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About the Board of Education

The Marcellus Board of Education is composed of seven community representatives. In most instances voters elect members to serve a three-year term. Voting for school board officials is held in conjunction with the annual budget vote in May.

Board of Education members are unpaid officials elected to take formal, legal actions and assume responsibility for the conduct of the schools. The Board of Education delegates certain responsibilities to the Superintendent of Schools, who makes reports and recommendations to the Board of Education. Board members vote on all major business transactions.

2023-2024 Board of Education

Kathryn Branson Dennis, a district resident since 2021, works as the Executive Director for the United Way of Cayuga County. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and English from Hamilton College, and is currently a trustee of the Marcellus Free Library. Mrs. Dennis and her husband, Shane, have two children.  Kathryn's term expires June 30, 2025. 
Contact Kathyrn Branson Dennis

Shawn Edie (Vice President), a district resident for since 2015, is the Director of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at Onondaga Community College.  Shawn and wife Dianne have three children.  Shawn holds a BA in Art Education from Manhattanville College and an MA in Student Affairs Counseling from Bridgewater State University.  Shawn's term expires June 30, 2026.
Contact Shawn Edie

Joshua Matousek has been a district resident since 2021.  He is a real estate professional and has worked at Anheuser Busch since 2013 handling machinery and operating a fork truck. He is a graduate of Jordan-Elbridge High School and earned an associate’s degree in exercise science from Onondaga Community College. He and spouse Kelli have two children.  Joshua's term expires June 30, 2025.
Contact Joshua Matousek
Michael McAuliff, a district resident since 1997, is a retired public school principal and current Principal of Bishop Ludden.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education, master’s degree in education and a CAS in educational administration from State University College at Cortland. He and spouse Kim have two children.  Michael's term expires June 30, 2024.
Contact Michael McAuliff

Erica Poquadeck has been a district resident for all but three years of her life.  She works at Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield as a high dollar claims auditor. A 1996 graduate of Marcellus, Mrs. Poquadeck holds an associate’s degree in humanities from Onondaga Community College.  She and husband Jason have two children.  Erica's term expires June 30, 2025.
Contact Erick Poquadeck

Kelly Rossiter, a resident of Marcellus since 1991, works with grades K-8 as a speech pathologist at a charter school in Syracuse. A graduate of Marcellus High School, Ms. Rossiter holds a bachelor’s degree from State University College at Plattsburgh, and a master’s degree in communication science and disorders from Syracuse University. She has one child attending Marcellus.  Kelly's term expires June 30, 2024.
Contact Kelly Rossiter


Christine Shea (President) has been a district resident for since 2001. She is an Elementary School Counselor at the Liverpool Central School District. Christine attended Canisius College where she acquired her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in Counselor Education.  She and husband Tom have two children.  Christine's term expires June 30, 2026
Contact Christine Shea

Meeting Information

Board of Education meetings are generally held the the first and second Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted).  Announcements of special meetings are printed on the Marcellus Central School District website.  Public sessions are scheduled to start at 6 pm and will be held in the SHS LGI on Mustang Hill (unless otherwise noted).  Due to personnel and contractual items which occasionally occur, it is sometimes necessary to have an executive session at the beginning of the meeting.

Meetings are live streamed and accessible to the public using the Live Stream Link.   During the meeting comments from the public may be sent to  The Superintendent of Schools sits at the table with the board members.  Others sitting at the board table may include the Business Administrator and Clerk of the Board.

Upcoming Meetings

June 17, 2024 Regular Board Meeting

§104. Public notice

  1. Public notice of the time and place of a meeting scheduled at least one week prior thereto shall be given or electronically transmitted to the news media and shall be conspicuously posted in one or more designated public locations at least seventy-two hours before such meeting. 
  2. Public notice of the time and place of every other meeting shall be given or electronically transmitted, to the extent practicable, to the news media and shall be conspicuously posted in one or more designated public locations at a reasonable time prior thereto. 
  3. The public notice provided for by this section shall not be construed to require publication as a legal notice. 
  4. If videoconferencing is used to conduct a meeting, the public notice for the meeting shall inform the public that videoconferencing will be used, identify the locations for the meeting, and state that the public has the right to attend the meeting at any of the locations. 
  5. If a meeting will be streamed live over the internet, the public notice for the meeting shall inform the public of the internet address of the website streaming such meeting. 
  6. When a public body has the ability to do so, notice of the time and place of a meeting given in accordance with subdivision one or two of this section, shall also be conspicuously posted on the public body's internet website.