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Board of Education Members

Robert Ainslie
Robert Ainslie

124 Woolf Lane
Ithaca, NY 14850
Term Expires 2022
Robert Ainslie is a native Ithacan and a graduate of Ithaca High School Class of '74, where he played football and served as captain his senior year. Rob had the opportunity to continue his athletic career at Cornell and is the Class of '78. His son, Robby, was a member of IHS Class of '10 and is also Cornell Class of '14. For more than 20 years, Rob was the third generation to own and operate the Ainslie Dairy Farm. Since 2000, Rob has worked in financial services and is currently the Branch Manager and First Vice President at Morgan Stanley in Ithaca, New York.

Rob has served on several community boards, notably as president of the Enfield Community Council and Tompkins Learning Partners. He was elected to the Ithaca Board of Education in 2007 and has served as president of the board since 2008.

Rob and his wife, Judy, live in the Town of Ithaca.

Rob serves as a member of the Audit and Facilities committees and is the BoE Liaison to Caroline Elementary School, the Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) Roundtable, and the Central New York School Boards Association (CNYSBA). 

Robert Ainslie
Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell
Vice President

924 Cliff Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Term Expires 2020
Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell is Director of Programs and Outreach within the Division of Educational Affairs at Ithaca College and has research/teaching interests in educational policy, race theory, and hip hop culture. He is an alumnus of Amsterdam High School in New York State; received a B.A. in political science from the University of Rochester; an M.S. in education from Rochester's Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development; and a Ph.D. in policy analysis and management from Cornell University.   

Sean has served on the Ithaca Board of Education since 2009 and as chair of the Board Policy Committee since 2010. Through his professional, research, and personal involvement in education, as well as his work with community organizations, Sean is committed to working toward more meaningful learning and teaching.

Sean serves as a member of the Audit, Facilities, and Policy committees. He is the BoE Liaison to Enfield Elementary School. 

Erin Coyle, Board Member
Erin Croyle

Term Expires 2022
Erin Croyle is a journalist and writer who serves as Communications Specialist for the Center for Family Involvement, an organization that provides informational and emotional support for families and individuals affected by disability. She has worked for National Geographic and Al Jazeera English both in Washington, D.C. and Southeast Asia. 

She was working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia when her first child was born. His diagnosis of Down syndrome sent her career on a new trajectory. She moved back to the DC area with her husband and immersed herself in disability rights advocacy on the local, state, and national levels. In Virginia, she was appointed by Alexandria's City Council to serve as vice-chair of their Community Services Board. 

Erin is Partners In Policy Making alumnus (Virginia 2014, New York 2019) and has worked for The Arc of Virginia. She was elected to the Ithaca Board of Education in 2019. 

Erin lives in the Northeast neighborhood of Ithaca with her husband Daniel Sheire and their 3 young children who all are part of the ICSD. 

Erin is on the Finance and Legislative Advocacy committees. She is the BoE liaison to DeWitt Middle School, the Equity Inclusion Leadership Council (EILC), and the Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA).

Eldred V. Harris, JD

Eldred V. Harris, JD

Term Expires 2022

Eldred Harris serves as a member of the Curriculum, Finance, and Legislative Advocacy committees. He is the BoE Liaison to Belle Sherman Elementary School and Cayuga Heights Elementary School, as well as to the Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI).

Robert Ainslie

Nicole LaFave

308 Linn Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
607.255.0094 (w)

Term Expires 2021

Nicole LaFave serves on the Human Resources Committee. She is the BoE Liaison to Beverly J. Martin Elementary School and the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC).

Christopher A. Malcolm

Christopher A. Malcolm

131 Inlet Valley Way
Ithaca NY 14850  

Term Expires 2020

Christopher Malcolm has lived in Ithaca for 10 years. He graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn, NY. He is a married father of four -  all of whom have attended school in ICSD. Chris coached youth sports and mentored youth. He has previous experience serving on boards and committees and has been a community volunteer in many different capacities in Ithaca for several years. 

Chris was elected to the Ithaca Board of Education in 2011 on a platform of helping to move ICSD toward a time of inclusion, transparency, and excellence that will support every child to learn and perform at a high level. 

Chris serves on the Finance and Human Resources committees. He is the BoE Liaison to Northeast Elementary School.

Moira Lang, Board Member
Moira Lang

231 Elm Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Term Expires 2021
Moira Lang has been part of the Ithaca community since 1978. She spent 35 years as a secondary English teacher, 25 of those years at Ithaca High School - from 1985 - 2010. Moira received her BA in English from Union College and her MA in English from Middlebury College. 

Her daughter and six nieces attended Ithaca schools.

As a teacher in Ithaca, Moira served on numerous committees and was a participant in and leader of diverse projects - including the ICSD Secondary Language Arts Curriculum Committee, the Ithaca Writing Project, the IHS WISE Program, the National Honor Society, and the Site-based Council. After four years at Robert College of Istanbul, Turkey, Moira retired from teaching in June 2014. She joined the Board of Education in July 2015. 

Moira serves on the Curriculum, Human Resources, and Policy committees. She is the BoE Liaison to Lehman Alternative Community School and TST BOCES.

Ann Reichlin
Ann Reichlin

108 West Lincoln Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Term Expires 2021
Ann Reichlin received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She taught sculpture and drawing as an artist in residence at Brandeis University and as a visiting assistant professor at Hamilton College. She currently teaches art on a freelance basis to young children. A recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Ann exhibits her work in galleries and museums throughout the United States.

Ann is the parent of two children - a daughter who attends Ithaca High School and a son who graduated from Ithaca High School in 2013 and is currently attending college. A founding member of SOS Election Boosters - which is a parent-based group focused on New York State policies that impact ICSD - Ann has also served as a parent volunteer coordinator for Code Red Robotics and as an artist advisor for the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has lived in Ithaca since 1997.

Ann serves on the Facilities and Legislative Advocacy committees. She is the BoE Liaison to Fall Creek Elementary School and Boynton Middle School, and to the ICSD Early Childhood Program.

Dr. Patricia Wasyliw
Dr. Patricia Wasyliw

21 Marcy Court
Ithaca, NY 14850

Term Expires 2020
Dr. Patricia Wasyliw is an assistant dean and senior associate director of admissions in the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University, chairing the international admissions committee. She was formerly an Assistant Professor of History at Ithaca College and has worked in higher education for more than 30 years.

Pat studied at Binghamton University, received a B.A. in medieval studies, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in medieval history. She was elected to the Ithaca Board of Education in 2011.  Prior to her Board service, she served as an ICSD  PTA officer at Boynton Middle School and South Hill Elementary School, and at the district level on the PTA Council. She has also served on the board of directors for Coddington Road Community Center and the SUNY-Binghamton Preschool.

She has lived in Ithaca since 1993 and is the mother of two IHS graduates - Class of 2001 and 2013.

Pat serves on the Curriculum and Policy committees. She is the BoE Liaison to South Hill Elementary School and Ithaca High School.