School Staff

Last Updated: 7/19/2019 12:24 PM

Principal: Sarah Ainsworth 

Dave Quackenbush, Lead Teacher, Humanities

Dave Quackenbush is the Lead Teacher and teaches Humanities, Phys Ed. and Band at the High School Learning Center. Dave has been with the school since it opened in 2003 and was a member of the Strategic Planning Committee that designed the school. Dave has an A.A.S. in Liberal Arts from Corning Community College, a B.S. in Secondary Education/Social Studies and an M.S. in Education from Elmira College and has completed administrative coursework for both School District and School Building Leadership through SUNY Brockport.

Liz Cristofaro, English

Liz Cristofaro has been teaching English Language Arts at the High School Learning Center since 2008. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from SUNY Albany and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Rochester. She completed her Post-Baccalaureate requirements for Secondary Teacher Certification at Elmira College. She completed her student teaching at East High School, where she first learned about the High School Learning Center. Before working for the Corning School District, she was a program director at P.S. 92 in Brooklyn for several years. In her spare time Liz loves to read, play cards, and spend time with friends and family. She also has an affinity for reality television (sad, but true). Liz loves working at the HSLC because she gets to spend time with people she cares about everyday, and teach a subject about which she is truly passionate.

Glen Stevenson, Math

Glen Stevenson, a resident of Big Flats, is originally from Michigan. He earned his Bachelor's in Mathematics from Elmira College. He continued at Elmira for his Master's in General Education. Glen started teaching in the Corning-Painted Post Area School District in 2004.  He and his wife Patty love to travel, golf and cook. In terms what he enjoys most about his career, he said, "I love to see the 'lightbulb' go on when a student has an epiphany with a topic."

Lauren Frazer, Science

Lauren Frazer has been teaching Science at the High School Learning Center since 2014. However, she has been an employee in the Corning-Painted Post School District since 1998, previously teaching 7th and 8thgrade sciences. Lauren grew up in Corning and was a student at Severn, CFA and graduated from East High School in 1994. After graduating, she attended SUNY Geneseo for 4 years exploring the sciences and ultimately graduating with dual teaching certificates in Education:  K-6 and Biology 7-12. She got a job at CFA right after graduation and then completed her Master’s Degree at Elmira College in 2003. Lauren has been involved in many aspects of school life from being a track coach and Student Council Advisor to holding several positions on school committees. She is very involved and always looking for ways to get her students to be motivated to learn and passionate about life. For this reason, she and the HSLC are a great fit. Lauren is looking forward to many wonderful years as a teacher at the High School Learning Center and loves going to work every day

Brittany Lembaris, Physical Education 

Brittany Lembaris is the newest member of the High School Learning Center staff and started in January 2020, teaching Physical Education. She has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education Teacher Education from SUNY Brockport and a Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine. Brittany originally started subbing in the district in 2019 and fell in love with the district as a whole. She learned about the High School Learning Center from other teachers in the district and loved what it had to offer to students needing a different approach to learning. She is proud to be a part of the HSLC family. 

Mike Sanfratello, Guidance

Michael Sanfratello is our School Counselor, who joined the High School Learning Center in 2010. Michael received his Master’s Degree in Education and Counseling from Alfred University.  Mike enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and pets (Great Danes).

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