Class of 2019
Degrees and Certifications:
Andrew is a graduate of Genesee Valley Central School’s Class of 1997, the FIRST graduating class of GVCS. After graduation, Andrew joined the United States Air Force and became a military firefighter. His passion for public service was initiated due to him being a volunteer Belmont Fireman and Amity Rescue Squad member. While in the Air Force Andrew was promoted to Senior Airman and then Staff Sergeant and received many awards while enlisted. He toured overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom stationed in the United Arab of Emirates. After a second enlistment in 2004, he was honorably discharged and started his next phase of life in public service as a dispatcher and then police officer at the Charleston County Aviation Authority. In 2006, he started working at the North Charleston Police Department while also earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, graduating with honors.
Andrew was awarded the highest award in the Police Department in 2012, The Medal of Valor, because he ran into a burning house and pulled two victims out who would have perished had he not acted so bravely. In 2012, he was also promoted to Sergeant as the South Day Shift Patrol Operations Supervisor. In 2013, he was transferred to the Training Section and supervised the Training and Certification of all Police Department personnel. In 2017 he was promoted to Lieutenant and become the Commanding Officer over the Training Section, Hostage Negotiator Unit, Peer Support, and Critical Incident Stress Management teams. As the Commander over the Critical Incident Stress Management team, he oversaw many critical incident debriefings, most notably, debriefings for officers involved in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting as well as other high-profile incidents around the nation. Andrew was most recently appointed to the South Carolina Training Officer Association as the Board Representative for the Tri-County Region (which consists of Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties).
Lieutenant Andrew Glover, with the support of his wife of 15 years and two sons, continues his public service from his roots in Belmont. Andrew is currently employed at the third largest police department in the State of South Carolina as a supervisor and commanding officer.
While in high school, Lieutenant Glover participated in Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Yearbook Committee, and Photography Club.
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Ms. Ross is a graduate of the Angelica Central School Class of 1978. She is the Allegany County Treasurer since 2002 and prior to this she served as Deputy Treasurer from 1983-2001. She earned an A.A.S. Degree in Accounting in 1981 from Alfred State College. Currently she is the Vice Chair of NYSAC Taxation and Finance Committee. In 2015, recognized as Finance Officer of the Year by the NYS County Treasurers & Finance Officers Association and received the Association President’s Award as well as served as President of the Association in 2010-2011. Politics is a strong background for Ms. Ross who is currently involved in the Allegany County Republican Committee for Town of Angelica, and formerly was the NYS GOP Committee Person for Allegany County 147th Assembly District.
Ms. Ross is also very involved in her Community; she was a member of the Angelica Village Board of Trustees from 1995-1999, Board Member at Alfred State College Educational Foundation, Chair of Budget & Finance Committee; and previously served on the Alfred State College Council and on the board of Alfred State College Development Fund. She is a member of Allegany Artisans Association and operates the Mud Puddle Pottery Shop in Angelica. She was Co-Chair of 2005 Bicentennial Celebration for the Town of Angelica. Ms. Ross is an active member of the Angelica organizations Progress Club, Players, Booster Citizens. She resides in Angelica and known to many as “Aunt Terri”.
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Dr. Jennifer (Chilson) McMahon
Dr. McMahon is a graduate of the Belmont Central School Class of 1992. Dr. McMahon is the Coordinator of Learning at Livonia Central School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in History from University of Rochester in 1996, Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Alfred University in 2001, Certificate of Advanced Studies in School Administration from SUNY Brockport in 2008, Doctoral Degree in K-12 School Leadership from University of Rochester in 2016, and has her NYS Certifications in School District Leader, Reading and Elementary Education. Dr. McMahon also received a certificate from Denver Paralegal Institute in 1997 and has a certificate in Paralegal Studies. Jennifer is National Board Certified in Early and Middle Childhood Literacy – first to successfully achieve in the Rochester region.
While in high school, Dr. McMahon was in Drama Club, Spanish Club, Yearbook, Tennis, and a 4-H Teen Ambassador and News reporter. She participated in All County/All State music and was a member of National Honor Society.
Dr. McMahon created a consulting business “The School Influence Factor”. During her research efforts on the importance of toxic stress on students, she related how educators can make a difference. Jennifer developed and published a simulation experience for educators to understand the impact of toxic stress in the classroom and how to mitigate its effects. At a Reading Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Jennifer was approached by a major publishing company and asked to be an education consultant. She created educator guides for picture books and middle grade novels. It has been over 10 years now and this lead to opportunities with other publishing companies, including her current consulting work on redesigning learning using digital platforms. Dr. McMahon has been involved in pro-bono consulting for teachers in a floating village in Cambodia to meet the needs of their students, particularly young woman. Jennifer recently became a Board Member of the Butterfly Pea Charitable Foundation in Cambodia and Director of Teacher Training and Development.
Jennifer taught for 13 years and then pursued school leadership. She worked as an interim assistant principal and professional development specialist. She later became the Coordinator of Learning for Elementary and PK-12 Literacy.
Jennifer says her greatest accomplishment or point of pride is her family: her husband and four children ages 8-21 years old who are her greatest teachers. As humbling as this honor is, Jennifer has so much more on her bucket list to conquer. Dr. McMahon hopes to see area students’ dreams come to reality in experience as education and investing in education is never a waste.