Two of the seven seats on Mohonasen’s Board of Education are up for election on May 16. Candidates run at-large and are elected to unpaid, three-year terms beginning July 1. This year, there are two candidates running for Board of Education: Lisa Gaglioti and Stacy MacTurk.
The candidates are listed below in the order they will appear on the ballot, which was determined by a random drawing. Each candidate was asked to provide a brief statement (100 words or less) about why they want to serve on the Mohonasen Board of Education.
Learn more about the candidates at Meet the Candidates Night, at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 8, in the HS Farnsworth Technology Center.
Lisa Gaglioti, of Ryan Place, is seeking a second term on the Board of Education. She currently serves as vice president.
A Mohonasen Central School District resident for 19 years, she and her husband, Joseph, have a daughter at Mohonasen High School. Gaglioti is a district manager for Victoria’s Secret, where she is responsible for 14 stores. She is active with St. Madeleine Sophie Faith Formation and a member of St. Madeleine Sophie Church.
A graduate of Guilderland High School, Gaglioti has a bachelor’s degree in economics and retail management from Russell Sage College.
Candidate statement: I am seeking election for a second term on the Mohonasen Board of Education. I am currently the vice president. In my three years on the board, I have been an advocate for the students, educators, administrators and community. I want Mohonasen to be the best place to learn, work and experience.
Stacy MacTurk, of Helderberg Avenue, previously served one term on the board of education, including a year as vice president. She has been a Mohonasen resident for eight years and is both a board member and financial coordinator for Wonderland Nursery School.
She is involved in the Mohonasen Marlins, Pinewood Color Guard and Odyssey of the Mind. She is also a volunteer for the 5th Grade Committee at Pinewood where she works on Kids’ Night Out and Moving Up Day. She is also class liaison for Miss Ferraro’s 2nd grade class.
MacTurk is a graduate of New Paltz High School and attended SUNY New Paltz and Syracuse University. She received a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies from SUNY New Paltz.
She and her husband, Tim, have three children. Her youngest daughter is entering Bradt, middle daughter is entering Pinewood and oldest daughter is entering Draper.
Candidate statement: All school districts are going through times of change. I would like to help guide Mohonasen through these times. I will have three children in three different Mohonasen schools for the next three years. It is of the utmost importance to me to make certain that the best interest of the children remains the priority of the district moving forward.