Kerry Spicer, the assistant vice president for student affairs and the dean of students at Daemen University, was elected to the Williamsville Central School District Board of Education Tuesday night.
Spicer was one of 14 candidates vying for four open seats on the board. Endorsed by the Williamsville Teachers Association, she picked up 2,315 votes – the second highest vote total.
Her children attend school in the district, and Spicer volunteers through the Girl Scouts and the Special Education and Mill Middle Parent Teacher Student associations.
Spicer said she is passionate about education and access to education and now wants to advocate for families in the district.
“Williamsville is a great district with so many amazing students, teachers, families, and community members doing great work,” Spicer added. “I ran for the Board of Education to represent the students and families in my community, to challenge processes, and to ask the right questions. Our school district is not perfect. Like all large systems. In fact, I would challenge people who assume perfection is the goal. The goal is to continue to improve year after year. To be better. To ensure access and continuity. To evolve as a community. To prepare our children for their next steps in the world.”
Spicer’s three-year term will begin on July 1 and run through June 30, 2026.