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.

 Kerry Davis

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

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


 Jessica Hess

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

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: 7/1/2015-6/30/2020


 John McNelis

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

John McNelis

I attended Bryant School, St. Ann’s School, and Hornell High School from 1979-1983. All three of my children attended Hornell CSD, and my wife is a Special Education Teacher in the district. I grew up in Hornell, and returned to the area about 12 years ago. I have been involved in law enforcement for 28 years. I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology. I decided to become a Board Member to try to help the District overcome the challenges it faced, and prepare for the future of education. 

Term length: (2nd term)  7/1/2016-6/30/2021


 Meghann Khork

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

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


 James Marino

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

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


 Uzma Mehr

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Uzma Mehr

Information here:

 

Term length: 7/1/2016-6/30/2021


 Sarah Broderick

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Sarah Broderick

Did you attend Hornell CSD? If so, from when to when
Yes, K-12 & graduated in 2005
 
Do/did you have children attending/who attended Hornell CSD? 
No
 
How long have you lived in Hornell? 
I lived here my whole life growing up (age 0-17), came home on breaks while attending AU (4 years), then moved back from NC July 2017. So, about 22 years! 
 
What is your profession? What is your educational background? 
Admissions Counselor at Alfred University. Received BA in Psychology from AU in May 2009 & Masters in School Counseling from Capella University in December 2013. I was a school counselor (elementary and middle school levels) in North Carolina Public Schools for about 4 years before moving back to Hornell last summer. 
 
Why did you want to be a Board member? 
For the opportunity to reconnect with our community, learn about our local school system, have a positive impact on our youth/students, and build relationships with educators
 
What do you hope to accomplish as a BOE member? 
Build relationships with stakeholders (students, families, staff, community members, etc.), have an active role in continuing to improve the district's processes and impact in the community, support the district's goal of building relationships with higher education organizations (specifically Alfred University) and the opportunities we could provide to students through this partnership. 

Term length: 7/1/2018-6/30/2023