Governance & Nominating Committee
Anthony Grice ’08g is a Councilman At-Large for the City of Newburgh as well as an educator within the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. Mr. Grice grew up in a low-income household in the City of Newburgh with few transportation options and a lack of opportunities. With the help of his supportive family, positive mentorship, and opportunities within the Boys and Girls Club, he defied the odds and was part of the first class of graduates from SUNY Orange’s Newburgh Campus, earning an associate degree in humanities. In 1996, he graduated from Virginia Union University with a B.A. in English and elementary education.
Grice got his start teaching in the Richmond Public School System and in 1998 moved back to Newburgh to serve as program coordinator for Community Outreach and Development and then lead teacher for the Head Start program. For the next 19 years, he continued working in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District in varying roles from lead teacher, to literacy coach, to grants development assistant – all while furthering his own education.
In 2006, he earned an M.S. in literacy and special education from Mount Saint Mary College and in 2008 he received a certificate of advanced study in educational administration from SUNY New Paltz.
Mr. Grice has a passion for working with children and giving back to his community. His work as the Empire State Afterschool Program facilitator allowed him to partner with various agencies to provide mentoring, literacy skills enhancement, STEM, and arts activities to middle and high school students. He is currently a reading specialist at New Windsor School and has served as an elected official for the City of Newburgh since 2018. Grice is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, a Rotarian, and sits on the board for the Regional Economic Community Action Program.
Mr. Grice currently resides in Newburgh with his wife of 20 years and three sons. He is actively involved in his church and volunteers at many events around the community.