Board of Education Members

2024-25 Scotia-Glenville Board of Education Members

Harold M. “Hal” Talbot


Telephone: 518-265-2170
Term Expires: 2027

First elected: May 2018
Re-elected: 2021, 2024
Elected vice president: 2021
Elected president: 2022
Hal Talbot

Harold M. “Hal” Talbot is serving a third term on the board.

Hal has lived in Scotia-Glenville for more than 30 years. Mr. Talbot is a 2023 recipient of the PTA Council’s Honorary Life Membership Founders Day Award for student advocacy.

He is actively involved in sports, serving as the Director of Football for the S-G Junior Tartans and he coaches the S-G Junior Tartans team. Mr. Talbot works as the General Sales Manager at Fogg’s Automotive in Burnt Hills. Through his work, he volunteers and helps raise money and awareness for Things Of My Very Own, the City Mission of Schenectady, Double H Ranch, the American Cancer Society, and various veterans organizations.

Mr. Talbot graduated from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School in 1989 and holds an associate degree from Schenectady County Community College. He has also studied at SUNY Albany and has earned several business certifications. He and his wife, Jodi, have two children and a black lab, Milo. His son Dylan is studying business at Siena College, and Austin “AT,” will graduate SGHS in 2025.

Kimberly C. Talbot

Vice President

Telephone: 518-487-9599
Term Expires: 2025

First elected: May 2019
Re-elected: 2022
Elected Vice President: 2024
Kim Talbot pic for papers
Kim Talbot

Kimberly Talbot is serving a second term on the board as Vice President.

She works for Attentive Care as a consumer caregiver.

She graduated from Cumberland High School in Cumberland, Rhode Island, and studied elementary education, music education and fine arts at the Community College of Rhode Island.

Mrs. Talbot, a 22-year district resident, is a past president of the Scotia Rotary Club, Rotary District 7190 membership chairperson and is the Lincoln School PTA president. She was Rotarian of the Year in 2016-17, received the Founder’s Day award in 2015, Scotia Hometown Hero in 2018, received the Rotary Service Above Self award in 2017-18 and was recently nominated for the 2022 Women of Distinction Award.

She focuses on food insecurity amongst SG families. She created the “Food for Thought” program, which provides snacks to elementary students who need one. Partnering with the Rotary, this program has been in place for five years.

She and her husband, Joe, have three children: Zachary, a Scotia-Glenville High School graduate; Oliver and Calvin are both Scotia-Glenville students. Her husband, Joe, is a cousin to current Board of Education member Hal Talbot.

Pamela S. Carbone

Telephone: 518-346-3535
Term Expires: 2026

First elected: May 1996
Re-elected in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023
Elected president of the Board of Education 2009-2014
Elected vice president: 2022-2024
Board of Education member Pamela Carbone
Pam Carbone

Pamela S. Carbone is serving a 10th term on the board.

She was elected in 1996 and was board president from 2009 to 2014.

Carbone is a retired science teacher from Schenectady Schools.

A 39-year district resident, Carbone holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Transylvania University in Kentucky and a master’s degree in physics from Wright State University in Ohio.

She was an active PTA member for years.

Her son and grandson graduated from S-G; and another grandson attends S-G Middle School.


Kimberly Boucher Furnish

Telephone: 518-366-5816
Term Expires: 2026

First elected: May 2023
A woman with glasses and long hair and is wearing a blue-green collared shirt
Kimberly Boucher Furnish

Kimberly Boucher Furnish is serving a first term on the board.

Furnish is currently the SGHS PTSA secretary and SGCSD PTA Council secretary and was formerly the Sacandaga PTA president. She has lived in the area for 16 years and works as assistant counsel at the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance.

She graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in French education and a minor in political science from Longwood University, and she earned a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Albany Law School.

Furnish is a Friends of Music member, served on the board for the S-G Jr. Tartans football league, and received the PTA Founders Day Honorary Life Membership Award. She and her husband, Mark, have a son in high school.

Emily G. Orr

Telephone: 518-709-9394
Term Expires: 2025

First elected: May 2022
Emily Orr
Emily Orr

Emily G. Orr is serving a first term on the board.

She is a teaching assistant at Mohonasen High School. She holds a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of North Carolina, a master’s of Music degree from West Virginia University and a bachelor’s of Music and Teaching Licensure (K-12 music) degree from SUNY Fredonia.

She is president of the Scotia-Glenville Friends of Music; a board member of Freedom Park in Scotia; a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 85-133; a member of the New York State United Teachers AFT, Local #2840; and a member of Pi Kappa Lambda (National Music Honor Society),

Orr has 30 years of experience in education including teaching music in public, private and charter schools and colleges as well as serving on three Boards of Education in North Carolina and working in school business and operations and administration.

She is the founder of Longleaf School of the Arts, a college preparatory high school in Raleigh, North Carolina. She attended Scotia-Glenville schools where she was a varsity athlete and All-State musician. After 20 years away, she relocated back to the area more than four years ago.

Chad Roberts

Telephone: 931-302-1194
Term Expires: 2027

First elected: May 2024
Chad Roberts

Chad Roberts is serving a first term on the board. He is a retired Army military police officer and a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mr. Roberts has been a resident of Scotia since 2019 and dedicates his time to his community as a Scotia Rotarian. He earned the PTA Council’s Honorary Life Membership Founders Day Award for student advocacy in 2024. Currently, he is the Scotia-Glenville PTA Council President and the Glen-Worden PTA President. Previously, he served as the Glen-Worden Elementary PTA Vice President and has also volunteered at the NYS PTA level as a communications secretary, and was an active member of the SGCSD Committee on Special Education.

He has been awarded several military honors, including the Combat Action Badge, Iraqi Campaign Medal (with three campaign stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with one campaign star), and the Air Assault Badge. Mr. Roberts graduated from Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville, SC and is an honor graduate of United States Army leadership schools. He has one child in the district named Evan, who is a 5th-grade student at Glen-Worden Elementary.

Karnjit Singh

Telephone: 917-808-0237
Term Expires: May 2026

First elected: May 2023
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Karnjit Singh

Karnjit Singh is currently serving a first term on the board.

Singh is a manufacturing technician specialist at SABIC as well as a New York state EMT.  Singh and his wife, Laxmi, have lived in the area for eight years and have been involved in the school district. Mrs. Singh works as a teaching assistant at Glen-Worden. Mr. Singh is an assistant coach on the S-G girls softball team and is a member of the Glen-Worden PTA. For the past five years, Mr. Singh has helped as a volunteer for Glen-Worden “Fun Fridays.”

The Singhs are the parents of three Scotia-Glenville students.