School board elections are coming up on May 20. It is heartening to see so many individuals running for a seat on the board. I am currently finishing my masters in education and preparing for the birth of my first child. Iíve made Springville my home. Ensuring a positive future for our schools and our community is dear to my heart. On election day, Iím casting my three votes for Jenny Gusch Sullivan, Chris Cerrone and current Board President De Bonenberger.
Jenny Sullivan and Chris Cerrone would be new to the school board and would be a step forward for S-GI. Jenny is a lifelong resident of the district and a proud S-GI graduate. As a Colden resident she will make sure that Colden is represented on the board. Most importantly, however, she will work collaboratively and positively to improve communication and increase transparency while ensuring that our community benefits from a great school district with quality programs.
Chris Cerrone is an advocate for kids and communities. He has a wealth of experience advocating for fair school funding from Albany and an end to unfunded mandates. He knows that teaching is more important than testing and that our kids deserve a well-rounded education.
With such a small board of education and three seats up this year, continuity, experience and a diversity of view points are important, and so I am casting my third vote for current board member De Bonenberger. I attend the United Methodist Church with De and know her to be a trustworthy and intelligent person who cares deeply about the future of our kids. Not only has she served on the board for the last three years, she brings a wealth of professional educational experience to the Board.
S-GI will be well served by Sullivan, Cerrone and Bonenberger.