BoE Spotlight: WG candidate Doreen Plony

Doreen has been a reading teacher with the Syracuse City School District for 22 years. She holds a bachelor's degree from LeMoyne College and a master's degree and certificate of advanced study from Syracuse University. She is currently a member of the NYS Association for Women in Administration and SCSD Middle School Level Task Force, a former co-chair of the Bishop Ludden Jr/Sr High School Board of Commissions and previously sat on the Onondaga County Board of Elections committee.

She lives with her husband, John, in Camillus, and three children, Brittany, 22, Alyssa, 19, and Michael, 16.

Briefly describe your involvement with the school district in the last five years.

I have been a resident, parent, volunteer and active community member in the West Genesee School District for the past seven years. My son, Michael, is currently in tenth grade at the high school.

What is your motivation for running for a position on the school board?

I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and love the field of education (which is also my area of expertise). The West Genesee School District continuously affords my son an excellent education. I would like to give back to the District and Community what they have afforded my family by volunteering my knowledge and ability to help move our district forward continuing in our educational excellence.

During this difficult economic time, I would provide a new voice on the board representing the Community, working collaboratively with all stakeholders. I have the ability to listen and make informed decisions (as a team member) based on data and the well being of our West Genesee student population.

With a feeling of great pride, I am honored to live in such an outstanding community. To show my appreciation, I would like to become part of our district's team helping to carry out the pledge of our vision. I believe my experience, leadership skills and passion are positive contributors which would enable me to effectively fulfill the responsibilities of a school board member.

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