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Board of Education candidates

Two seats available; term of five years, beginning July 1, 2017

The Board of Education of the Glens Falls City School District is made up of nine members who are elected by qualified voters of the district. They serve without pay for five-year terms. The Board of Education, in serving its role as trustee of the district's five schools (three elementary, one Middle School, and one High School), is responsible for the development of the policy through which the Superintendent administers the educational program, the students, and the staff.

This May, voters will have the opportunity to elect two community members to the Glens Falls City Schools Board of Education. There are two candidates running for two seats:

Matthew J. Levin

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Mr. Levin, of 8 Ames Place, is seeking his first term on the Board of Education. He is an Engineering Systems and Process Manager at General Electric.

"My children will be 3rd generation graduates of the GFSD. The education I received at Glens Falls positively impacted me. By serving on the board, I hope to continue this effect on future students. I have experience serving on boards, exposing me to the give and take needed for a board to reach its goals. During my career at GE I have seen firsthand the demand for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. However, I prefer STEAM (encompassing arts) in order to ensure students get the well-rounded education they need for future success. I look forward to working with the other board members, with the objective of creating the best learning environment for all students."

 

Jason G. Rivers

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Mr. Rivers, of 9 Sheridan St., is seeking his first term on the Board of Education. He is a Special Education Teacher at Warrensburg Central School District.

"By serving on the Glens Falls City Schools Board of Education, I wish to contribute to a crucial aspect of our area: public education. I am involved with youth hockey and baseball, the PTA of Kensington, and have two children within the GFSD community. Additionally, my career is within public education, serving as a teacher, special educator, and coach. This combination provides me with the experience to confront our district’s toughest obstacles in a time when our teachers need the necessary resources, training, and support to make learning accessible to all of our students. I look forward to working with other board members to ensure our students have opportunities for success."