Q. How long have you served on the Jamestown Board of Education?
A. I was appointed to fill a vacant board position in February of 2012 and elected to a three-year term in May of 2012.
Q. Why did you originally decide to become a Board Member and why do you continue to serve?
A. I wanted to contribute and get involved in our community. I believe in public education and I want to play an active role in ensuring that our schools provide our children with opportunities for a successful future.
Q. What is your life like outside of the School Board?
A. I am a retired Jamestown Police Detective and currently I am the Senior Investigator with the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office. I enjoy golfing, exercising and I am attempting to learn the bass guitar. My wife and I are involved with the JHS track and cross county boosters and enjoy watching our son and daughter participate in those sports.
Q. What are your biggest concerns facing Jamestown Schools in the coming years?
A. My biggest concern facing the Jamestown Schools in the ongoing economic issues on the state and federal levels and the effect on the budget. With State aid accounting for approximately 73% of the districts revenue, any reduction in aid could negatively impact many areas of our budget.
Q. Why do you think Jamestown Public Schools is a great place for children to receive an education?
A. I think the Jamestown School system has the total educational package. Dedicated and hard working teachers and support staff, modern and ever improving facilities, a variety of challenging academic programs that prepare our students for college and career, and a wide variety of athletics and extra curricular activities for students to participate in.