My name is Lindsey Holcomb and I am running for the Chenango Valley Central School District Board of Education. My family and I have lived here in Chenango Valley since 2016. We have a daughter who is in Virginia, a 3rd grade son, a 2nd grade son, a 1st grade daughter, a son starting kindergarten in the fall, and a preschool daughter attending Chenango Valley Head Start. I was born in California and spent most of my childhood on the West Coast. I met my husband Brian while he was in the United States Marine Corps stationed in Virginia. We spent some time traveling with the military prior to moving here to New York where he was born and raised.
I am currently working towards my degree in Psychology with a concentration in Children and Adolescent Development. I do not currently work outside of the home, but I have been enjoying volunteering my time at multiple different levels. I had the opportunity to serve on the district’s Health and Wellness Committee for reopening Chenango Valley during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shortly afterwards, I was invited to be part of the district Health and Wellness Committee. I have coached civic soccer in Port Dickinson and helped during baseball when needed. I am also heavily involved in the community as a Den Leader and Assistant Cub Master for Cub Scouts Pack 155 here in Chenango Bridge. I help alongside board members to plan hockey tournaments and events. I also sit on the Prime Care Advisory Board for the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). I have special needs children and have become a big advocate for special education services and support, along with helping families access services in the community.
One of my biggest accomplishments is my family. I have decided to run for the Chenango Valley Board of Education because I want to make a difference in the community, in our schools, with our students and families. Chenango Valley is our home and having young children gives me the opportunity to stay involved for many years to come. I am excited for this opportunity to serve the community!
The students in Chenango Valley will become our future. It is so important we make the right decisions to help them on their path to greatness. We have some of the best teachers and the most dedicated staff and I can’t wait to be more involved!
My name is Dawn Pitcher and I am running for a position on Chenango Valley’s Board of Education. I currently reside in Chenango Bridge with my husband Glenn and our two daughters. I am a 1992 graduate of CV and have lived in the district for most of my life. I spent a brief time living outside the district but wanted my children to attend CV so we have been in Chenango Bridge for 19 years.
My three children have all received a CV education. Devon and Riley are 2016 and 2018 graduates. Tara is currently a junior. All of my children have been heavily involved in school sports and activities and I’ve been pleased with the opportunities they’ve been given both in athletics and extra curricular activities to enrich their lives and compliment their education.
I was employed for several years at Chenango Valley serving in the cafeteria when my kids were younger until I decided to go back to school myself. I received my degree in Criminal Justice Corrections from SUNY Broome in 2012 and I currently work as a Victim Advocate and Rape Crisis Counselor for Crime Victim’s Assistance Center in Binghamton and am employed part time with Bridgewater Church as their Children’s Ministry Director at their Conklin campus. I have spent time serving in jail ministry and am currently an active volunteer with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Broome County Humane Society as well as Project Concern where I also serve on their Board of Directors. I have been involved with a variety of aspects of my children’s activities at CV by volunteering at sporting events and theater performances.
I have a desire to give the students of Chenango Valley the best possible education and experience they can get during their time there. If elected, I will serve the students and families in our district to the best of my ability. Students’ education and well being will be my top priority. I consider CV and our community a part of our family and want to see the best for all of us.
Thank you for taking the time to read my biography and I hope it gives you confidence in casting your vote for me in the upcoming election.