All Campus Unit Education Advisory Committee

As part of our efforts to continuously improve our teacher education programs at Ithaca College, we developed our first all-college Education Advisory Committee (EAC) for our all our teacher education programs on campus working in collaboration with teachers, administrators, and alumni to provide high quality preparation for our students.

IC's teacher education "Unit EAC" held its first meeting on December 3, 2012, and will meet once each semester in the future. Presentation powerpoints from past meetings are available here.

If you are interested in learning more about the EAC, including possibly becoming a member, please contact Jeane Cophenhaver-Johnson, Chair, Department of Education, at 274-3608.

Current Community Partner Members

Lorrene Adams '94 Vocal Music Teacher Lansing High School
Christine Bainbridge Speech-Language Pathologist Spencer Van-Etten Elementary School
BJ Bliss '99 Physical Education Teacher South Hill Elementary School
Luvelle Brown Superintendent Ithaca City School District
David Brown '94 Director of Fine and Performing Arts Ithaca City School District
Melissa Burns Speech-Language Pathologist Beverly J. Martin Elementary School
Leland Collins '08 Second Grade Teacher Cayuga Heights Elementary School
Barry Derfel '85 Principal Newfield High School
Ryan Dougherty '96 Superintendent Newark Valley Central School District
Sue Eschbach Principal Beverly J. Martin Elementary School
Denise Gomber '80 Principal (retired) Beverly J. Martin Elementary School
Aileen Grainger '07 Elementary School Teacher Caroline Elementary School
Jason Hodge '06 Physical Education Teacher Trumansburg Elementary School
Patrick Jensen Superintendent Southern Cayuga Central School District
Matt Landahl Chief Elementary Officer Ithaca City School District
Colleen Ledley Principal Lansing High School
Samantha Little Principal South Hill Elementary School
Jodi Maddren '91 Physical Education Teacher Ithaca High School
Chris Pettograsso Superintendent Lansing Central School District
Jarett Powers '04 Principal Ithaca High School
Dorothy Preston '83 Music Teacher Beverly J. Martin Elementary School
Nicole Schiller ‘09 Speech-Language Pathologist South Hill Elementary School
Gertrude Shaffer English Teacher South Seneca Central School District
Heather Sheridan-Thomas Assistant Superintendent TST-BOCES
MaryAnn Simpson Speech-Language Pathologist Caroline Elementary School
Michael Treat '04 Instrumental Music Teacher Dewitt Middle School
Jason Trumble '92 Chief Secondary Officer Ithaca City School District
Scott Weeks Health Teacher Groton Middle School
Jen Wilkie Fourth Grade Teacher South Hill Elementary School