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MCSD Board of Education Candidates for the May 18, 2021 Election

Corinne Ryan

Corinne Ryan

 

Residence:  Ridgeway

 

Professional/Employment: Presently an Administrative Assistant at Lyndonville Central School District; Clerk at Medina Central School District for one year

 

Education:  Graduate of Holland Central High School; Attended Buffalo State College (no degree obtained)

 

Family: Married to James Ryan and have three daughters, Loreli, Evalyn and Charlotte Ryan.

 

Organizations or Affiliations:  Loyal Football and Cheer Board Member (cheer representative and treasurer) for three years.

 

Prior Board of Education Experience:  She has never served on a board of education.

 

Why are you running for the Medina CSD Board of Education?  I, Corinne Ryan, am running to become a member of the Medina CSD Board of Education because I believe that I possess the traits imperative for representing the community vision and am willing to execute the responsibilities due a board member.

I have been a resident of the Medina Central School District for thirteen years and have three children who attend school here.  I have also worked at both the Medina and Lyndonville School Districts for the last three years.  I believe that my experience as both a community member, parent and civil service member have helped me better comprehend the system that is a school district.  I have an open mind and willingness to devote the time necessary to the Medina CSD Board of Education, to carry out the desires of the public and also hold the school accountable.

 

What do you hope to accomplish?  As a member of the Medina CSD Board of Education, I hope to represent our diverse community with the understanding that each child is unique.  I look forward to taking part in strategic planning and the work involved in implementing those plans.  I also hope to focus on student achievement and the many factors that contribute to that, such as parent involvement, classroom management and attention to social-emotional and/or learning disabilities.  I would also concentrate on the relationship the board has with the superintendent, administrators, teaching staff and their union to ensure the board is properly supporting their needs.

 

Why does education matter?  I believe that education plays a foundational role in a person's life to prepare them to be a self-sufficient and capable citizen. Knowledge gained in the educational environment can be pivotal in a person's development of critical and logical thinking which will not only contribute to improved employment opportunities, but also aid in critical decision making and overcoming challenges. Education also provides the student opportunities to keep up with modern technology.  A quality education and family involvement are two of the most important components to raising members who will contribute to society, aiding in reduction of crime and poverty. 

 

 

 

Alissa Bruce

Alissa Bruce

 

Residence:  Ridgeway

 

Professional/Employment: Kindergarten Teacher in the Brockport Central School District for 15 years; Served as grade chairperson and new teacher mentor for the past 6 years; Served on the District Strategic Planning Committee

 

Education:  2001 Graduate of Medina CSD; Bachelors Degree in Political Science, concentration in Criminal Justice from The College at Brockport; Masters Degree in Education with a focus on Curriculum Development also from The College at Brockport

 

Family: She lives in the Village of Medina with her two daughters, Elaina is in 5th grade at Wise, and Sydney is in 2nd grade at Oak Orchard.

 

Organizations or Affiliations:  A member of One Church Medina and volunteers as a children's church teacher; Vice President of the Loyal Soccer Board in Medina.

 

Prior Board of Education Experience:  She has never served on a board of education.

 

Why are you running for the Medina CSD Board of Education?  I love our school district and am committed to helping make Medina the very best it can be for our kids.  I am a Medina graduate, and I am so proud to be raising my own daughters here.  As a mom of young children as well as a teacher, I bring perspective and understanding to all sides of issues impacting our district.

 

What do you hope to accomplish?  I am approachable, easy-going, and able to advocate for what is right.  I would appreciate the opportunity to help create an inclusive environment where our schools and families work together to ensure each and every student reaches his or her full potential.

 

Why does education matter?  Education is the most important gift we give our children, and they deserve the very best we can give them.  A great education opens doors for our kids, and also gives them the confidence to walk through those doors.