Lawrence (Law) Ryan was appointed to a vacant seat on the Board of Education in December 2021 to serve until the end of the 2021-2022 school year. He is a 21-year resident of the Town of Milton where he lives with his wife Jen, an educator who works for Capital Region BOCES, and son Aidan, who is a current 9th grader. Law graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1989 and has received an Associate’s Degree in Engineering Science from Erie County Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics/Criminal Justice from SUNY Albany and a Master’s of Business Administration from the College of St. Rose. He currently works for AngioDynamics as a Quality Assurance Manager and has worked in the medical device manufacturing industry for the past 24 years. Law has worked part-time in the restaurant industry for more than 25 years. He also spent several years involved with many local school and community programs including Ballston Area Recreation Commission, Ballston Spa Junior Baseball, St. Mary’s CYO Basketball, Super Science Saturday co-chair for Milton Terrace and PTA Council Treasurer. Law is also an avid apheresis plasma/platelet donor for the American Red Cross.
Position Statement: I am running for the school board to make a difference in the lives of the students, teachers and staff of the school district. For students, I would focus on curriculum and activities that foster the creation of responsible and productive citizens. In addition to traditional academics and extra-curricular activities I believe a focus on mental health, substance abuse prevention education and financial literacy build protective factors that will serve students well beyond their academic career in the district.
For teachers and staff, I want the Ballston Spa Central School District to continue to be the “district of choice”, which attracts and retains the best educational professionals. Being a district of choice will also attract new residents to the District who are looking for an excellent and diverse educational experience. I believe in common sense decision making that takes all perspectives and stakeholders into account.