Board of Education

Mission Vision Commitment

Meet the Pembroke Central Schools Board of Education members


John A. Cima, President

I am the Lead Coordinator for Adult and Continuing Education at Genesee Valley BOCES.  As part of my responsibilities, I also am the Financial Aid Administrator and TASC Testing Coordinator/Chief Examiner for High School Equivalency.

I am close to a life-long resident of the Town of Pembroke and the Pembroke School District.  I have been married to the most beautiful and giving person in the world, Karen, for 31 years and have two daughters Caitlin and Allison, both proud graduates of Pembroke. Caitlin is the Assistant Director of Finance for the Accounting firm of Ernst & Young in Nashville, TN and Allison is a Registered Nurse at the Wilmot Cancer Center (Strong Hospital).

I am an avid sports fan for the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, and St, Louis Cardinals.  I love playing Fantasy Football and all fantasy sports for that matter.  I play pickleball, bike, enjoy brisk walking, and ski and kayak (well enough not to break a leg or drown).  I like playing cards and occasionally playing the slots.  I love following politics, talking politics, and screaming at the TV.

I enjoy serving on the Pembroke BOE because it provides challenge and gives me a real sense of purpose. To be able to give back to the community in a way that truly does great things for kids is very rewarding. I am extremely fortunate to share a place on the Board with like-minded selfless individuals who get it, and together we believe we are creating a school district where our students will have abundant opportunities to learn and grow.

Ed Levinstein, Member

Ed Levinstein, Vice President

I have been with Genesee Community College since 2002 and have served as the Associate Dean of Accelerated College Enrollment (ACE) Programs since 2007.  In my role, I manage and lead the college's dual enrollment program that provides college credit opportunities to high school students in over forty districts.  My duties also include the oversight of several grant programs targeted to K-12 education.  

I have been happily married to Tricia (Boshart), Pembroke Class of '94, for the past 17 years.  We have three wonderful sons who have attended Pembroke since kindergarten; Benjamin (11th grade), William (9th) and Max (7th).  All three are deeply involved in various sports and activities including soccer, golf, PYA basketball, baseball, guitar lessons and the musicals.  

My favorite hobby is woodworking, and I am a small scale beekeeper.  Although I have not been recently active, I have practiced and taught martial arts and hold a first degree black belt in Kenpo.  

It is very satisfying to be part of a board that is so dedicated to their community and school.  I've really enjoyed the camaraderie with other members and administration.  It has also been my pleasure to meet and work with many other Pembroke faculty and staff.  Although we may not always agree, I have no doubt that everyone is focused on doing what is best for our students and community.   It has been a true pleasure to work with and learn from all of them.  

Jess Edwards, BOE Member

Jessica Edwards, Member

My name is Jessica Edwards, and I am beyond excited to be the newest member of the Board of Education. I grew up in this school district and had the most amazing experiences at the Primary, Intermediate and High School. I participated in sports, extra curricular activities, and worked the summer recreation program in the summers. I am proud to have been raised a Pembroke Dragon. I am proud my children are Pembroke Dragons. I am proud to work together and collaborate with ALL Pembroke Dragons.

I am a fourth grade teacher at Attica Elementary. This will be my 15th year teaching. I love my job, my students and the educators I work with. Teaching is truly what I was born to do.

I am married to my best friend, Corey and have two daughters named Zoey and Dylan. Zoey is entering third grade and is a little nervous about that! Dylan is excited to be in second grade. Both girls are animal lovers, sports fanatics and outdoor enthusiasts. They keep us very busy.

My family is my passion. My parents and grandparents live right down the road and are incredibly supportive. My sister and her family also live wit in the school district. When I am not spending time with my family, I love to garden and exercise. I may have a small obsession with my Peloton!

Arthur Ianni, Member

Arthur Ianni, Member

I am the son of Beniamino Orlando Ianni and Linda Lou Ianni.   I’m 56 years old and have lived in Corfu my whole life.  I have been a member of the Corfu fire department for many years, where I served as President.  I was also named firefighter of the year in 1991.  I was on the village board for 3 terms where I served as police administrator and Deputy Mayor. I’m a Union carpenter steward and carpenter Forman for R.W. Dake. 

My wife Brenda (Buddy) and I have been married for 25 years – we met in firefighter’s training school in 1990. She is currently a Pembroke bus driver.  We have 2 children, both of which are Pembroke graduates. Samantha (Sam), ran for the Pembroke Board of Education in 2019 and is studying linguistics at University at Buffalo.  Dominic (Doc) is currently employed by Rock Construction as a carpenter, building the largest pole barn under one roof in NYS. 

My hobby is helping people. My wife and I successfully run a golf tournament every year on our anniversary in August to raise money for local charities and/or community members who have experienced a financial need over the years. It is my honor to help people. 

My favorite part of being a board member is the pay, of course!  The “pay” is watching young children grow up and become great adults in our society. Knowing that through policies that are set forth to the administration, then passed on to the teachers, who then turn out great students at Pembroke, it’s a form of “pay” that you can’t replace.

Amber Winters, Member

Amber M. Winters

I grew up in East Bethany and am a graduate of Alexander Central School. I am a product of a rural school district and have a deep understanding of the values, strengths and challenges a district like ours faces. Following high school, I enrolled at Syracuse University, earning my Bachelor of Science in Communication and Advertising Management in 2000. I worked in advertising for six years and found my way to higher education communications where I have worked for 16 years and counting. In 2015, I earned a Master of Business Administration from SUNY Empire State College. My professional career affords me access to resources and tools, programs and initiatives that I can connect with our rural school district for consideration in an effort to elevate PCS to the next level. I have a particular interest in supporting enhanced digital literacy, the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate accurate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.

Outside of work, I volunteer my time and talents across many community-based organizations because I value the importance of service and giving back. I am excited to be part of the Pembroke School Board of Education. I enjoy my role as a school board member because playing a role in making decisions that define the quality of education and the overall experience for Pembroke students is an exciting reality. I have a passion for education and want what’s best for my children and every other child in the district.

Matthew E. Calderon, Superintendent

Matthew E. Calderon, Superintendent

In September 1993, I started my career in education in Fairport, as a middle school art teacher.  With a young beautiful wife who told me she wanted to be a full-time stay-at-home mom when we had children, I pursued a degree in administration, and five years later, I became an assistant principal in Albion.  In 2003, I landed here in Pembroke, taking on the role of Intermediate School Principal.  What a great eight and half years that was!  In January 2012, I was appointed by the Board of Education as the Pembroke Superintendent.  This is my 30th year in education.

My wife Nickie and I are thankful for our seven children, who are all Pembroke Dragons!  My eldest Savanna graduated in 2017.  She graduated from Clarks Summit University and is now an elementary school teacher in California.  Soren graduated in 2019 and is studying Criminal Justice at Hilbert College.  Serene graduated in 2021 and attends Clark Summit University. The rest of my children (Seneca, Silas, Sayla and Simeon) span from grades 5-10. 

With a big job and a big family, I don't have much time for hobbies.  Sad, I know.  However, I thoroughly enjoy being with my family, watching my children participate in athletics and other valuable activities, and we keep ourselves grounded by worshipping together at Grace Baptist Church in Batavia.  If I had more time (and of course, I need to make time), I would be more involved with physical fitness, weight training and riding my road bike.

Living and working in Pembroke has been mostly wonderful.  Sure, there are challenges that come with it, but I am thankful for a community that has embraced us and given us space to be a regular family like everyone else.  I have often said that education in Pembroke is not just a professional endeavor for me... it's also personal because the decisions we make here at school impact my very own children.  As a Dad, I love my children deeply, and I want what's best for them.  As Superintendent, the love I have for my own children extends to all Pembroke students; I want what's best for them too.