held by former Board member Stephen Parker, patch.com reported.

“I have a proven track record of success for the 9,000 children in our community,” Mehta is quoted saying in tapinto.net news outlet when she decided to run for re-election last year.

“I have learned a lot during my first term and hope to learn more to help our schools grow and be more successful,” she said. “We have done excellent work in identifying the problems in our community and addressing them, I hope to continue this work if re elected and I hope to make huge changes in this upcoming school year,” Mehta is quoted saying during her campaign in the tapinto.net report.

School safety and stress were her biggest concerns, Mehta is quoted saying in the news report saying, “We want to make sure that our children have to opportunity to grow and learn in an environment that is both safe and free from overwhelming stress.”

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