School Staff

Last Updated: 6/23/2021 12:26 PM

Principal: Sarah Ainsworth 

Dave Quackenbush, Lead Teacher, Humanities

Dave Quackenbush is the Lead Teacher and teaches Humanities 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.

Vanessa Miller, English Language Arts

Vanessa Miller has been teaching English Language Arts in the Corning-Painted Post District since 1998. She taught 8th grade English at Corning Free Academy and 9th grade English at the high school before moving to the High School Learning Center in the fall of 2021.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Education from SUNY Fredonia and a Master of Arts in English from SUNY Buffalo State College.   When the weather is suitable, Vanessa loves to hike and bike on the local trails.  She also likes walking with friends, baking for her family, and watching movies in her spare time.  Vanessa enjoys her experience at the HSLC because of the unique, bright, and kind students she works with, the chance to continue teaching great literature, and the flexible work environment.

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. 

Angela Carapella. Physical Education

Angela Carapella is new to the High School Learning Center as of November 2021. She has a total of 20 years teaching Physical Education in Elementary, Middle and High School levels. Angela is originally from North Carolina, where she completed her undergraduate degree and taught in the North Carolina school system for three years before moving to Tampa, FL  Angela earned her Masters in Physical Education from the University of South Florida, while also earning a distinction of The National Board Teacher’s Certification, and was also awarded Florida’s Physical Educator for the year of 2013.  She and her husband Paul (who grew up in Corning), moved to Corning in 2017 to live and raise their daughters close to family in lieu of a big city.  **Don’t worry…they kept their house and visit as frequently as possible:-).

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).

High School Learning Center | 1 Academic Dr, Corning, NY 14830
Phone: (607) 962-9283