May 21, 2018


Three seats open on the Board of Education

April 2017

Three seats will be open on the DCS Board of Education for terms beginning July 1, 2017. District residents will vote on May 16, 2017 to fill seats currently held by Mike Jackson and Mara Burns, for three-year terms expiring June 30, 2020, and by Tina Gamache, for a one-year term commencing May 17, 2017 and expiring June 30, 2018. Gamache is currently filling a vacancy left by the resignation of Bob Fiorini.

The following candidates, in ballot order according to a random drawing of positions, are running for the board.

Jennifer Sexton is seeking her first term on the Board of Education. A 16-year Town of Duanesburg resident, she lives in Esperance with her husband, Phillip, and children, Grace, Jack and Gavin. Sexton earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy at Utica College of Syracuse University and is employed as an early intervention therapist at Whispering Pines Preschool in Delanson. Her work experience also includes marketing, public relations, human resources and budget management. She has served as a coach for the American Youth Soccer Organization and Odyssey of the Mind.

Joshua Menzies is seeking his first term on the board. He lives in Delanson with his wife, Jill, and children, Jade, Jocelyn and Jisele. He studied aviation science at Schenectady County Community College and Community College of the Air Force at SCCC, earned a pilot’s license and nursing and EMT certifications and is employed by the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office. Menzies is a New York Air National Guard veteran who has been active in the Duanesburg PTSO, Friends of Music, Knights of Columbus and Our Lady of Fatima Church and as an officer in Duanesburg Little League.

Camille J. Siano Enders is seeking her first term on the board. She lives in the Town of Duanesburg with her son, Aidan. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and Hofstra University School of Law and is employed as an assistant public defender with Schenectady County.

Tina Gamache is seeking reelection to the board, where she is a past vice president and serves on the strategic planning committee, focusing on communication and community involvement goals. She lives in Delanson with her husband, Bob, and their children, Rachel, Matthew and Zachary. Gamache graduated from Bryant and Stratton College and is a licensed real estate agent. She is past president of the Duanesburg PTSO and was a long-time board member with the Duanesburg Little League.