James C. Farr, Chair

James Farr

Born in France while his father was serving active duty there in the US Army, Jim grew up on the edge of the Florida Everglades. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.  Jim lived in six states (including Alaska) before settling in Vermont. Happily married for almost 25 years, his two children attended St. Albans City School (K-8) and BFA (9-12); they now attend MIT and Boston College. 

What is your reason/motivation to serve on the MRUSD board?
So much effort was put into the creation of the MRUSD, I felt like I had to see it through.

What makes our schools/our school district unique/special. What can you tell the public about our school/school district that the community needs to hear/know?
Some of the most talented and dedicated staff and administrators work in this district. They continue to deliver each year as more and more is asked of them.
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Michael Malone, Vice Chair

Michael Malone

Born in Albany, NY, I was raised in the suburb of Guilderland, NY. I received my A.A. in Liberal Arts from Hudson Valley Community College and my B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Mathematics / Physical Science, from the College of Saint Rose with some graduate work in Astronomy.  I have also worked in some form of film and television production since high school and currently have a video editing business. Primarily, I have spent the last twenty years as a homemaker for my three children. I moved to the area nineteen years ago, and have lived in Fairfield for seventeen years. I served on the Fairfield Center School Board and the Franklin Central Supervisory Union Board (FCSU) for nine years. I spent seven years as the Fairfield Board Chair and chaired the FCSU Board in four different years. 
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Al Corey

Al Corey

Al worked in radio for 22 years.  He worked at BFA for 28 years and has served on the school board for BFA for 12 years.  

What is your reason/motivation to serve on the MRUSD?
It's important that the new district is mindful of the taxpayers, but makes sure that all students have equal access.
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Steven LaRosa

Steven LaRosa

I have been fortunate to call St. Albans my home for the past 26 years. I'm married and have two children, one in college and the other a junior at BFA. Formerly a research technician at the UVM Entomology Lab, I have now been part of the staff at the St. Albans Free Library for the past eight years. Outside of work, I enjoy books, old movies, running, biking, baking, talking about food and, yes, eating.

What is your reason/motivation to serve on the MRUSD Board?
I believed that unification was in our best interest and wanted to be a part of moving it forward. 

What makes our schools/our school district unique/special? What can you tell the public about our school/school district that the community needs to hear/know?
All of our schools are unique, as each community imparts its own stamp on what's important to them and their children's education. As a new member of this board I've been impressed by the truly wonderful, caring, and hardworking teachers, staff, administrators and community members who are committed to our children's futures. We are truly fortunate, and I am honored to be a part of it.
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Jack McCarthy

Jack Mccarthy

Jack hails originally from Delaware, where he served as a teacher, principal, and Director of Secondary Education. In Vermont, he was the Principal of Missisquoi Valley Union High School before serving 15 years as the Superintendent of Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union. 

Jack holds a BA from American University and an MA and Doctorate from the University of Delaware in Education Leadership. Jack lives in St. Albans with his wife, Pam. They have four grown children and five grandchildren. Jack currently serves as Interim Principal of Hazen Union School.
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Nilda Gonnella-French

Nina Hunsicker

Jeff Morrill
Susan Casavant Magnan

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