Residents will have the opportunity to vote for candidates running to fill three Board of Education terms. Meet the candidates on May 14 at 6 PM in the Jr-Sr HS Auditorium!
The District received two (2) petitions for candidates but there are (3) open seats. For each of the three (3) open seats, you may vote for a candidate listed or vote for a write-in a candidate, a person whose name is not printed on this ballot, by writing his/her name in the blank space provided using a pencil with black lead.
The two candidates that turned in petitions are:
I am excited to introduce
myself as a candidate for the BGCSD School Board. I have had the pleasure of serving with the
current slate of Board members for the past year and look forward to the
possibility of continuing to give back to the school, families and community by
continuing to serve. I currently live in
Bainbridge with my husband of 16 years, Bryon Bartow (a graduate of BG), and my
daughter, Brianna, who is currently a 7 grader. While I did not grow-up in Bainbridge, I went
to school in another small town much like Bainbridge. Academically, I have a BS in Human
Development, an MBA, and a Doctorate in Management. I currently serve as the Executive Director
for Delaware Opportunities, a large nonprofit community action agency that
serves individuals and families living in poverty all throughout Delaware
County. What is interesting about my
professional role is that I also report to a Board of Directors, so I have a
nice understanding of what it means to report to a Board but also what it means
to be a Board member. I think this gives
me a well-rounded perspective of the role ahead of me. Prior to starting in that position, I served
as the Liberty Partnerships Program Director for 7 years. This dropout prevention program for at-risk
youth serves 5-12 graders in four Chenango County
School Districts, Bainbridge being one of them.
I know many of the students and families as a result of my experience in
that role. That role also helped me to
develop a solid understanding of the needs of students and families living in
the district and what supports they needed to ensure their success. LPP has worked closely with many faculty and
staff at BG for several decades. I also
participated in various committees and advisory councils, I have coached youth
cheerleading, and have volunteered at various events in the community. I also have and continue to serve on a
variety of community boards and coalitions as well. Serving on the Board is one more way for me
to give back. I care deeply about
students and their needs as well as how to best support families who might not
always know how to request the support they need. I am willing to ask tough questions and stand
up for those who are not always able to stand up for themselves. I hope you will vote for me in May to
continue to serve as one of BGCSD’s School Board members.
I grew up in Oxford, NY and like Oxford, Bainbridge/Guilford is a small town with a tight community. Being from a small town you become ingrained with admirable virtues. Although hard working individuals with wisdom, courage, transcendence, and moderation can be developed from all environments. Only in a small town is this accomplished with the support of a close community. I left Oxford after high school and traveled the country as a cellular technician. In only a few years I started a highly successful telecom implementation company which operated concurrently in an average of 25 states on any given year. After meeting the most wonderful and caring person I have ever met, my wife, we settled down and started a family. After 15 years of business ownership I decided to step down and focus on raising our 3 beautiful girls. After traveling the country, I have certainly realized there’s no place like home. I’m currently a construction coordinator for Spectrum. Responsible for large projects throughout Chenango and Broome counties. In my spare time I love to be outdoors. As an avid outdoorsman I enjoy teaching my daughters skills from hunting & fishing to gardening. Watching them grow into strong, respectful, and intelligent young ladies is the greatest reward for all the hard work. I am proud of our community and
school district. I will do my best and
help where ever I can.