Meet The Team

Founding Board Members

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Maureen 
Kinney

Angotti

"I have a BA in psychology from SUNY at Buffalo. I had a career working in residential treatment facilities and out-patient mental health programs. I provided contract work with probation, in homes/schools providing clinical evaluation, advocacy, and supervision of direct care workers in contract with child protective services. I spent 17 years working in mental health with children/families, before resigning to stay home full-time with my six children. While raising them, I spent a great deal of volunteer time at schools. I see the deficits, as well as what works, and feel strongly about the need for classical education for all children. I have visited multiple charter schools in the area and outside New York State. I have been recruiting board members and educating the community about classical education. I believe in the FLCACS mission whole-heartedly and am dedicated to making it happen in our community."

Brett 

Grant

"I graduated from Nazareth College in 2017 with a BS in Business Administration with a focus in accounting. Since then I have been working at Cornell University as an Account Representative creating financial reports, tracking salary expenditures, and submitting grant proposals. I reside with my family in a rural district of Cayuga County where I have lived my entire life.  My skill set includes technological assistance and website management, along with my finance and accounting background. I have been surrounded by high level academics my whole life and believe a strong alternative is needed in my community."

Martha
Mitchell
Resigno

"I graduated from Hillsdale College in December of 2000 with a BA in History, a Spanish minor, and a K-5 teaching certificate. While I was a student at Hillsdale I worked as a research assistant in the History Department.  I studied E.D. Hirsch, explicit phonics instruction, problems in education, educational philosophy and educational psychology under the Education Department. I loved my Hillsdale experience and my time spent observing at the Hillsdale Academy, but found it difficult to find a similar education for my children in Central NY. I began to homeschool and assist other local homeschool families in 2003. I am still homeschooling 3 of our five children and have helped many others learn to homeschool with the classical method. I was the Director of Veritas Homeschool Cooperative for five years, where I also taught. I am currently Co-Director of Redeeming Mondays Cooperative in Liverpool, NY, which currently serves over 65 families and over 150 students. I believe very strongly in the idea of spreading classical education as far as possible throughout the broken American education system and I will put all of my background and skills to work to help achieve those ends in Auburn, NY."

Roberta
Massarini

"My first career was homeschooling my four sons K-12, utilizing the Robinson Curriculum and resources from Veritas Press. Classical Education was the basis of enriching my own children’s lives and I will look forward to being able to promote it in my own community.  I am currently the Deputy Commissioner of the Board of Elections, Former President of the Women’s Republican Club and Chair of the County Republican Committee."

Bobby
Massarini

Aja 

Hahn

"I am a senior level management professional with almost 40 years of experience in business consulting, marketing, and information technology, as well as fundraising, recruitment, and presentations. As an entrepreneur, I have been an owner of several small businesses. With Fortune 500 management experience, I have developed business plans, marketing strategies, and corporate structures for various industries, including a brewery, real estate development firm, consulting firm for software automation solutions, marketing analysis, and new business development. As a parent of adult children rooted in this community and school-age grandchildren, I am invested in creating a school that will offer the best in education with a rigorous, classical liberal arts education."

Tiffany
Kline
Toedt

"I practiced as a clinician with a degree in art therapy working with children of all abilities and diagnoses. Through my work I have been hired as a consultant to help schools in providing the needs of a child by meeting them at their individual abilities and implementing accommodations. My more recent management position serves at-risk youth and families which includes providing advocacy/support to develop the child and family’s ability to collaborate with schools to meet the students educational needs. I look forward to being a part of this development in which a safe and well-rounded environment will be created to further establish and maintain effective collaboration between school, families and community to meet the needs of its students through classical education."

Lynne-Marie
Ryan
Board Consultant

“I have 30 years of non-profit accounting experience and 25 years of management experience. I am currently the Chief Financial Officer for United Way of Central NY. I am a hands-on manager with expertise in accounting systems development, IT systems, fiscal management and financial reporting, having worked with NYSARC, the Center for Community Alternatives, and Hospice of Central NY. I am also the mother of three and whole-heartedly believe in school choice.”

Charity
Bianchi

board
consultant

“I am a mother and an educator. I have my bachelor’s in elementary education and my master’s in Special Education from SUNY Oswego. I have been teaching since 1997 in both public schools and private classical schools. I also spent 15 years homeschooling my own children at various grade levels. I am pleased to help with the development of a Classical Education Charter School.”

Steven
Duffy
Board Consultant

"I have 29 years of experience working in education.  I have 11 as a teacher and 18 as an administrator. As a teacher, I am certified in Health Education and Students With Disabilities 7-12 Generalist as well as having a School District Administration certification.  I have completed the SUNY Oswego’s Superintendent Development Program. I am a graduate of Leadership Cortland 2014. I have a Bachelors of Science in Political Science from Niagara University and a Masters degree in Education from SUNY Cortland.  Currently, I work in Special Education with Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES. My home is Auburn where I reside with my wife and two children. My role on the committee is to work as an advisor on educational matters."

Aja
Hahn

board
consultant

"I am the Library Media Specialist at Weedsport school district. I work with students PreK through grade 12. I directly teach library skills, research skills, and other literary information. I am also part of the technology integration team, collaborating with students and staff to integrate technology into the education process. I collaborate with all building staff to co-teach many subject areas: ELA, Social Studies, Science.  I am assisting with community relations and a social media contributor. I am a parent in the community as well as an educator. I can speak to the current public education system as well as the need for a classical school in the community. I am invested in creating a school that will partner with parents to educate children in the classical and liberal arts methodology."

Our founding board is growing and looking for strong people of integrity who care about their community and our children's education.

 

If you:

  • have a sense of civic duty

  • are a team player and a good listener

  • willing to make a time sacrifice

  • are courageous

 

 

Please contact us at fingerlakesclassicaledu@gmail.com