Board Members

Tony Krackeler
President

Tony Krackeler, Trustee
Tony Krackeler

Email: t_krackeler@saratogaschools.org
Term Ends: 2023

Tony Krackeler was elected to the Board of Education in 2020.

He is the CEO of Krackeler Scientific, a 70 year old laboratory supply distributor. He has a bachelor’s degree in English and History from Stanford University, and taught and coached for 10 years in high schools and middle schools before joining Krackeler Scientific. He has been an active volunteer in the District, serving as a member of the Lake Avenue Elementary School Building Leadership Team, the Superintendent Parent Forum, and the interview committee for the middle school principal. In addition, he has been involved in Code Blue, The RNA Institute, Bioconnex, the Center for Economic Growth, and for many years in Cub Scouts and youth sports coaching. Mr. Krackeler and his wife, Rachel, have two children in district schools and one Saratoga Springs High School graduate in college.

Natalya Lakhtakia
Vice President

Natalya Lakhtakia, Trustee
Natalya Lakhtakia

Email: n_lakhtakia@saratogaschools.org
Term Ends: 2025

Natalya Lakhtakia was elected to the Board of Education in 2019.

She is a speech-language pathologist who moved to Saratoga Springs in 2016. She is married and has one child. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish from Penn State, and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Utah. Her community involvement includes serving as a member of Saratoga DSA, Saratoga Unites, and MLK Saratoga.

Dr. John Brueggemann
Trustee

Dr. John Brueggemann, BOE Vice President
Dr. John Brueggemann

Email: j_brueggemann@saratogaschools.org
Term Ends: 2025

Dr. Brueggemann was elected to the board in 2019.

He is a professor of sociology and a 25-year district resident. He lives in Saratoga Springs with his wife and three children. He holds a B.A. from Earlham College, and both an M.A. and Ph.D. from Emory University. Dr. Brueggemann has participated in voluntary activities associated with Leadership Saratoga, Shelters of Saratoga, Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, Saratoga Wilton Soccer Club and Skidmore College.

Erika Borman
Trustee

Erika Borman, Trustee
Erika Borman

Email: e_borman@saratogaschools.org
Term Ends: 2023

Erika Borman was elected to the Board of Education in 2020.

She has a professional background is healthcare project management for IDNs, and she has been actively involved in the Dorothy Nolan HSA, Saratoga Regional YMCA, and United Way of the Greater Capital Region. Mrs. Borman and her husband Brad have three young boys; Luke, Cole and Jake, as well as a labradoodle puppy, Maisie.

John Ellis
Trustee

John Ellis, Trustee
John Ellis

Email: j_ellis@saratogaschools.org
Term Ends: 2024

John Ellis was elected to the board in 2015.

Mr. Ellis has been employed with the Ballston Spa Central Schools since 1992. For over 20 years, he has been an active CSEA Union member, serving as President for eight of those years. He is currently the First Vice President for the CSEA Saratoga County Educational Local 864. Prior to moving to Saratoga Springs, Mr. Ellis lived in Central Islip, Long Island and graduated from Central Islip Senior High School in 1982. Mr. Ellis resides in Saratoga Springs with his wife Candi.

Amanda Ellithorpe
Trustee

Amanda Ellithorpe, Trustee
Amanda Ellithorpe

Email: a_ellithorpe@saratogaschools.org
Term Ends: 2024

Amanda Ellithorpe was elected to the Board of Education in 2021.

Ms. Ellithorpe is a literacy advocate working with a children’s publisher on both a local and national level and previously worked in the non-profit arts sector. She has been actively involved in the Caroline Street PTA and has served as a Girl Scout Troop Leader. Ms. Ellithorpe has two daughters.

Anjeanette Emeka
Trustee

Anjeanette Emeka, BOE President
Anjeanette Emeka

Email: a_emeka@saratogaschools.org
Term Ends: 2023

Anjeanette Emeka was elected to the board in 2017.

Ms. Emeka works in academic affairs at SUNY Empire State College. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Communications Management, and a Master of Science in Sociology. She has served as the Secretary and Vice President for her daughter’s elementary school PTSO and is an active volunteer for the Saratoga Wilton Soccer Club. Ms. Emeka and her husband have two daughters.

Dean A. Kolligian Jr.
Trustee

Dean A. Kolligian Jr., Trustee
Dean A. Kolligian Jr.

Email: d_kolligian@saratogaschools.org
Term Ends: 2025

Dean Kolligian was elected to the board in 2019.

He is vice president, security officer and facilities manager at Adirondack Trust Company. He has been a resident of Wilton since 2003, and has four children who attend school at Saratoga Springs City School District. He and his wife, Erinn, own McGregor Village Development Corp., where he serves as president. He holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology/sports medicine from Penn State University and a master’s degree in healthcare and business administration from Towson University. Mr. Kolligian’s community involvement includes serving as Chair of Saratoga Hospital Foundation Golf Invitational; Town of Wilton Zoning Board of Appeals; City of Saratoga Springs Downtown Special Assessment District; Wellspring; New York State Troopers PBA Signal 30 Fund; and coaching youth sports.

Connie Woytowich
Trustee

Connie Woytowich, Trustee
Connie Woytowich

Email: c_woytowich@saratogaschools.org
Term Ends: 2024

Connie Woytowich was elected to the Board of Education in 2021.

She holds a BS in Biology, MS in Curriculum Development and Instructional Design, a CAS in Educational Administration, and a CAS in Curriculum and Instruction. Mrs. Woytowich is a New York State Master Teacher and is currently working at Colonie Central High School. She is the former Camp Invention Director for Saratoga and her volunteer experience includes serving as the former PTA President at Division Street Elementary School and various school, district, and regional committees in the education community. Mrs. Woytowich and her husband have four daughters.