Scarsdale Board of Education Member Biographies
Pamela Fuehrer (Term: 2015-2021), 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.
Alison Tepper Singer (Term: 2018-2021), Vice President: 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.
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.”
Robert Klein (Term: 2020-2023): Mr. Klein is an architect and strategic facilities planner as well as an active board member and volunteer for a variety of national and community organizations. He is a founding board member of Neighbors for Refugees, a 501(c)(3) Westchester non-profit and resettlement organization, and also sits on the board of the Clay Arts Center, based in Port Chester, which is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of the ceramic arts. He has served twice as the President of Chavurat Tikvah, a home-based Reform Jewish congregation. Locally, he was active in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and currently is a board member of the Greenacres Neighborhood Association, where he has lived for 36 years and where he and his wife, Jane, raised their two children, both graduates of Scarsdale High School. Mr. Klein graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in Architecture, having studied for his third year at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia. Presenty semi-retired. Mr. Klein's career focused on health care planning and institutional design; he received a graduate diploma in Health Facility Planning and Design from the Medical Architecture Research Unit (MARU) of North London University, UK. He is a licensed architect in both the United Kingdom, where he lived and worked for five years, as well as New York State.
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.
Amber Yusuf (Term: 2020-2023) Ms. Yusuf's professional experience is focused in the world of financial technology. She is currently Director of Operations for G2 FinTech, where she has been since before her second son was born. She has dedicated much of her free time to organizations in her community, with a focus on activities related to education in our District. Ms. Yusuf has served as PT Council President, PT Council Vice President, Heathcote PTA President, STEAM Day Co-Chair and Heathcote After School Clubs Chair. She has also served on the boards of the League of Women Voters, the Scarsdale Bowl, the Scarsdale Citizens Nominating Committee and as a consultant for The Acceleration Project. Ms. Yusuf holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Ms. Yusuf and her husband Inder Grewal have two sons, one in the Middle School and one in the High School.