Board of Education Members

BOE President John Burnetsky

 John Burnetsky

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John Burnetsky

Mr. Burnetsky began his second term as a board member in January 2019.

A longtime resident and business owner in town, Mr. Burnetsky is proud of our district and will be working with his fellow board members to spend public funds wisely. He said the board should always be on the lookout for ways the district can be as efficient as possible. He is enjoying the opportunity to serve the district where his children attended school.

BOE Vice President Sharon Dey

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Sharon Dey

Mrs. Dey was sworn in to her 11th year on the board in January 2019. 

An active member of the district’s Special Education Advisory Council, she is committed to being an advocate for all children, as well as for working families and taxpayers.

She is interested in increasing the transparency of the board’s and in involving the community in the board’s efforts to improve education through sound fiscal and educational decisions.

 Gus Acevedo

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Gus Acevedo

Mr. Acevedo was sworn in to a new term on the board in January 2019.

His full bio will be posted here soon.

 

BOE Member Vicki Grasso

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Vicki Grasso

Ms. Grasso began her second term as a board member in January 2019. She has been a Jackson resident for 9 years, is the parent of three school-aged children. She is committed to keeping the kids first and making all decisions with the best interest of the students in mind. She is also a strong supporter of the visual arts and intends to ensure that the arts sustain themselves and remain a valuable component of education in the Jackson schools.

She believes the community and the board must work together to successfully prepare our students for the future and strives to facilitate a positive relationship between the board and the taxpayers so that our potential as a school district is maximized.

BOE Member Thomas Colucci

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Thomas Colucci

Mr. Colucci is serving his sixth year on the board. He has been a Jackson resident for 20 years and he and his wife have two children. He enjoys career days and meeting with students to share his experience as a pilot, aviation educator and flight and simulator instructor.

He believes as a member of the Board of Education that each and every tax dollar must be spent with maximum results.

BOE Member Tara Rivera

Mrs. Tara Rivera

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Mrs. Tara Rivera

Mrs. Rivera began her first term as a board member in January 2018. She has been a resident of Jackson for more than 24 years and has two children. She has a college MA level 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.

 Michael Walsh

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Michael Walsh

Mr. Walsh was sworn in to his first three-year term in January 2017.

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.