Neil Johanning has served on the school board since 2005. His current term expires on June 30, 2021.
Mr. Johanning has lived in South Colonie for more than 30 years and is employed as the Director of IT Services for the New York State Office of Information Technology Services. In addition to being a member of the Board of Education, he has been involved with South Colonie schools through the PTAs at Shaker Road Elementary, Sand Creek Middle School, and Colonie Central High School. He has served on many District-wide committees for South Colonie. He has successfully advocated for many programs and improvements in South Colonie, including full-day Kindergarten. He continues to advocate for the arts and for the appropriate integration of technology in the school curriculum.
He is a past Director for the Capital District PTA and a past Education Coordinator and Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the NYS PTA. He has represented the PTA on several New York State Education Department committees. He is involved with lobbying efforts on behalf of education at the New York State Legislature for both the Board of Education and the PTA. In 2016 he received the Diamond Award on behalf of his PTA efforts from the Northeastern Regional PTA.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Siena College and a Master's degree in Computer Science from Union College.
He and his wife, Maryann, have three children who all attended
South Colonie schools.