Dori Salisbury and Jennie Glasser are running for re-election for two seats on the Board of Education that are set to expire June 30, 2014. The new, three-year term begin July 1, 2014. 

Petitions were due to the District Clerk by 5 p.m. on April 21. Each candidate collected at least 44 signatures to get on the ballot for the May 20 community vote.

The following biographies are written by the candidates and are listed in the order they will appear on the May 20 ballot:


Dori Salisbury

My name is Dori Salisbury. It has been both an education and honor to represent the Averill Park community as a member of the School Board for the last three years. I believe we have finally moved beyond the negativity of the past few years and are in a much better place than we were three years ago. I have used my 25+ years of financial management experience to ensure budgets that do not exceed the tax levy cap and that maintain program necessary to make ALL of our students successful members of our community. I have advocated repeatedly to our representatives in Albany and Washington for fair and equitable funding for education that will enable us to protect existing programs. I have been an active member of RAAD (Rage Against Alcohol and Drugs) community group, which is working diligently to put an end to the heroin epidemic in New York that appears to be impacting our youth very hard. I would like to continue these battles for three more years, including fighting for an end to the Gap Elimination Adjustment, and would greatly appreciate your support on May 20th!


Jennie Glasser

My name is Jennie Glasser and I’m seeking re-election to the Averill Park Board of Education. A long-time resident of the district, I’m married to Albert and have two children, Shelby and Marcianna. I bring over 14 years of district experience as well as a large amount of varied volunteer public service. My experience, both in and outside of the Board, will help to provide the balance that is necessary to operate this district for the benefit of ALL. Voting for me ensures a voice for balanced, affordable education that we can ALL be proud of!







Posted April 23, 2014