Three years ago, John Yaglieski and Gary Normington ran together for the Scotia-Glenville Board of Education and won. They will now run for three more years, but this time they run unopposed.
The unpaid position of a school board member requires the commitment of many hours deliberating over tough decisions, however, Yaglieski said, the decision to run for another term came easy.
I originally ran for the BOE because I felt it was a way I could contribute to the S-G community based on my personal strengths and abilities. Through my current term, I've developed experience to make me a more effective board member, and I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve. The personal rewards are working with the community, administration, staff and students, and a sense of accomplishment at helping to facilitate long-term change and improvement of the S-G school district, said Yaglieski.
Yaglieski, is an electrical engineer for General Electric and is currently a technical leader in the Generator Engineering Department. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Clarkson University and a master's degree in electric power engineering from RPI. He and his wife, Pam, have two children, Alexis, a ninth-grader, and Kyle, a sixth-grader.
He is an active member of the community, including involvement in the middle school PTA, high school PTSA , Odyssey of the Mind, Youth Lacrosse and Tartan Recreational Basketball programs. He has lived in the Scotia-Glenville School District for 15 years.
Normington is a software trainer for Community Computers of Auburn, a medical software company. He has an associate's degree in computer programming and marketing from Spencer Business Institute. He is also currently the vice president of the board of education.
He and his wife, Karen, have three sons, Morgan, a seventh grader, Nicholas, a third-grader at Sacandaga, and Colin, a first-grader at Sacandaga.