BOE Candidates

Michael TurbevilleName: Michael Turbeville

Education: SUNY Brockport - Bachelor of Science, Master of Science in Secondary Education

Occupation: Police Officer, Rochester Police Department

BCSD resident: 2 years

Family: wife, Carrie (teacher’s aide at Hill School); son, Caleb (sixth grade); son, Gabriel (fourth grade)

School/community activities/memberships: Boy Scouts and athletics through the Sweden Clarkson Recreation Center, a regular volunteer at our church

Reason for running: I know I can positively serve the students, staff, and community of the Brockport Central School District. Additionally, my experience in education gives me insight into the many challenges faced by school districts. I believe that I can be successful in helping the district to overcome many of these challenges.

Top three issues facing BCSD:

  1. School safety: providing a safe environment for students and staff must be a priority.
  2. Increasing district morale: when individuals feel that they are a valued piece of the puzzle, the end result is an improved quality of education.
  3. Responsibly balancing the district’s budget: fiscal responsibility must be a priority to ensure the district vitality for years to come. Ensuring financial responsibility will allow Brockport to continue to provide quality education to its students.

Robert J. LewisName:
Robert J. Lewis

Education: SUNY University at Buffalo - Statistics, Monroe Community College - Management Information Systems

Occupation: Data Science Architect, Wegmans Food Markets

BCSD resident: 18 years

Family: wife, Margaret; children, Robert and Matthew

School/community activities/memberships: Boy Scout Troop 375 (adult leader for 11 years), Brockport Elks Lodge (BPOE #2110)

Reason for running: The Brockport School District has a long history of providing a quality education to the students of our community. I am running to ensure that tradition is carried into the future. Safety and security of both students and staff is a key concern of everyone in the Brockport community. I will advocate for ongoing review of all aspects of safety and security. Technology has become an important teaching tool across all grade levels. I believe my background in purchasing and implementing technology solutions will complement the skills of the current board members. I believe I can help achieve the maximum value out of the district’s investment in technology. The district has stayed under the tax cap of many years. I want to ensure that sufficient planning is done so the district can continue to remain under the cap.

Top three issues facing BCSD:

  1. Ensuring physical and online safety for students and staff.
  2. Managing the district in a period of declining enrollment.
  3. Maintaining academic excellence while staying within the two percent tax cap.

Lisa E. Ireland Name:
Lisa E. Ireland

Education: St. John Fisher College – BA in Communications, Minor in Political Science

Occupation: Director of Agency Advancement, Mary Cariola Children’s Center

BCSD resident:
22 years

Family: spouse, Ken Ireland (NYS Trooper, 31 years); Spencer (eighth grade); Paige (fifth grade)

School/community activities/memberships: Board of Education Trustee (5 ½ years); Board President (3 years); Vice President, Monroe County School Board Association; Vice President, Board of Directors, Justice for Children Advocacy Center Foundation; United Way Women’s Leadership Council; NYS Commissioner of Education School Board Round Table

Reason for running: I have thoroughly enjoyed my time serving on the Board of Education for the past five and a half years and would like to continue to serve our community with another term. I am incredibly proud of the work our district has accomplished during my tenure and would like to continue to work with the district staff, administration and Board of Education trustees to ensure that all our students receive the best education possible.

Top three issues facing BCSD:

  1. Providing the best education for our students in the safest environment possible.
  2. Balancing the increasing demands of educating and caring for the “whole student” while being increasingly attentive to our fiscal responsibilities.
  3. Continuing to ensure all our students are college or career ready and providing them with the tools they need to succeed after graduation.

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