BOE President Michael Walsh

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Michael Walsh

Mr. Walsh is the Board President. He began his fourth year on the board in January 2021.

As a lifelong resident of Jackson, he intends to use his knowledge and experience as a teacher and administrator to maintain the high academic standards of the Jackson School District while protecting the non-tested areas of the curriculum such as Social Studies, Foreign Language, Music, Art, Physical Education, Special Education and Vocational Education. He also wants to continue to promote more STEM-like programs and to protect extracurricular and co-curricular programs such as middle school and high school athletics, drama, band, clubs and activities.

He believes his knowledge of budgets gives him the expertise to direct tax dollars to the projects in the district where they will be most efficiently used. Among his goals is to try to cap increased spending on new programs that are not state or federally mandated and to make sure that the money we have continues to go into repairing and updating the aging facilities in our system.

BOE Vice President Tara Rivera

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Tara Rivera

Mrs. Rivera is the Board of Education Vice President. She began her fifth year on the board in January 2022. She has been a resident of Jackson for more than 25 years and has two children. She earned her Master's Degree and has a background in Education, Special Education and Psychology. She has extensive experience in advocacy and working as an integral part of a team in decision-making processes.

She is committed to working alongside other board members in all aspects to ensure all students reach their maximum potential with the highly qualified staff that support them. Her vision is to have transparency in all areas and to help families and staff work collectively and respectfully.

BOE Member Allison Barocas

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Allison Barocas

Mrs. Barocas was sworn in to the Board of Education in January 2022.

Her bio will be updated soon.

BOE Member Tina Kas

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Tina Kas

Mrs. Tina Kas was sworn in to the Board of Education in January 2022.

She and her family have been Jackson residents for over 15 years and both of her children attend Jackson schools. Mrs. Kas has an accounting background and has managed the finances for other non-profit organizations in town. She and her husband own a multi-franchise company. She intends to maintain the high academic standards throughout the Jackson district. Her priorities are giving students the best educational tools and maintaining the varied programs within the district. She believes that working together, staying focused and being committed to the students of Jackson are the keys to keeping our schools running efficiently. She looks forward to collaborating with the board, the community, and the staff to achieve those goals.

BOE Member Erica Osmond

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Erica Osmond

Dr. Erica Osmond was sworn in to the Board of Education in January 2022.

Her bio will be updated soon.

BOE Member Giuseppe Palmeri

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Giuseppe Palmeri

Mr. Giuseppe Palmeri was sworn in to the Board of Education in January 2022.

He has lived in Jackson for 13 years and has three school-aged children in the Jackson school district. His work in the business sector is complemented by a history in the education administration field. Mr. Palmeri is dedicated to fostering a positive learning environment for the youth of Jackson as well as being a voice for the parents of Jackson. As a "student first" board member, Mr. Palmeri is looking forward to working with the board to maximize community involvement in the Jackson school district.

BOE Member Scott Sargent

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Scott Sargent

Mr. Sargent began his ninth year on the Board of Education in January 2022.

A committed public servant, his goal is to represent all the taxpayers of Jackson, not just individual groups. Among his goals are to explore ways to increase efficiency in all areas and to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff.