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2024 Board of Education candidates

During the May 21 annual budget vote, voters will elect two members to the Schuylerville CSD Board of Education for five-year terms beginning July 1, 2024. The seats are currently held by Joanna Crowley and Shaun Cumm.

Below are candidate profiles listed in the order which their names will appear on the ballot.

Robert Thivierge

Robert Thivierge served 28 years in the United States Air Force and retired in 2014. He is currently employed as a driver at Tymetal, delivering high security gate systems. A 1986 Schuylerville High School graduate, Thivierge has supported various programs and organizations as his own children advanced through the district. He volunteered with Old Saratoga Athletic Association (OSAA) youth sports, including football, baseball, and softball, and assisted with the Schuylerville Youth Lacrosse program to prepare the fields for game days. Thivierge also volunteered time to assist with the JV and varsity football teams, was a member of the downmarker team, assisted with fundraising events, and worked the concession stand as needed. Thivierge previously served on the Schuylerville CSD Board of Education for ten years, 2013-2023, and served in the executive roles of president, vice-president, and legislative liaison. Thivierge’s wife, Ruth Anne, has worked as an elementary school teacher in the district since 1997; they live at 823 Route 4 South in Schuylerville. They have three children who are Schuylerville High School graduates: Autumn (2011), Robert Jr. (2015), and Jared (2019); their eldest granddaughter Addison will attend the UPK program at Schuylerville in the fall.

“I am running for the Board of Education to ensure integrity, transparency, and accountability. I strive to advocate for quality education, to empower educators and all staff, and to shape a future where excellence, innovation, and opportunity are at the core of our educational system at Schuylerville School.”

-Robert Thivierge

Jonathon Procter

Jonathon Procter is the Vice-President-Property & Casualty Consultant for USI Insurance Services, where he is a broker of commercial property and construction insurance. He graduated from Schuylerville High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in history from SUNY Brockport in 2012. He is currently a member of the Adirondack Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Contractors Association, and the North Country Chamber of Commerce, and an ambassador for Associated Builders and Contractors. Procter has four children: Liam (5th grade), Keelan (3rd grade), Ronan (1st grade), and Makinley (age 3). The family lives at 46 San Luis Rd. in Gansevoort.

“I am a graduate of the district who is raising my family in the district. I have a lot of pride in our wonderful community and would be honored to be part of voicing the opinions and concerns of the people that the Board of Education serves.”

-Jonathon Procter

Joanna Crowley

Joanna Crowley is the current vice-president of the Schuylerville CSD Board of Education and has served on the Board since 2019. She is a stay-at-home mom who has lived in the district for 16 years. Crowley graduated from Saratoga Springs High School, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in accounting from the University at Albany. Crowley is a former accountant for AngioDynamics, as well as a former auditor with PwC, PricewaterhouseCoopers. During her time on the Board, Crowley served as Audit Committee Chair and Legislative Liaison, and served on several committees, including: COVID-19 re-opening, Code of Conduct, and STA negotiations. She previously served as treasurer and secretary of the Wellspring Board, and was a softball and soccer coach for Old Saratoga Athletic Association (OSAA.) Crowley and her husband Brian have two daughters, Olivia (11th grade) and Lilah (9th grade). The family resides at 1 Seymour Dr. in Saratoga Springs.

 “Effective school board members balance the needs of a variety of different stakeholders to reach decisions that are in the best interest of the district as a whole, and most importantly our students. With two daughters in the district, I have a pulse on the students’ needs, activities taking place on campus, and an availability to parents, students, teachers and staff. The upcoming challenges that we face require experience, knowledge of the issues, and a real commitment to finding solutions. I am proud of the work that I’ve put in over the past five years and hope to have the opportunity to continue that work. I look forward to serving another 5 years as a member of the Board of Education.” 

-Joanna Crowley

Jennifer Moreau

Jennifer Moreau is a retired Schuylerville Elementary School teacher, where she spent 20 years of her 35-year career. At Schuylerville, she taught first, third, and fourth grades, as well as 4th grade ELA and social studies in a team-teaching model. She is currently a supervisor for SUNY Cortland student-teachers who have placements in the Capital Region, and was previously a cooperating classroom teacher for student teachers from SUNY Oneonta, the College of Saint Rose, Skidmore College, SUNY Plattsburgh, and SUNY New Paltz. Moreau graduated from Linton High School in Schenectady, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in early childhood development from the University of Maine at Orono, and then a master’s degree in reading education from the University at Albany. Moreau began her teaching career at Scotia-Glenville, where she taught for 15 years. During her time at Schuylerville, Moreau was a mentor-teacher for first-year teachers and a faculty co-advisor for Varsity Club, where she helped facilitate the transition to a new concession stand and assisted coaches and athletes fundraise for their teams. Moreau was a committee member for the elementary building team and Schuylerville Dollars for Scholars, and an elementary representative for the COVID-19 reopening committee, as well as principal selection committee. She also served three, two-year terms on the executive committee for the Schuylerville Teachers’ Association as an elementary building representative, and was a member of two negotiation teams. Within the community, Moreau was a member of the Friends of Schuyler Park Committee during the park’s early years, and worked to coordinate fundraising efforts for the playground. She has two daughters who are Schuylerville High School graduates, Anna (2016), and Amy (2018). Moreau lives at 210 County Route 68 in Saratoga Springs.

“Almost 30 years ago, my husband and I intentionally built a house in this community so that our future children would benefit from an education in the Schuylerville Central School District.  Now, as parents of two SCS graduates, we are so grateful for that decision.  I am proud to say that I was a teacher in Schuylerville, but even more proud to say that both of our daughters are SCS graduates.  Their positive experiences in the classroom, in extra curricular activities, and as student athletes prepared them well for college and helped shape who they are today as individuals.  Schuylerville has amazing students, families, teachers, administrators and support staff.  I look forward to working with the other members of the Board of Education in supporting the hard work of our faculty, staff and students, while maintaining a positive and engaging relationship with the community.”

-Jennifer Moreau
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