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Robert Ainslie
 
Robert Ainslie
President

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124 Woolf Lane
Ithaca, NY 14850

607.273.2558

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 the Capital Project Advisory Council. He is the BoE Liaison to Enfield Elementary School. 

Sean Eversley Bradwell
 
Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell
Vice President

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924 Cliff Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
607.229.7900

Term Expires 2023
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 Facilities and Policy committees and the Code of Conduct and Capital Project advisory councils. He is the BoE Liaison to Lehman Alternative Community School, and Co-Liaison to the Equity Inclusion Leadership Council (EILC).   

Erin Coyle, Board Member
 
Erin Croyle

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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 serves as a member of the Finance and Legislative Advocacy committees. She is a BoE Liaison to DeWitt Middle School, IPEI and IPEI Roundtable, and Co-Liaison to the Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA).

 


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Kelly Evans

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Kelly Evans graduated with an Associates Degree from Herkimer County Community College in 1998. She continued her education and graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Ithaca College in 2000. While at Ithaca College, she was a member of the Ithaca Bombers Softball Team and recipient of an Ithaca College DANA Scholarship to design and paint athletic field logos, which received recognition from Utica College and SUNY Cortland in the form of requesting her to design for them as well.

Kelly has always been involved in her local communities in any way possible. She has served on Academic Advisory Boards, coached middle school girls basketball and AYSO boys soccer, as well as been a volunteer basketball camp coach for 1st and 2nd grade students. While at Ithaca College, she worked tirelessly with the Assistant Athletic Director to initiate new fundraising efforts and new Athletic Department designs, as well as volunteering for summer baseball camps.

She is currently the Owner of KLE Builders & Lawn Care, LLC. Kelly works primarily on her own to keep costs low because she started her business with the belief that everyone should be able to afford upgrades to their homes. As part of her business, she also completes humanitarian builds for people who are greatly in need but cannot afford to put the money into their homes.

Kelly is the parent of an ICSD Middle Schooler, Wife to an ICSD Educator and member of the Ithaca LGBTQ Community.

Kelly serves as a member of the Facilities and Legislative Advocacy committees and the Early Childhood Advisory Council. She is a BoE Liaison to Beverly J. Martin and Caroline elementary schools and GIAC, and Co-Liaison to the Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA).


Eldred V. Harris, JD

Eldred V. Harris, JD

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Term Expires 2022
Eldred Harris serves as a member of the Curriculum, Finance, and Legislative Advocacy committees and the Early Childhood Advisory Council. He is the BoE Liaison to Cayuga Heights Elementary School and TST BOCES, and Co-Liaison to Ithaca High School.

Nicole LaFave

Nicole LaFave

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308 Linn Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
607.255.0094 (w)

Term Expires 2024
Nicole was born and raised in Harlem, New York. She has a BA from Ithaca College in Sociology with a concentration in juvenile criminal studies and race and ethnic relations. While studying at the Center for Culture, Race and Ethnicity, Nicole found her passion for exploring race relations in the United States and began exploring strategies for denouncing oppressive systems. She decided to stay in Ithaca after graduating from Ithaca College because she believed this small city had the power and ambition to cultivate a space where true social change is more than possible but sustainable. She is a former member of the Ithaca City Community Police Review Board, a current member of the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District, a co-founding member of Black Lives Matter Ithaca and is engaged in several community initiatives around social justice and equity. She has three beautiful children that keep her grounded and her faith afloat.

Nicole serves on the Curriculum and Human Resources committees and the Code of Conduct Advisory Council. She is the BoE Liaison to Fall Creek Elementary School and Boynton Middle School, and Co-Liaison to the Equity Inclusion Leadership Council (EILC).


Christopher A. Malcolm
 
Christopher A. Malcolm

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131 Inlet Valley Way
Ithaca, NY 14850  
607.342.3249

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.


Moira Lang, Board Member

Moira Lang

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231 Elm Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
607.379.6394

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 Human Resources and Policy committees. She is the BoE Liaison to Belle Sherman Elementary School and the PTA Council.


Dr. Patricia Wasyliw

Dr. Patricia Wasyliw

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21 Marcy Court
Ithaca, NY 14850
607.277.2708

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 the CNYSBA, and Co-Liaison to Ithaca High School.