High School Spotlight Staff honors the amazing people working in the building and gives you a chance to learn a little bit more about them! The latest High School Spotlight Staff
Scroll past names for some Spotlight Staff pictures and see previous High School Spotlight Staff here.
Kristin Harrington, AIS ELA Teacher
This is my first full year at Ichabod. I have taught summer school for the district for two years and am so glad to now be here full time! I moved from New Hampshire to Albany in 2011 to attend the College of Saint Rose for my undergraduate degree. I then graduated from the University at Albany with my master’s degree this past summer. Now I live in downtown Albany with my partner, Tyler, and our two dogs, Ellie, a lab-corgi mix, and Pancakes, a beagle. I decided to become a teacher to create positive relationships with students and aid them to be their most successful. In my spare time I love to run and kayak. I am so looking forward to getting to know everyone here at Ichabod!
Jonathan Horowitz, Monitor
Jonathan has been with the district for a little over four years now and has come over from the Transportation Department to help out. When he’s not driving the bus, or keeping an eye on our students, he’s probably enjoying time with his family or trying to figure out his next woodworking project. At least, until he can get a room cleared to finally start on that big around the walls model train layout that he’s always dreamed of building. If he’s not planning any of that, there is a good chance that he’s spending time with his wife Andrea and/or his Lil’ Rider Katherine. They enjoy “adventure walks” and hiking, camping, biking, and generally being outdoors.
Fun fact: Jon met his wife while ballroom dancing.
Stacey Gazda, AIS Science Teacher
I am teaching in both the Middle School and High School, working with students at all levels. In addition to my secondary science teaching, I have a background in scientific research, and special education. I love science and teaching science. I am a mom to a 16 year old daughter and 13 year old son. Our family loves to travel, especially to the National Parks (16) and to California to visit my family. I am very excited to be a part of the Ichabod Crane community!
Jessica Iorio, School Counselor
I am Mrs. Iorio and I am the new school counselor at Ichabod Crane High School. Although this is my first year at Ichabod, I have 13 years experience as a high school counselor in Massachusetts, where I was born and raised. I grew up watching and loving all the New England teams, but my favorites are the Red Sox and the Bruins. In fact, my brother is the official announcer for the Boston Bruins home games. Go Bruins! I enjoy doing yoga, walking, being outside, making people laugh, and spending time with my family and friends. I have a wonderful husband of 13 years and 2 beautiful daughters, ages 8 and 5. I love being a school counselor because of the relationships I am able to build with students and families and help them get to where they want to go with their college and career goals. I am very excited to be a part of the Ichabod community!
Lorraine Warner, Spanish Teacher
¡Hola a todos! Some of the high school students may remember me from their Spanish or Cultures classes at the Middle School in 2017 & 2018! I have also taught summer school at Ichabod for the past 3 summers and have two children in the district – one 17 (a senior) and the other 14 (a freshman.) I am very excited to be returning to Ichabod, this time in the High School, teaching Level I, II, and III Spanish and co-advising the Freshman class. Originally I’m from Malone (on the Canadian border) and have traveled to Spain, Argentina, Brazil and Puerto Rico. In my free time I try to sew (but not well) and bike. Fun fact: In 10th grade I was Section X Champion in the 3000 meter run.
Katie Orecki, AIS Social Studies
My name is Katie Orecki and this is my first year at Ichabod Crane. I am a Social Studies Academic Intervention Service teacher at both the Middle School and High School. Everyday I get to work with students on developing skills for Social Studies. I love what I do because I am able to watch the students improve each day and strengthen skills that are important in Social Studies and all other content areas. One of my favorite things is getting to know each student’s interests and goals. I use that information to direct the activities we do in class to personalize their learning experience as much as possible. For fun, I like to go on hikes and walks with my dogs. I have a Golden Retriever and a German Shepherd puppy!
Lindsey Porreca, Special Education TA
This is my first full year as a Special Education TA at Ichabod Crane High School. I was a substitute for almost all of last year, mainly at the Primary School, and jumped at the chance to become part of the ICC family when a spot opened up. I have been married for 10 years to my husband and we have three children. I have twins that are juniors at the high school and our youngest is in third grade. Some of my hobbies include yoga, crafting, reading, and drinking coffee. During the sports season, I am also a chauffeur driver for my kids, which I believe I am pretty good at too. I decided that I wanted to become a TA when I was helping out in my youngest son’s classroom when he was in kindergarten. I’ve enjoyed being a part of the Ichabod family so far and being able to see my oldest boys throughout the day is an added bonus. A fun fact about me is that I am a huge sports fan and very passionate about my teams.