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Legal Notice Budget Vote, BOE Election & Buses 2021-22 (revised 4.19.21)
Board Election Information:
Application for Absentee Ballot – Application must be received by the District Clerk at least 7 days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.
Date of vote for which absentee ballot is requested: May 18, 2021
My name is Brianne Drummond and I am seeking a position as a board member for the Boquet Valley Central School Board. I grew up in New Russia and have lived in the district for 31 years. I graduated from the former Elizabethown-Lewis Central School in 2008 and married my high school sweetheart, Devin, in 2013. My husband and I have a 5-year-old daughter, Adelyn, who will be entering school in the fall. I have worked for both the private sector and the county, where I have served the public for over 13 years. I am currently the Administrative Officer for the Essex County Probation Department. I am a lifelong learner and dedicated hard worker; I bring with me a passion for learning, as well as experience in management, budget preparation, civil service, and policy. I believe in providing all students with physical, nutritional, and mental health, as well as curricula and programs that inspire curiosity. I look forward to being a part of the process in helping the district through current and future challenges. I strive to have a positive impact, and to be a board member who advocates for all.
I’m the Assistant Director at Camp Dudley, where I have been working since 2012. My main focus at Dudley is leadership development, managing the day-to-day program in the summer, and overseeing the enrollment process. I also work closely with Camp Dudley’s community partners, which are schools and after school programs that help us find campers who may not otherwise have access to a summer camp experience. In addition, for the past 4 seasons, I’ve been the head coach of the Griffins’ boys varsity soccer team. I attended Wesport Central from 3rd to 8th grade while my father was the pastor at the Westport Federated Church and my mother was a special education teacher at Moriah. I graduated from Hobart College in 2001 and then taught English and coached soccer at the Winchendon School in Massachusetts (NEPSAC Class B Championship in 2003!). I then became a program administrator for Working In Support of Education, Inc., a New York City not-for-profit that works with public schools to support programs in financial literacy and entrepreneurship. From 2006-2007, I was a Public Affairs Fellow at the Coro New York Leadership Center and then worked in government relations and project management with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for from 2007 to 2012 before returning to Westport.
Micah Stewart is a Westport resident with two children in the district, attending both the Lakeview and Mountainview campuses. He is a Chemistry teacher at our neighboring district of Moriah, with 14 years of teaching experience. Before pursuing a career in education, he worked as an analytical chemist in the pharmaceutical industry. His classroom experience has made him aware of the ways in which a school board directly impacts the classroom and the culture of a school. His years of teaching have made it clear how necessary it is to have a school board with a clear focus on the children, teachers, and aspects of a school beyond academics in order to create a healthy, happy, and successful learning environment for all students. Micah knows how schools work from the perspective of a parent as well as a teacher, which provides him with a unique perspective he will bring to the BVCSD Board of Education. Micah decided to run for BVCSD School Board because as a parent and community member, he feels it is important to help ensure the focus and direction of the school are concentrated on the health and academic success of our children while maintaining fiscal responsibility to the taxpayers. The decisions he will make if elected will be focused on the best outcomes for the students, both those in school today, and those who will attend in the future.
My name is Karen A Brown, daughter of Ronald (Tommy) and Anna Brown of Lewis, NY. Dad was Supervisor of Lewis for a few years.
Mom and Dad ran a restaurant for over 60 years. In the beginning people like the michigans, later it was pizza. Many were sold in a week. When snowmobile season came we were very busy. Sometimes we would have 50 machines there at a time. When I was at college I
was born and brought up in a bar.
Graduating from Elizabethtown-Lewis School after going to Lewis School for 3 years then we were taken to Elizabethtown when we centralized. First thing when I looked at the bus I said to self, “you’re not getting on that” and I turned around and went home. My father was
not pleased. He loaded me in the car and took me to Elizabethtown. That was that. My experience was great; we were a close class.
When I graduated I was expected at Miami-Dade College in Florida. There was 2,000 or more students there. After that I went to Massey in Atlanta, Georgia for design. When I left there to come home and after being here for awhile I went to the Westport Marina and
we started The Galley with Dee Caroll. We were very busy in the summer. Many friends were made. It was a great place to eat.
In the meantime, I got a job at Mt. Snow in Vermont as manager of their kitchen and ski patrol. One day we served over 2500 meals. I worked for 3 years, came home in the summer and went back in the fall.
In the meantime, I got the ELCS Cafeteria Manager position. I was there for several years; I really enjoyed the kids (many call me Miss. Brown still.)
I also belonged to Elizabethtown-Lewis Ambulance Squad for over 30 years and resigned after my husband died.
We also enjoy going to Canada fishing with Jim, Deb, Kendra and Colby. Lets just say it was eventful for a few years. I need to go back!