Board of Trustees

Samuel J. Weinhoff, President

Stuart J. Ellman, Vice President

Valda M. WittVice President

Richard L. N. Weaver '75, Treasurer

Celeste A. Guth, Secretary

Michael P. Beys '89, Assistant Secretary; President, Alumni Association

Lisa O. Elson, President, Parents Association

Nazmi Oztanir, Vice President, Parents Association

Stephen M. Clement, III, Headmaster


Laura Z. Barket

Wendy W. Brooks

Paul A. Burke

David E. Glaymon

Elizabeth Granville-Smith

Philip A. Hofmann

Federico Infantino

Ling S. Kwok

Jeffrey M. Landes ’83

David J. Liptak

Alka K. Singh

Raul Pineda

Andrew M. Snyder

Ellen Stafford-Sigg

David N. Steck

Sanjay Swani

Deborah van Eck

Robert D. Ziff


Mildred J. Berendsen, Honorary Trustee

Allan L. Gropper, Honorary Trustee


Administration and Staff

Stephen M. Clement, III, Headmaster

B.A., Yale University

M. Div., Union Theological Seminary

Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard University


Laurie A. Gruhn, Assistant Head of School and Head of Lower School

B.A., Chatham College

M.A., New York University


Christopher D. Dunham, Head of Middle School

B.A., Wesleyan University

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University


James E. Reynolds, Head of Upper School

B.A., Columbia University

M.A., Brooklyn College


Christine B. Bramble, Director of Special Events and Parents Association Coordinator

B.A., University of Denver

University for Foreignors—Perugia, Italy


Emily Byne, Admission Associate

B.A., Boston University

M.S., Institute of Education, University of London

Ph.D., University College London


John J. Campbell, C.P.A., Chief Financial Officer

B.B.A., Hofstra University


Nishell R. Gonzales, Assistant Bookkeeper

A.A.S., Katherine Gibbs School


Aaron R. Grill, Director of Technology

B.A., M.S., University of Kansas


Dorette J. Headley, Payroll and Student Billing Administrator

B.S., University of the West Indies


Jeremy Katz '04, Director of Communications Design

B.A., Clark University

M.S., Pratt Institute


Laura N. Lanigan, Director of Alumni Affairs

B.A., Washington and Lee University


I-Ming Janetta Lien, Director of Middle and Upper School Admission

B.A., Bowdoin College

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University


Kenneth P. Marshall, Director of Facilities and Security


Meghan F. McDermott, Assistant to the Division Heads

B.A., Ursinus College

M.S., Teachers College Columbia University


Melanie S. McMahon, Director of Publications

B.A., Albright College

M.A., Fairfield University


Jennifer A. Montemayor, Assistant to the Headmaster

A.A., S.C.P.S., New York University

B.S., Stern School of Business, New York University


Krizia Moreno-Cruz, Database Manager

B.A., The City College of New York


Deborah A. Moskowitz, Admission Associate

B.S., University of Cincinnati

M.A., New York University


Sanford M. Pelz '71, Director of College Guidance; Director of Computer Services

B.A., The Colorado College

M.A., The New School for Social Research


Theresa Rodriguez, Communications Coordinator

A.S., LaGuardia College


James E. Simon, Director of Institutional Advancement

B.A., Bowdoin College

M.S., Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism


Soo Mi Thompson, Director of Annual Giving

B.A., Franklin & Marshall College


Glenn A. Walker, Network Administrator

A.A.S., Manhattan Community College

B.A., Brooklyn College


Kelly A. West, Director of Lower School Admission

B.A., George Washington University

M.A., New York University



Laura B. Alterman, Grade Three

B.S., George Washington University

M.S., Hunter College


Dominique Bernard, Lower, Middle and Upper School French

Histoire-Science de l’Education

DEUG d’Enseignement du 1er degrée


Lauck A. Blake, Physical Education; Health

B.S., Castleton State University

M.S., Canisius College


Mary E. Bosworth, Middle and Upper School History

B.A., Holy Cross University

M.B.A., Fordham University

M.A., Hunter College


Emily Boudreau, Associate Teacher, Pre-Primary

B.A., University of Michigan


Matthew S. Bratnick, Middle and Upper School Mathematics   

B.S., Fordham University

M.A., New York University


Matthew C. Brown, Physical Education

B.A., SUNY Cortland

M.A.T., Manhattanville College


William M. Cantwell, Grade Four

B.A., Lehman College

M.A., A.B.D., Fordham University


Michael N. Cohn, Physical Education, Health

B.A., Binghamton University

M.A., Queens College


Caitlin P. Coleman, Pre-Primary

B.A., Boston College

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University


Zachary S. Davis, Art

B.A., California State University Chico

M.F.A., Claremont Graduate University


Kevin L. Dearinger, Middle and Upper School English

B.A., University of Kentucky

M.A., Middlebury College


Margaret E. Epstein, Grade Four

B.S., Skidmore College

M.S., Bank Street College of Education


Heather E. Fetrow, Middle School Music

B.M., M.M., Westminster Choir College


Hallie F. Fischberg, Grade One

B.S., Boston University

M.A., Columbia University


Patricia A. Flynn, Lower School Learning Specialist

B.S., M.A., Ed.M., Ph.D., Fordham University

Two-year program in Multisensory Learning, Columbia University


Rachel A. Gerber, Grade Two; Director of Lower School Community Service

B.A., Hamilton College

M.A., New York University


Anderson Harp, Technology Integrator

B.S.F.C.S., University of Georgia

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University


Katharine C. Harwood, Associate Teacher, Grade Two

B.A., Middlebury College

M.A., Bank Street College of Education


Lauren A. Haunss, Lower School Enrichment

B.A., Loyola College

M.S., Hofstra School of Education


Michael E. Ingrisani, Dean of Faculty; Chair, English Department; Middle and Upper School English

A.B., Columbia College, Columbia University

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University


Stephen T. Jasikoff, Middle and Upper School History

B.A., Middlebury College

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University


Samuel T. Keany, Dean of Students; Chair, Science Department; Lower and Upper School Science

B.A., South Australian College of Advanced Education

B.S., Australian National University

M.A., New York University


Susan H. Kehoe, Grade Three; Encore Coordinator

B.A., Boston College

M.A., Lesley University


Saber Khan, Director of Academic Technology

B.A., Kenyon College

M.S., San Francisco State University


O. Michael Klein, Chair, Mathematics Department; Middle and Upper School Mathematics

B.A., Hobart and William Smith Colleges

B.A., M.A., Hunter College


Julia Kingsdale, Lower and Middle School Science

B.A., Harvard University


Nicole S. Kronfeld, Associate Teacher, Pre-Primary

B.A., Indiana University

M.A., Teachers College at Columbia University


Katherine A. Kummer, Pre-Primary

B.A., Sweet Briar College

M.S., Bank Street College of Education


Susan L. Levine, Librarian

B.A., University of Massachusetts

M.L.S., Indiana University


Maureen A. Linehan, School Nurse

B.S.N., Hunter College of Nursing

R.N., St. Clare’s Hospital School of Nursing

National Certification School Nurse, National Association of School Nurses


Jeff R. Lisciandrello, Grade Five

B.A., Williams College


Sandra Martínez, Lower, Middle and Upper School Spanish

B.A., CUNY Queens College

M.A., Middlebury College


Sarah A. Murphy, Head Librarian

B.A., Drew University

M.L.I.S., Palmer School, Long Island University


Betty L. Noel, Middle and Upper School Science; Director of Diversity

B.A., City University of New York, Brooklyn College

Ph.D., Stony Brook University


Jackie G. Pellenberg, Grade Two, Chess Coordinator

B.A., Trinity College

M.Ed., Hunter College


Grace C. Pilcer, Consulting School Psychologist

B.A., Mount Holyoke College

Ph.D., Adelphi University


A. David Prestigiacomo, Chair, Music Department; Middle and Upper School Music

B.A., Yale University

B.A., M.A., Hunter College


Gerald J. Protheroe, Chair, History Department; Upper School History

B.A., Jesus College, Oxford University

M.A., Ph.D., London School of Economics


Daniel A. Ragsdale, Grade Five

B.A., Tufts University

M.B.A., Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business


Judit I. Resika, Middle and Upper School Mathematics

M.S., Eötvös Loránd University


Julianne M. Rowland, Grade One

B.A., Villanova University

M.S., University of Bridgeport


Megan B. Ryan, Chair, Modern Languages Department; Lower, Middle and Upper School French

B.A., Saint Mary’s College

M.A., Middlebury College School in Paris


Kristen L. Sheppard, Middle and Upper School Learning Coordinator

B.S., Cornell University

M.A., Reading Specialist Program, Graduate School of Education, New York University


Katie Smith, Associate Teacher, Grade One

B.A., Boston College

M.S., Fordham University


Ruth C. Smith, Associate Teacher, Grade Three

B.A. Hofstra University

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University


Elizabeth Suárez, Lower, Middle and Upper School Spanish

B.A., IPA College Graduate Program, Universidad de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay


Melodie Ting, Middle and Upper School Science

B.S., C.W. Post

M.S., University of Pennsylvania


Nikolaos D. Vlahos, Chair, Art Department

B.F.A., School of Visual Arts

M.F.A., Yale University


Marcia P. Wallace, Math Resource Teacher; Upper School Math

B.A., B.S., John Brown University


Lucy A. Warner, Lower School Music

B.M.Ed., University of Texas, Austin

M.A., Eastman School of Music


David C. B. Watson, Physical Education

B.A., University of Ravenhurst

Cert.Ed., Northumberland College


Andrew H. West ’92, Director of Athletics

B.A., Boston University

M.S., Queens College


Zachary C. Williams, Middle and Upper School English

B.A., Johns Hopkins University

M.A., Middlebury College.


Brett L. Wisniewski, Upper School Greek and Latin

B.A., Wayne State University

M.A., New York University

Ph.D., New York University


Emilie D. Wolf, Lower, Middle, and Upper School Science

B.S., McGill University

D.E.C., Technical Degree in Science Research, Cegep St. Laurent


John T. Young, Chair, Department of Classics, Middle and Upper School Latin

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin

M.A., Hunter College