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Sean Eversley Bradwell
 
Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell
President

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924 Cliff Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-229-7900

2022-2023 Committee Assignments:
Audit
Policy

Term Expires 2023
Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Education at Ithaca College. 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 and Policy committees. He is the BoE Liaison to Lehman Alternative Community School.

Moira Lang

Moira Lang
Vice President

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231 Elm Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-379-6394

2022-2023 Committee Assignments:
Audit
Human Resources
Policy

Term Expires 2024
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.  Moira's daughter is an English teacher at LACS and her grandson will be attending ICSD schools in the future.  

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, and the IHS WISE Program. 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 currently serves on the Audit, Human Resources, and Policy committees. She is the BoE Liaison to Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, Enfield Elementary School, and the PTA Council.


Erin Croyle
 
Erin Croyle

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2022-2023 Committee Assignments:
Curriculum
Finance

Term Expires 2025
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 serves as a member of the Curriculum and Finance committees. She is the BoE Liaison to Cayuga Heights Elementary School, Boynton Middle School, and the Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA).

Eldred Harris
 
Eldred V. Harris, JD

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2022-2023 Committee Assignments:
Curriculum
Finance

Term Expires 2024
Eldred grew up in the Bronx, NY, and, despite the many challenges he faced in his youth, is appreciative of the opportunities and options his early education provided.  
A graduate of Cornell Law School, Eldred has been privileged and grateful to have worked in law, politics, the corporate world, as a fundraising expert, and as a serial entrepreneur. 

At present, Eldred enjoys bringing his diverse experiences to bear, working with creative social entrepreneurs. He strives to help make institutions, both large and small, more humane and efficient, leading them to constantly strive to do the best good possible and do it well. 

For the last 12-plus years, Eldred has enjoyed working with our area families, teachers, and administrators to ensure students from all backgrounds enjoy successful outcomes through their own school experiences. The challenge of assisting this school district to balance its historical excellence with the increasing demand for more equitable outcomes is one he fully embraces.

Eldred serves as a member of the Curriculum and Finance committees. He is the BoE Liaison to DeWitt Middle School and CNYSBA.

Christopher A. Malcolm

Christopher Malcolm

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131 Inlet Valley Way
Ithaca, NY 14850  
607-342-3249

2022-2023 Committee Assignments:
Audit
Finance
Human Resources

Term Expires 2023
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 Audit, Finance, and Human Resources committees and is the BoE Liaison to Northeast Elementary School and IPEI.


Jill Tripp

Jill K. Tripp

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112 First Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-229-7046

2022-2023 Committee Assignments:
Facilities
Human Resources

Term Expires 2025
Jill Tripp has lived in Ithaca since 1985. Her son attended Fall Creek Elementary, Boynton Middle School and graduated from Ithaca High School in 2014. 

Jill has worked for the Ithaca School district for 30+ years as a school psychologist. Her assignments included Caroline, South Hill, BJM, LACS, Ithaca High School and the pre-kindergarten special education program. Jill also served as the district-wide autism consultant, behavior specialist and psychologist for the District Committee on Special Education.  

Since her retirement in 2016, Jill has worked as a carousel operator at Stewart Park and a U.S. Census Field Supervisor.  Currently, she is a rural delivery driver for the U.S. Post Office in Brooktondale.  

Jill grew up in Conklin, New York and graduated from SUNY-Binghamton. Following graduate work in North Carolina, she earned a doctorate in Child/Developmental Psychology from the University of Kansas.  

Jill is passionate about public education. Her priorities are making sure that all of our students have access to district resources and programs; fiscal responsibility; and administrative accountability.

Jill currently serves on the Facilities and Human Resources Committees, and is the BoE liaison to Caroline Elementary School, Fall Creek Elementary School, and GIAC.

Dr. Patricia Wasyliw

Dr. Patricia Wasyliw

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21 Marcy Court
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-277-2708

2022-2023 Committee Assignments:
Curriculum
Policy

Term Expires 2023
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.

Karen Yearwood

Karen Yearwood

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607-257-0013

2022-2023 Committee Assignments:
Facilities

Term Expires 2025
Karen Yearwood has been an Ithaca resident since 2005. She and her husband have two children, a 2019 graduate of ICSD and a current senior at Ithaca High School. Karen has been involved in different areas of public education in Ithaca: a member of the Equity & Inclusion Leadership Council (EILC), family advocate for multiple ICSD families, served as the 2nd Executive Director of Village at Ithaca, community/PTA representative on ICSD hiring committees, former board member of Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI), and former board chair/member of BJM Academic Plus afterschool program.

Karen was awarded the 2017 Unsung Hero Award for her outstanding contributions to the Ithaca Community.

Her ongoing involvement in public education is motivated by her desire to ensure that all students are fully prepared for college and/or career, caregivers are heard and supported, and staff concerns are addressed (represented by their Bargaining Union).

Karen has her B.B.A. from Pace University and M.B.A. from University of West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill, Barbados.

Karen currently serves on the Facilities committee. She is the BoE liaison to Belle Sherman Elementary School and the EILC.