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BOE Election Candidates Bios Available


All candidates are running for a three-year term on the Newburgh Enlarged City School District Board of Education. You will select 3 candidates on the ballot. Select a candidate below to view their bio...

Name: Ramona Burton
 

Years in District:
 59

Employment:
Program Manager, MISN

Education: BS Business Management: Hampton Univiersity,  Currently MPS Childhood & Special Education Eligible for NYS Internship Certification 
 
Spouse/Occupation/Employment: 

Children/Ages/Schools:
Noel Williams, 34: SUNY Orange, Mercy College
Lloyd Williams, 31:International College, University of South Florida

NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:
• NECSD: Community Schools Initiative, Diversity Committee, Newburgh Youth Collaborative, Comprehensive School Education Planning Team, Secondary Strategic Planning Team, Joint Facilities Steering/Educational Planning Committee, Graduation Destination Planning Team, Closing The Gap Initiative and Parent Leadership Council
• City of Newburgh: Human Rights Commission (Chair), Downing Park Planning Committee, NAACP, Black History Committee of Hudson Valley, Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative, OC District Attorneys Community Advisory Committee, OC Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition, (Chair), TEAM Newburgh,

 

How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be...
..to create a framework to define practices and identify responsibilities of community (strategic) stakeholders as related to instructional practices and improved student learning.


What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:
The Board of Education's top priorities are to: 1) monitor the strategic blueprint's implementation efforts and 2) align with greater Newburgh community initiatives to ensure opportunities for all students beyond academy field.
Name: Mark Levinstein

Years in District:
26 

Employment:  
North Point Carpet Supplies

Education: Associates degree OCCC
 
Spouse/Occupation/Employment: Teacher Aide - NECSD

Children/Ages/Schools: 
Aliya, Graduate of American University - Rebecca, University of Albany (Junior) - Michael, Binghamton University (Freshman) - Matthew, NFA (10th grade)

NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:
NECSD: Finance, Personnel, Curriculum, Building & Grounds, Library, & Compact Committees
Temple Beth Jacob Trustee. Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County Trustee 
 

How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be...
To partner with parents and educators to create better outcomes and opportunities for the children of the Newburgh School District.

What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:
To ensure a safe and secure environment for the children of this district, so our educators can provide to the best education possible. Strive to make sure that our students graduate, and that they are College or Career ready, and Civic-minded young adults.

Name: Carrie E. Robinson

Years in District:
 57

Employment:
Realtor & Author

Education: NFA Graduate, US Army Veteran,Studied Business Management at OCCC.
 
Spouse/Occupation/Employment: Merrill Robinson-Deceased-Retired after 25 years at Central Hudson.

Children/Ages/Schools: 
3 adult children who all graduated from NFA. 7 grandchildren, 1 currently enrolled in the district.

NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:
PTA-Gardnertown, St. Martin De Porris, Martin Luther King Committee.
 

How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be...
Each child develop to their fullest potential!

What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:
Safety and to ensure each child graduates with positive goal and ambitions to be great role models and upright citizens. 
Name: Sylvia Santiago

Years in District:
 15+ years

Employment:
Financial Controller, gcg CONNECT, LLC DBA HyperPointe, Teaneck NJ, 12 years

 

Education: B.S. Accounting, St. John’s University
 
Spouse/Occupation/Employment: Victor Santiago/Technology Support Engineer/Trinity School

 

Children/Ages/Schools:
Samantha 18, Freshman - Fordham University Bronx, NFA Graduate 2017
Victor 21, Senior - Loyola University Baltimore, NFA Graduate 2014
Stephanie 25, Graduate - St Rose University Albany 2014, NFA Graduate 2010


NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:

NECSD - Shared Decision Making Team - Community/Parent Representative
NECSD - Newburgh Education Advisory Team - Parent Representative
NECSD - Newburgh Equity Team
NECSD - Compact Committees Various – District, NFA, Heritage, New Windsor, Chair, Parent Rep
Heritage Junior High School PTO (started & incorporated it)
New Windsor Boy Scout Troop #4028 - Merit Badge Counselor, Committee Member, Treasurer
New Windsor Girls Scouts Service Unit #218 - Delegate (representative to GSHH Council), Volunteer
New Windsor Girls Softball League Board of Directors - Secretary
Friends of Newburgh Crew Inc, - President


 

How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be...
...education fairness for all. Whether below, above, or middle grade level, our scholars have diverse educational needs

What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:

Policies that help scholars succeed at every level
Families have a clear map through the educational process
Fiscal responsibility



Name: Shoy B. Colbourne

Years in District:
 5

Employment:
Administration Education Officer, New York City Department of Education

Education: Master of Science; Education Leadership Administration & Policy: SBL/SDL Anticipated 2018
 
Spouse/Occupation/Employment: Juanella D. Colbourne/ Science Teacher/ HYDE Leadership Charter School- Bronx, NY

 

Children/Ages/Schools:
Leilani N. Colbourne 18 months


NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:

 

How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be...
Establishing policies, and regulations that continue to create equitable teaching and learning environments for all students and teachers. Specifically, focusing on increasing graduation rates for SWD, ELL, African American, and Economically Disadvantage scholars. Additionally, increasing attendance rates, community involvement and student proficiency; while reducing suspension rates and reoccurring infractions.

What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:
Taking into account the Newburgh Enlarged City School District Comprehensive Education Plan; Vision 2020: The Way Forward, I believe the top priorities of the Board of Education is:
• Articulating and Strategically planning collaborative efforts that highlight community engagement and sustained supportive environments for optimal teaching and learning for all scholars: Strong Family and Community Ties
• Clear and concise budgetary communications that are driven and supported by data and aligned to resources needed to bolster high levels of equitable achievement for all scholars: Data-Driven Decision Making, Equity and Resource Allocation

Name: Philip F. Howard

Years in District:


Employment: 
Retired City of Newburgh Firefighter

Education: BA-Adelphi University  
 
Spouse/Occupation/Employment: Jacquelin Willis-Howard, Retired

Children/Ages/Schools:
Son, Adam

NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:
Curriculum, Library, Policy, Personnel, Audit and Finance, Buildings and Grounds, Board Member Newburgh Armory Unity Center
 

How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be...

To ensure all students receive an appropriate education.


What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:

Improve graduation rates, early literacy and present to the community fiscally sound budgets.












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