PELHAM, N.Y. Lifelong Pelham resident Michael Recca has decided to run for a seat on the Pelham School Board of Education. In announcing his candidacy, Recca said he believes that his experience throughout his years in the Pelham schools and his production in the years after college will both be helpful if elected to the board.
Recca attended Fordham Universitys Gabelli School of Business, where he earned his degree in business administration and a concentration in finance. He now currently works in financial administration for the Westchester County Department of Social Services, according to the press release announcing his candidacy. He works for the deputy commissioner in preparing the annual budget, which is the largest in county government.
Recca believes he is an ideal candidate for the board because of his long involvement and depth of understanding of Pelham schools, commitment to the town and the villages, and knowledge and experience in budgetary matters.
He said he benefitted from an excellent education at Prospect Hill Elementary, Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial High School. He was president of his high school class from 2002 to 2006.
In addition to that role, he served on the board of educations parking committee, which made recommendations regarding land use on and adjacent to Pelham middle school and high school, according to the press release announcing his candidacy.
Another position that Recca says prepared him was when he led the superintendents student council, which interviewed and made recommendations on the four finalists to be the next principal of the high school.
When his friend Aaron Rossman died of cystic fibrosis, he started the StrikeOUT CF Fundraiser in June 2011 and raised more than $51,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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