Street Address: 2 Bobbie Lane Rye Brook NY 10573
Race: Blind Brook Trustee
Political and civic experience: I have served two complete terms, 6 years, on the Board of Education. I have served as President, and three years as VP.
Family: Wife, Julie Two children in the schools, 5th and 10th grades
Residency: 2 Bobbie LaneIncumbent?: Yes
Education: B.A. Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania M.S. Meteorology, Florida State University NASA Fellowship
Occupation: Founder and CEO, U.S. Satellite Laboratory, Rye NY. STEM Education company. Clients include NASA and Columbia University.
Why are you running for office or seeking re-election?
What in your personal, civic or professional experience recommends your election or return to office?
As a business man, I am more qualified than any other board member candidate for getting to the bottom line in the financials.
As an educator, currently consulting with top districts in the U.S. and private schools in Europe, in STEM Education, I understand the value of good pedagogy in all content areas, not just math and science. I understand best practices and am a good collaborator on our school board.
I believe in process if a teacher or parent wants something, there are clearly ways to potentially make it happen in Blind Brook.
In Summer 2014 am working with Westchester’s STEM initiative and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, of Tarrytown, providing free, STEM Education Fellowships across the region, with a program I created and deliver for NASA and Columbia University.
What would be your top three priorities if you are elected or re-elected?
Top priorities include addressing safety (e.g., parking lot of the elementary school); education (e.g., expiring superintendent contract, curriculum issues and World Class Education for all students); and financials (e.g., joint transportation and purchasing cost sharing initiatives to yield over 500K savings during the next term).
By establishing process and input from all stakeholders (i.e., students, parents, teachers, community members, staff) each of these will be successful.