Street Address: 203 Dante Avenue, Tuckahoe 10707
Race: Eastchester Trustee
Family: My wife Chris and I have lived in Eastchester for over 30 years. Our son Joseph, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and went through the Eastchester School system from kindergarten through 12th grade. I am currently in my 6th term on the BOE and I was first elected to the Board in 1996.
Residency: Tuckahoe, NYIncumbent?: Yes
Education: Fordham University - BA Mathematics Fordham University - MBA Finance
Occupation: Verizon Communications - Senior Staff Consultant - Information and Technology
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?
My background in business management, finance, operations, planning, facilities and labor relations have had a positive effect on the district, and I believe I can continue to add value to a board of education which should always maintain a diversity of views and opinions.
What would be your top three priorities if you are elected or re-elected?
It is our responsibility to ensure that the District continues to provide the best possible education for all students at an affordable cost to the taxpayer. The Board must assess, evaluate and modify our programs on a regular basis to be sure that we meet the high standards that have come to define the Eastchester School District.
The impact of the poor economy over the past 6 years has taken its toll. However, despite staff and spending reductions, we continue to offer students an excellent program where ALL students continue to excel.
My 3 goals are:
Maintain a positive view of the tax cap legislation as we analyze our spending and cost effectiveness;
Maintain and improve our strong academic programs and opportunities for all students;
Continue to remain focused on the long term impact of our decisions towards our goal to prepare students for the expectations of the 21st century and a more global experience.