Board of Education Members

John Blowers

Term expires: June 30, 2020

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John joined the Board of Education in 2006 and has served in the past as president and vice president. He is also a member of the Board’s Long-Term Strategic Planning Committee.

He is a 1983 BH-BL graduate and holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

John is the Associate Manager for Public Consulting Group, a leading public sector consulting firm focused on education, health, and human services agencies

He is also the author of the novel Life on Tilt.

John coached CYO basketball and little league baseball for 12 seasons, and is the Past Board Chair for Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York.

He is a lifelong district resident, currently lives in Ballston Lake with his wife Danna, and has two children who graduated from BH-BL and one attending the high school.

Email John Blowers.


Patrick Ziegler, President

Term expires: June 30, 2022Ziegler headshot

Patrick is serving his second term on the BH-BL Board of Education.

A resident for more than 15 years, Patrick served as the Ballston Town Supervisor from 2014 to 2015 and as Treasurer of the Saratoga County Water Authority from 2014 to 2016.  He also helped form the Stop Common Core ballot line in 2014 while managing a regional office for Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino and spent two years as the Field Representative for Congressman Chris Gibson.

Patrick has spent nearly 20 years in higher education finance and currently serves as a Market Relationship Manager for Wells Fargo. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Albany and is completing his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy, also at UAlbany.

He and his wife Mary have three children in the district.  William is a high school senior and Vice President of Nerd Club, Katherine is Class President of the freshman class, and Freddy is a fourth grader at Charlton Heights.

Email Patrick Ziegler.


Jennifer Longtin

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Longtin is serving her fourth term on the Board of Education.

She is a 19-year resident of the district and is the owner of the Lighthouse Insurance Agency, LLC, an independent insurance agency.

Longtin has spend many hours volunteering in BH-BL classrooms and has been a long time homeroom parent.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in business and is a member of the BH-BL Business & Professional Association.

Longtin and her husband live in Ballston Lake with their three children–twins who attend the high school and a daughter who attends the middle school.

Email Jennifer Longtin.


Don Marshall, Vice President

Term expires: June 30, 2020don marshall

Don is serving his first term on the BH-BL Board of Education.

He served as a teacher in the Peace Corps in Africa after graduating from Butler University. He also holds a master’s degree in social work from Syracuse University and worked as an educator and therapist with at-risk adolescents and their families his entire professional career. He recently retired after nearly 30 years as Executive Director of The Charlton School.

In the past, Don was involved in leadership roles within the community youth sports programs and served on several school committees. He has also served on a statewide NFP Board of Trustees.

He, and his late wife, have lived in Burnt Hills for nearly 30 years. He has three grown children who all graduated from BH-BL High School.

Email Don Marshall.


Lisa Morse

Term expires: June 30, 2021Lisa Morse

Lisa is a 17-year resident who is serving her first term on the board.

She is a special education aide at Gordon Creek Elementary School in Ballston Spa and previously worked at the Glenville YMCA. She has an associate’s degree and a paralegal degree from Herkimer Community College.

She was a member of BH-BL’s 2013 Capital Project Committee and a past member of the Scotia Rotary. Morse is currently a baptism ministry coordinator at the Church of Immaculate Conception, treasurer of the Field Hockey Booster Club (past president) and a certified USA Swim Official. She lives in Glenville with her husband and has a son attending the high school, a daughter attending Pashley, and three children who are BH-BL graduates.

Email Lisa Morse.


Peter Sawyer

Term expires: June 30, 2020Peter Sawyer

Peter is serving his second term on the Board and served as board president in the past. He is also a member of the board’s Strategic Partnerships Committee.

He has been an on-and-off BH-BL resident for more than 30 years, and is a 1977 BH-BL graduate.

Peter holds a Ph.D. in social sciences from Syracuse University and is a department chair and director of the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement at Hudson Valley Community College.

He also is a member of the Burnt-Hills Ballston Lake Rotary Club and the American Sociologist Association. In the past he has served on several BH-BL committees.

Peter lives in Burnt Hills and has had two sons who graduated from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.

Email Peter Sawyer.


David Versocki

Term expires: June 30, 2021David Versocki

Dave is serving his first term on the board. Before becoming the Director of Technology at Capital Region BOCES, he was a school administrator and a high school math and computer teacher.

Versocki is a 1986 graduate of BH-BL High School. He holds a BA from Hartwick College, a master’s from Union College, and earned his Administrative Certification from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

In the past, he was a co-chair of BH-BL’s 2013 Capital Project Committee, a member of the Galway Lake Sailing Club, and a coach for the Burnt Hills girls travel basketball, youth softball, and youth lacrosse teams. Versocki is a lifelong resident, and he and his wife, Amy, have a daughter who attends the high school.

Email David Versocki.