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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.

Douglas Beebe

I have been a Beekmantown resident for 20 years and have two sons that attend BCS High school. Beekmantown Central School District provides the students of Beekmantown with an elite education and an array of educational and extracurricular opportunities that no other school offers. This is through the excellent faculty and support staff, who every day, go above and beyond expectations for their students. I would again like to be a part of this and continue to support the BCS community.

Eric Deyo-Pugh

I am 34 years old and a lifelong resident to the area. I like to meet others in the community who share the same passion for community development, ethical standards and maintaining/evolving student resources as I do. I enjoy fatherhood and the outdoors. To become involved on the local level and use my expertise in management/finance to assist the district in decision making with current issues, budgets and student conduct/resources. I am running with no agenda attached. Therefore, I will use my better judgement and apply what is best for our community.

Julia Cross

My husband and I have lived in the school district since 2009. We have two children that attend Beekmantown High School and Cumberland Head Elementary, respectively. The oldest will graduate in 2025 and the youngest in 2035. The education of our children is so important in an ever changing world. I will work tirelessly to bring ideas and support to the board. I believe the focus of a board member is to ensure children of our district receive the best possible education that the community can afford. This will be my number one priority.

Troy Anderson

My name is Troy Anderson and I am running for the Beekmantown Central School District school board. Our family moved to the BCSD in 2018 and we have four sons presently in 8th, 4th, 2nd and Kindergarten. I am running for the school board because I believe in education and the future of our community, and preparing children for life beyond the classroom. I believe my professional skills will help to ensure the school board is responsive to the needs of the community it serves. I grew up in and graduated high school from a rural area in eastern Ohio. I graduated from the Ohio State University and New England Law | Boston. I am a retired Captain with the U.S. Army, where I served as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army Special Forces. I am also a veteran of Afghanistan. Since 2018 I have been serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in Plattsburgh. Prior to that I was an Assistant District Attorney in Boston, Massachusetts. I also spent time working for the Department of Defense in Afghanistan and subsequently in East Africa. Last fall I taught an undergraduate class at Plattsburgh State University and found that to be the most rewarding experience in my professional career. Our family feels fortunate to be part of the BCSD community and I wish to contribute to our board and the important work it does.

Duane Bibeau

I have lived in the School district for over 25 years, We have chose to stay in the district to raise our family. I have a unique combination of work experience, being in upper management in a Union environment as well as being in the education system as a teacher for 7 years. I believe with this combination of work experience I can bring an open minded approach to the board to best benefit our community for all the people. I chose to run for the BCS school Board, because I am committed to the community that we live in. My wife and I have watched our sons grow through the Beekmantown school district since kindergarten In Cumberland through our oldest son’s senior year. Their growth has not just been limited to their education, but also through the ELO programs as well as the CAP courses and the sports program that we have available to our students, As a board member I hope to assist and make these opportunities available for our children for years to come.

Maggie Pope

I have worked in the finance field for the past 30 years. For the last 18 years I have been the CEO of my credit union. The philosophy of credit unions is - People, Helping, People! I believe in that same philosophy in my personal life and want to give back as a way to help any organization or community. I recently moved to this area and would like to be involved in my community. Giving back to my community is an important role I take seriously. I also believe that change is important and having a diverse panel of board members is important to any organization!

Other Candidates:
Christopher Gadway
Sarah King


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

Meet to Candidates Flyer (PDF)