Member Profiles

Meet the members of the RCS Board of Education:

Michael Deyo, President

Mr. Deyo and his wife Amanda currently reside in Selkirk with their three children who attend RCS, Madison, Emma, and Lily. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economic Crime Investigation from Utica College, as well as a Juris Doctor Degree from Albany Law School. 

He currently works as a Deputy Counsel for the New York State Police and is responsible for providing legal advice on a broad range of operational and policy issues. He is also a soccer coach for the RCS Soccer Club.

Edward Bedinotti, Vice President

Mr. Bedinotti and his wife, Lisa, live in Selkirk and have two children who are students of the district, Grace, and Ryan. He is currently the President and Chief Appraiser at Bedinotti Associates, Inc. and holds an Associate of Science Degree from Hudson Valley Community College, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Literature and Rhetoric from SUNY Binghamton. He also holds Senior Appraiser Designation from the American Society of Appraisers. 

He has been active with the RCS Soccer Club as a Board Member, and as a coach for many years. Additionally, he served on various committees of The New York State Association of Realtors.

Kristin Hill-Burns

Burns and her husband, Eric, live in Ravena and have two sons, Austin and Brycen. A 1997 RCS graduate, she is employed in the Information Technology field as an IT Asset Management Analyst at the New York Independent System Operator.

Michael Coyne

Mr. Coyne and his wife, Judy, live in Glenmont and currently have four children who are students of the district; Nicholas, Juliana, Austin, and Timothy. He is a retired New York State Law Enforcement Lieutenant/Watch Commander from the state Depart of Correctional Services. He had attended Columbia-Greene Community College, where he studied business administration.

Mr. Coyne previously served as a member of the Cairo-Durham Board of Education and as a member of the Greene County Legislature. His community work includes helping establish Greene County Pop Warner Football as a commissioner.

Bray Engel

A lifelong District resident and RCS class of 1988 graduate, Engel is employed as a teacher and coach at Averill Park High School. He and his wife, Sarah, have three children, Grace, Brady, and Charlie.

Jacqueline Kalney

Mrs. Kalney and her husband, Russell, reside in Coeymans with their two children who attend RCS, Gabe, and Oliver. A graduate from Coxsackie-Athens, she has a bachelor’s degree in English from Siena College. Ms. Kalney currently works as a Human Resources Specialist 2 for the state Division of Criminal Justice Services.. 

She has been a class mom for multiple years. She has supported the little free libraries and coordinated the collection of additional school supplies in the fall of 2021. She has also involved herself with several community organizations, including Little League, Girl Scouts, church groups and Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.

Jennifer Molino

Ms. Molino resides in Selkirk with her husband Brian and their two children who attend RCS, Kirsten, and Evan. A Bethlehem Central graduate, she holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education from SUNY New Paltz. She currently works as a Special Education preschool teacher with Capital District Beginnings. 

She was the President of the AWB PTA for two years and is completing her second year as secretary. She is also an active member of the MS PTSO, as well as the District Communications Committee. Ms. Molino teaches Sunday School for 4th and 5th students at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, where she is an active member.

Melanie Potter

Melanie is a Ravena resident and a 1998 RCS graduate. She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Special Education from Marist College and a Master's degree in Special Education from the College of Saint Rose. Melanie and her husband Scott have three sons, Alex, who graduated from RCS, and Kaden and Jeiah, who are current students at RCS Middle and High School.

Melanie spends most of her free time with her family, church, and volunteering in the community. She has been an active member of Parent Teacher Organizations such as PBC PTO and RCS MS PTSO for over 13 years. She has also volunteered on District committees like the High School Building Leadership Team. Melanie is currently self-employed and takes pride in partnering with her customers to provide chemo care totes and foster care bags for the RCS community.

Peter Ross

Ross is a resident of Feura Bush, where he lives with his wife and three children. He works as a teacher of technology education in the Averill Park Central School District. He is a graduate of Shaker High School, had a B.S. from Oswego State University, and a masters in education from Walden University.