J. Patrick Turbett is a Potsdam resident and is employed at SUNY Potsdam as a Professor of Sociology and as the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Applied Research (PIAR). Much of Mr. Turbett's work at PIAR involves the evaluation of educational programs and policies. Mr Turbett has served on the Potsdam Central School Board since 2002. His two daughters, Sarah and Joanna, were born in Potsdam and graduated from Potsdam Central. Mr Turbett is grateful for the quality of the education his daughers received and he is committed to maintaining this quality for current and future students. Term expires June 2012.