Board of Education

Board of Education

President: Mr. Thomas Moats

Vice President: Mr. Steven Adamkowski

Mr. Steven Adams

Ms. Jenna Boice

Mr. Christopher Brewer

Mr. Matthew Cole

Ms. Samantha Netzband

Ms. Melissa Palmer

Ms. Ann Pangburn


To contact Board members, please reach out to Ms. Tamara Whooten, Clerk of the Board of Education at 315.829.2520 Ext. 7101

The VVS Board of Education welcomes residents, faculty, staff, students, and others to attend its meetings. The VVS Board of Education meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 PM unless otherwise announced. Meetings are held in the MS/HS Group Instruction Rooms according to the schedule below. Board of Education meeting minutes are available on the District website, in the Vernon and Sherrill Libraries, and the Verona Town Offices. Notices of Board of Education meeting dates and times are published in the Oneida Daily Dispatch and the Rome Daily Sentinel prior to each meeting.  



7:00 PM

7:00 PM – Middle/High School Media Center Group Instruction Rooms

August 22nd

September 26th

October 24th

November 28th

December 19th

January 23rd

February 27th

March 27th

April 5th (Wednesday)

Annual BOCES Meeting (not a regular VVS meeting)

April 18th (Tuesday)

Regular Meeting & BOCES Board Election/Admin Budget Vote

May 17th (Wednesday)

Regular Meeting/VVS Board Election & Budget Vote Certification

June 20th (Tuesday)


*Board of Education meeting locations are subject to change. Please refer to the Oneida Daily Dispatch, Rome Daily Sentinel, or contact the District Office at 315-829-2520 Ext. 7101 for the most current information regarding Board of Education Meetings.   


The Vernon-Verona- Sherrill School District aspires to be valued as a district of distinction by our community.


The Mission of the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill School District is to nurture and support students for success in life, preparing them to embrace challenges, learning opportunities, diversity, and civic responsibility.


  1. We believe all students should be challenged with academic rigor, provided individualized support through home-school collaboration, and empowered to explore opportunities that prepare them for success in college, career, and life.
  2. We believe student-school-community connections provide opportunities for students to experience diversity, develop tolerance, foster a sense of belonging, and create the foundation for civic responsibility.
  3. We believe students are best prepared for success in college, career, and life when their educational experiences cultivate teamwork, perseverance, adaptability, resourcefulness, and a positive attitude.
  4. We believe optimal learning occurs in a safe and supportive environment that values and nurtures character, integrity, responsibility, and respect for self and others.


  1. Faculty, students, parents, staff, and community will work together to achieve high levels of student learning necessary for success in the 21st Century.
  2. Faculty, students, parents, staff, and community will demonstrate the personal and interpersonal attributes necessary to succeed in a diverse world.
  3. Faculty, students, parents, staff, and community will create and sustain a physically and emotionally safe and positive school environment.