2015 brings two new members to the SVVSD Board of Education, in addition to two returning members who were up for re-election. All four candidates ran unopposed and the school board opted to cancel the election to save money. Two of the other three members of the Board of Education will be completing their first term over the next two years and one will be completing their second term.
Board of Education members are elected to four-year positions, with the ability to run for second terms. At eight years, a member reaches term limits and must leave the board.
John Creighton, (District E – Silver Creek High School feeder area) and Mike Schiers (District G – Frederick High School areas) retired their seats due to term limits this year. We thank them for their eight years of dedication to our district.
2015 SVVSD Board of Education Candidates:
Joie Siegrist, who was appointed to the board in February 2012 to represent District A, was elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2015 to complete a four year term. District A represents the Lyons High School feeder system and Northern and Western Longmont. Siegrist will continue in her role as Vice President. Siegrist is a graduate of Leadership St Vrain, former member of the Grassroots St Vrain leadership team and a native of Longmont, CO.
Bob Smith represents District C, which includes the Longmont High School feeder system. Smith was appointed to the BOE in 2007 and elected in 2009 to complete that term. He was re-elected in 20011 and now again in 2015. He will continue in his position as President of the board. Bob facilitates collaboration between employers and providers seeking to improve healthcare quality and value through redesigned delivery system payments and benefits coverage.
Richard Martyr was elected to District E to replace Creighton. According to the Daily Camera, “Martyr was the chairman of the science department for 11 years at Longmont High School and taught high school science there for 13 years, retiring in 2014. Before moving to Longmont in 2000, he was the executive director and CEO of American Youth Hostels in Washington, D.C.”
Amory Siscoe will represent District G, the seat vacated by Schiers. District G consists of the Frederick High School feeder area. According to the Daily Camera, “Siscoe has lived in the Tri-Towns community since 2009 and has five children, including three attending St. Vrain Valley schools. She has served as PTO president at Legacy Elementary in Frederick.” She is a graduate of the Leadership St. Vrain program.
Leadership St. Vrain, a district-backed program designed to educate community members about the district’s operations
Grassroots St. Vrain is an education-focused nonprofit that was involved in passing the school district’s 2008 and 2012 mill-levy overrides and educating people about statewide school finance issues.