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BOE Election Candidates Bios Available


All candidates are running for a three-year term on the Newburgh Enlarged City School District Board of Education. You will select 3 candidates on the ballot. Select a candidate below to view their bio...

Name: Judy LeRoy
 

Years in District:
63 Born and Raised in Town of Newburgh

Employment:
Retired from (30 years) Newburgh Enlarged City School District-School Nurse Teacher and Health Services Facilitator

Education: BS in Nursing Masters Degree-Humanistic Education
 
Spouse/Occupation/Employment: Dane LeRoy Retired Teacher from NECSD- 30+ years welding teacher

Children/Ages/Schools:

Christoper LeRoy-34 years- Graduated from NFA-School of Oceaneering Engineering-Commercial Driver
Bryan LeRoy- 30 years- Graduated NFA/SUNY Delhi Employed by local 373- Plumbers and steamfitters


NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:

Orange County Medical Reserve Corp
District and Building Health and Safety Committee
Building Compact Committee

 
How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be...
..to ensure through collaboration with all of the school community and other community members that our NECSD schools continue to provide safe, quality and excellent educational experiences for every student, both present and future so they may graduate and be well rounded young adults to meet the many challenges of society.  


What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:

1. To understand the emotional, social and academic losses caused by the COVID pandemic and work collectively, with all stakeholders, to address poor school attendance, teacher shortage, poor school behavior and decreased graduation rate.
2 Safety for all students, faculty/staff and community, therefore, creating a learning environment that is healthy, disciplined and safe promoting the highest level of student achievement.
3. Influence the NECSD budget ensuring fiscal health, and taxpayer money is being spent to improve student achievement.

Name: Jerry Ryan Lamar

Years in District:
 25

 

Employment: Terminix

Education:

BA Communication/Excelsior College 

Spouse/Occupation/Employment: 

 Melissa Lamar Teacher at Balmville elementary


Children/Ages/Schools:

Julian Lamar 15 NFA
Amanda Henneberry 31 Graduate of NFA, SUNY New Paltz and Grace Hopper Institute
Brian Henneberry 32 Graduate of NFA and SUNY Empire

 
NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:

 

 
How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be...
...to return transparency and integrity to the school board and superintendents office, so as to restore the trust of the families of the district that has been lost in recent years.

What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:

Ensuring that all of the pieces are in place to allow for the effective education of the students in our classrooms by seeing to it that the departments responsible for supplying those pieces are staffed and supplied to meet their needs. All while demanding fiscal accountability to protect the taxpayers of the district.

Name: Carol L. Maida

Years in District:
 Life long 

 

Employment: Retired teacher from NECSD 

Education: BS El. Ed- Oneonta MS El. Ed New Paltz 
 
Spouse/Occupation/Employment: Widow 

Children/Ages/Schools: 


NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:

District wide committees- Curriculum & Reading
Taught In Service (P.D.) in literacy
Instructional Support Team

How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be...

...to continue to assess and support our early literacy practices for children in need. We know that early literacy skills can help prevent later academic problems.


What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:

Support strategies to help students with learning loss (pandemic related).

Increase support for social emotional issues i.e anxiety, behavioral problem, self confidence, etc.

Continue to use variety of ways to communicate with community so parents are informed on all school related issues.

Name: Darren Stridiron

Years in District:
 22 

Employment:
Heritage Land Surveying PC & CV Associates NY


Education:
AAS Forest Technology-SUNY Environmental Science & Technology

 
Spouse/Occupation/Employment:

Evelyn Mejia-Stridiron-Heritage Land Surveying,PC

Children/Ages/Schools:
Matthew Strdirion-20-Columbia University
David Stridiron-18-Cornell University
Zachary Stridiron-7-Cardinal Hayes Day School


NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:

Policy, Curriculum, Personnel, Library, Finance, Building & Grounds, Exceptional Learners, Wellness, Health & Safety.

 
How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be...

...Returning our school system to a respected, all encompassing, educational program that seeks to enrich the lives of our children and have them grow up as well rounded respectful adults.

What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:
Fiscal stability. Ensuring safety & security for all who study, teach and support our programs.  Provide a full educational experience that includes the Arts and ensures that our children are successful, independent adults.


Name: John Doerre

Years in District:
 19

Employment:
Director of Fleet Safety and EHS, Miller Environmental Group Inc.

Education:
Clarkstown S High School 1974, Rockland Community College 1977
 
Spouse/Occupation/Employment:

Registered Nurse, Non-Profit Agency

Children/Ages/Schools:
37 & 35

NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:
Town of Newburgh Ethics Board

How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be...
...to have parents and caretakers within the community play a greater role in the education of their children.

What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:

Providing educational skills that allow children to succeed in the 21st century. Less emphasis on constantly changing and divisive social issues and greater emphasis on lifelong skills.
Create a great academic learning environment along with an environment that caters to those that may value a more vocational learning curriculum.


ATTENTION: Are your scholars or colleagues doing something great? Please contact the district Communications Team at communications@necsd.net. We’d love to visit your class or event and/or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district!







Date: 2022-04-29 08:34:46 PM





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