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Q. How long have you served on the Jamestown Board of Education?

A. This is my first term on the board.

Q. Why did you originally decide to become a Board Member and why do you continue to serve?

A. I believe in public education. I decided to run for the board because I hope my education and experience as a JPS teacher for 40 years will allow me to contribute to the process of providing an excellent and complete education for all our children.

Q. What is your life like outside of the School Board?

A. I am continuing to teach! Currently I have an intergenerational Suzuki string program at Lutheran where I teach students from 2 to 92. I am on the board of directors of the Western NY Chamber Orchestra & on the executive committee of the Southern Chautauqua County Retired Teachers. My husband Bob and I enjoy traveling, and gardening. I love to read and enjoy needlework. Our daughter Marie, a JPS graduate,  is a graduate student at SUNY Fredonia studying Music Education.

Q. What are your biggest concerns facing Jamestown Schools in the coming years?

A. Jamestown Public Schools has a wonderful tradition of excellence in all facets of education. My goal is to maintain & enhance this fine education in the challenging financial climate that we are currently experiencing. I feel we have to involve all our community resources and find creative ways to provide a fine education for all students.

Q. Why do you think Jamestown Public Schools is a great place for children to receive an education?

A. JPS has very caring, dedicated and skilled staff.  They are committed to providing a fine education to all our students.  Our excellent music, art and physical education programs are an essential part of every child’s education.  Our high school provides a large selection of advanced placement courses.  JPS is a wonderful place for a child to learn and grow.