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Kim Bailey - Athletic Trainer

Kim Bailey has been the Ithaca High School Head Trainer since 2001. She has been employed by Cayuga Medical Center and contracted to Ithaca High School providing on-site athletic training services since 2000. Her work with young athletes is increasing their awareness about injury prevention. By being on-site, she is also able to intervene early when injuries do occur, which is making a difference in the successful recovery of athletes. 
Kim Bailey has a Bachelor of Science from Brockport State University. She is certified as an Athletic Trainer, Personal Trainer, and First Aid Instructor. Kim's areas of specialty include emergency care, concussion management, and sports-specific rehabilitation. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the American Fitness Association.


Tami Tabone - Administrative Assistant 

Tami Tabone, Administrative Assistant for the Director of Health and Wellness, brings to the Athletic Office 31 years of experience in the Ithaca City School District. Her history with ICSD includes the offices of Accounts Payable, Business Office, Special Education, and now Athletics. Please feel free to contact her any time you need assistance in the Athletic Department. Her number is 607-274-2155.


Jane Bryant - Equipment/Facility Manager

Jane has been teaching and coaching in the Ithaca City School District for 29 years. She also taught and coached at Cornell University before accepting a full time teaching position in Ithaca.
Jane is a graduate of Ithaca High School, class of '73, where she lettered in three sports and is a member of the Ithaca High School Athletics Hall of Fame. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from Ithaca College, and a Master's Degree with a Teaching Concentration from Ithaca College.
Jane and her husband, Bill, have 7 children and 10 grandchildren.

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Kelly Gordon - Varsity Football Head Coach/ICSD Strength and Conditioning Coach

Kelly Gordon has been the Strength and Conditioning coach at ICSD since 2013. During that time he has worked with teams of all levels, individual athletes, and staff. Coach Gordon has a passion for all things involving athletics/fitness, and helping people reach their goals and potential. In high school, he played football, baseball, hockey, and indoor track. He played football at Ithaca College where he was an All-American, and also played baseball.
When not in the gym, Kelly enjoys playing gold, fast-pitch softball, and hiking to stay active.

Kelly has a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from St. Lawrence University, a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from Ithaca College, and his certifications include: USAW Level 1, BFS Certified Strength and Coniditioning Coach, Training Room KettleBell Certified Instructor, BFS Weight Room Safety Certification, Certified NYS Physical Education Teacher and Coach, CPR/AED/First Aid Certification.

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Sarah Hoffman - Wellness Center Staff

Sarah Hoffmann has been working in the Ithaca City School District since 2009. She teaches first grade at South Hill Elementary School. Health and wellness are important aspects of Sarah's life. She is passionate about sharing the why and how around mindfulness with her students. Sarah is certified in group fitness, Spinning, and TRX, and teaches cycling and bootcamp classes. She has a Bachelor's Degree from UVM in Elementary Educatopm. amd a Master's Degree from SUNY Cortland in Special Education, K-12. She is currently training a therapy dog named Denver. She will be working in the weight room and providing wellness opportunities for staff and students.


Rebecca Veninsky - Senior Typist 

Rebecca Veninsky is a Senior Typist and After School Sports Study Hall Supervisor for the ICSD Department of Athletics and Wellness. In addition, Rebecca is advisor to Captains Council. Rebecca graduated from Ithaca College in Spring of 2017 where she recieved degrees in Environmental Studies and Documentary Film Studies and Production. While in college Rebecca was a member of the Womens Varstiy Crew and Sculling teams. Rebecca is a Varsity coaches Varsity Crew at the Cascadilla Boat Club. She is really excited to be a part of the ICSD Community and is looking forward to learning as much as she can while she is here. 

Chad Rylott - Junior Varsity Head Football Coach at IHS/Wellness Center Staff

Coach Rylott is currently a member of USA Weightlifting with a S&C certification as a Sports Performance Coach from USAW. He has been with the football program at ICSD for five years, and has also coached Softball at the Junior Varsity level here at IHS, and and youth Baseball in our summer league. Coach Rylott has a tremendous passion for athletics, as well as an immense desire to be a positive role model for our youth in this community.

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Amy Zimmerman - Girls Modified Lacrosse Coach/Wellness Center Staff

Amy Zimmerman has been working in Ithaca City School District since 2016. She teaches special education and coaches girls modified lacrosse.
Amy grew up in Buffalo, NY where she participated in softball, lacrosse, swimming, and diving. She completed her undergraduate degree at SUNY Oneonta, where she played lacrosse as a midfielder. Coach Zimmerman is a
certified lifeguard and group fitness instructor. In her free time she likes to ski, hike, run, and do yoga.

Lloyd Worth - Weight Room Support Staff

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Ithaca City School District
Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent
400 Lake Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2101