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Robert Piccirillo, President

BobPiccirilloTerm: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019

Robert (Bob) Piccirillo is currently serving his second term on the Board of Education.

He is an assistant director of information technology for the New York State Office of the State Comptroller, supporting the Retirement Division. He is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army and a veteran of the Iraq War. After graduating from Mohonasen, Piccirillo went on to graduate from Siena College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and many military schools including the US Army Command and General Staff College, where he later taught.

Piccirillo has also been a water safety instructor for the Mohonasen Learn to Swim Program, a swimming coach for the Mohonasen Marlins swim club, and is a parishioner and former parish council secretary at St. Gabriel’s Church. He is also a trustee and lifetime member of the VFW Post 1895 in Rotterdam and a member of the Sons of Italy, Gabrielle D’Annunzio Lodge.

He and his wife, Carolyn, have two children.

 Lisa Gaglioti, Vice President

Term: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017
Contact:  lgaglioti@mohonasen.orgLisa Gaglioti

Lisa Gaglioti is currently serving her first term on the Board of Education.

She has lived in the district for 15 years. She and her husband, Joseph, have a daughter at Draper Middle School. Gaglioti is a district sales manager for Victoria’s Secret, where she is responsible for 12 stores. She has also been a Catechist at the St. Madeleine Sophie Faith Formation since 2006, and previously served as the vice president of the Parish Council at Christ the King Church.

A graduate of Guilderland High School, Gaglioti has a bachelor’s degree in economics and retail management from Russell Sage College.

Nancy del Prado

Term: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017
Contact: ndelprado@mohonasen.orgNancy del Prado

Nancy del Prado is currently serving her ninth term on the Board of Education.

Over the course of her 24-year tenure she served as vice-president for two years and president for seven years. She has also served as the vice-president of the Capital District School Boards Association and was an Area 7 Legislative Liaison for the New York State School Boards Association.

Del Prado has worked for the New York State Department of Health for 30 years and currently works in the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General as a management specialist. A graduate of Mohonasen, del Prado studied human services and dental hygiene at Hudson Valley Community College. She is also a registered dental hygienist.

Over the years, del Prado has been involved with numerous district programs and committees, including Music Parents, Colorguard, Mohon Masque, swimming, cross country, Odyssey of the Mind, Community Day, Mohonasen Goals 2000, Families 2000, the full-day kindergarten committee, and the district facilities committee. Del Prado was also a Girl Scout leader for several years, as well as vice president and a member of the Schenectady Area Mothers of Twins Club. Del Prado and her husband, Thomas, have four children who are all Mohonasen graduates.

Deborah Escobar

Term: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019

EscobarDeborah Escobar is currently serving her first term on the board.

Escobar served 23 years as a teacher for Farnsworth Middle School’s gifted and talented program. During her career she earned many awards, including the Regional Award for National History Day Teacher of the Year, New York State History Day Teacher of the Year, the New York State Archives Annual Archives Award, the Contribution to Education Award from the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, and the Sallie Mae First Year Teacher Award which is given to 100 first-year teachers throughout the nation. She is also a published author.

Since retiring in 2014, Escobar has been an advocate for public education. Escobar holds a bachelor’s degree from Russell Sage, where she graduated as valedictorian, and a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany. Both degrees are in social studies/secondary education.

She has lived in the district for 36 years and is a mother of three, and grandmother of two. Her oldest grandchild is a kindergartner in the district.

Chad M. McFarland

Chad M. McFarlandTerm: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2018

Chad M. McFarland is currently serving his first term on the board. He has lived in the district for two-and-a-half years. McFarland is a senior associate at the Albany-based law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC and practices military law. McFarland, and his family, moved to Rotterdam after serving eight years active duty in the U.S Army and currently serves as a Major in Army Reserve assigned to the 7th Legal Operations Detachment in Schenectady. He is a licensed attorney in New York and Ohio and is a member of the New York State Bar Association and regularly attends Loudonville Community Church. McFarland is also involved with the Marlins Swim Team.

McFarland graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science/pre-law from the University of Akron, and his law degree from the University of Akron School Of Law in 2003.

McFarland and his wife, Ruth, have three children.

Patrick Ryan

Patrick RyanTerm: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2018

Patrick Ryan is currently serving his first term on the board. He has lived in the district for approximately 30 years. Ryan is currently the director of budget and accounting services for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. In this role, he oversees an operational budget of approximately $460 million to ensure that agency core mission objectives are attained.

Ryan graduated from Mohonasen in 1980. He went on to receive an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Hudson Valley Community College; as well as a bachelor’s degree in political science/criminal justice, a master’s degree in public administration and a certificate of advanced study in planning and policy analysis from SUNY Albany.

Ryan and his wife, Rebecca, have five children.

Pamela Young

Term: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2018Pamela Young

Pamela Young  is currently serving her first term on the board. She has lived in the district for four years. She works for Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments, PKS Advisory Services LLC, and PKS Financial Services as an investment advisor, insurance planner and part-time regional supervisor. She has been actively involved in two charity walk/run events – the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. She also volunteers at the Hope Club in Latham. Young is also involved in the Mohonasen Football program and CYO basketball program at St. Gabriel’s.

Young graduated from the Gilboa-Conesville Central School District. She has an associate’s degree in business administration from SUNY Cobleskill, and a bachelor’s degree in business management/economics and master’s degree in business administration with a focus on international business from SUNY Empire State.

Young has one child.