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Meet the Team

Take a look at our staff and get to know them a bit!

Tina Winchell

Executive Director

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Tina has been with Schuyler Head Start for 27 years.

Fun Fact: Tina is a huge Syracuse Orange Basketball fan.

Quote: “Lead with Love” – Gerry Czarnecki

Email: twinchell@schuylerheadstart.org

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814 Extension: 3282

Michelle Bond

Chief Financial Officer

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Michelle has been with Schuyler Head Start for 11 years.

Fun Fact: Michelle’s past career aspiration was becoming an FBI agent.

Quote: “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

Email: mbond@schuylerheadstart.org

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814 Extension: 3285

Elizabeth Waite

Education/Disabilities/Mental Health Manager

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Elizabeth has been with Schuyler Head Start for 23 years.

Fun Fact: Elizabeth loves to listen to Christmas music all year round.

Quote: You is Kind, You is Smart, You is Important.” – The Help

Email: ewaite@schuylerheadstart.org

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814 Extension: 3290

Ruth Prince

Family & Community Services/Early Head Start/Transportation Manager

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Ruth has been with Schuyler Head Start for 30 years.

Fun Fact: Ruth prefers backing into parking spaces to get out of dodge.

Quote: “Family is where life begins and love never ends.” – Author Unknown

Email: rprince@schuylerheadstart.org

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814 Extension: 3284

Amanda Wylie

Health/Early Head Start Manager

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Amanda has been with Schuyler Head Start for 11 months.

Fun Fact:Amanda is a wedding singer.

Quote: “Take care of your mind, body, and spirit, because true wellness comes when you stop thinking about what you can’t do, and start honoring yourself for the things you can.” – Author Unknown

Email: awylie@schuylerheadstart.org

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814 Extension: 3286

Ashley Wilson

Administrative Assistant

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Ashley has been with Schuyler Head Start for 2 years.

Fun Fact: Ashley is named after a soap opera character (The Young and the Restless)

Quote: “When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.” – Paul Celh

Email: awilson@schuylerheadstart.org

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814 Extension: 6814

Diane Angle

Family Advocate

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Diane has been with Schuyler Head Start for 32 years.

Fun Fact: Diane has a relative on the Titanic.

Quote: “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – William Shakespeare

Email: dangle@schuylerheadstart.org

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814 Extension: 3243

Deb Morse

Early Head Start Parent Educator

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Deb has been with Schuyler Head Start for 29 years.

Fun Fact: Deb loves to listen to classic rock.

Quote: “Every moment is a teachable moment! – Author Unknown

Email: dmorse@schuylerheadstart.org

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814 Extension: 3239

Michele Cole

Early Head Start Parent Educator

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Michele has been with Schuyler Head Start for 22 years.

Fun Fact: Michele loves to camp with her family.

Quote: “Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.” – Lauren Bacal

Email: mcole@schuylerheadstart.org

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814 Extension: 6814

Sumer Landon

Floating Teacher Aide

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Sumer has been with Schuyler Head Start for 3 years.

Fun Fact: Summer is a very talented artist.

Quote: “Great Leaders don’t set out to be a leader; they set out to make a difference.” – Author Unknown

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814

Pat Clearwater

Substitute Teacher Aide

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Pat has been with Schuyler Head Start for 17 years.

Fun Fact: Aunt Pat is a huge fan of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren!

Quote: “I woke up still not dead again today.” – Willie Nelson

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814

Phoebe Majors

Substitute Teacher Aide

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Phoebe has been with Schuyler Head Start for 6 months.

Fun Fact: Phoebe was named after Phoebe from the show “Friends” because her mother thought it was pretty.

Quote: “Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch.” –Judy Blume

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814

Breanna Murphy

Lead Teacher (HS/OM 3PK)

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Breanna has been with Schuyler Head Start for 1 year.

Fun Fact: Breanna was a cheerleader at St. John Fisher College.

Quote: “Everything happens for a reason” – Author Unknown

Email: bmurphy@schuylerheadstart.org

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814 Extension: 3240

Rachel Thurston

Teacher Assistant

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Rachel has been with Schuyler Head Start for 16 years.

Fun Fact: Rachel is a firefighter and the Beaver Dames Fire Department president.

Quote: “Live the life you love, Love the life you live.” – Author Unknown

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814

Rebecca Majors

Lead Teacher (HS/OM 4PK)

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Rebecca has been with Schuyler Head Start for 13 years.

Fun Fact: Becca was an extra in the movie “In The Line of Fire” starring Clint Eastwood

Quote: “It was then that I carried you” footprints in the sand

Email: rmajors@schuylerheadstart.org

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814 Extension: 3236

Eric Johnston

Teacher Assistant

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Eric has been with Schuyler Head Start for 13 years.

Fun Fact: Eric speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Quote: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better, and your better is best.” – St. Jerome

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814

Stephanie Chiacchiarini

Teacher Aide

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Stephanie has been with Schuyler Head Start for 3 years.

Fun Fact: Stephanie was kissed by Jim Kelly (Buffalo Bills Quarterback)

Quote: “I wasn’t born just to teach; I was born to inspire others, to change people, and to never give up; even when faced with challenges that seem impossible.” – Author Unknown

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814

Ashleigh Arden

Lead Teacher (HS/WG 4pk)

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Ashleigh has been with Schuyler Head Start for 1 year.

Fun Fact: Ashleigh was a member of her high school Color Guard.

Quote: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

Email: aarden@schuylerheadstart.org

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814 Extension: 3283

Tracy Landon

Teacher Aide

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Tracy has been with Schuyler Head Start for 2 years.

Fun Fact: Tracy was named after her grandfather.

Quote: “Make your Life a masterpiece, imagine no limitations on what you can be, have, or do.” – Brian Tracy

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814

Melissa Jantzen

Lead Teacher (HS)

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Melissa has been with Schuyler Head Start for 4 years.

Fun Fact: Melissa makes homemade honey and maple syrup.

Quote: “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” – Author Unknown

Email: mjantzen@schuylerheadstart.org

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814 Extension: 3235

Cheryl Gleason

Teacher Assistant

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Cheryl has been with Schuyler Head Start for 29 years.

Fun Fact: Cheryl loves animals of all kinds!

Quote: “Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.” – Jess Lair

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814

Lynn Hayes

Teacher Aide

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Lynn has been with Schuyler Head Start for 3 years.

Fun Fact: Lynn is a sculptor, and she has a foundry in her barn.

Quote: “I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.” – Ralf Waldo Emerson

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814

Lyndsay Zastawny
LMSW

Mental Health Consultant

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Lyndsay has been with Schuyler Head Start for 3 years.

Fun Fact: Lyndsay is a brunette.

Quote: “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814

Haley Landon

Teacher Aide

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Haley has been with Schuyler Head Start for 8 months.

Fun Fact: Haley watched every episode of the “Gilmore Girls” four times.

Quote: “Believe you can and you’re half way there” – Theodore Roosevelt

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814

Amber Newton

Teacher Assistant

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Amber has been with Schuyler Head Start for 7 months.

Fun Fact: Amber spends her free time painting and making jewelry.

Quote: “No amount of money ever bought a second of time.”– Author Unknown

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814

Emma Landon

Substitute Teacher Aide

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Emma has been with Schuyler Head Start for  .

Fun Fact: Emma was voted Odessa-Montour’s 2022 Homecoming Queen.

Quote: “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” – Author Unknown

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814

Heather Hardwick

Substitute Teacher Aide

Time with Schuyler Head Start: Heather has been with Schuyler Head Start for 2 weeks.

Fun Fact: Heather loves scary movies, but can’t watch them alone.

Quote: “life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.” – Author Unknown

Work Phone: (607) 535-6814