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Meet The Candidates



     The following information is being provided by Beekmantown CSD based on those individuals who have submitted their petition along with the required number of signatures to run for a seat on the Board of Education.  The names below appear in the order that they were randomly drawn and will appear on the ballot proposition in the same order.  Candidates were given an opportunity to provide information to be published and shared with the school community but were not required to do so.  Please note that this page does not constitute an endorsement of any candidate and is provided for informational purposes only. No edits were done to any candidate's submissions and appear exactly as they were provided to the District Clerk.

Curry Jolicoeur

Hello, my name is Curry Jolicoeur and I am running for the Beekmantown School Board. I chose to run for the school board  because I see this as my opportunity to give back to the community that has given so much to me. I believe that my 28 years of experience as a special education teacher and my firsthand knowledge of how a school operates will be an asset to the Beekmantown School District community. I graduated from Beekmantown in 1991 and was actively involved in sports and other school related activities. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Plattsburgh State and started my teaching career after graduating in the spring of 1996. While working at Malone BOCES as a new teacher, I went on to earn my master’s degree from SUNY Plattsburgh. In 1998 I was hired at Saranac Central School as a Special Education Teacher. My wife Julie and I live on Stafford Road with our three golden retrievers in the house I grew up in. Even though I built my career at Saranac Central School, my heart belongs to Beekmantown and I will always be an eagle! Thank you for your support!  EAGLE PRIDE!!!

Patricia (Patty) LaFlam

Board Member for 3 years since 2021. I am a 72-year-old retired Administrative Assistant.  I have made my home in Beekmantown since 1985 when moving here with my husband who is a veteran and retired fireman.I wish to represent the seniors and retirement community, as well as the children of the Beekmantown School District. I believe in a good education first and foremost.  I would promote clarity and think that all voters of the district should be represented (parents with children, seniors whose children are now grown or on a fixed income, community members who live in our district but have no children).  I wish to keep the taxes for our residents at a sensible rate for all and be someone who would represent the views and comments of the district members. During my 3 years on the Board, I have been involved in several committees, Safety, Audit, Nine by Nine and Negotiations.  I have continued my education regarding New York State Board Regulations by attending classes at CVES and NYSSBA online education groups.

Jason Miller

My name is Jason Miller, I am running for a seat on the Beekmantown Central School board. My wife and I have lived in the community for the past 11 years.  I have two children who currently attend BCSD.  My wife is a speech language pathologist who works at Beekmantown Elementary.  I have worked at UVM as the Lead Interventional Radiologic Technologists for the last 19 years.  I have spent my career developing skills to help provide amazing patient care by being a compassionate and dedicated employee. Within my position, I have experience in writing hospital policies and mandatories for staff and departmental use.  I provide students with occupational shadowing and mentoring.  I held a seat on the union bargaining team and helped to negotiate the first union contract for Technologist in the State of Vermont.My goal as a school board member is to ensure beekmantown students are given quality education with a safe learning environment. I feel this district provides so many opportunities and is ever evolving in the education of their students.  I believe my unique experience and knowledge would benefit the school board to provide a voice for the Beekmantown community members.

Eric Deyo-Pugh

I am running for school board to get involved, understand the challenges from day to day (in and out of the classroom), help facilitate the decisions being made and develop a relationship with the community. I am honest and straight to the point.  A lifetime resident to the area.  I am a father to a young family.  I consider my self a born leader.  Looking forward to serving you and the district.

Other Candidates:
Joseph F. Graziane
Ed Marin


Below is a one page printable flyer with the same information listed above.

Meet to Candidates Flyer (PDF)