Elections to be held after the Masses on May 18th & 19th 

Virginia Barone
Virginia is an alumni of St Joseph’s School and a longtime resident of Garden City. Virginia believes strongly in catholic education having gone to St Joseph’s School, Maria Regina High School and St. John’s University.  Along with her husband Joe, Virginia recognized both the academic and moral benefits of catholic education and enrolled their son John at St Joseph’s School in Kindergarten, where he is currently in 5th grade. 
Virginia has been very involved in the school serving as the PTA co-treasurer for the past three years as well as being a class mom and running the Children’s Christmas Boutique in previous years.  
Virginia has spent her career in marketing/media having worked in several major advertising/media agencies. Virginia believes her marketing background along with her experience with the PTA can be a great addition to the School Board. 

Denise Casares
Denise has been a parent at SJS for the past 6 years. Her daughter Madison is currently in 5th Grade and stated here in Kindergarten and Mia, her youngest, started in Pre-K and is currently in 1st Grade. Denise has been committed to St. Joseph’s and has been Class Mom for 5 years between both of her girls. Denise was VP for SJS Executive Board in 2015. Denise ran and chaired the Father Daughter Dance for 4 years and has chaired and volunteered for numerous events over her years at St. Joseph. This year Denise coordinated and set up the vendors for the Fall Festival and co-chaired the Christmas Shopping Fair. Denise organized, set up and currently runs the pizza lunch every Wednesday and has done so since last year. Denise is at St. Joe’s every Wednesday to make sure pizza lunch runs without a problem. Denise started her own business working from home three years ago to enable her the time to be able to commit herself to her girls and the SJS community and would love the opportunity to sit on the board.

Larry Peters
Larry Peters has been a St. Joseph’s school parent for 18 years running with all 5 of his children either presently attending or having graduated from St. Joseph School. Having himself graduated from Notre Dame School in New Hyde Park, Chaminade High School and ultimately Yale, Larry is a product of our local parochial schools and understands well the value and strong educational and moral foundation provided for by a Catholic education. He is now a senior risk manager at Barclays, a global banking institution, and understands well the educational demands of the international business world today.
While Larry brings the perspective of his own educational and career experiences, he also brings perspective as a parent of elementary school, high school and college students. His older children have progressed along varied educational paths with his son Ryan graduating from Cornell University with a degree in the sciences and his daughter Meghan pursuing a less traditional path by professionally training in ballet arts.
Larry is a long time Garden City resident, and has, within our local community, dedicated his spare time as a coach for many years with both the St. Joseph CYO basketball and GCAA baseball organizations. He would welcome the opportunity to continue to serve in a capacity as a member of the St. Joseph School board.

Kathryn Rafferty
Kathryn was born and raised in Morristown, NJ. She attended the University of Vermont and received her Masters in Early childhood/Elementary education at Bank Street College of Education in New York City.  She taught Pre-K at The Garden House School of New York from 2002-2008. 
Kathryn and her husband Michael, who graduated from St. Joseph School in 1983, moved to town in 2010.  They are proud parents to their daughter Aidan, age 10 and son Ryan, age 9, who is currently in 3rd grade at St Joseph’s. 
Kathryn co-chaired the Fall Festival for two years in 2013 and 2014, as well as the Queen of Hearts Luncheon in 2017 and 2018.  She was Vice President on the PTA Executive Board for the 2017-2018 school year. And most recently sat on the School Board for this past school year 2018-2019.
Kathryn also donates her time to other charities at Winthrop Hospital and Little Flower Children’s Services of New York.

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