Association welcomes Bradley to board
The Association’s members elected Bradley to the board during its 26th annual conference held on May 21 in Albany.
“Our 57 districts serving a quarter of a million students continue to face unprecedented challenges and we are fortunate to have a professional of Michelle Bradley’s abilities, experience and energies take a leadership role in the association at this time,” said Robert Biggerstaff, Association Executive Director.
The Association has been working in recent years to bring greater equity in funding for districts with higher student need and lower wealth such as Lockport. The chronic failure of the State to target education aid to such districts is the principal reason they are struggling so much to maintain quality programming and to keep school tax rates down.
Bradley has held instructional and leadership positions in the Lockport district beginning in 1989 at the Charlotte Cross Elementary School teaching fourth-grade through her appointment as superintendent last October. Her experience in the classroom, as principal and in the district administration brings a wealth of perspective and record of success to the Small City Association’s board. She and her husband, Brian Bradley currently reside in Pendleton with their three daughters, Emily, 16, Erica, 14, and Elizabeth, 11.