I was born in Marcellus, grew up in Lafayette and moved back to Marcellus 25 years ago. I have been on the MCS school board of education for nine years (three terms). All three of my children have attended Marcellus schols. I first ran for MCS board of education when my youngest child began kindergarten and committed at that point to be active with the school as long as my children were in school. My business is located in Marcellus and I am very active with the community. My commitment to the MCS BoE has provided an opportunity to give back to a school district that has provided a great experience for my three children.
Briefly describe your involvement with the school district in the last five years.
I have been on the Marcellus BoE since 2000. In my first year we formed the MCS Facility Committee. I have been an active member of this committee as we have created and implemented five- and 10-year plans for the physical plant. We are very proud of our campus and work very diligently to maintain our history, while meeting the needs of our future leaders. This committee meets every week. We have created plans to be ready for any state or federal aid that may become available and allow us to advance with very little or no tax implications to residents. In the Marcellus community I have been involved in Marcellus youth soccer, basketball and baseball. I have been very active with donating labor, equipment and materials to the youth soccer facility and Marcellus youth playgrounds at the park and school. Prior to MCS school board involvement, I was a member of the Town of Marcellus Steering Committee.
What is your motivation for running for a position on the school board?
My motivation has always been to provide a balance between the community and the school administration. As a member of the board, it is our job to assure all concerns and conflicts are resolved in a timely fashion. While we provide the education for tomorrow's leaders we must also assist in making tomorrow's leaders great citizens.