Marcene Basch-Johnson, President

Marcene has been the Director of Educational Services at The Brookside School, The Arc of Ulster-Greene since 1979, having started as a teacher’s aide in 1973. She is a native Kingstonian but has lived and raised her family in Stone Ridge since 1975 with her husband Bob. She has previously served on the Board of Directors of the YWCA, the Rondout Valley Athletic Booster Club, and the Rondout Valley Little League. She is a past member of the NYS Early Intervention Coordinating Council appointed by Governor Pataki and has been an outspoken advocate for children with special needs for over 40 years. Marcene came to CCE looking for adult dance classes and found a home away from home. Besides the many wonderful years of dance she has personally enjoyed, she believes strongly in CCE’s commitment to the youth of this community and is anxious to further the mission.

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