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Human Resources


Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations
Robert VanKeuren
(607) 274-2138

Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Dr. Claudette James
(607) 274-7511
Secretary to the Director
Contact for administrative, teaching, and confidential/managerial staff.
Gladira Simms
(607) 274-2138

Administrative Assistant
Contact for District substitute and alternative instructor staff.
Amy Ruta
(607) 274-2137

Contact for service and service substitute staff.
Pat Poch
(607) 882-9542
Contact for paraprofessional staff 
Karen Barden
(607) 274-2310


Ithaca City School District
Office of Human Resources
400 Lake St
Ithaca, NY 14850
FAX: (607) 274-6822
Phone: (607) 274-2137
Office Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.


Ithaca City School District does not unlawfully discriminate in employment on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or victim status.

The Ithaca City School District is committed to eliminating race, class and disability as predictors of students success. Qualified candidates will demonstrate a basic awareness of this issue and a strong willingness to support this effort.



Bargaining Agreements

Belle Sherman
Beverly J Martin
Cayuga Heights
Fall Creek
South Hill
Boynton Middle
DeWitt Middle
Ithaca HS
Lehman Alternative


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