Sarasota County School Board District 5
Election Day August 23, 2022
I come from a lower-middle-class family with ten children in upstate NY. My father was the custodian at a school for children with developmental disabilities, and my mother was a school bus driver. I began my career as a teaching assistant in that same school and then became the first person in my family to get a college degree.
I embarked upon a 30-year career with the Schenectady NY Public School System. I served as an ESE Teacher, an Assistant Principal, Principal, and the Assistant Director of Special Education for the school system. During that time, I got my master’s degree in Educational Psychology and raised three children; a son who works as a financial planner for a large investment banking firm, and twin daughters, one of whom is an Attorney living in St. Pete and the other a Chemical Engineer working in Indiana for a large multi-national company.
Three years ago, my husband of 36 years, Scott, and I moved to a beautiful resort community in South Venice. Like many, our goal was to enjoy the fantastic weather, the award-winning beaches, the natural beauty, and the vibrance of Sarasota County, SW Florida’s cultural hub.