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 meets annually.

If you are interested in learning more about the EAC, including possibly becoming a member, please contact us at

Current members:

Michael Allen - Instrumental Music Education and ICSD Music Liaison, Boynton Middle School

Christine Bainbridge - MA, CCC-SLP, Leadership Team, Spencer Van-Etten Elementary School

Stephen Beamish - Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator, Ithaca City School District

David Brown - Chief Administration Officer, Ithaca City School District

Liddy Coyle - Chief Academic Officer, Ithaca City School District

Kai D’Alleva – Principal, Watkins Glen High School

Barry Derfel - Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, TST BOCES

Ryan Dougherty - Superintendent, Newark Valley Central School District

Carlan Gray - Chair of Science Department, Ithaca High School

Jason Hodge – Athletic Director, Physical Education Teacher, Trumansburg Elementary School

Mac Knight - Principal, Dewitt Middle School

Colleen Ledley - Principal, Lansing High School

Samantha Little - Principal, South Hill Elementary

Sheila McEnery - Director of Special Education, Ithaca City School District

Meggie New - AVID Coordinator, Special Ed Teacher, Ithaca High School

Anthony Ouckama - Dean of Students, Trumansburg Elementary School

Jarett Powers – Superintendent, Union Springs School District