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Janice Richardson

Janice RichardsonPresident

jrichardson@webstercsd.org
(585) 310-4817
Term Ends: 2026

Ms. Richardson has served the Webster CSD Board of Education since 2020, serving the 2021-22 year as its vice president and is in her second year as its president. She is on the board’s policy committee, is the PTSA liaison to Plank North Elementary School, Spry Middle School, and Webster Schroeder High School, and serves on the Monroe County School Boards Association’s (MCSBA) executive committee.
                                                                       
Ms. Richardson is a reading specialist for Greece Central Schools, where she is an Above the Influence (anti-vaping) Ambassador and the 2014 recipient of the Greece Golden Apple Teacher of the Year. Prior to joining Greece CSD, she was a substitute teacher and softball coach for Webster CSD and a building substitute for Sodus Central Schools.
                                                                       
She is a member of the Webster PTSA, a Webster Athletic Association baseball and Rochester Rattlers softball mom, a member of the Greece Teachers Community Programs Committee, and on the secondary scheduling team for Athena Middle School. She also fosters dogs and cats for Operation Freedom Ride.
                                                                       
Ms. Richardson (a Webster High School graduate) received her master's degree in literacy education, BS in elementary education, and BA in psychology and was named a Community Service Scholar from St. John Fisher College. She is married with four children, three presently attending Webster schools and one a Webster grad.

 

Linda Dioguardi

Vice President

ldioguardi@webstercsd.org
(585) 643-8802
Term Ends: 2025

Mrs. Dioguardi has been on the Webster CSD Board of Education since 2015 and is currently serving her second term as its vice president. She is on the board's policy and strategic planning committees, is PTSA liaison to Plank South Elementary School, Spry Middle School, and Webster Schroeder High School, and represents the district on the community partnership Webster Health and Education Network: A Drug Free Community Coalition (WHEN:DFCC). She is also on MSCB's labor relations committee.
                                                                       
A long-standing member of Webster PTSA, Mrs. Dioguardi has served at Webster Schroeder High School, Spry Middle School, and Plank South Elementary School. During her time at Plank South she served as chair for five years and was steward of the Plank South Little Free Library.
                                   
A graduate of Webster High School, Mrs. Dioguardi holds a BS in biology and chemistry from SUNY at Oswego and a master's of social work from Roberts Wesleyan College. She functioned as director of social work for The Hurlbut Nursing Home before leaving to care for her children. She is married with two children, both Webster CSD graduates.

 

Carole Barnabas


cbarnabas@webstercsd.org
(585) 749-0452
Term Ends: 2025

Ms. Barnabas was elected to the Webster CSD Board of Education in 2022. She represents the district on the community partnership Families Igniting Racial Equity (FIRE), is PTSA liaison to DeWitt Elementary School, Willink Middle School, and Webster Thomas High School, and serves on MCSBA’s legislative committee. Her community involvement has included serving as board president and member of Beechwoods Homeowners Association, board member, president, and reading mother for Webster Montessori School and Webster Montessori Society, Webster PTSA member, and Cub Scout den mother.
 
A retired Webster CSD English teacher, Ms. Barnabas also served as English department leader at Webster Thomas, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA) advisor for English grades 6-12, English tutor, and literary magazine advisor. She has also worked on numerous educational committees at Webster CSD, taught ESOL at Irondequoit Adult Education, and taught English and elementary school in Buffalo Public Schools. She is a recipient of the Oak Tree Award for excellence in teaching.
 
Ms. Barnabas received her BA in Humanities and her MS in English Education from Canisius College, and her AP English training from Fordham University. She and her husband have three grown children (all Webster CSD graduates) and four grandchildren.

 

Jennifer Birdsong-Ng


jbirdsongng@webstercsd.org
(585) 208-5542
Term Ends: 2024

Ms. Birdsong-Ng was elected to the Webster CSD Board of Education in 2021.  She has a master’s degree in childhood and adolescent education from St. John Fisher College, a BS in history from SUNY Brockport, and an AAS in educational interpreting from Rochester Institute of Technology.
                                                                         
Ms. Birdsong-Ng is a secondary special education and social studies teacher at East Irondequoit CSD, where she has worked since 2007. She has also taught in Avon Central Schools, was an educational interpreter in American Sign Language for Monroe 1 BOCES, and worked for Wegmans Food Corporation.
                                                                         
Her school and community activities have  included: the FIRE Steering Committee, Klem South PTSA, and Webster Special Education PTSA, co-president of East Irondequoit Teachers’ Association, Town of Webster Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative, Webster Town Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and Women’s Club of Webster. She serves on the Webster CSD BOE’s audit committee, represents the district on the community partnership FIRE, is PTSA liaison to Klem South Elementary and Willink Middle schools, and is on MCSBA's information exchange committee. She is married with three young children, all of whom attend Webster CSD.

 

Maria Cortes


mcortes@webstercsd.org
(585) 727-3457
Term Ends: 2026

Mrs. Cortes was elected to the board of education in 2023 after many years of service to One Webster and the Greater Rochester community. She has been on the steering committee for Webster Families Igniting Racial Equity since the 2020-21 school year, during which she chaired the Webster CSD Hispanic Heritage Celebration. She has also been a member and teen committee co-chair of the Latinas Unidas Soy Unica Soy Latina Rally Planning Committee, co-chaired the Plank South Fifth Grade Yearbook Committee, and volunteered for the Webster Junior Warriors, Junior Titans Football and Cheer, and Penfield Little League.

As a member of the Webster CSD BOE, she is on its strategic planning committee, is PTSA liaison to Schlegel Elementary, represents the district in the community partnership FIRE, and serves on MCSBA's information exchange committee.

Mrs. Cortes is a senior research administrator at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She has also worked as grants coordinator for Nazareth College and director of programs for the Puerto Rican Youth Development and Resource Center. She has an advanced certificate in big data analytics and a master’s degree in professional studies with concentration in big data analysis and educational policy from RIT and a BS in business administration from SUNY Brockport. She is married with two grown children, both of whom are Webster CSD graduates.

 

Shanna LaDelfa

sladelfa@webstercsd.org
(585) 210-0833
Term Ends: 2024

Ms. LaDelfa was elected to the board in 2021 after years of service with school and community organizations. During her years in the PTSA, she served as Klem North PTSA secretary, communications chair, and dance coordinator, Willink Middle School membership coordinator, and Webster Central PTSA membership chair. She has also volunteered with Webster Adopt a Senior, Foodlink CANstruction, and LaBella Associates’ community LINC fundraisers.
                                                                       
Ms. LaDelfa is on MCSBA’s labor relations committee, Webster CSD BOE’s audit and strategic planning committees, and is PTSA liaison to State Elementary School and Webster Thomas High School.
 
She is project manager-services for Five9. She was a program manager for LaBella Associates, including managing New York State’s Broadband for All initiative for Avangrid. She also worked for Zeller Corporation as a business systems manager where she oversaw a contract management team and managed revenue growth from $20 million in sales to $60 million for the company’s seven value add divisions.
                                                                       
Ms. LaDelfa attended classes at Genesee Community College and SUNY Brockport and has taken LeanSix Sigma at Rochester Institute of Technology and PS Principles for Project Sherpa. She and her husband have two children, one attending Webster schools.

 

Charlie Roods, Ed.D.

croods@webstercsd.org
(585) 755-8782
Term Ends: 2025

Dr. Roods, a parent of two current Webster CSD secondary students, joined the board in 2022. He has a BA in secondary education, English education grades 7-12 from SUNY Buffalo, an MS in K-12 Reading from SUNY Brockport, leadership certificate in education from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and a doctorate in teaching and curriculum from the University of Rochester.
 
Since 2010 he has worked as assistant principal of Penfield High School. Prior to then he was an English teacher at James A. Beneway High School and an English language arts teacher at Thomas C. Armstrong Middle School.
 
Dr. Roods is on the Webster CSD BOE’s policy committee and is PTSA liaison to Klem North Elementary School, Spry Middle School and Webster Schroeder High School.
 
His school and community activities include Webster PTSA and Penfield PTA member, Special Olympics Polar Plunge team leader, architect committee member for Careers in Education, Wayne Central varsity track and field coach, and Wayne Central modified/assistant varsity wrestling coach. He is a recipient of the Wayne Central Teacher of Significance Award for excellence in teaching.


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