Board of Education
Canton Central School Board of Education 2022-23
Victor Rycroft, President (2024)
Wendy Todd, Vice-President (2024)
Robert Larrabee (2025)
Christopher Marquart (2024)
Christina Martin (2023)
Arthur Quackenbush (2023)
Denise Sero (2025)
Jessica Sierk (2025)
Daniel Thomas (2023)
Clerk of the Board
Superintendent of Schools
Ronald P. Burke
Board of Education District Clerk
315-386-8561 ext 44202
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2023 Board of Education Election Candidate Biographies
Mr. Thomas has over twelve years' experience in nonprofit administration and has worked for the last ten years as an implementation associate, project manager, and customer success manager for a global life science, diagnostics, and applied chemical company. In this role he is regularly tasked with fostering consensus, navigating conflicting points of view, and working within tight budgets.
Mr. Thomas would like to become a Board of Education member because he feels energized from learning and collaborating with other members of the Board and school community and feel she will bring a unique perspective to the school community.
Mr. Thomas feels that a well-supported educational system is crucial to a healthy community and is the foundation of a robust democracy. Fostering an environment where every child has the opportunity to succeed, and honoring the diverse needs and backgrounds of all our students are fundamental elements of a well-supported school system. He strongly believes that education is a cultural collaboration, and that parents and community members have a responsibility to support educators and staff. Mr. Thomas is passionate about environmental stewardship, diversity, and the arts. He feels that a rigorous STEAM curriculum cultivates creative, critical thinking and responsible community members.
Catherine Devins has a background immersed in education as she was a special education teacher, elementary school principal, and chair of special education. Public education has been a significant part of her life, both personally and professionally. Her parents were both educators as well, and always emphasized the importance of a free and appropriate public education for all.
Catherine would like to become a Board of Education member to embrace the opportunity to listen to all those involved in the community and school community to help support children and their families as they progress through the school district in a safe environment.
Esther Oey grew up in the Burke/Malone area and currently resides in Canton with her family. She has served as a teacher educator at St. Lawrence University for fourteen years, and previously worked as a middle school science teacher for six years in Los Angeles Unified School District. Esther has a doctorate in education from UCLA focused on how science teachers drew upon their personal experiences with difference to create more inclusive classrooms for students from diverse backgrounds.
Mrs. Oey is a parent of three children, all of whom have attended Canton Central School District, and she would like to take a more active role in supporting the school community. She believes that public education is the collective work of a community to support the social, emotional, and intellectual growth of children. She believes that today's children will be our future welders, nurses, engineers, politicians, and other important contributing members of our future. She believes that public education is the best way to ensure that these opportunities are available to all, to allow democracy to thrive.