Primary 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 Primary School Spotlight Staff: the Primary School Counseling Staff!
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Amy Stephenson, School Counselor
I have been working at Ichabod Crane for 22 years. I also graduated from Ichabod Crane, my family moved to the area when I was in first grade. In my first year working at ICC, I spent the summer in the High School Counseling Office as a substitute counselor to help fill a vacancy. Then during the school year, I was able to continue my work in the High School as a counseling teaching assistant. In 1999 I was hired as a full time counselor and I split my time between the Primary School, Martin H. Glynn and Martin VanBuren. A few years later, I was given the privilege to work full time at the Primary School.
I live locally on a small lake with my husband and our two cats. My favorite hobbies include anything that gets me outside. I enjoy running, hiking, swimming, kayaking and skiing. My vacations with my husband over the summer are typically spent hiking in the Adirondacks and spending some time at the ocean.
When I reflect back on the 22 years, I can honestly say that I love every aspect of my job. I enjoy working with our young students and watching them grow as they move onto each grade level. The teachers and staff at the Primary School are like family to me and the friendships I have made will last me a lifetime. I am honored to call the Primary School my second home.
Kelly Bins, School Psychologist
This is my 14th year as an educator and my 8th year as the school psychologist at the Ichabod Crane Primary School. It is a privilege to work with our youngest Riders when they are going through difficult times and to be their cheerleader as they achieve their personal best. My work is fulfilling when I watch students recognize their strengths and help them to find the correct resources and support for them to reach their potential. I look forward to greeting our students when they get off of the buses every morning and welcoming them to a new day of learning.
Outside of school, I love living in Schodack with my husband Chris, our 4-year-old son Colton, and our rescue dog, Archie Bins. We enjoy time outside as a family, staying active, and going to our local apple orchard.
Fun fact: I previously worked at Nassau Veterinary Clinic for 15 years and I love sharing my knowledge from my time there!