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WHO I AM

Allow me to introduce myself.  I am a loving father of two wonderful girls, Chloe and Madison.  I am a 1996 graduate of GAR High School and a  Penn State alum, graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.  I was extremely fortunate to make my way back to Northeastern PA in 2007.  I reside in Wright Township with my wife Amanda, and our two daughters.    

Currently, I am employed as a teacher in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District.  Since graduating in 2000, I have had the opportunity to coach, mentor and teach in four different school districts across our great state.   These experiences have helped me understand the right and wrong ways to run a school district.  I assure you, as a school board member, that we will take the right path for our students, our district, and our community.

Being both a parent and employee in public schools provides me with some unique insights.  Because of this, I believe I have the experience and vision necessary to lead our district forward with a focus on student achievement. 

I am also an owner of a small family-based business and the Executive Director of a non-profit organization, Keystone State Games, Inc.  This requires me to ask the hard questions day-in and day-out, when it comes to fiscal responsibility.  Every dollar spent must have purpose.  I will assure the community that I will be responsible with your tax dollars.

I cannot think of a better way to serve our community than as a School Director for Crestwood School District.  I would greatly appreciate your vote and thank you for this great opportunity.

Click here to view my resume and learn more about my education and professional experiences


I greatly appreciate and thank you for your support and vote - James Costello
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