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BOE Candidate Profiles 2019 Election

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: 
 
Shelly Bartow
              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. 
 
Tim Suda     

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.

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