“I know most of the teachers in the School District, and I know the businesses and the community very well. I have some family members who are business owners in the community, so I know the struggles that they have with the financial end of things, the taxes that they have to pay, and I think a lot of it has to do with helping the community understand the value that the school brings to the community and to them as business leaders because we’re educating their future workers and maybe some future business leaders as well.”
Occupation: Senior import specialist at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Champlain.
Education: Northeastern Clinton Central School graduate; bachelor's degree in political science, Siena College; graduate degree courses in counseling, SUNY Plattsburgh.
Civic organizations: Jurisdictional president for Northeast/New England Jurisdiction of Woodmen of the World (member since 1983); president of Rouses Point-Champlain Kiwanis Club (member since 2000); Catholic Daughters Court Lily of the Mohawks member since 2000; former Boy Scouts of America Committee member; former 4-H leader. Military service: ROTC for three years at Siena.
Previous School Board experience: NCCS Board member since 2009 (past president); Champlain Valley Educational Services Board member 2002 through 2008 and 2009 through present; Rural Schools Association director, 2004 through 2008, 2011 through present.
Family: Husband, Michael Horne; four adult children.
Occupation: Manager at a customs brokerage company.
Education: Northeastern Clinton High School graduate, college courses.
Civic organizations: Veteran of Foreign Wars Auxiliary member; past member, North Country Chamber of Commerce. Previous School Board experience: Former president of Champlain Children's Learning Center Board of Directors (board member for 10 years).
Family: Husband, Michael Beede; four adult children.
Occupation: Confidential secretary to Mooers Town Council.
Education: Home schooled for high school; associate degree in graphic design, Pittsburgh Arts Institute.
Military service: National Guard Army Reserve 1990 through 1998.
Family: Husband, Ricky; two children, Samantha, 8; Olivia, 5.