ABOUT STEPHANIE MCCAINE

Stephanie McCaine of Katonah, NY is a third-generation Town of Bedford resident. She attended KLSD public schools through middle school and graduated from The Harvey School in Katonah. After attending Skidmore College where she earned a B.A. in Psychology, she attended graduate school for music therapy in Philadelphia, and eventually landed in Boston. Shortly after they were married in NY, she and her husband, Robin McCaine, returned to their suburban roots in Westchester County and eventually settled in their hometown when their daughter Shelby was of school age. Living in her childhood home with her mother makes her nostalgic as well as keenly aware of how far Bedford has come and also how much further there is to go.

Formerly a music therapist, Stephanie has dedicated most of her professional life to school administration. As a highly regarded admissions/enrollment professional and change agent, she has led ambitious and successful student recruitment and enrollment initiatives at numerous colleges in New England and the mid-Atlantic region; served as Director of Admissions at SUNY Purchase for a decade; was a leader in the founding of a charter school; and is currently working in admissions and leading the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives at her alma mater, the Harvey School.

As an engaged citizen and community connector, Stephanie has served in a wide variety of roles with numerous local non-profit and community-based organizations and boards. Moreover, since returning to Bedford, she has been a Youth Soccer Coach,  Girl Scout Troop Leader, Bedford Community Theatre volunteer and board chair,  Westchester Youth Alliance board member, Westmoreland Sanctuary Advisory board member,  and Bedford Democratic Committee Volunteer.

Appointed to the town board in January of this year, Stephanie is thrilled to be serving her hometown in this capacity and is looking forward to taking on the challenges and opportunities that the town is facing in order to build a Bedford that is more equitable, inclusive and connected than ever before.