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Susan Cain



Susan Cain and her husband, Todd, reside in East Syracuse and have been ESM residents since 2002. They have 2 children currently attending ESM schools: Joshua and Abigail.

Mrs. Cain is currently a Vice President and Senior Branch Manager with M&T Bank and has worked for M&T the past 20 years. She has served as an ESM Board of Education member since the fall of 2016 after being appointed to fill a vacancy.

She served as Fremont PTO Treasurer from 2010 to 2015, and is currently a board member of the ESM Education Foundation and co-chair of their annual dinner dance. Mrs. Cain has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from SUNY Potsdam. She enjoys spending time with family as well as skiing and reading.

Statement of Philosophy of Education: My philosophy on education is that the school district has a responsibility to ensure students demonstrate a proficiency and understanding of the core curriculum.  By doing so, students will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills in order to make them college or career ready.

I also believe every child is different with unique interests and talents.  It is the responsibility of the school district to offer a curriculum of courses that fosters these interests and talents. When students have choices in their own education they take ownership and work harder to master the skills necessary to reach their individual goals.

A school board member should support the objectives of the district while representing the interest and voice for the community they serve.