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.
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.
Board of Trustees 2012-13
- Jennifer M. Daniels, President
- Clifford S. Asness
- Lucy McClellan Barrett
- Rose Marie M. Cosgrove, Parents Association Chairman
- Vicki Craver
- Rian A. Dartnell
- Icy Frantz
- Martha P. Gendell
- Kristy L. Harteveldt
- Barbara King Huth ’75
- Susan L. Johnson
- Amy E. Jurkowitz
- Robert E. Kaufmann
- Patricia F. Kemp
- Daniel F. Offit
- William S. Ohlemeyer
- Shahryar Oveissi ’95
- Adam C. Rohdie, Headmaster, Ex Officio
- Fabiola Arredondo Rolfe
- Osman S. Shabazz
- Chris W. Shumway
- Lisa Garratt Stuart
- Shelagh Sullivan, Parents Association Vice Chairman
- Charles H. Tyler, Sr.
- Frits D. van Paasschen
- Lisi A. Vincent ’86
- Adam Rohdie, Headmaster
- Anthony Bowes, Head of the Upper School
- Rick Columbo, Head of the Middle School
- Johnna Yeskey, Head of the Lower School
- Anne Allen, Assistant Head of the Lower School
- Tom Hart, Director of Technology
- Andrea Hawkins, Director of Communications
- Susan Kelly, Director of Alumni and Development
- Jim Mabie, Director of Finance and Operations
- Kirby Williams, Director of Admissions and Human Resources
Faculty and Staff
In 2011, 211 faculty and staff members supported 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.
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 Committee
Long after graduation, alumni ties with the school remain strong. The Alumni Advisory Committee works with the Alumni Office on decisions pertaining to Country Day's alumni.