Board of Trustees

Valda M. Witt, President

Stuart J. Ellman, Vice President

David E. GlaymonVice President

David J. LiptakVice President

Alka K. SinghVice President

Richard L. N. Weaver '75, Treasurer

Robert D. Ziff, Assistant Treasurer

Celeste A. Guth, Secretary

Andrew B. Sandberg '01, President, Alumni Association

John M. Botti, Head of School

Nazmi Oztanir, President, Parents Association

Maria Dell'Oro, Vice President, Parents Association


Michael P. Beys '89

Wendy W. Brooks

Paul A. Burke

Mark G. Cunha

Elizabeth Granville-Smith

Stephanie Hessler

Philip A. Hofmann

Federico Infantino

Ling S. Kwok

Jeffrey M. Landes ’83

Raul Pineda

Andrew M. Snyder

Ellen Stafford-Sigg

Deborah van Eck

Andrew E. Vogel


James S. Chanos, Honorary Trustee

Allan L. Gropper, Honorary Trustee


Administration and Staff

John M. Botti, Head of School

B.A., Williams College

M.Ed., University of Virginia

Ph.D., University of Maryland


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

B.A., Chatham College

M.A., New York University


Samuel T. Keany, Interim Head of Middle School

B.A., South Australian College of Advanced Education

B.S., Australian National University

M.A., New York 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


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


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


Victoria Piedmont, Admission Associate

B.A., Villanova University


Kristin D. Rodgers, Admission Evaluator

B.S., Bryant University

M.A.,  University of Southern Maine


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, IT Director

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


Elena Aniel-Quiroga, Lower, Middle and Upper School Spanish

B.A., Universidad de Pais Vasco

M.A., Universidad de Salamanca


Amy B. Anselmo, School Counselor

B.S., Providence College

M.A., Boston College


Kate Bancroft, Art

B.F.A., Boston University College of Fine Arts

M.F.A., Slade School of Fine Art


Dominique Bernard, Lower, Middle and Upper School French

Histoire-Science de l’Education

DEUG d’Enseignement du 1er degrée


Nicholas D. Berry, Associate Teacher, Kindergarten  

B.A., Vassar College


Lauck A. Blake, Fitness Coordinator; 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


Matthew S. Bratnick, Middle and Upper School Mathematics   

B.S., Fordham University

M.A., New York University


Hallie F. Cohn, Grade One

B.S., Boston University

M.A., Columbia University


Michael N. Cohn, Physical Education, Health

B.A., Binghamton University

M.A., Queens College


Caitlin P. Coleman, Kindergarten

B.A., Boston College

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University


Stacey L. Duchak, Associate Teacher, Grade Two

B.A., Boston College


Margaret E. Epstein, Grade Four

B.S., Skidmore College

M.S., Bank Street College of Education


Joseph G. Fallica, Middle and Upper School Science

B.A., Hofstra University

M.Ed, Empire State College


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

B.A., Hamilton College

M.A., New York University


Frances Hamilton, Associate Teacher, Grade Three

B.A., College of the Holy Cross

M.A., Steinhardt School of Education, New York University


Anderson Harp, Computer Science and Engineering Department Chair; Co-Director, Browning Encore Program

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

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University


Katharine C. Harwood, Grade Two

B.A., Middlebury College

M.A., Bank Street College of Education


Lauren A. Haunss, Lower School Learning Specialist

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


Susan H. Kehoe, Grade Three; Co-Director, Browning Encore Program

B.A., Boston College

M.A., Lesley University


Saber Khan, Associate Director of 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, Grade One

B.A., Indiana University

M.A., Teachers College at Columbia University


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


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, Director of Diversity; Upper School Science

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


Kevin Perry, Lower and Middle School Science

B.S., City College of the City University of New York 

M.A., New York University 

M.D., State University of New York Downstate Medical Center


Grace C. Pilcer, Consulting School Psychologist

B.A., Mount Holyoke College

Ph.D., Adelphi University


Kristofer Pischel, Grade Five

B.S., Long Island University

M.S., Long Island University


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

B.A., Jesus College, Oxford University

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


Omar Qureshi, Middle and Upper School History

B.A., Franklin and Marshall College

M.A., University of Chicago 


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, Kindergarten

B.A., Boston College

M.S., Fordham University


Jonathan Stoler, Physical Education, Health

B.S., Arizona State University

M.A., Manhattanville College

Richard Symons, Middle and Upper School Music

B.M., Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

M.M., Mannes College, The New School for Music


Melodie Ting, Middle and Upper School Science

B.S., C.W. Post

M.S., University of Pennsylvania


Katherine K. Varughese, Kindergarten

B.A., Sweet Briar College

M.S., Bank Street College of Education


Nikolaos D. Vlahos, Chair, Art Department

B.F.A., School of Visual Arts

M.F.A., Yale University


Lydon F. Vonnegut, Middle and Upper School English

B.A, Wesleyan University

M.A., University of Michigan


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, Chair, Science Department; 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