Three running for two available Board of Education seats

On Tuesday, May 15, voters will elect two people to the district’s Board of Education. The two candidates with the highest number of votes will each fulfill a five-year term beginning on July 1, 2018 and expiring on June 30, 2023. The three candidates, along with their profiles, are listed here in the order they will appear on the ballot.

Robert Thivierge
Robert Thivierge

Robert Thivierge is a third-generation resident of the Schuylerville Central School District and a graduate of the district’s Class of 1986. He served in the United States Air Force for 28 years as a crew chief/flight chief until his retirement in the fall of 2014.

Thivierge currently works for Fort Miller Group/Tymetal Co. as a driver/production associate building high security gate systems. He’s been with the company since retirement from the USAF.

Thivierge was elected to his first term on the Schuylerville Central School Board in May of 2013 and is currently serving his second year as the Vice President. He’s also served as the Legislative Liaison for the Board.

Thivierge has been involved in a variety of volunteer activities supporting various programs within the district throughout his children’s school careers. Early on, he dedicated much of his time to various sports programs with the Old Saratoga Athletic Association (OSAA). He acted as an assistant for flag football, youth softball and youth baseball for the organization. Thivierge has also donated his time to assist with the Schuylerville Youth Lacrosse program and has donated time and equipment to line the fields for game days. For the past few years, Thivierge has volunteered his time to assist with the JV and Varsity Football Teams. He’s worked concession, been a member of the down marker team, and has assisted with fundraising events.

Thivierge and his wife, Ruth Anne, have resided in the district their entire lives and live at 823 Rt 4 S in Schuylerville. The couple has three children, including Jared, a junior at Schuylerville High School. Their son, Robert Jr., graduated from Schuylerville in 2015, and their daughter, Autumn Thivierge, is a 2011 SCS graduate.

Matthias Donnelly
Matthias Donnelly

Matthias Donnelly is running for his first term on the Schuylerville Board of Education. He currently works for State Farm Insurance in Ballston Spa, where he works as a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claims specialist. He has been with the company for 11 years.

Donnelly graduated from South Glens Falls Central School District and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marist College.

Donnelly is active in his neighborhood. He serves as the treasurer and social media coordinator for the Brampton Woods Home homeowners’ association.

Donnelly and his wife, Mallory, moved to the district in May of 2016 and have two daughters – Olivia and Scarlett – who will be entering kindergarten at Schuylerville in Fall 2018. The family lives at 51 Brampton Lane in Gansevoort. Donnelly is the son of former Schuylerville teacher, high school principal and Greenwich Superintendent Matthias Donnelly.

Louis Maggiore
Louis Maggiore

Louis Maggiore is running for his second term on the Schuylerville Board of Education. He is the owner of Sweet Lou’s Delicatessen in Schuylerville and has lived in the district for 18 years.

Maggiore attended Hudson Valley Community College, where he majored in marketing, and Schenectady County Community College, where he earned an associate’s degree in hotel and restaurant management.

He is a dedicated volunteer in the community, helping to run a culinary arts internship program at Longfellows Hotel, Restaurant and Conference Center and the Olde Bryan Inn for more than 14 years and making charitable donations to more than 20 local non-profit organizations. Maggiore teaches a class for fifth-graders at his church and also serves as an advisor and consultant for the BOCES Career & Technical Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program and the Schenectady County Community College Hotel Program. He has been inducted into the Spa Catholic Hall of Fame and has been part of the Chef for Success Program, as well as served as an advisor for the local Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) student program and as a basketball coach for a traveling team.

Maggiore and his wife, Donna, live at 46 Baker Drive in Gansevoort. The couple has two children—Abigail, a sophomore at Fairfield College, and Madeline, who is a junior at Schuylerville High School.