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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.


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Rich Bernstein - Head Coach Boys & Girls Cross-Country, Student-Athlete Graduation Coach/NCAA Liaison

Rich Bernstein is entering his 34th year as an ICSD employee, working as a School Counselor for 30 years and now as a Graduation Coach for Athletics in his retirement.
He is entering his 32nd year as Head Coach for Boys and Girls Cross Country. Previously he was Head Girls Track Coach for 20 years. Recently he was a coach for the USA Junior Track and Field team at the the World Maccabiah Games in Israel.
Coach Bernstein is married with 3 grown children.



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.


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Meggie New - Faculty Manager

Meggie has just completed her eighth year teaching for ICSD and her thirteenth year in education. This year at IHS, Meggie will be the AVID Elective Teacher for the Class of 2018. Meggie will also fulfill the role as the Link Crew and AVID Site Coordinator. 

Meggie is a 2003 graduate of SUNY Geneseo where she majored in Elementary Education and lettered as a four year starter in field hockey and is a member of their athletic hall of fame. In 2004, Meggie graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a Master's in Special Education. Prior to teaching in Ithaca, Meggie taught at Norwood-Norfolk and in Canastota, NY,  her alma mater. 

When she’s not working, Ms. New enjoys bringing her three sons to watch students’ performances and athletic contests. Meggie also enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, being outdoors and staying busy. She is very excited to be apart of the ICSD Athletic Family! Let's Go Little Red! 

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.

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