Governance

School Governance and Organization

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 Head of School, 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 Head of School 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 2020-21

  • Vicki Craver, President
  • Dwight W. Anderson
  • Tricia Black
  • S. Wear Culvahouse, Secretary
  • Kristin Custar, Vice President
  • Richard Duckett
  • Taylor Glasebrook ‘97
  • Robert L. Harteveldt, Vice President
  • Barbara Harty
  • Sonal Khichadia
  • Phillip Lauderdale ‘99
  • Frank Loverro
  • William P. Manuel
  • Magdalena Zavalia Miguens
  • Cheryl Packard, Parents Association Chair
  • Jeff Robertson
  • Adam C. Rohdie, Head of School, Ex-Officio
  • Katherine Shaio Sandhu ‘91
  • Vernon B. Schwartz
  • Harry Schwefel
  • Peter F. Schweinfurth
  • Emily Hoffman Stern ‘90, Vice President
  • Antonia Soares Thompson
  • Don Truesdale
  • Frederick R. (Caleb) Watts, Treasurer
  • Jill Weiner, Parents Association Co-Chair

GCDS Administration

  • Adam Rohdie, Head of School
  • Jacqueline Jenkins, Assistant Head of School/Head of Upper Elementary School
  • Anne Allen, Assistant Head of Lower Elementary School
  • Bill Auerswald, Chief Financial and Operating Officer
  • Nina Basinet, Assistant Head of Upper Elementary School 
  • Chrissy Colón Bradt, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Rick Columbo, Assistant Head of Upper School
  • Flynn Corson, Head of Middle School
  • Trudy Davis, Head of Lower Elementary School
  • Jeff DeTeso, Director of Counseling
  • Kim Eves, Director of Strategic Communications
  • Tom Hart, Director of Technology
  • Tim Helstein, Athletic Director
  • Debbie Kerrick, Chair of Performing and Visual Arts Department
  • Andrew Niblock, Director of Schoolwide Initiatives
  • Anabel Pérez Wills, Director of Alumni Relations and Development
  • Cheryl Plummer, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
  • Andy Ramirez, Director of College Counseling
  • Marshall Spooner, Assistant Head of Middle School
  • Chris Winters, Head of Upper School
  • Johnna Yeskey, Dean of Faculty

Faculty and Staff

During the 2020-21 school year, 340 faculty and staff members support teaching and learning at GCDS. Working closely with the Head of School 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.