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Board of Education

Jennifer Patruno
Mrs. Jennifer Patruno, Board President
(July 2017 - June 2023)

Jennifer Patruno has lived in Baldwinsville since 2011 with her husband, David, and their sons, Jonathan and Christopher, who both attend the Baldwinsville Central School District.
Jen earned a B.S. in Health and Sports Science from Wake Forest University, a B.S. in Secondary Education Science in Biology from Oneonta State, and an M.S. in Health Education from Cortland State. She is a NYS certified teacher in Biology, Chemistry, General Science and Health. She taught 7th grade Life Science and high school Chemistry. Jen is the founder and director of Aim High Running Camp, which focuses on team building, goal setting and leadership skills for youth.  She also manages the database marketing for Patruno Electric.     
In 2015, Jen began attending board meetings to advocate for improved math and science curricula.  In 2017, she was honored to be elected to the Board of Education. She continues to work to ensure educational programs are challenging, diverse, and appropriate for all students so they can grow and reach their full potential.  She has been supportive of all programs that encourage student connectivity to the school district.  Jen has been pleased to see the expansion of mental health and counseling services for our students to provide additional supports.  She continues to engage stakeholders, look at data and research, and consider financial implications when making decisions.  
Jen is a member of numerous committees: Audit, Policy, Wellness, Communications, Mental Health, Technology, Fifth Grade Celebration, and Board Manual Development.  She attends professional development workshops and conferences to stay current with trends in education and changing legislation that impacts our students.  She volunteers at school functions and regularly attends a variety of school events to support the students and staff in their endeavors.

Brian Dingle
Mr. Brian Dingle, Vice President
(June 2019 - June 2022)

Brian Dingle has been a Baldwinsville resident since 2010. He and his wife, Emily, chose Baldwinsville’s excellent schools after his military retirement. One of their children graduated in 2017 while another is a freshman at Durgee. Since moving to Baldwinsville, Mr. Dingle has been involved in youth sports. He has coached Pop Warner, Swarm Baseball, and Sting Basketball, coaching kids between the ages of 10-15. He continues to lend a helping hand whenever needed.

Mr. Dingle earned his bachelors degree in marketing and an MBA in human resources from Columbia Southern University. He currently works for the Social Security Administration.

Brian proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Sergeant First Class in 2009. He enlisted in 1985, serving honorably for 24 years with assignments all over the world including Iraq during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. SFC Dingle’s most impactful Army role was that of Jumpmaster, completing necessary jumps and rigorous training to ensure the safety of his fellow Airborne Soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division. He went on to be a successful leader of recruiting stations in Virginia before moving to New York.

Mrs. Denise Falso
(July 2019 - June 2022)

Denise Falso moved to Baldwinsville with her husband, Anthony, because of the opportunities the school district could offer their three children – Enzo (11), Sergio (8) and Giuliana (5).

Denise earned a B.S. in Biology from Le Moyne College and a M.S. in Biology/Science Education at Syracuse University. She is a NYS certified teacher in Biology, General Science and Students with Disabilities. She currently teaches Life Science for the Fulton City School District, where she has worked for a total of 11 years. Past teaching experience includes Living Environment, Earth, Physical and Environmental Science at OCM BOCES. She also taught Biology Lab as an adjunct professor at Le Moyne College.  In addition to her teaching experience, Denise earned the Foundations of Financial Services Certification for Insurance Fundamentals: Life, Annuities and Health. She holds a Property/Casualty and broker’s license.

Denise has been an active volunteer in the PTA and participated in District PTA meetings. She and her husband have supported various local organizations and charities such as Baldwinsville Little League, Pop Warner, CNY Family Sports Center, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Griffin’s Guardians and Evan’s Mission for a Cure.



Mr. Anthony L. Germano
(July 2021 - June 2024)

Tony and his wife grew up in Syracuse, moving to Baldwinsville in 2018 with their two children. Tony 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, Tony 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, Tony 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, Tony 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 Tony opened the Germano Law Office.  In addition to his other areas of legal expertise, Tony has continued his service to children and families throughout this area.  Tony is appointed as  New York State Attorney for the Child, specifically entrusted to represent children in a variety of issues and legal matters, and represents families and individuals in all other aspects of Family Law.  

Tony enjoys spending all of the time he can with his family. Tony is excited about continuing the tradition of excellence for which BCSD has become known and being a voice for this great community.  


Mrs. Shelly (Michele) Bligh Goeckel
(July 2021 - June 2024)

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.

Mr. Jeffrey Marier
(July 2011 - June 2023)

Jeff has proudly served on the Baldwinsville School Board in various roles, including School Board President and Vice-President, since 2011. This demonstrated experience will help the Baldwinsville Central School District to quickly and effectively find solutions to the economic and instructional challenges the school district will face going forward.  Jeff has been truly grateful for the tremendous efforts of our teachers, staff and administrators to overcome these challenges and this has been great motivation to serve on the School Board to help enable even greater success in the Baldwinsville Central School District!

Jeff lives in Baldwinsville with his wife, Susan, and his two children, Natalie and Nathan, who both currently attend the Baldwinsville Central School District. He received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toledo (OH). He is currently an Electrical Engineer at Lockheed Martin in Liverpool, NY and an Adjunct Professor of Electronics at Cayuga Community College. Jeff was recently reappointed to serve on the Onondaga County Justice Center Oversight Committee (JCOC) and is a proud US Air Force Desert Storm veteran, Eagle Scout and a Leadership Greater Syracuse graduate.

Mr. Frank M. Matus
(July 2021 - June 2024)

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.

Ms. Joan Reeves
(May 1981-June 2022)

Joan Reeves has been a member of the Board of Education since 1981. She served as Vice President for 12 years and as President for 6 years. 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 past member of the St. Mary’s Parish Council. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Baldwinsville Little League and the Diane Reeves Memorial Park Community Committee.  In 2015, Joan was awarded the Everett R. Dyer Award for Distinguished Service from the New York State School Boards Association. This is the association's highest honor, presented annually to a current or former school board member in recognition of extraordinary service to public education and children.
Mr. Matthew Yager
(June 2014 - June 2023)
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.

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.
Ms. Kaylee Evans
Ex-Officio Student Board Member
(June 2021 - June 2022)

Kaylee Evans is a senior at C.W. Baker High School.The Ex-Officio student board member position is her biggest leadership role to date and she is honored and excited to fill the position. Kaylee is a devoted student, a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, and musician who has been involved in the Baldwinsville music program for 8 years. Kaylee’s interests include music, writing, sociology, and astrology. 

During the upcoming school year Kaylee plans to use her position on the board and as a student leader to create positive change and represent the student body. She plans to help lead the Baker Acceptance Coalition during the 2021-2022 school year in an effort to make Baker High School a more safe and comfortable place for all students. After high school, Kaylee plans to attend a state university for political science and gender studies.

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