continued Secondly, we have a great staff. I consider part of my job as a board member to insure that they have the resources they need to do the job.
Sandra Marie DiBianco
I have been a resident of the North Syracuse Central School District since 1974. I am 66 years old. My adult children, Jennifer and Richard, are graduates of North Syracuse. Currently, I am semi-retired and self-employed
as a grant writer. In addition, I tutor English Language Learners in the Syracuse schools and serve as an Early Literacy Volunteer in North Syracuse. At present, in addition to my Board of Education service, I sit on a number of non-profit boards: Chadwick Residence, which provides shelter, transitional housing, life skill, educational and vocational training and related services to homeless women and their children; the Syracuse Stage Guild Board of Directors; the board of directors of the Everson Museum of Art; and the Friends of the Can Teen. I have been a member of the board of education for 25 years.
Why are you running for school board?
I have had a lifelong interest in children, their education and development. When my children were enrolled in the schools, I ran for the school board as a progression of my activities as a P.T.O. and district-wide Parent Awareness Council officer, volunteer, tutor and substitute teacher. For the past 25 years I have had the privilege of overseeing and participating in the education of our community’s children. I have followed and applauded the development, accomplishments, and careers of our students and our staff. They and we have much to be proud of. I am committed to seeing that our limited resources are used optimally so that our students and staff can experience continued success. Although it is often difficult, particularly in these financially trying times, I consider board of education service to be a trust and an honor that is well worth the time and effort it requires.