Candidate Highlight: Christie Barone for MSAD 15 School Board
Updated: May 27, 2022
Occupation: ME DOE School Public Health Response Team Specialist
Education: FLCC, ADN, Canandaigua, NY, 3/03, LPN Degree, MSW School of Nursing, Geneva, NY, 08/96
Community organizations/ service: I served in the American Red Cross for ten years, taught English and first aid in Paraguay, and am a pianist in my local church.
Interests/ hobbies: My favorite interests are outdoor activities and participating in extreme sports with family or friends. Family status: I am married and have a 22 year old son and a 19 year old daughter, both in the ME Air National Guard.
What do you think our local schools are doing right to prepare students? What could be improved on? MSAD 15 provides a variety of educational opportunities for students and is in the top 10% of the state for graduation rates. The district average reading skills are above state average. Math scores should improve as the district continues building focus on math skills.
Is there a particular issue or interest that motivates you to run for the School Board? I enjoy working with others to problem solve and would welcome the opportunity to collaborate with the school community for improved student achievement.
What are three goals you want to accomplish during your term? Three goals I would like to accomplish during my term are: to partner with school stakeholders in order to aspire to the continued success of our students, to have a positive impact in managing and overseeing district activities, personnel, policies and properties; and to represent the people of New Gloucester.
What was your favorite subject in school? I enjoy participating in team sports and can be very competitive so I would say Physical Education was my favorite subject in school.
The candidates submitted their answers to these questions which were asked by the NGXchange, all answers were provided by the candidates to NGXchange as well as NGGOP.