Endorsed Candidates

Marissa Altimar

“We are fortunate enough to live in the SSCSD, with its quality education, and outstanding teachers and administrators. I would like to be a part of it, so that my daughter, and future students continue to benefit from it.”Marissa Altimar

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I started out as a single mother at age 22, and worked my way through college after my daughter was born so I could give her a better life, and serve as her role model.

She now attends SSHS, and I couldn’t be happier that she is in such a remarkable school.

After graduating college, I worked as a Registered Nurse tending to the elderly population in a home-care setting for many years.

While working during the day as a nurse, I continued my education at night, and completed Midwifery school with a Masters degree from NYU.

I now work in private practice, and have delivered so many beautiful babies, and future students in and around Saratoga.

Working with women has been an honor and a privilege. I met the love of my life – a veteran Earth Science teacher and dean with the NYC DOE – in 2008.

We’ve been happily married for 10 years this year. I have been an animal lover and rescuer my entire life, and frequently donate to animal charities.

I am proudly owned by 3 rescue cats, and one rescue dog.We knew we wanted to leave Brooklyn when it stopped feeling like home, but we didn’t know where to go.

Once we visited Saratoga Springs, we knew right away we were home, and worked for several years towards the goal of making this great city our permanent residence.

Now we feel like we wish we had made the move years ago. I love our city. Preserving its history, great schools, beauty and culture is as important to me as any life long Saratogian.

Erika Borman

“I’ve always been passionate about giving back to my community and believe I can bring new ideas and a fresh perspective. I would be honored to serve for you on the School Board as a representative of our entire community.”Erika Borman

As a mother of three young boys ages 7, 5 and 2, I am extremely interested in being involved in their scholastic life. My oldest is in the first grade and my middle son will be starting Kindergarten in September. All three of my children will be attending our District schools for many years to come.

As a Board member, I would have an instrumental role in working with Administration to provide teachers and administrators with resources that will yield academic achievement for every student.

As a former project manager in the healthcare industry, I have valuable experience in simultaneously managing multiple projects at different facilities within a hospital system. I have been required to deliver within strict budgets and demanding deadlines.

Additionally, I have worked on various committees within hospital systems to ensure programs were operating efficiently at all levels of the organization.

My work as a manager has also required me to bid out contracts with outside vendors for both private and government run facilities, including several Veterans Affairs hospitals . My background has enabled me to collaborate effectively with professionals of different perspectives and experiences.

I believe those valuable skills will translate well to serving the needs of our school community. I have a fresh perspective as a mom of three young children and have been very involved with the Home School Association at Dorothy Nolan and Parent Teacher Committee at the YMCA.

 I’ve also recently been involved in the United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s Women United Affinity Group volunteer programs.

Scott Jackson

“All SSCSD students, families, and taxpayers deserve a unified school board that works together toward the future, with the goal of providing children the absolute best public-school education and experience.” Scott Jackson

A native of Schenectady, our family moved to the west side of Saratoga in 2008 specifically for the community and the wonderful school district.

I have two children, a 9th grader at SSHS and a 6th grader at Maple Avenue middle school. After spending most of her career in another highly respected Capital Region school district, my wife Carrie fulfilled one of her career goals and earned a music teaching position at Dorothy Nolan.

An employee of the United States Postal Service, I started my career as a mail carrier over 20 years ago, including serving the NALC as a shop steward/union representative. I am now the Postmaster of the Greenfield Center Post Office.

I have completed numerous other assignments for the Postal Service throughout my years, most recently OIC of the Saratoga Springs Post Office. I have been an Active Army Reservist for over 17 years and I’m currently a Master Sergeant for the 76th ORC.

My current position is Senior EPLO (Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer) Sergeant for FEMA Region II, which consists of the oversight of NY, NJ, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands emergency preparedness.

A U.S. Veteran, I was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011-2012 to support Operation Enduring Freedom. Other military operations include disaster recovery to the USVI (2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria) and I am currently activated in support of the COVID-19 response in NY.

In my spare time I enjoy watching my daughters play golf and I occasionally get a round in myself. I love a good home project, and take a lot of personal pride in where I live- both in my own front yard and my community.

I would be proud to serve and represent the SSCSD community if given the opportunity. It takes vision, effective communication skills and business and personnel experience to be a positive contributor to a school board.

These are all skills that I use in both the USPS and the U.S. Army every day. All SSCSD students, families, and taxpayers deserve a unified school board that works together towards the future, with the goal of providing children the absolute best public school education and experience.

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