Governance

School Governance and Organization

The Greenwich Country Day School is incorporated under the laws of the State of Connecticut as a nonprofit educational institution, a tax-exempt entity under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. All current parents are voting members of the Corporation. Additional past parents, former trustees, and long-term faculty and staff members are elected to the Corporation annually. At the Annual Meeting held in October, the Corporation elects trustees.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for hiring and evaluating the Headmaster, ensuring the financial stability of the school, and formulating major policies concerning the future direction of the school. The Board’s focus is on the long-term health and stewardship of the school, while the Headmaster is charged with the day-to-day administration of the institution.

Accreditation

The Greenwich Country Day School is accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).

GCDS submits an accreditation review to the CAIS every ten years, as well as interim reports every five years.

"From a rigorous academic experience, to TIGER PRIDE, to the valuing of diversity, the students, faculty, administration, Board, and parents have embraced every word of the GCDS mission statement and translated its mission tenets into visible practice.” - CAIS Accreditation Review

Board of Trustees 2016-17

  • Daniel W. Offit, President
  • Carrie Freeman Braddock
  • Alisa S. Brockelman
  • Vicki Underwood Craver
  • Jennifer Quasha Deinard '86
  • Kristy L. Harteveldt
  • Debbie Parkinson Hires '89
  • Nisha Hurst
  • Eileen Ohnell Kim '88
  • James T. Mabie
  • Kate Minchin, Parents Association Co-Chair
  • Caleb I. Moore
  • William S. Ohlemeyer
  • Shahryar Oveissi '95
  • Sharon M. Platter
  • John L. Roach
  • Adam C. Rohdie, Headmaster, Ex Officio
  • Fabiola Arredondo Rolfe
  • Osman S. Shabazz
  • Chris W. Shumway
  • Alysa M. Stafford
  • Emily Stern
  • Lisa Garratt Stuart
  • Charles H. Tyler, Sr.
  • Frits D. van Paasschen
  • Elise Miller Vincent '86
  • Jonathan B. Weiner
  • Christopher S. Winters

GCDS Administration

  • Adam Rohdie, Headmaster
  • Anthony Bowes, Head of Upper School
  • Rick Columbo, Head of Middle School
  • Andrew Niblock, Head of Lower School
  • Anne Allen, Assistant Head of Lower School
  • Bill Auerswald, Director of Finance and Operations
  • Tom Hart, Director of Technology
  • Andrea Hawkins, Director of Communications
  • Anabel Pérez Wills, Director of Alumni Relations and Development
  • Cheryl Plummer, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Johnna Yeskey, Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs

Faculty and Staff

During the 2016-17 school year, 236 faculty and staff members support teaching and learning at GCDS. Working closely with the Headmaster and Division Heads, the faculty continually refine and improve Country Day’s curriculum and pedagogy.

Parents Association

Led by the Parents Association Board, the GCDS Parents Association (PA) organizes the energy and talent of Country Day's parent body to run programs and events that enrich the lives of our teachers and students and promote a sense of community throughout the school. All GCDS parents and guardians are members of the Parents Association.

Alumni Advisory Council

Long after graduation, alumni ties with the school remain strong. The Alumni Advisory Council works with the Alumni Office on decisions pertaining to Country Day's alumni.

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