Meet the candidates for the Liverpool Board of Education – Eagle News Online

LIVERPOOL — There are seven candidates running for three 4-year terms and a one-year term on the Liverpool Board of Education.

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Erika Adigun

Biographical details

My name is Erika Adigun. I have lived in the CNY community all my life. My husband BJ and I moved to Liverpool nearly 20 years ago and raised two daughters who attended LCSD schools. Both girls have benefited greatly from the district’s educational and social frameworks, especially the music and athletics departments.

I have a BA with a certification in HR which has provided me with employment in the areas of employee benefits and corporate wellness. I have also worked in the fitness industry and owned and operated a small business in Clay.

I am a musician and currently serve in worship ministry at Northside Church in Liverpool where our family actively participates and spends much of our time. I am also an active volunteer at Hope Café in Liverpool.

I seek the opportunity to serve the children, parents and taxpayers of this district in addition to providing support to teachers and administration. I seek your BOE vote as the District recovers in this “post-COVID” era and pledge to focus on the whole individual, the fundamentals of learning (understanding the NYS BOE curriculum) , transparency of fiscal operations/stewardship, and staff and faculty support.

How will your experience serve you at the BOE?

For 30 years I have practiced and helped shape the idea of ​​excellence in workplace morale and health that creates a strong infrastructure for any organization. In addition, I learned the art of asking questions. This is essential because people want and need to be heard, but often need help communicating their ideas. Being a business owner taught me these things. Serving as a volunteer taught me to serve selflessly rather than for selfish gain.

What is one of the biggest issues facing your district and what steps would you take to address this issue if elected?

Transparency is essential to progress in overall good health at Liverpool.

Where can people find out more about you?

[email protected]

Craig Dailey

Biographical details

  • Resident of Liverpool for 25 years
  • Husband of Tiffany and father of CJ, Nick, Griffin, Ben and our black Labrador Harry. One 2021 graduate and three on the way.
  • member of the board of directors for six years; president for five of those years
  • NYS Licensed Architect; Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and Certified Educational Facility Planner; focus on student-centered educational design for 27 years
  • AAS from OCC, BS and MS from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Major in Construction Engineering and Management, Minor in Civil Engineering
  • Raised in East Syracuse – ESM Alum Class of 1987

How will your experience serve you at the BOE?

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve on the school board as a community representative for the past six years. My focus was, is and will remain on being about the students, supporting the staff and representing the needs and wants of our community. Students are first in any decision on budget, curriculum, and policy – ​​and any other agenda runs counter to the role of a board member.

My experience as a project manager focused on school construction gives me the opportunity to work closely with school management and staff, manage the design process and provide my clients with a design of point centered on the pupil. I take the same collaborative and team-building approach to the table.

What is one of the biggest issues facing your district and what steps would you take to address this issue if elected?

Our district is revamping its structure of buildings and ranks. The process has been in the works for a few years and the fall of 2022 will be the start of the new plan. Like all new things, there are changes, unknowns and concerns. The goal for this coming year is to build stronger relationships with our parents and our community and to maintain transparency is all we do as we navigate this monumental change.

Where can people find out more about you?

If anyone has any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email me at [email protected]

Hayley Downs

Hayley Downs

Biographical details

I am a permanent resident of Liverpool. I graduated from the district in 2005. From there I attended Syracuse University for my undergraduate and graduate studies. I completed degrees in Inclusive Elementary Education and Secondary Education in Social Studies. Last May, I received my Advanced Studies Certificate in Educational Leadership from Syracuse University.

After graduating in 2011, I taught two years of third grade and then moved on to college. Here I was able to teach English language arts and social studies. I was a college teacher for six years.

Currently, I am a Disciplinary Literacy Coach in the Syracuse City School District. As a Disciplinary Literacy Coach, some of my responsibilities include creating and implementing professional development, collaborating with teachers and providing specific strategies to support instructional delivery, analyzing data that support the implementation of the mission and vision, and the creation of programs.

How will your experience serve you at the BOE?

As a Liverpool resident, graduate and educator in the Syracuse City School District, my experiences encompass what the Liverpool Central School District needs. I have been involved in leadership changes, school improvement, and programs and systems that help develop the whole child. My classroom and leadership experience, as well as my professional development, prepare me to lead with an equitable, diverse, practical and inclusive perspective. I work on multiple teams, including the school leadership team, academic leadership team, and AVID site team, which allows me to communicate with multiple stakeholders and participate in decision-making. shared decision. On a daily basis, I work closely with teachers, buildings, and district leaders to continue to make the decisions that best support and serve all students.

What is one of the biggest issues facing your district and what steps would you take to address this issue if elected?

There is a disconnect between the stakeholders. To help bridge the gap, I would work with all stakeholders by actively listening to all perspectives, supporting shared decision-making, promoting open communication, building relationships with stakeholders, and fully understanding the issues at hand. solved thanks to the contribution of all members of the Liverpool community.

Where can people find out more about you?

For more, visit Facebook: Hayley Downs for Liverpool School Board. Do not hesitate to contact [email protected]

Kimberly Martin

Kimberly Martin

Biographical details

I have lived in the neighborhood for about four years. I have two master’s degrees, one in rehabilitation counseling psychology and one in marriage and family therapy. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist here in NYS. I work as the director of a school mental health program through a local non-profit agency. I have a 6 year old daughter who attends the district school in 1st grade and my partner is a math teacher in 7th grade.

How will your experience serve you at the BOE?

As a mental health therapist, I work with students who all have different levels of investment in their academic future and beyond and different environmental/bio/social studies that impact their very ability to learn; this has been a major area of ​​focus regarding how we help children work towards a goal and create small successes so that their motivation to learn increases. I have partnered with families to help them increase their commitment to the school so they feel part of the mission. And through it all, we gained a better understanding of the challenges school staff face in classrooms (and other areas) with students who are struggling academically, behaviorally, socially, and more. and teaching students who are all learning at such different levels and under such unique conditions. manners.

What is one of the biggest issues facing your district and what steps would you take to address this issue if elected?

I think the upcoming building restructuring transitions and superintendent change will be challenges this coming school year. I intend to focus on how these changes are communicated, how feedback is sought and responded to, and how administration supports the change process. The disengagement of children from school and the disconnection of other students and our school staff has led to the need to prioritize mental health care for students and adults.

Where can people find out more about you?

I’m not very present on social networks but people can contact me on Facebook Messenger, profile name Kim Ann.

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