Meet the North Syracuse Board of Education candidates

Mark Sherlock - Active community member

Mark Sherlock resides in the North Syracuse School District with his wife Marianne. Daughter Maegan graduated in '05, Marist College '09, son Michael in '08 and presently attending SUNY New Paltz and son Mark class of 2011.

Sherlock currently works for Barnes and Noble Bookstores as Store Manager/Field Trainer at the Dewitt location. As Store Manager, he works with Central New York School Districts on summer reading programs and fundraisers for the schools through book-fairs. Understanding how hard teachers work, along with the cost of running a classroom, Sherlock runs educator appreciation events several times throughout the year for the teacher's of Central New York.

Staying active in organizations that involve youth, Sherlock currently serves as the General Manager for the Sherrill Silversmiths of the Eastern Collegiate Baseball League, Alumni Coordinator for the Onondaga Community College baseball team and booster club member for the CNS baseball team.

Past professional and youth organization involvement includes, Syracuse Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet Committee, Syracuse Chamber of Commerce Economic Forecast Committee, Route 31 Development Committee, 12 years with Seneca River South Little League as a Board Member, Coach and League President, 10 years with Liverpool Girl's Softball League as Board Member and Coach, 3 years with Liverpool Optimist Girls Basketball as Coach, 2 years as a Midstate Youth Hockey Team Manager and 6 years with North Syracuse Babe Ruth as a Manager.

Sherlock believes that literacy is the cornerstone of a student's development. He believes every child should have the opportunity to receive a well rounded education and that education consists of a combination of classroom studies and extracurricular activities. Sherlock feels he can help the school district navigate through these challenging economic times and find a balance that will allow students to receive a quality education and be fiscally responsible to thetaxpayers.

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