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Board of Education Candidates 2022-2023

Board of Education Candidates

Nancy Clifford Lewis

Nancy Clifford Lewis
26 Guilford Way 
Pittsford, NY 14534


  • Seeking first term on the Board of Education

  • Registered Nurse at Rochester General Hospital, 2013-2021; Lakeview Hospital (Utah), 2011-2013

  • Clinical Nurse Leader, Orchard Cove Orthopedic Rehabilitation (Utah), 2010-2012

  • Has served as a room parent over the last four years at Mendon Center Elementary School

  • Primary Teacher Coordinator Volunteer for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pittsford from 2019 to present; Compassionate Service Coordinator, providing meals and service to women and families in need from 2016-19; Relief Society Counselor from 2014-16 for the church’s Relief Society – one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the world; and an instructor of classes on Christian gospel topics for women and children

  • Registered and Professional Nurse, NYS; Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support Certification from the American Heart Association

  • AAS in Nursing, Ameritech College of Health; Matriculated to receive BSN degree in 2024; Associate’s Degree in General Education; LDS Business College; 2001 Mendon High School graduate

  • Parent of five children, three of whom attend Mendon Center Elementary School
David Berk

Dave Berk

25 Parker Drive
Pittsford, NY 14534


  • Seeking first term on the Board of Education

  • Founder and CEO of Beacon Talent

  • Former Vice President of Marketing at Porch Group (NASDAQ:PRCH)

  • Former Senior Director of Operations at Hired (acquired OTCMKTS: AHEXY)

  • B.A. in Economics, B.A. in Political Science, The University of Vermont; Graduate of General Course Program, London School of Economics; 2002 Sutherland High School graduate

  • Parent of two children, ages three and one

Emily Kay
Emily Kay
6 Glenmore Circle
Rochester, NY 14618

  • Seeking first term on the Board of Education

  • Founder of Teaching Tiny Tales, an online resource for parents and caretakers to promote literacy skills at home

  • Serves as Mendon Center Elementary School's PTSA secretary, e-news editor, yearbook staff, room parent, Light the Loop volunteer, classroom volunteer, and a member of PTSA QUEST. Regularly attends and participates in the district's Equity Power Hours, curriculum updates, budget workshops, and board meetings

  • Member of the University of Rochester Symphonic Orchestra

  • Previously taught flute to students in grades 3-12, and worked in marketing for a data analytics firm

  • Recipient of Wake Forest University's Presidential Scholar Award, Reynolds Scholar Award, and Giles-Harris Award, and member of Phi Beta Kappa. Recipient of full, merit-based scholarships to Wake Forest University School of Law and Wake Forest University School of Education. Completed internships in education law, commercial real estate law, banking law, and elder law

  • B.A. in English and Spanish from Wake Forest University; graduate of Sutherland High School

  • Parent of three children: two at Mendon Center Elementary School and one in preschool

Tricia González-Johnson
Tricia González-Johnson
9 Grove Street
Pittsford, NY 14534

  • Seeking first term on the Board of Education

  • Certified Elementary School Teacher and Literacy Specialist

  • Curriculum Writer for Social Studies and Math

  • Social Studies Teacher on Assignment, Rochester City School District (RCSD)

  • Teacher at RCSD: Second Grade/Dual Language Teacher, Enrico Fermi School #17, 2020-21; Ninth Grade Literacy Teacher, East High Upper School, 2019-20; K-9 Reading and Math Literacy Support, Pinnacle School #35, 2017-19; Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher, STEPS program, 2014-17; Second Grade Teacher, School #39, 2013-14; Expeditionary Learning Teacher, 2009-13; Reading First Elementary Teacher, 2007-09; America’s Choice Elementary Teacher, 2006-07

  • YPALZ Curriculum Developer, 2005-06

  • Newsletter creator and editor, Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State

  • International Singer/Songwriter for “Some Ska Band”

  • Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry, Library of Poetry

  • Recipient of SUNY Empire State Honors Scholarship for African, Latino and Native American Students

  • Master’s degree in Literacy, St. John Fisher College; Bachelor’s degree in Education, State University of New York at Fredonia; Associate’s degree in Music Performance, Monroe Community College; 1995 Sutherland High School graduate

  • Parent of three children: one at CRMS and two at SHS

Meet the Pittsford School Board Candidates Night Video - May 5, 2022