2012 Liverpool School Board Candidates
There are four new Liverpool School Board candidates running for three seats vacant seats for 2011-2012. Below is background information about each candidate.
Voting will begin on May 17th, and will be from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. For questions please contact Meghan Piper.
Stacey O'Neill Balduf
A graduate of the Class of 1980 at Liverpool High School, she has a family of five children, three of whom will be enrolled in the District next year; in second- grade at Willow Field Elementary (previously at Wetzel Road Elementary), seventh-grade at Soule Road Middle and a senior at Liverpool High School. Stacey and her husband are practicing attorneys with a matrimonial/family law office in Liverpool. Her firm also provides matrimonial/family law mediation.
They are members of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in the village of Liverpool. In addition to running the family business, Balduf's experience includes being a member of various committees and boards in Central New York.
Richard J. Pento
Pento was originally appointed to the Board in the fall of 2007 and is completing his first elected term. He has been a lifelong resident of Central New York and a member of the Liverpool community for the past 21 years. During that time, his wife Amy has been a Spanish teacher at Liverpool High School. He has two children who currently attend Liverpool schools. His oldest, Julie, is an eighth grader at Soule Road Middle and his son, Jack, is in third grade at Soule Road Elementary.
Pento has worked in the Phoenix Central School District since 1997 primarily as a biology teacher. He is currently serving as the Coordinator of the Pennellville Learning Center. During his time in Phoenix, he has had the opportunity to serve in a variety of capacities from classroom teacher to building administrator.