Board of Education

The Wynantskill UFSD Board of Education consists of five elected community members charged with setting the goals and establishing the policies to create a successful school district for our community’s children. Board members are unpaid volunteers serving three-year terms.

The Board adopts the annual budget and makes decisions on a range of educational issues. The Board is not responsible for the day-to-day operations of Gardner-Dickinson School. Parents are encouraged to contact Superintendent Dr. Mary Yodis for specific school concerns.

Our community is welcome to attend Board meetings. We value your interest and encourage you to voice any questions or concerns you may have about your school district.

Board of Education Members

Supt. Mary Yodis (front, center) with Wynantskill UFSD Board members, left to right: (back) Eric Strang, Cathy Castle, Andrew Lanesey, and (front) Darcy Mack, Nichole Hurbanek.

Darcy Mack

Andrew Lanesey

Cathy Castle

Eric Strang

Nichole Hurbanek

Board of Education Members

Andrew Lanesey, President (2022-25)

Nichole Hurbanek Vice-President (2023-2024)

Darcy Mack, (2021-24)

Cathleen Castle (2022-25)

Eric Strang (2023-2026)



Contacting the Board of Education

You can email the Board at or contact District Clerk Kyle Barber at 518-283-4600 ext 250.


2024-25 Board of Education Meeting Schedule

Please click here to view the 2024-25 BOE meeting schedule.


District Goals

  • Increase academic achievement for all students.
  • Value continuous school improvement.
  • Foster a safe, respectful, responsible and positive school community.
  • Promote open and effective communication.
  • Provide a quality educational program while remaining fiscally responsible.

Interested in Running for the Board of Education?

Wynantskill UFSD residents who are interested in running for a Board of Education position can find the nominating petition by contacting the Board Clerk. Each nominating petition must contain a minimum of 25 valid signatures and must be returned to the district clerk by 5 p.m. on April 22, 2024.

Please contact Board Clerk Kyle Barber for a Board Candidate Packet at

Notice of 2024-2025 Budget Hearing and Vote Information

Here is the 2024-2025 Legal Notice of Budget Hearing and Vote Information.


Notice of OSC Audit Report for Wynantskill Union Free School District — Purchasing

Here is the OSC Audit Report for Wynantskill Union Free School District.