By Kathy Brown.
In this series, we will introduce you to all eleven members of the Regional School District #17’s Board of Education for 2017-18.
In November 2015, Suzanne Sack was elected by the voters of Killingworth as an Unaffiliated candidate. Suzanne was voted in as the Treasurer for 2015-2017, then voted in as Vice Chair at the December 2017 meeting by the other members of the Board of Education.
Suzanne and her husband settled in Killingworth “because of its rural beauty and sense of community” about 20 years ago. Suzanne told us that she has a BA in Business from the State University of New York at Oswego, and an MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University Teacher’s College. For 25 years, she worked in the financial services sector, “holding various senior management roles, including Regional President of a private bank.”
She ran for the position on the Board of Education because “I feel strongly about the value of public education, because I am the product of one, right up through college (SUNY).” She currently serves on the Oswego Foundation Board which supports accessible, public education.
“My vision for RSD 17 is to deliver on its mission for the new quarter century while ensuring financial sustainability in order to do so,” Suzanne said. “My education and experience built competence in strategic/business planning, budgeting, personnel management, team leadership, problem solving, and decision making. Now retired, I use these skills to help RSD 17 fulfill its mission.”
Besides holding the Vice Chair position on the Board, Suzanne is currently the Chair of the Finance Subcommittee, Chair of the Personnel & Evaluation Subcommittee, and the Chair of the Strategic Capital Planning Committee. Suzanne is also the Board’s liaison for LEARN (the Regional Educational Service Center that RSD #17 belongs to).
In their free time, Suzanne and her husband enjoy the outdoors, and “you can often find us completing some project in or around our home.”