Member Profiles

Mark Brody – President

Mark BroadyA far cry from where he was born and raised in New York City, Mark Brody has worked as a large animal veterinarian in Montgomery County for many years. He is married with two sons, Jake, a 2016 Canajoharie High School graduate, and Nate, who also graduated from Canajoharie.

Before entering veterinary school at the age of 41, he was a newspaper reporter, New York City cab driver, and, finally, garbage truck mechanic for the City of New York. He was also a shop steward and served on his union’s executive board. Dr. Brody enjoys woodworking, music, skiing, mountain biking, cooking and gardening. His punning ability pales in comparison to that of his elder son’s.

Email him at Mark.Brody@canjo.org or call 518-673-4186.

Peter Lawrence

Peter Lawrence has lived in the Canajoharie School District nearly his whole life.

He and his wife, Kim, have a daughter, Caitlynn, who is entering her Junior year in the fall of 2019.

Currently Deputy Executive Director of the Family Counseling Center in Gloversville where he oversees operations for a Behavioral Health Organization that serves over 3,000 individuals in Fulton County and Western Montgomery County. Lawrence previously worked at the YMCA and Special Olympics. 

Lawrence is a graduate of Canajoharie High School and East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.

Lawrence assisted with the 2019 Canajoharie High School Post-Prom party, Vice President Fulton County YMCA Board of Directors, and Special Olympics coach and volunteer.

Lawrence has served on the Board since July 1, 2019.

Email him at Peter.Lawrence@canjo.org

Scott Ferguson

Scott Ferguson had a wonderful experience growing up in Spencer, N.Y., a rural upstate town similar to Canajoharie.

Scott FergusonIn 1995, he and his wife, Carrie, moved to Canajoharie to settle in a place that would provide similar educational and community opportunities for their children that Scott experienced as a youth. Scott earned his B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell and worked in corporate America for nearly 20 years having responsibility for the people side of businesses. While working he completed his Global MBA at Duke University.

He has been an entrepreneur since 1995 when he and his wife bought a hydroponic farm in South Carolina. While running three businesses based out of Canajoharie and teaching college courses part-time at SUNY Cobleskill he enrolled at St. John Fisher College to earn his Doctorate of Education with a focus on Executive Leadership. His dissertation was on the success of small business in America. Scott is now an Associate Professor of Business and Management at SUNY Cobleskill.

He currently serves as the President of the board for the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce and the Cobleskill Auxiliary Services. Scott has been actively serving the communities surrounding his home in the town of Root through the Boy Scouts of America and his church. He has been active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he has held various positions over the years including teaching, working with youth programs, and watching over the welfare of church members. Scott and his wife have eight children and eight grandchildren.

They have had three children graduate from Canajoharie – Kaitlyn, Seth, and Nathan and currently have two children, Cassidy and Andrew that are active Canajoharie students.

Email him at scott.ferguson@canjo.com

Christopher Fatta

Name of Spouse: Katherine Fatta

I have 4 children, Angelo is entering 8th grade, Ava is going into 7th grade, Giavanna is entering 3rd grade, and Charlotte is attending kindergarten.
We have lived in the Canajoharie CSD for 14 years.

This is my first year on the Canajoharie BOE.

I work as a building principal at an occupational center at a nearby BOCES. I have 19 years’ experience working in education and have worked in the following positions: dean of students, elementary principal, PK-12 principal, assistant principal/athletic director (all 4 positions in the local area), assistant principal at a middle and high school in North Carolina, a school counselor at a special education school in the city of Buffalo, and an elementary school counselor in Hawaii. I also worked as a flight attendant for six years and was based in NY City and Ft. Lauderdale, FL where I had the good fortune to travel around the U.S. 

I am enrolled in a Doctorate program in Educational Leadership at Liberty University. I attended a year-long Superintendent’s Development Program through SUNY Oswego. I received a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Administration from Buffalo State College. I have a Master of Science in Education in School Counseling from Oneonta State College. I have a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Buffalo State College, and attended the University of Newcastle, Australia as an exchange student. I was stationed in Italy while serving in the US Air Force. Through my travels and experiences, I learned people are always the top priority in any organization, and I want Canajoharie to be a place where teaching and learning are fun.

Email him at  Christopher.Fatta@canjo.org.

Jennifer Field