Six candidates will vie for three seats on the Monticello Board of Education during the annual election on May 16.
The candidates, in ballot order are (click each candidate’s name to read their statement):
Seat 1 (for three-year seat currently held by Adrianna Mayson Greco):
Seat 2 (for three-year seat currently held by Wendy Galligan Weiner):
Seat 3 (for three-year seat currently held by Helen Jersey):
In their own words, read why these women wish to be elected to the Board of Education.
I believe all children deserve a quality education. I represent the parents and teachers of this district and want to ensure that their voices are heard in the educational and administrative decisions that are made. I am an effective leader, listener, collaborator, and fierce advocate for our students.
I want to serve as a member of the Monticello Central School District Board of Education in order to create a shared vision to promote academic achievement for all students through collaboration with students, parents, educators and the community.
As an elected member of the Monticello Central School District Board of Education, I hope to continue to make decisions that will ultimately make a difference and create positive change for future generations.
I am seeking reelection to continue advocating for our student’s success, support our district staff, provide a safe, and positive environment, and be fiscally responsible to the taxpayers. I am a parent of a High School student, a taxpayer and currently serve on the Board’s Audit, Capital and Budget committees.
As a parent of Monticello students, I have been involved in the Monticello community for over 12 years. I have extensive experience in education, community engagement and teaching on the collegiate level. I also have experience in student conduct, education law and policy, and preparing and managing budgets.
As a thirty-year teacher and community member in the MCSD, I have a unique awareness and understanding of how our school’s governing body should be responsive, responsible, respectful, innovative, and transparent in dealing with stakeholders to create a positive culture. Without a positive school culture embraced by students, staff and community, success is impossible.
Having taught in the Monticello Middle School for twenty years, gives me a unique perspective on the needs of the faculty and staff. Being on the board would allow me to contribute to the educational conversation, and be a voice for the school and the community.