Board of Trustees

Valda M. Witt, President

Stuart J. Ellman, Vice President

David E. Glaymon, Vice President

David J. Liptak, Vice President

Alka K. Singh, Vice President

Raul Pineda, Treasurer

Robert D. Ziff, Assistant Treasurer

Celeste A. Guth, Secretary

Andrew B. Sandberg '01, President, Alumni Association

John M. Botti, Head of School

Maria Dell'Oro, President, Parents Association

Christine Callahan, Vice President, Parents Association


Mimi Basso

Michael P. Beys '89

Wendy W. Brooks

Mark G. Cunha

Elizabeth Granville-Smith

Stephanie Hessler

Philip A. Hofmann

Federico Infantino

Ling S. Kwok

Jeffrey M. Landes ’83

Elizabeth Miller

Nazmi Oztanir  

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


Danielle I. Passno, Head of Middle School

B.A., Dartmouth College

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University


Gene Campbell, Head of Upper School

B.A., Georgetown University

M.A., Breadloaf School of English

Jan Abernathy, Director of Strategic Communications

B.S., Northwestern University


Caroline E. Axelrod, Director of Alumni Affairs

B.A., Barnard 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


Fiona Chau, Billing and Cash Receipts Associate

B.A., Hunter College 

Stephanie H. Ferro, Major Gifts Officer

B.A., Tufts University


Aaron R. Grill, Director of Program Innovation

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


Jeremy Katz '04, Director of Communications Design

B.A., Clark University

M.S., Pratt Institute


I-Ming Janetta Lien, Director of Enrollment Management

B.A., Bowdoin College

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University


Kenneth P. Marshall, Director of Facilities and Security

Bobbi Mark, Chief Advancement Officer

B.A., Yale College

M.B.A., Stanford Graduate School of Business

Angelica M. Maxwell-Ordain, Human Resources and AP Manager

B.S., Colorado State University - Global Campus


Meghan F. McDermott, Assistant to the Division Heads, Director of Service Learning

B.A., Ursinus College

M.S., Teachers College Columbia University


Jennifer A. Montemayor, Assistant to the Head of School

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

Sam Permutt, Dean of Student Life 

B.A., Haverford College

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University


Kristin D. Rodgers, Assistant Director of Lower School Admission

B.S., Bryant University

M.A.,  University of Southern Maine


Theresa Rodriguez, Director of Office Services

A.S., LaGuardia College


Soo Mi Thompson, Senior Director of Annual Giving

B.A., Franklin & Marshall College

Pamela Turner, Admission Associate

B.A., St. Lawrence University

M.A., New York University

Lauren Stewart, Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Assistant Director of Middle & Upper School Admission

B.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

M.Ed., University of Pennsylvania


Glenn A. Walker, IT Director

A.A.S., Manhattan Community College

B.A., Brooklyn College

Andrew H. West ’92, Director of Athletics

B.A., Boston University

M.S., Queens College


Kelly A. West, Director of Admission

B.A., George Washington University

M.A., New York University



Hass Abdul–Karim, Associate Teacher, Grade One

B.A., Brooklyn College

Laura B. Alterman, Grade Three, Director of Lower School Associate Program

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


Shannon Balaban, Grade Two

B.A., Hofstra University

M.A., Teachers College at Columbia University


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


Lauck A. Blake, Fitness Coordinator; Health

B.S., Castleton State University

M.S., Canisius College


Matthew S. Bratnick, Middle and Upper School Mathematics   

B.S., Fordham University

M.A., New York University


Jessica F. Brenner, Learning Specialist

B.A., Vanderbilt University

M.A,. Hunter College


Michael N. Cohn, Physical Education, Health

B.A., Binghamton University

M.A., Queens College

Taylor Dean, Science Teacher

B.A., Quinnipiac University

M.A., Quinnipiac University


Stacey L. Duchak, Grade One

B.A., Boston College

M.A., Concordia University

Jill Epstein, Associate Teacher, Grade Three 

B.A., University of Las Vegas

M.A., Bank Street

Elyse Y. Gallagher, Associate Teacher, Kindergarten  

B.A., Elon University 


Joan A. Gillman, Lower and Middle School Science

B.A., Felician University 

M.A., New York University 

Adam Giordano, Library Assistant, Public Speaking and Drama

B.A. Oberlin College

M.A. Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English

Mariana Goycoechea, French and Spanish Teacher

B.A., Hunter College

M. Phil., Graduate Center, City University of New York


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

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

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University

Caitlin C. Hasson, Kindergarten

B.A., Boston College

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University

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; Assistant Head of Lower School; Co-Director, Browning Encore Program

B.A., Boston College

M.A., Lesley University


Noelle Kennedy-White, Grade Four; Lower School EDI Coordinator

B.S., Georgetown University

M.A., Relay Graduate School of Education


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

B.A., Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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

Anna LaSala-Goettler, MS/US English Teacher

B.A., Middlebury College

M.S., University of Pennsylvania

M.A., Dartmouth College


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


Murielle Louis, Library Director; EDI Coordinator

B.A., City College Of New York

M.L.S., Queens College

M.A., Manhattan College


Sandra Martínez, Lower, Middle and Upper School Spanish

B.A., CUNY Queens College

M.A., Middlebury College


Travis McIntosh, Middle and Upper School Science

B.E., Queensland Univ. of Technology

M.Se., Univ. of New South Wales


Gary W. Norcross, Grade Four

A.A., Community College of the Air Force

B.A., Hampden- Sydney College

M.A., National-Louis University

Marjorie Olney, Science Teacher   

B.S., The College of William & Mary

M.Ed., Teachers College, Columbia University

Brian Plane, History Teacher  

A.B., Rollins College

M.A., University of Connecticut

Ph.D., University of Connecticut


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

Sydney Rivera, Associate Teacher, Kindergarten 

B.A., SUNY Purchase


Julianne M. Rowland, Grade One, Chess Coordinator

B.A., Villanova University

M.S., University of Bridgeport


Megan B. Ryan, Character Education Coordinator; Lower and Middle 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


Ruth Smith, Grade Two

B.A., Hofstra University

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University

Jacob Soles, Science Teacher

B.A., Virginia Tech

M.A., The College of William and Mary


Jonathan Stoler, Physical Education; Health

B.S., Arizona State University

M.A., Manhattanville College

Richard Symons, Middle and Upper School Music; Middle School EDI Coordinator; Director of Vocal Music & Instrumental Ensembles

B.M., Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

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


Melodie M. Ting, Director of Educational Technology, Upper School EDI Coordinator

B.S., C.W. Post

M.S., University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D., Columbia University


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; Upper School Math

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


Lucy A. Warner, Chair, Music Department; Lower School Music; Director of After 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

Peter Weiss, History Teacher  

B.A., Washington University in St. Louis

M.A., Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies

J.D., The George Washington University Law School

Austin Williams, Associate Teacher, Grade Two

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz

M.S., Bank Street 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, World Languages Department; Middle and Upper School Latin and Greek

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin

M.A., Hunter College