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2020-2021 Board of Education Candidate Profiles

Board of Education Candidate Profiles

  1. Michael Donofrio (information not submitted as of May 20)
2. Terri E. Krueger is currently member of the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education, seeking a second term. Terri has lived in the North Syracuse Central School District for the past 10 years, currently with her husband, Howard. Terri has three children — Alexandria, Vanessa and Brittany.

Ms. Krueger is the owner of Krueger Advisors, LLC, where she is works as a senior financial advisor specializing in retirement, estate, college and long-term care planning as well as life, health and disability insurance. She specializes in working with families, women, LGBTQA community, fellow child advocates and others to develop retirement and estate plans.

Terri graduated from the New Hartford Central School District and attended Mohawk Valley Community College and Utica College of Syracuse University. She earned certification as a Chartered Financial Consultant from the American College of Financial Services and is New York State registered in securities.

Ms. Krueger is a Cicero Youth Board member and US Community Leader for the Million Dollar Round Table. She previously served on the VERA House Elder Justice Committee, was Vice President of Plank Road Chamber of Commerce, a capital committee member for Rescue Mission Alliance and a therapy dog handler for PAWS of CNY, Inc. She also formerly served as a court appointed children’s special advocate for Onondaga County and was treasurer for Greater North Syracuse Chamber of Commerce.
3. Joshua Ludden is seeking his first term on the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education. 

Joshua is a life-long resident of the North Syracuse Central School District and a graduate of Cicero-North Syracuse High School. He currently attends American University in Washington, D.C., where he is on track to graduate in December of 2020. Joshua is majoring in Political Science and Religious Studies. 

As a student in the North Syracuse Central School District, Joshua served on the District Legislative Committee, and was a member of the National Honor Society and the C-NS Optimist Club. Joshua played both baseball and ice hockey at C-NS and he was the assistant captain for the ice hockey team in 2017. In 2017, he was named Student of the Year in both social studies and physical education. He also mentored young athletes through the C-NS baseball summer camps.

Joshua currently volunteers with “In my Father’s Kitchen” and the “Road to Emmaus Ministry.” In 2018, he went with his church, Sacred Heart of Cicero, on a service trip to Haiti. 
4. Erin C. McDonald is seeking election for her second term on the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education. She has lived within the district for nearly 30 years, currently residing in Clay. 

Ms. McDonald is a retired public educator from the Pflugerville Independent School District in Travis County, Texas. She is currently employed as a substitute teacher at Henninger High School in the Syracuse City School District.

Erin is a member of the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education’s Policy and Legislative Committees, sat on interview committees for various District administrative positions and is a member of the Greater Cicero Community Connections Youth Board and the New York State and Central New York School Boards Associations. She is a youth soccer official for CNYSOA and the local Chapter of USSF (FIFA) soccer. 

Erin is a graduate of Cicero High School and SUNY Cortland, where she received a bachelor’s degree in history and related areas. She also holds certification in special education with an emotional disturbance and autism endorsement through Region 13 and Texas State University. 
5. Michael Mirizio, currently vice president of the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education, is seeking reelection for his fourth term on the Board. He is a life-long resident of the District and graduated from Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

Mr. Mirizio is currently employed as the Director of Technology for OCM BOCES, the Onondaga Cortland Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services.

He is involved with several committees for the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education, including the Policy, Executive, Audit and Technology Committees. Additionally, he is the founder and executive director of North Syracuse Junior High School’s 4D Productions, a registered 501(c)(3) that operates out of North Syracuse Junior High School, where he works with students on live event production and community service.

Mirizio holds a bachelors of science degree in political science from Le Moyne College.
6. Xavier Moody-Wusik is seeking his first term on the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education. 

Xavier has been a resident of the North Syracuse Central School District for the past 11 years and is a graduate of Cicero-North Syracuse High School. After graduation from C-NS in 2018, he went to St. Bonaventure to study adolescent psychology. Following his freshman year, he transferred to Syracuse University, where he is currently enrolled, studying social studies education.  

Xavier currently volunteers as an assistant coach with the St. Rose Varsity Basketball team.