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Faculty & Staff

2023-2024 Harford Day School Board Leadership

Board President
Dennis Kurgansky

Vice President
Aaron Rabinowitz

Treasurer
Katy Giannelli

Secretary
Irna Jay


2023-2024 Board Members

Stuart Cohen Katie Hopkins
Phil Crocker Doug Jeruzal
Adrienne Diop Rachel Klein'01, Alumni Association Representative
Patti Dresher Niteen Milak
Jim Hamill Susan Roarty
Diane Harloe Sumi Yalamanchili
James Haven Jennifer Nesaw - Parent Association President 

Faculty & Staff

List of 72 members.

  • Photo of Jacquelyn Alascio

    Jacquelyn "Jacquie" Alascio 

    Accounting Manager
    Towson State University - B.S.
  • Photo of Melissa Annen

    Melissa Annen 

    Lower School Science, Lower School Mathematics
    Villa Julie College - B.S.
  • Photo of Nicholas Attanasio

    Nicholas "Nick" Attanasio 

    English Department Chair & Middle School English
    Swarthmore College - B.A.
    Notre Dame of Maryland - M.A.
  • Photo of Nicole Bauer

    Nicole Bauer 

    Little Dragons
    Towson University - B.A.
  • Photo of Debbie Bedsaul

    Debbie Bedsaul 

    First Grade
    College of Notre Dame - B.A.
  • Photo of Leslie Bowen

    Leslie Bowen 

    World Language Department Head, Spanish, Dean of Student Activities
    Western Maryland College - B.A.
    Loyola University - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Ronald Bowen

    Ronald "Ron" Bowen 

    Director of Athletics & PE
    Western Maryland College - B.A.
  • Photo of Kate Bradshaw

    Kate Bradshaw 

    Fourth Grade
    St. Mary's College of Maryland - B.A.
    Johns Hopkins University - M.S.
  • Photo of Lindsay Buckleman

    Lindsay Buckleman 

    School Counselor
    University of Miami - B.A.
    New York University - M.S.W.
  • Photo of Kelly Burgess

    Kelly Burgess 

    Middle School Mathematics
    Towson University - B.S.
    John's Hopkins University - M.Ed.
  • Photo of JoAnn Cain

    JoAnn Cain 

    Kindergarten & Lower School Music
    Towson University - B.A.
    Capital University - M.M.Ed
  • Photo of Hannah Carico

    Hannah Carico 

    Little Dragons Aide
    Harford Community College - A.A.
  • Photo of Elle Carlevale-Cochran

    Elle Carlevale-Cochran 

    Extended Day
    Harford Community College - currently in school
  • Photo of Kathryn Ciufo

    Kathryn "Kate" Ciufo 

    Kindergarten
    Towson University - B.S.
    University of Maryland - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Amy Conte

    Amy Conte 

    Administrative Assistant
    Harford Community College - A.A.
  • Photo of Kim Creighton

    Kim Creighton 

    Second Grade
    Geneva College - B.S.
  • Photo of Sally Crowl

    Sally Crowl 

    Kindergarten
    St. Mary's College of Maryland - B. A.
    Towson University - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Natalie Cullison

    Natalie Cullison 

    Little Dragons
    University of Virginia - B.A.
  • Photo of Tracy Daniels

    Tracy Daniels 

    Admissions and Development Associate
    Virginia Tech - B.S.
    Central Michigan University - M.S.A.
  • Photo of Jacqueline DeMarco

    Jacqueline "Jackie" DeMarco 

    K-Prep Aide
  • Photo of Jennifer Dippel

    Jennifer "Jen" Dippel 

    Third Grade
    Towson University - B.S.
  • Photo of Kristine Downey

    Kristine "Kris" Downey 

    First Grade
    University of Delaware - B.S.
    Loyola College - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Adriana DuPrau

    Adriana DuPrau 

    Kindergarten
    Hartwick College - B.A.
    University at Albany - M.S.
  • Photo of Jennifer Easter

    Jennifer "Jen" Easter 

    Middle School Music
    New England Conservatory of Music - B.M.
    Florida State University - M.M.
  • Photo of Paula Farrell

    Paula Farrell 

    Physical Education
    Trenton State College - B.S.
  • Photo of Christi Grieninger

    Christi Grieninger 

    Middle School Learning Specialist
    Loyola University - B.A.
    Salisbury University - Special Education Certificate
  • Photo of Brooke Hermani

    Brooke Hermani 

    Extended Day
  • Photo of Pei Hu

    Pei Hu 

    Mandarin Chinese
    Carnegie Mellon University - B.F.A.
  • Photo of Donna Kamyszek

    Donna Kamyszek 

    Third Grade
    College of Notre Dame - B.S.
  • Photo of Susan Kearney

    Susan Kearney 

    Head of School
    Hood College - B.A.
    Loyola University - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Valerie Kohles

    Valerie Kohles 

    Chief Financial Officer & Director of Operations
    Loyola University - B.A.
    Loyola University - M.B.A.
  • Photo of Katie Kuester

    Katie Kuester 

    4th Grade Social Studies & Extended Day
    West Chester University - B.S.
  • Photo of Joe Kuhn

    Joe Kuhn 

    Facilities Manager
    Community College of Baltimore County - A.A.
  • Photo of Karen Leone

    Karen Leone 

    Extended Day
    Harford Community College
  • Photo of Molly Levis

    Molly Levis 

    Early Childhood Division Head, K-Prep
    Mary Washington College - B.A.
    Loyola College - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Martin Lucey

    Martin Lucey 

    Math Department Chair & MS Math
    Pennsylvania State University - B.S.
    Marymount University - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Tracy Lyon

    Tracy Lyon 

    Lower School & Middle School Art
    New York State College of Ceramic Art at Alfred University - B.F.A.
  • Photo of Natalie Manzo

    Natalie Manzo 

    Extended Day
  • Photo of Ellen Marr

    Ellen Marr 

    Latin, History
    Elizabethtown College - B.A.
  • Photo of Daniel McGonigal

    Daniel "Dan" McGonigal 

    Innovation Lab & Technology Integration
    Bloomsburg University - B.A.
    Notre Dame of Maryland University - M.A.T.
  • Photo of Jessica Meerholz

    Jessica "Jess" Meerholz 

    Learning Specialist & LS Reading
    Elizabethtown College - B.S.
    Walden University - M.S.
  • Photo of Lauren Milan

    Lauren Milan 

    Director of Advancement
    Harford Community College - A.A.S.
    Notre Dame of Maryland University - B.A.
    University of Baltimore - M.B.A.
  • Photo of Kayla Montgomery

    Kayla Montgomery 

    Little Dragons
    York College of Pennsylvania - B.A.
  • Photo of Julie Morgan

    Julie Morgan 

    Lower School Mathematics
    Bucknell University - B. S.
    University of Virginia - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Susan Myers

    Susan "Gay" Myers 

    Assistant to Head of School
    Towson University - B.S.
  • Photo of Kelli Nelson

    Kelli Nelson 

    Early Childhood and Lower School Art
    Thomas Jefferson University - B.S.
    University of Maryland College Park - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Michael Nelson

    Michael Nelson 

    History (Grades 7-8)/Social Studies Department Chair
    University of North Carolina, Wilmington - B.A.
    Notre Dame of Maryland University - M.A.
  • Photo of Kim Norris

    Kim Norris 

    School Photographer
    Randolph-Macon College - B.A.
  • Photo of Samuel Nunley

    Samuel "Sam" Nunley 

    Extended Day
  • Photo of Donna Peck

    Donna Peck 

    Fifth Grade
    Penn State University - B.S.
    Shippensburg University - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Holly Plescia

    Holly Plescia 

    Media Center & Secondary School Placement
    Randolph-Macon College - B.A.
  • Photo of Rebecca Poole

    Rebecca "Becky" Poole 

    Middle School Science
    Towson University - B.S.
    Notre Dame of Maryland University - M.A.T.
  • Photo of Julia Ramos

    Julia Ramos 

    Spanish (Grades 3-5); Girls’ Basketball
    Messiah University - B.A.
    Notre Dame of Maryland University - M.A.
  • Photo of Lisa Roberts

    Lisa Roberts 

    Extended Day
    Harford Community College
  • Photo of Lindsay Robinson

    Lindsay Robinson 

    Extended Day
    Harford Community College
  • Photo of Heather Rupprecht

    Heather Rupprecht 

    Second Grade
    Towson University - B.S.
  • Photo of Diane Russell

    Diane Russell 

    Director of Enrollment Management
    Goucher College - B.A.
    Goucher College - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Andrea Sarsfield

    Andrea Sarsfield 

    English & Theater Director
    Towson University - B.S.
    Ashland University - M.F.A.
  • Photo of Janelle Schmidt

    Janelle Schmidt 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Western Maryland College - B.A.
  • Photo of Tracy Schoene

    Tracy Schoene 

    Director of Technology
    Loyola College - B.A.
    Johns Hopkins University - M.S.
  • Photo of Tara Scrocca

    Tara Scrocca 

    5th Grade Homeroom/Social Studies & 6th Grade Science
    University of Delaware - B.S.
  • Photo of Bethany Sennett

    Bethany Sennett 

    Extended Day
    Harford Community College
  • Photo of Michelle Sestito

    Michelle Sestito 

    School Nurse
    CCBC Essex - ASN
    Purdue Global University - BSN
    Maryland Board of Nursing - RN
  • Photo of Courtney Slemp

    Courtney Slemp 

    K-Prep
    York College of Pennsylvania - B.A.
    Towson University - M.Ed.
  • Photo of LaFreda Smith

    LaFreda Smith 

    Director of Equity & Inclusion, 5th Grade Mathematics
    Virginia Commonwealth University - B.S.
  • Photo of Kamila Stoeber

    Kamila Stoeber 

    K-Prep
    University of Maryland University College - B.A.
  • Photo of Lisa Sullivan

    Lisa Sullivan 

    Spanish (Little Dragons-2nd)
    Smart Horizon University - 90 Hour Preschool Certification
    Towson University - B.S.
  • Photo of Sarah Westervelt

    Sarah Westervelt 

    4th Grade & Boys’ Basketball
    Susquehanna University - B.S.
    Johns Hopkins University
    Goucher College
  • Photo of Ashleigh Wilkes

    Ashleigh Wilkes 

    Lower School Division Head
    University of Delaware - B.S.
    Loyola University - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Ashlyn Williams

    Ashlyn Williams 

    Little Dragons & Extended Day
    Harford Community College
  • Photo of Dawn Wolferman

    Dawn Wolferman 

    Extended Day
  • Photo of Devin Wootton

    Devin Wootton 

    Assistant Head and Head of Middle School
    James Madison University - B.A.
    Southern New Hampshire University - M.Ed.

Harford Day is the only PK3 to Grade 8 independent school in Harford County accredited by AIMS (Association of Independent Maryland/DC Schools) and a member of NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).
Non-discrimination Statement
Application to Harford Day School is open to all students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin,
 sexual orientation, or disability. Harford Day School does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, financial policies, financial aid programs, and other administered extra-curricular or administrative programs.

The Harford Day Mission
At Harford Day School, learning is a joyful process rooted in respectful relationships, strong traditions, and an innovative program that fosters confidence, imagination, curiosity, and engagement with the world.