Hornell City School District's Board of Education

  • Guiding the Hornell City School District toward excellence is the seven-member Board of Education. Board members represent community expectations, establish policy, approve the budget and monitor expenditures, set the tax rate, and call for bond elections.

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Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Alfred University Master’s degree in School Administration from SUNY Brockport

Kerry Davis

President 

I was born and raised here in Hornell. I am a graduate of the HHS class of 1988.  I have three children who have either graduated or are currently attending HCSD; Josh (class of 2008), Laken (class of 2011) and Andrew who is getting ready to enter 8th grade. 

I earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Alfred University and also have a Master’s degree in School Administration from SUNY Brockport. I currently high school math at Jasper-Troupsburg Central School. 

Term Length: (2nd term)  7/1/2017 - 6/30/2022


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Alfred State and Alfred University- Early Childhood/Childhood Education and Literacy SUNY Brockport - CAS in Educational Administration

Jessica Hess

Vice-President

I attended Hornell CSD from Kindergarten through 12th grade, graduating in 2001.

I have two children who are currently at the High School, Kolby is a Sophomore and Riley is an 8th grader.
 
I have lived in Hornell my entire life.
 
I attended Alfred State and Alfred University where I earned degrees in Early Childhood/Childhood Education and Literacy. I then went on to SUNY Brockport for my CAS in Educational Administration. I was an elementary classroom teacher for 11 years. I am currently the Elementary Principal and Director of Pupil Services for Belfast Central School.
 
I wanted to become a Board member in order to have a direct connection and impact on the education that is provided here in Hornell. I hope to use my experience as a teacher and an administrator to help the BOE make sound, educational decisions for the students in our district.

Term length: 7/1/2020-6/30/2025



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Bachelor's degree from Alfred State College in Business Administration/Technology Management

Meghann Khork

I was born and raised in Hornell and I am a 1997 graduate of HHS. I have four children who attend the District. Brennan - a Junior, Liam - a Freshman, Sheamus - 7th grade, & Maura - 4th grade. I earned a Bachelor's degree from Alfred State College in Business Administration/Technology Management. 

 
I have worked for the Arkport Central School District for the past 15 years having served in the role of District Clerk/Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools for 13 years, and currently serve in the role of Human Resources Manager since 2017. 
 
I was interested in becoming a board member because I am very involved in my children's education. I also believe that with the overall experience in my educational career, as well as in my current role, I will add value by bringing forth a different perspective to the team. I look forward to working with the Superintendent and the Board as a whole, in continuing to make the best decisions on behalf of the school community and all of the children in the district.

Term length: 7/1/2019-6/20/2024


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AAS Ophthalmic Dispensing, Erie Community College NYS Certified Paramedic, Monroe Community College

James Marino

  • Attended HCSD from K-12
  • 3 Children, Son Ignatius Class of 2015, Daughter Natalie Class of 2017, Daughter Juliet Freshman at HSHS. Wife Eileen (Secondo) Marino Class of 1984
  • A lifelong resident of Hornell
  • Currently Employed by Hornell City Fire Dept. Firefighter/Paramedic. Worked 20 years as a NYS licensed Optician.
  • I became a board member to be involved in my community, and my children’s education.
  • Interested in bringing positive changes to the district. Making our schools the hub of our community.

 Term length: 7/1/2016-6/30/2021


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Uzma Mehr

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Term length: 7/1/2016-6/30/2021


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Christopher Clark

My name is Chris Clark, and I am proud to be a trustee for the Hornell City School District’s Board of
Education. I grew up in Hornell and graduated from Hornell High School in 1998. I went on to get a
bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo and a master’s degree in Applied Intelligence from
Mercyhurst University. I’ve worked as an intelligence analyst over the last 13 years for multiple security
companies, most of which were based in the Washington D.C. area. I am currently the Chief Intelligence
Analyst for a security company based in Syracuse, NY and work remotely from my home on Maple
Street.


My connection to this school district is not limited to graduating from here over twenty years ago. For
the past two seasons I have served as an assistant coach for the Girls Varsity Basketball team. My wife
Kate is a school psychologist in the district. Together we have three children, our two daughters
currently attend North Hornell School and our son will enter school in 2023.


My reason for wanting to join the board of education is probably the same boiler plate reason most
people give: I want to help make a positive impact on my community and assist in making the school
district even better than it already is for my children. I have very fond memories of school growing up
and am grateful having been able to experience them here. Once they collect themselves I’m sure some
of my former teachers will have to read that last sentence again, but it’s true. I believe I can be an asset
to the board and look forward to having the opportunity to do so.

Term:  June 16, 2020-July 30, 2023