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2014-2015

Board of Education Members


Ms. Joan Reeves, President
email: jreeves@bville.org
(May 1981-June 2016)
 
Joan Reeves has been a member of the Board of Education since 1981. She served as Vice President for 12 years, President for 5 years, and is currently the Vice President. She serves on the OCM BOCES Board of Education, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Central New York School Boards Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Onondaga Madison School Boards Association, and is a member of the St. Mary’s Parish Council. She was past president of the Baldwinsville Basketball Boosters and has been a volunteer for Baldwinsville Little League.

While on the Board she has served on numerous committees including but not limited to Long Range Planning, Facilities, Policy, Contract, Insurance, Transportation, Audit, Sustainability, Legislative, Negotiations, BCEPT, and Intermunicipal. Joan is a graduate of Baldwinsville Schools as well as her eight siblings and parents, Cecil and Dorothy Reeves. She attended SUNY Oneonta and Oswego majoring in Political Science and was formerly employed as an Assistant Manager for Reeves Farms and by Plainville Farms in charge of purchasing, regulatory compliance and product development. She raised three children, all who are products of Baldwinsville Schools; Lieutenant Commander Eric and Laura Reeves, Naval Aviators in Anacortes, WA , Jamie and Erica Banuski, Project Manager for Springfield Mass. Schools and Special Ed teacher for the Gill-Montague Regional School District and son Ryan, who passed away February 2012; as well as six grandchildren.

Mr. James Goulet, Vice-President
(July 2009 - June 2015)
 
Jim Goulet has served on the board since July 2009. Jim is a lifetime resident of Baldwinsville and a 1968 graduate of Baker High School. He holds a BS in Resources Management from SUNY-ESF and teaching certification through SUNY Oswego. Jim was a science teacher in Baldwinsville for 32 years, and he also successfully coached the girls' varsity cross country, indoor track and spring track teams for 97 seasons. Jim served as league chair for cross country, indoor track and spring track for many years and was also the Section III chair for indoor track for over 30 years. He was the head women's track coach for the Central Region for the Empire State Games for 27 years. In retirement, he served as the head coach for the SUNY-ESF cross country program and was a member of the Village Zoning Board of Appeals, the SUNY-ESF Alumni Board of Directors and the OCC Arena & Athletic Center Task Force. Jim is also an 8-year member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Beaver Lake Nature Center. He has been married to his wife Jean for 39 years, and their two sons, Eric and Dan, are Baker graduates.

 

Mrs. Cheryl Cowen
email: ccowen@bville.org
(July 2011 - June 2014)

With over twenty years as a Baldwinsville resident, Cheryl Cowen is the proud mother of four Baker High School graduates. Her husband, Dave Cowen, is a life-long resident who also holds a BHS diploma.

As a real estate agent at Century 21 Leah's Signature, Cheryl has impeccable communication skills and is highly self-motivated. Cheryl has also worked directly with town/village board members when she spent 11 years at EOS, a municipal accounting software firm.  

Mr. Victor Jenkins
email: vjenkins@bville.org
(July 2005 - June 2011)
(July 2013 - June 2016)


Victor Jenkins has lived in Baldwinsville since 1980. He is a private client advisor with M&T Bank/Wilmington Trust. He has been with them since 1999. He previously worked for Sagemark Consulting and as a controller for Xerox Corporation. Victor’s management and financial experience is extensive, and he holds several professional designations. Victor has two daughters who attended Baldwinsville schools, and he previously spent six years on the Baldwinsville Board of Education, from July 2005 until June 2011. During that time, he served as an officer of the board, as well as on the audit and insurance committees. He has long been active in his community and currently serves as a board member on the Baldwinsville Community Scholarship Foundation, as well as a member of the Session for his church. In
 
addition, he is Vice President of the Estate Planning Council of CNY.

Mr. Jeffrey Marier
email: jmarier@bville.org 
(July 2011 - June 2014)

Jeff Marier has lived in Lysander since 2006 with his wife, Sue, and his daughter and son. He received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toledo. He is currently an Engineering Manager at Lockheed Martin in Liverpool. He is an advocate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach, visiting schools throughout Central New York to actively engage students in hands-on activities and promote STEM-related career fields. Jeff is a US Air Force Persian Gulf veteran, an Eagle Scout and a member of Leadership Greater Syracuse Class of 2009

Kimberly McIlroy
email: kmcilroy@bville.org
(July 2014 - June 2017)

A Syracuse native, Kimberly (Kim) and her husband, Tim, moved to the Village of Baldwinsville in 2007, in large part based on the Baldwinsville Central School District’s reputation for providing high-quality education.  A stay at home mom of three boys, ages four, two and four months, Kim has a vested interest in ensuring that schools in Baldwinsville continue to thrive and provide high-quality education. After graduating from Nazareth College with a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish, Kim worked in management positions for ten years at non-profit community development organizations.  Most recently, Kim was the Assistant Director at Home HeadQuarters in Syracuse.  In this capacity, Kim was responsible for strategic/long-range planning and implementation, annual business planning, organizational budget development, fundraising and grant writing, performance reporting and staff management.  Kim also served as the liaison to organizational Board members, funders (including local, state and federal funders), and other non-profit organizations..



 
Mr. Steve Schweitzer
email: sschweitzer@bville.org
(July 2010 - June 2016)

Steve has been a resident of Baldwinsville since 1993. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the State University of New York Maritime College and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Senior Project Engineer working in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy technology.

Steve and his wife, Kim, have two children, a daughter, Krystina, who graduated from Baker High School in 2007 and a son, Paul, who graduated from Baker High School in 2010.

Steve also serves the community as a Lieutenant with the Moyers Corners Fire Department.

Mr. Burrill Wells, President
email: bwells@bville.org 
(1994-2008)
(July 2009 - June 2015)


Burrill Wells is a fifth generation Baldwinsville resident and a 1983 graduate of Baker High School. He holds a BA in French from SUNY Oswego and a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He has lived and studied abroad in Europe and South America. He is a NYS certified teacher of French and is currently a part-time French teacher at West Genesee High School. He is also a full-time graduate student at Syracuse University, pursuing a master’s degree in French and Francophone Studies. He has over seven years teaching experience at the secondary and college levels. He also has worked in the labor and non-profit sectors.

Burrill was a member of the Board of Education from 1994 - 2008, and returned in 2009. He served as Vice President for four years and is currently serving his third year as President. He has also been on several committees, and is currently a member of both the Audit Committee and the Facilities Committee. In addition, Burrill served one term on the Baldwinsville Village Board of Trustees where he was a member of the Public Works Committee and chaired the Labor Relations Committee.

Mr. Matthew Yager
email: mwyager@bville.org

(June 2014 - June 2017)

Matthew Yager has been engaged professionally in the higher education community for the past 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Training and Development from SUNY Oswego and a Master of Arts Degree in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University. He has worked with undergraduate students in an advising and counseling capacity at Michigan State University, The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Syracuse University. He is currently working at SU in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. As an academic counselor he assists students with overall curriculum and career planning as well as helping them resolve other educational, social and emotional concerns. He also volunteers his time as an assistant youth hockey coach.


From 2005 to 2009 Matt took a leave from his career to spend time with his children as a stay-at-home dad and worked part-time as a developer and webmaster for Lenovo's worldwide HR division. Matt and his wife, Dena, have been Baldwinsville residents since 2006 with their two children, who are both students in Baldwinsville schools.


Shelley Verma
Student Board Member
(July 2014 - June 2015)
 

Shelley is a senior at Baker High School and has attended the Baldwinsville Central School District since 3rd grade. Aside from being highly dedicated to her academics, Shelley participates in a variety of extracurricular activities. She is a member of the varsity swim team and the Science Olympiad, co-president and co-founder of Spanish Club, and a member of the 1st place winning team of the 2014 Healthcare Olympiad held at SUNY Upstate. She also takes piano lessons and volunteers throughout the community. After graduation, she plans to major in chemistry and attend medical school.

 As the student representative, Shelley wishes to help facilitate communication between the students and the Board of Education, and she believes that it is important to consider multiple perspectives when making decisions that affect the student body. She is grateful for the opportunity to give back to the district and community that have provided her with a valuable education.

  

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Board of Education Meeting Schedule
2014 2015
August 18, 2014
September 15, 2014
October 6, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 3, 2014
November 17, 2014
December 1, 2014
December 15, 2014
 
January 5, 2015
January 26, 2015
February 9, 2015
March 2, 2015
March 16, 2015
April 13, 2015
May 4, 2015
May 18, 2015
June 1, 2015
June 15, 2015
 
 
BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES
From March 2009 to present

PREVIOUS YEARS MINUTES

All Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. Board of Education Meetings are normally held in the Durgee Junior High Cafeteria on the first and third Monday of each month with exceptions made on Holidays and vacation weeks. You may confirm the dates and locations by checking with the Superintendent's Office on the Friday prior to the meeting.

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