Voters will elect three Board of Education members May 15
May 10, 2018 -- Marcellus residents on May 15 will elect three members of the Board of Education. The two candidates with the highest number of votes will each serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2021. The candidate with the third-highest number of votes will serve out the one year remaining on former Board President Ryan Riefler’s unexpired term.
Kelly Rossiter, of Marcellus, is seeking a first term on the Board of Education. A district resident for 28 years, she works with grades K-8 as a speech pathologist at a charter school in Syracuse.
A 1982 graduate of Marcellus High School, Ms. Rossiter holds a bachelor’s degree from State University College at Plattsburgh, a master’s degree in communication science from Syracuse University and a management certificate from the Wharton School. She also volunteers with the PTA, Discover Your Talent Day at KCH and as a youth soccer coach. She has a daughter who attends Driver Middle School.
“I believe in the potential of every student for a successful and productive future. As a school board member, I will collaboratively contribute my education and business experience to support positive achievements for college and career-ready graduates.”
Patricia “Patty” Sager, of Marcellus, is seeking a second term on the Board of Education. A district resident for 21 years, she works as a kitchen and bath project specialist at Lowe’s.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies from State University College at Fredonia, and currently serves as vice president of the Marcellus Board. Ms. Sager and her wife, Suellen, have three children who attend Marcellus Central Schools.
“As a school board member for the past three years, we have accomplished quite a bit,” Ms. Sager said. “We have hired a new superintendent, we dealt with unforeseen issues with the ongoing capital project as well as the many issues brought about by only being able to facilitate two grades in the high school building during renovations. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a school board member and hope you will help me be re-elected.”
Michael McAuliff, of Marcellus, is seeking a second term on the Board of Education. A district resident for 21 years, Mr. McAuliff has worked as an elementary school principal in the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown CentralSchool District, and now serves as an adjunct professor at Le Moyne College, an educational consultant and substitute teacher.
He is a graduate of L.C. Obourn High School in East Rochester and earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education, master’s degree in education and a certificate of advanced study degree in educational administration from State University College at Cortland. He and wife Kim have two children who attend Marcellus Central Schools.
“I believe that my professional experience, coupled with being a parent of two children in the district, provide me with the requisite skill set to serve on the Marcellus School Board,” Mr. McAuliff said. “I believe that over the past three years as a school district we have made some significant strides and will continue to do so. I am excited in the direction our school district is moving and would like to continue to serve.”