I am a 29 year resident of the Canandaigua community. My wife and I have four adult children, all of whom graduated from Canandaigua Academy. I hold a master's and bachelor's degree from Geneseo, as well as a doctorate from the University of Buffalo. From 1988-2006, I served as Superintendent of Schools for the Canandaigua City School District. During that time period the district received numerous state and national awards and was consistently rated as one of the highest performing school districts in the greater Rochester area. I was the New York State Superintendent of the Year in 1999. I retired from the school district in 2006 to become a professor of educational leadership at the University of Rochester. I teach classes in decision making, human resource management, and educational law. I have been the director of the University’s partnership with East High School since 2014.
I am active in the community, having previously served as President of the Canandaigua Rotary Club and Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce. I have served as a member of many additional community boards and fund raising efforts. This is my first term as a local government official and I take pride in serving our community in a new capacity.