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BOE Election: Meet the Candidates Night, May 3, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 17, voters of the Washingtonville Central School District will decide on the proposed 2022-23 school budget and elect three candidates to the Board of Education to serve three-year terms, beginning July 1, 2022 and expiring June 30, 2025.  

On Tuesday, May 4, at 7 p.m., the Taft PTA will host a live stream Meet the Candidates Night. To watch, go to https://www.wcsdk12.org/mtc. Questions for the candidates can be submitted via email to Teresa Silverman, district clerk, tsilverman@wcsdk12.org by 3:00 p.m., Monday, May 2.

Meet the Candidates

William Hewlett, Jr.

Our family has been Washingtonville Residents for 15 years.  My wife, Yvonne Hewlett, Joshua, Ivonne (Class of 2009), Billie-Barbara (Class of 2016) and Blaise (Class of 2021).

I am a retired Principal from PS/MS 31, Bronx, SUNY Orange, Instructor at Bridges Program, licensed NYS School Building Leader (Fordham University), I earned a Master’s Degree from Lehman College, was a recipient of MSPA (Middle School Principal Association) Principal Leadership Award in 2020.

Previously I was District Chairperson for Council of Supervisor and Administrators.

As an advocate for the academic, social and emotional success of ALL students, I can bring my experience as a collaborator and consensus builder to the Washingtonville Central School District School Board.  Our teachers, students, families and buildings must continue on our successful path and I look forward to working towards that goal.

I thank all voters in advance for their consideration of my candidacy and I look forward to working with all constituencies towards that goal.

 

Kristie Johnson

My husband is a Union Carpenter in New York City. I am a home-based entrepreneur, community volunteer and most importantly...a mom.

We have a sophomore at Washingtonville High School, a Preschooler at Round Hill Elementary who also attends Little Lambs Preschool, and this September we will welcome the newest addition to our growing family.

We moved to Washingtonville in August of 2012, when our eldest was entering first grade.

 I've worked since I was fourteen years old in various industries.  It didn't take long to discover my affinity for computers, analytics and business administration.  After obtaining my Bachelors of Science in Web Design I knew it was time to develop my own business.

My husband and I own and operate KG Woodworks, a member of the Blooming Grove Chamber of Commerce.  What began as a hobby quickly grew into a successful internet-based business.

The bulk of our success is in large part due to the overwhelming support of the people in our Town and surrounding areas.  Since we moved here I have slowly joined the ranks of a few volunteer groups.  Round Hill PTA, Middle School PTO, Seahawks Board, Preserve Blooming Grove, CUPON Orange, and volunteered with the Washingtonville Events Committee.  These volunteer positions have led to so many wonderful friendships within this incredible community.

At the center of all things great here in Washingtonville is our School District.  Every decision made; every goal set and achieved; shapes our children into the adults that will run our towns and villages in the future.  It also dictates the atmosphere and morale of our neighborhood streets. Will we have respectful young men and women who serve their community or unengaged bored adolescents making bad decisions?

Many people ask me why I choose to volunteer…why run for the Board of Education?  It's simple, good people are what makes a great community. We all have to do our part and so far my unique skill set and perspective have proven useful.  If I can be of service I will be, because…"If not me who? If not now, when?" (Hillel the Elder)

 

Michael Lacroix

I am a lifelong resident of Washingtonville with my Mother, Gloria, my Father, Sylvain and my Sister Lauren.

I have worked as a Substitute Custodian for the Washingtonville CSD and worked in maintenance at Walmart.

I have previously volunteered at St Mary’s Church Vacation Bible School as a Counselor, St Mary’s Church Altar Server, Troop 316 Eagle Scout and served as a Patrol Leader, Troop Instructor, Chaplain Aide, and Den Chief while I was a scout.

I’m interested in running for the BOE because I feel we need another voice in there. I’m a relatively recent graduate of Washingtonville High School and I feel like I could make a difference based on what I saw as a student I know what needs to be fixed. I was a student with a disability that received special services and I feel I could help the students with disabilities by making sure they get the right services with me. This is because I know how much the services helped me as a student and it got me to where I am today. I want every student to succeed.

I’m a senior at St Thomas Aquinas College graduating May of 2022. Majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Education. I was a Childhood Education Major my freshman and sophomore year of college and I did classroom observations at Round Hill Elementary and Washingtonville Middle School. I ran Varsity Track and Cross Country in High School.

 

James Overbey

My wife, Carla and our daughter Katherine and I have been Washingtonville Residents for    18 years.

I am a Math Teacher at Scarsdale Middle School.

I currently serve on The Scarsdale Personnel & Family Assistant Fund, which is a philanthropic committee to help those in need.

I am an active member of St. Mary’s parish in Washingtonville.

I would like to use my knowledge as a teacher to help the Washingtonville Central School District continue to move in a positive direction in educating our children.