Eastern suburb school districts welcome new members

Results are in for the May 15 school board elections; both newcomers and incumbents were elected to the various school boards in the eastern suburbs. Two seats were filled in East Syracuse-Minoa, four seats in Fayetteville-Manlius, and three in the Jamesville-Dewitt district.


In ES-M, Allison Tyminski of Kirkville was elected to join the board for the first time, and Jennifer Steigerwald of East Syracuse was re-elected after nine years of service.

Tyminski has lived in the district for 23 years, and is employed by Merrill Lynch. She has a bachelor's in finance from the University of Connecticut, and is also a co-chairperson of the Elder Law Fair Committee, which organizes a non-profit fair for seniors and their families on legal issues and services.

In a statement published online at EsmSchools.org regarding her philosophy on teaching, Tyminski connects her roots in the ES-M district with her desire to foster growth in the community and help create a better future for the youth.

"It is no secret that our youth today is tomorrow's future, therefore, I think we should take every measure possible to establish confidence, knowledge, and determination in their realm of ideas and possibilities," Tyminski said.

Incumbent Jennifer Steigerwald has lived in the ES-M district for 35 years, and is a member of the parent-teacher organizations at Woodland Elementary and Pine Grove Middle School. She has a bachelor's in telecommunications management from Ithaca College, and works for the communication science and disorders department at Syracuse University.

"It remains my philosophy that I am here to support an environment where the best teaching and learning can occur," Steigerwald said in a statement published at EsmSchools.org. "I know our community members realize the importance of producing well rounded, well educated graduates, and I do my best to support this in a fiscally responsible manner."

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