Scarsdale Board of Education Member Biographies
Scott E. Silberfein (Term: 2014-2020), President: Mr. Silberfein is an attorney at NYC-based law firm Moses & Singer LLP where he specializes in commercial and business, equipment lease financing, class action defense, employment, and bankruptcy litigation. His volunteer positions include Secretary of Westchester Reform Temple, Director of the Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club, and Director of the Westchester/Fairfield Chapter of the Crohn's Colitis Foundation. In the past, he has served as a member of Scarsdale's Board of Ethics, Vice President of the Greenacres Neighborhood Association, President of the Men's Club of Westchester Reform Temple, as a youth soccer, basketball, and softball coach, as chair of various committees of the Greenacres Elementary School PTA, and as Vice President of the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation. Mr. Silberfein holds a BA (Political Science) from the University of Delaware and a JD from the Cardozo School of Law. He and his wife Joey have lived in Scarsdale since 2006 and have three daughters, two attending Scarsdale High School and one attending Scarsdale Middle School.
Pamela Fuehrer (Term: 2015-2021), Vice President: Ms. Fuehrer’s work experience includes management consulting at KPMG and Ernst & Young in the higher education and health care practices respectively. She moved to Scarsdale in 1998 and after the birth of her first child she left the corporate world. Ms. Fuehrer has served as PT Council President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and was separately on the PT Council executive committee during her terms as President of the Edgewood PTA and President of the Middle School PTA. She has served on the board of directors for the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale, the Junior League of Central Westchester, the Drake Edgewood Neighborhood Association and the Scarsdale Task Force on Drugs and Alcohol. She has chaired numerous child-focused committees in Scarsdale including the Scarsdale High School PTA Scholarship Fund for College, Young Writers Workshop, Safety Town, Wayside Cottage, and the Edgewood Fair. Ms. Fuehrer is currently a consultant with The Acceleration Project, which provides business advice primarily to minority and women-owned small businesses. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. with a Non-profit Management concentration from Columbia Business School. Ms. Fuehrer and her husband Craig, a Scarsdale native, have three children, one SHS graduate, one in the High School, and one in the Middle School.
Karen Ceske (Term: 2019-2022): Ms. Ceske is an educator and volunteer. She supports high school students of all abilities in reading and writing, and previously worked as an English and Social Studies teacher at the Academy of Mount Saint Ursula in the Bronx. Ms. Ceske has served as President of the Scarsdale Council of Parent-Teacher Associations, President of the Scarsdale High School PTA, Chair of the Scarsdale High School PTA Scholarship Fund for College, Secretary of the Scarsdale Middle School PTA, and President of the Greenacres School PTA. She has served on several community boards including the Friends of the Scarsdale Library, the Scarsdale Adult School, the Scarsdale Student Transfer Education Program (STEP), the Greenacres Neighborhood Association, and the Hitchcock Church Weekday School. She was also active as a troop leader for Scarsdale Edgemont Girl Scouts for many years. Ms. Ceske holds a BA in History from the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, and an MA in the Teaching of English from Teachers College at Columbia University. She and her husband Rob have lived in Scarsdale since 2003. Both of their children are graduates of the Scarsdale schools.
Carl Finger (Term: 2019-2022): Mr. Finger has been active in village government, serving as Scarsdale Village Deputy Mayor, Village Trustee, and Chair of the Law Committee, Finance Committee, and Personnel Committee, and also on the Board of Architectural Review and the Conservation Advisory Council. County-wide, Mr. Finger has served on subcommittees of the Environmental Committee and the Public Works Committee of the Westchester County Board of Legislators. At Bet Am Shalom Synagogue, he has served on the Vision Committee and the Educational Director Search Committee. Mr. Finger is an alumnus of the Scarsdale Schools, who returned to Scarsdale more than 20 years ago with his wife Eve. Their two children currently attend Scarsdale High School. An attorney and principal at Finger & Finger, Mr. Finger's practice includes Real Estate, Cooperative/Condominium, Landlord-Tenant, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, and Tax Certiorari. He holds a BA from Brandeis University, a JD from the Boston University School of Law and an LL.M in Environmental Law from Pace University School of Law. He has been a softball and basketball coach, an umpire, and served two years as the local “Good Humor Man.”
Christopher Morin (Term: 2014-2020): Mr. Morin is an investor, financial advisor and volunteer. Mr. Morin spent most of his career working at Credit Suisse in New York, London, Zurich and Hong Kong, most recently as the investment banking department's head of strategy and coverage management. He also worked for the New York Stock Exchange, managing the Exchange’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and for Thomson Financial, where he ran the investment banking, private equity and institutional research segment. He graduated from Harvard College and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. His wife, Mei, has been teaching in Scarsdale since 2012, and their children have been attending Scarsdale schools since the Morins moved to Scarsdale from Hong Kong in 2009. Mr. Morin was elected to the New York State Teachers' Retirement Board by the New York State Board of Regents for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2019.
Ronald Schulhof (Term: 2019-2022): Mr. Schulhof is a pro bono consultant and private investor. Prior to this work, Mr. Schulhof worked in finance at Bear, Stearns & Co. and FBR Capital Markets, and in corporate strategy at Deloitte. Since moving to Scarsdale in 2013, his local volunteering includes serving as chair of the PT Council and Quaker Ridge PTA Sustainability Committees, member of the District Sustainability Committee, mentor to SHS student interns and City 2.0 project teams, chair of the Village Conservation Advisory Council, member of the Food Scrap Recycling Committee, chair of the Village LED Streetlight Committee, Board of Directors of the Scarsdale Forum, member of the Citizens Nominating Committee, member of the Westchester Reform Temple Connections Task Force, and as a Little League coach. Mr. Schulhof holds a B.A. in Economics from Lehigh University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He and his wife Rachel have two sons, one attending Quaker Ridge School and one in preschool.
Alison Tepper Singer (Term: 2018-2021): Ms. Singer is Co-Founder and President of the Autism Science Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding innovative autism research and supporting the needs of people with autism. Since 2007, Ms. Singer has served on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee at the National Institutes of Health, as well as on the National Institute of Mental Health’s Alliance for Mental Health Research Progress. She currently serves on the executive boards of the Yale Child Study Center, and the Seaver Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as well as on the external advisory board of the CDC’s Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, and the New York State Immunization Advisory Committee. Prior to founding the Autism Science Foundation, she served as executive vice president of Autism Speaks and as a vice president at NBC. Ms. Singer graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. She served on the Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee for three years, and chaired the SBNC Administrative and Joint Committees. She is also a past chair of Scarsdale CHILD. Ms. Singer and her husband Dan have lived in Scarsdale for 20 years. They have two daughters who went through the Scarsdale schools, and three nephews who attend Quaker Ridge School, Scarsdale Middle School, and Scarsdale High School.