Board of Education Members

John Marucci

John Marucci

Board President 

Email: jemarucci@bataviacsd.org

Term ends: 6/30/2025 

John Marucci, has been a resident of Batavia since July of 2014. He’s had 3 children graduate from BHS & he has a son that will be graduating from BHS in 2025. He has served on the Batavia Bulldawgs Board & also as a Coach for 7 years. He is a recipient of The Jim Ellegate Memorial Award by The Niagara / Orleans Football Association for “The Love  of the Game & More Importantly The Love of Children”. In addition, he previously served as the Head Coach for the BCSD Modified Wrestling Team & also assisted in Coaching the Batavia Little Devils Youth Wrestling Club. 

Citing his reasons for seeking election & re-election were, “I want to continue my service to the youth of Batavia & I feel we still have some unfinished business that I hope we can accomplish in the future." He is currently employed as a Customer Service Rep with OrCon Industries in LeRoy, NY.

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John Reigle

Board Vice President

Email: jrreigle@bataviacsd.org

Term ends: 6/30/2024

Having expressed interest in serving on the Board of Education, John Reigle was appointed to the Board in August 2020 to fill a vacancy.  He and his wife, Ashlee, have two children that graduated from Batavia High in 2020 and 2021, as well as one child who attends Batavia Middle School.

A life-long resident, Mr. Reigle earned a football scholarship to South Dakota Tech upon his graduation from BHS and played there for three years, studying business, before returning home. He is currently the manager of Timebuyer Auto Sales, and has remained active in youth sports as a founding member and commissioner of the Batavia Bulldawgs Youth Football and Cheer program. 

Mr. Reigle says, “I am extremely excited to be a part of the Board of Education for BCSD. I believe - with my relationships with the district families, teachers, and faculty members - that I will contribute towards the continued success of our district both academically as well as with our extra-curricular activities such as athletics, arts, and music. We have a great district and community and I am proud to be part of them.”

Alice Ann Benedict

Alice Ann Benedict

Email: aabenedict@bataviacsd.org 

Term ends 6/30/2023

Alice Ann Benedict is back on the Board of Education, having served previously from 1995-2006, including three terms as BOE president. She was appointed in May 2020 to fill the position vacated by Zachary Korzelius.

A long-time homemaker and retired paralegal, Mrs. Benedict has strong ties to the Batavia City School District. Both she and her husband Wayne graduated from BHS, as did her three children. Now, both of her granddaughters are students in the district. Among her extended family, many are graduates of or currently enrolled in our schools. In addition, Mrs. Benedict is a graduate with honors from Genesee Community College.

Mrs. Benedict says, “I have always been interested in the education of students of Batavia, at a fair cost to residents here. The BCSD is near and dear to my heart. I’d like to see it continue to improve, and I know I can help with that process.”

Barbara Bowman

Barbara Bowman

Email: bmbowman@bataviacsd.org

Term ends: 6/30/2023

Barbara Bowman, a resident of Batavia for 35 years, grew up in East Pembroke and is a Pembroke High School graduate.  She earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Buffalo State College and is a certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor, level II.   She has worked at Genesee Co ARC, GCASA, Cazenovia Recovery Systems Inc on the VA campus in Batavia as a senior counselor and then a site supervisor at Liberty Hall and is now back at GCASA full time.   She enjoys every minute of her job, helping individuals overcome challenges so they can move forward.   “Being a single mother has really helped me relate in my job.   I have struggled at times so I understand how difficult parenting can be.   My daughters and I however have had moments of great fun and closeness so I also know the flip side of parenting, which is powerful and positive. “

“ My innate ability to see the good, the best, in people , I believe is where my strongest skill as a board member lies.   I am a people person and I love working with the students, the parents, the teachers and administrators to help bring out the very best in each of them.  I love our community and I believe strongly that the Batavia Schools can and do contribute positively to its growth and productivity. “

  “I have been extremely energized as I work with parents, staff and administrators at Batavia Middle School on the Dignity Matters Task Force.   Children are inherently good, kind people and it is up to us as adults to help them channel those positive traits through their school years.  Everyone has value and worth and I look forward to helping in this area at the other schools.”

“I have seven grandchildren and they are a huge part of why I have been interested in serving on the Board of Education.   I will have five at the high school in the fall; one senior, two juniors, one sophomore and one freshman.   I will have an 8th grader at the Middle School and rounding out my crew will be a 4th grader at John Kennedy.   They have so much potential as each student in this district does.  I love working on the policy committee and I love being able to think outside of the box.   As our district becomes stronger, I look forward to being an active, vocal part of its growth and its accomplishments.

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Jennifer Lendvay

Email: jlendvay@bataviacsd.org

Term ends: 6/30/2024

Mrs. Lendvay is a Licensed Practical Nurse and also holds a Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Charleston. She has two children in our district.

She is excited to become a member of the Board and hopes to assist in a greater capacity and support each of our schools. As a member of our community and Batavia Class of 1997 graduate, she feels it is important to have people on the Board that do not have ties to faculty or staff. Finding new ways to do things, reexamining past practices and listening to faculty and staff about their concerns are important. My goal as a member of the Board of Education is to serve as an independent voice for a fresh look at our schools including location of resources and key areas of concern to the administrators, staff, parents and taxpayers.

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Chezeray Rolle

Email: crolle@bataviacsd.org

Term ends: 6/30/2025

Mr. Rolle was born and raised in Batavia and graduated from Batavia High School in 2009. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army, but continued his high school passions for football, wrestling, basketball, track and field. During his six-year enlistment in the Army he had the pleasure of being stationed in Germany and El Paso, Texas.  During those six years serving our country he was deployed twice to Afghanistan. 

In 2012, he met and married his beautiful wife, Bianca. They have three children, two boys and one girl. Their oldest son is entering high school this year and the two youngest are attending John Kennedy and Jackson Primary School. Mr. Rolle is employed as a Detention Officer at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility and is a football coach for Batavia Bulldawgs.  In his spare time he enjoys cooking and barbequing for family and friends.  He is looking forward to the opportunity to learn and to serve our community as a Board of Education member.    

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Korinne Anderson

Email: kanderson@bataviacsd.org

Term ends: 6/30/24

Mrs. Anderson is a health and wellness coach, graduated from LeRoy High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in biology from Elmira College. She has been a part of the Batavia District for the last twenty years and has three children in our school district. She volunteered in parent groups throughout their elementary and middle school years and stepped away for a bit, but felt it was time to give back in another way. Her father served as a board member in a local district for over 20 years and she is excited to carry on the family tradition. Being a parent has allowed her to see a different side of the school system and this is a great opportunity to learn and share more of what the school board does with the community.