• Proposed Board of Education candidates.  Pocantico has two seats open with three-year terms (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2026).

    See the Board Candidates Biographies below in their own words.

  • Kristen

    Kristen Kumar

    It is with great pleasure that I seek re-election to the Board of Education in the Pocantico Hills School District. As a long-time resident and alumni of the Pocantico Hills School community, I take great pride in our school and our community. Being a parent of two sons who are current students, makes this role incredibly important to me. I am currently finishing my first term as a board trustee and I am very proud of the work that we accomplished over the last 3 years.  Some of the highlights for me include, our energy proficiency contract that enabled us to install solar panels, our long term strategic planning in both capital improvement and curriculum and instruction, and our deep look into using data to drive growth.  I bring to the board experience in public education as a long-time special education teacher and now an elementary school Assistant Principal. 

  • Alfred

    Alfred Pacile

    Al has served six years on the Pocantico Hills School Board of Education, with the last five as Board President. He has two daughters; the youngest attends Pocantico, and the eldest Pleasantville High School (attending Lehigh in the Fall). Al holds three Master's Degrees: in Latin American Studies, Community and Regional Planning, and an MBA in Finance, respectively. He speaks four languages, which comes in handy as he leads a global team at a Fortune 500 company.  Al is also a nature lover, spending as much time as possible outdoors hiking and running, and is an avid rock climber, having recently scaled El Capitan in Yosemite!