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School Board Election: Meet the Board Candidates

The order of the candidates is the order in which they will appear on the ballot. Three seats on the Board of Education for three-year terms are up for election. The three candidates who receive the three highest vote totals will be elected to the three-year terms. Below are the photos and biographies that each candidate submitted for this newsletter. On Tuesday, May 11, 2021 the District is hosting a Meet the Candidates session at 6:30 p.m. followed by the 7:00 p.m. Public Budget Hearing. Both will be held at Durgee Junior High School. The meeting will also be live-streamed on the District’s website.
 
 
Anthony L. Germano

Anthony L. Germano

Anthony and his wife grew up in Syracuse, moving to Baldwinsville in 2018 with their two children. Anthony graduated from Henninger High School and Syracuse University in 2000. He then attended Seton Hall University School of Law, graduating in 2003 with honors.

Since graduating from law school, Anthony has devoted much of his career to children, families and serving the public. He began as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in New Jersey, working extensively with juveniles and families in the criminal justice system. After working in the private sector, Anthony continued his public service as an Attorney for the Cortland County Department of Social Services. There, he prosecuted parents and families accused of neglect and abuse, as well as other aspects of child protection.

In 2012, Anthony joined the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office. There, he served as an Assistant District Attorney and Deputy Bureau Chief of the Special Victims Bureau. As a member of that Bureau, he prosecuted some of the most notorious crimes and criminals in Onondaga County. In 2016 Anthony opened his own practice, continuing his focus on children and families. He served as a New York State Attorney for the Child representing children in a variety of issues, assisted families with adoptions and practiced all other aspects of family law. Currently, Anthony serves as Principal Court Attorney in the Unified Court System, 5th Judicial District.

Anthony enjoys spending all of the time he can with his family. He hopes to assist in continuing the tradition of excellence for which BCSD has become known.
 
Tanya Rosado-Barringer

Tanya Rosado-Barringer

Tanya Rosado-Barringer has served school communities for the last 15 years. She currently supports 126 districts and nine BOCES serving English Language Learners as the Executive Director and Coordinator of the Mid-State Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network.

Before moving to Central New York in 2013 with her husband, James, and nine-year-old daughter, Isabella, Tanya served for eight years as an ENL and Lead Teacher for the New York City Department of Education. She holds a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Hofstra University, an M.S. in TESOL Education from Lehman College, and an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Bank Street College.

Tanya serves on the BCSD Communication as well as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committees. She also serves on the NYSED Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages Content Advisory Panel and the Cultural Responsive Sustaining Education Task Group. Tanya volunteers as Director of Regions for New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. She is the recipient of the 2020 Senator Paul Simon New York State Friend of Foreign Language from NYSAFLT. She is eager and excited to collaborate with the distinguished Board and the greater Baldwinsville school community to create diverse, equitable and inclusive pathways of learning and opportunities that leverage and validate all students’ voices and identities as well as teach the whole student to engage critically in our global society.
Frank M. Matus

Frank M. Matus

Mr. Frank Matus has been a resident of Baldwinsville since 2014. Matus and his wife, Paula, have one son, Benjamin, in Durgee Junior High School.

Matus graduated Syracuse University in 2000 with a degree in Political Science. Matus is currently attending the Quantic School of Business and Technology seeking an Executive Masters of Business Administration.

Matus has always had a passion for civic involvement. Upon graduation, Matus accepted a job at Saab (Sensis) Corporation, serving 10 years leading business development efforts in the Asia – Pacific region. In 2010, Matus joined Thales and serves as the Director of Air Traffic Control and Digital Aviation Solutions. Matus has shown his commitment to the community by establishing a critical part of the 80,000-person company here in Central New York. Matus’ team builds infrastructure and digital solutions for unmanned aircraft systems within aviation. Matus is advancing policy and technology solutions that enable drones to fly alongside manned aviation unlocking new applications such as medical supply and package delivery. Matus is on the Syracuse SURGE smart city board and is a board member at the SU- CASE Center.

Matus is running for the board because he believes that the power of education in science and technology is critically important to our future. Matus believes that our kids need to be in school every day to reach their potential. Matus wants to be your advocate. Visit www.frankmatus.com for more about information.
 
Shelly (Michele)
Bligh Goeckel

Shelly (Michele) Bligh Goeckel

Shelly Goeckel and her husband, Lou, have resided in Baldwinsville since 2003. They both knew right away that Baldwinsville would be the place their two children, Catherine (13) and Jack (11), would call home and attend school.

Shelly earned her Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and B.S. in Paralegal Studies from Hilbert College. She worked as a Paralegal for 6 years in Virginia and Paralegal/Billing Coordinator for 10 years when she returned to New York. She, then, worked at the US Attorney’s Office for three Assistant United States Attorneys.

Shelly chose to stay home when her daughter started kindergarten. She became actively involved in volunteering at Van Buren Elementary in the classrooms and PTA. She served as a PTA Officer and chaired multiple PTA programs. Shelly became VP of the Ray Middle School PTA in 2019 and continues in this role. Shelly has been involved in District PTA meetings and has consistently attended Board of Education meetings over the last several years, where she has requested to speak on various topics. Shelly was contacted by the District to be part of the District’s Strategic Planning Committee.

Additionally, Shelly serves as an Officer for the Baldwinsville Shark’s Swim Club and coordinates food drives in her neighborhood for the Christmas Bureau and Baldwinsville Food Pantry. Shelly and Lou volunteer their time with Baldwinsville Pop Warner and Baldwinsville Little League.