Meet the Candidates
Ashli Skura Dreher
Ashli Skura Dreher, New York State Teacher of the Year for 2014, has been teaching for 21 years and works at Lewiston-Porter teaching special education. She hosts a television program to highlight outstanding public school teachers called Inside the Classroom which is on WBBZ every Saturday at 10am as well as channel 19 in the Buffalo-metro area and channel 20 in Niagara County several times each week.
In 2002, Ashli has earned a School District Leadership Certificate, and she is currently a dissertation level doctoral student at the University of Rochester. Ashli is a contributing author to a recently published book titled, Confronting Oppressive Assessment: How Policy-Makers are Rethinking Current Educational Reforms. She also served as the NYSUT Education and Learning Trust Regional Coordinator for 10 years to organize turnkey training and professional development for school employees.
Ashli has two daughters; Heavyn, a 2014 graduate of Grand Island High School and current junior at the University of Pennsylvania (PENN) and Skye, a fourth grade student at Kaegebein. Ashli enjoys watching Skye perform in chorus, band, and on the Grand Island Junior Vikings cheer team.
More about Ashli Dreher:
Buffalo News Article: Lew-Port teacher becomes first from WNY in National Teachers Hall of Fame
AM-POL Eagle: Ashlie Derher inducted into the national teachers hall of fame
Heath Frisch brings a unique set of skills to the Grand Island Board of Education. As a teacher, business professional and educational leader, Heath has over 25 years of combined experience in the areas of budget development, policy analysis and family/ community involvement.
Heath is also a parent and Grand Island community member who has the experience to guide the district to a bright future. Ensuring the academic success of our children is Heath's main priority, and he will advocate for the best educational opportunity for all of our students.
More about Heath Frisch:
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Buffalo School District working to engage parents By EILEEN BUCKLEY
Reshaping the attendance policy at city schools By EILEEN BUCKLEY