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Candidate for Clarkstown Trustee73 Leona Avenue New City, NY 10956
Employment: Director of Educational Technology at a High School in New Jersey.
Education: I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, a Master’s in Business Administration, and I am enrolled in a Doctor of Education program.
Tenure: I currently live in New City.firstname.lastname@example.org
Election Central: Why are you running for office or seeking re-election?
Ballane: I decided to run for Clarkstown School Board because I care about the stability of the students. Professionally, as an Educator, decisions I make impact students on a daily basis and I want to apply my professional experience to the Clarkstown School District. I will be able to provide a perspective as s board member that “bridges the gap” between business and education. I will be sure to put forth the facts of how a student will be impacted by a decision. I also feel there is a need for a long term plan for the district which should include finances, education, and facilities as the core components.
Election Central: What in your personal, civic or professional experience recommends your election or return to office?
Ballane: Professionally, I am the Director of Educational Technology at a school in New Jersey. My position involves long term planning, operational management, and financial budget management. I have been involved in numerous strategic plans in schools. I also was a member of the St. Augustine School Development Board for many years before it was closed.
Election Central: What would be your top three priorities if you are elected or re-elected?
Ballane: My top three priorities are:
1. Ensure the stability of all students throughout the district at all times.
2. Focus on resolving the financial issues with a long term plan that will lead to financial solvency.
3. Develop a long term district-wide strategic plan that includes finances, education, and facilities to limit the burden on the taxpayers.