APRIL 21, 2017
Four candidates are vying for three open Board of Education seats during the May 16 community vote. The seats each carry three-year terms and are unpaid. Each candidate collected at least 29 signatures by the April 17 deadline to get on the ballot.
Community voting will be held from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 at the high school B-wing gym. The candidates will appear on the ballot in this order:
Pamela S. Carbone, of 20 Vista Drive, is seeking an eighth term.
Carbone is a retired science teacher from Schenectady City Schools. She worked with at-risk students.
She was president of the Board of Education from 2009-14 and was president of the Capital Area School Boards Association for five years. She has held several positions in PTAs (Sacandaga, Junior High, High School, PTA Council and Adirondack Regional PTA) since 1988. She received the PTA Lifetime Membership award in 1996.
She 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.
Her son graduated from S-G in 2002 and her grandchildren attend Glen-Worden, the Middle School and the High School.
She is a 32-year district resident.
William J. Pytlovany, of 125 Vley Road, is seeking a third term.
Pytlovany is retired from the computer industry.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in math and physics from the College of St. Rose.
Pytlovany has been a board member and announcer at Freedom Park and was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional.
He and his wife, Cindi, have four children: Erica, an S-G and College of St. Rose graduate; Amy, an S-G and Portland University graduate; Christopher, an S-G graduate and member of the US Army; and Jennifer, an S-G graduate.
He has lived in S-G for 51 years.
David J. Bucciferro, of 323 Glen Avenue, is seeking a third term.
He is a senior advisor for Foothold Technology, providing technical assistance to community-based behavioral health care providers. He previously worked for the state Office of Mental Health where he was involved with improving services and outcomes through community behavioral programs.
He is the former president of Pop Warner, the All-Sports Booster Club and Lincoln’s Shared Decision Making Committee. He attends St. Joseph’s Church.
He has received a PTA Council Founder’s Day recognition and the President’s Award from the NYS Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.
Bucciferro holds a bachelor’s degree from Siena College and a certificate in psychiatric rehabilitation from the Boston University Center for psychiatric rehabilitation.
He is married to Linda. Their family includes Erica, Bruce and Alex. Erica attended Mohonasen High School and is an HVCC graduate; Bruce and Alex attended S-G High School. Bruce is a graduate of SCCC and Alex is a graduate of Empire State College.
Bucciferro was first elected to the board in 2011. He is a 30-year district resident.
Janet M. Daly, of 132 Swan Street, is seeking a first term.
She works a closing coordinator at the The Elliott Law Firm in Colonie and has been a paralegal for more than 30 years, specializing in real estate transfer and finance as well as personnel and business tax and accounting. In previous positions, she worked as an office manager.
A 24-year district resident, Daly holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and reading and graduate study from SUNY Fredonia. She did paralegal studies at St. John Fisher College. She has also taken baking and culinary arts classes at SCCC.
She is active at Scotia United Methodist Church as a member of the choir and is currently the chair of the Worship Committee. She has volunteered for Girls on the Run and as a cook at the Jean Nicole Prince Home in Scotia.
Daly received the Rotary International Exchange Student recognition to The Netherlands.
She has three children: Hailie St. John and Emily St. John at the middle school, grades 7 and 6 respectively, and Aaliyah Pone, grade 3 at Sacandaga.