About Us

Governance and Faculty/Staff

2020-2021 Harford Day School Board Leadership

Board President
Dennis Kurgansky

Vice President
Niteen Milak

Treasurer
Lorrie Schenning

Assistant Treasurer
Katy Giannelli

Secretary
Aaron Rabinowitz


2020-2021 Board Members

Greg Benfield Irna Jay
Stuart Cohen Doug Jeruzal
Adrienne Diop Rachel Klein, Alumni Association Representative
Katy Giannelli Chrissy Frank, Parent Association President
James Hamil Michael Ward
James Haven
Chuck Wienckowski
Bill Hubbard

Faculty & Staff

List of 63 members.

  • Jacquie Alascio 

    Business Office Associate
    Towson State University - B.S.
  • Melissa Annen 

    Lower School Science, Lower School Mathematics
    Villa Julie College - B.S.
  • Nicholas "Nick" Attanasio 

    Middle School English
    Swarthmore College - B.A.
    Notre Dame of Maryland - M.A.
  • Debbie Bedsaul 

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

    World Language Department Head, Spanish, Dean of Student Activities
    Western Maryland College - B.A.
  • Ronald "Ron" Bowen 

    MS Boys' Physical Education
    Western Maryland College - B.A.
  • Kate Bradshaw 

    Fourth Grade
    St. Mary's College of Maryland - B.A.
    Johns Hopkins University - M.S.
  • Aristea Burdusi 

    School Receptionist
    Towson University - B.S.
  • Hannah Carico 

    Kindergarten Aide & Extended Day
    Harford Community College
  • Kim Creighton 

    Second Grade
    Geneva College - B.S.
  • Kay Crocker 

    Kindergarten
    Randolph Macon College - B.A.
    University of Virginia - M.Ed.
  • Sally Crowl 

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

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

    Middle School Support
    Central Michigan University - M.S.A.
    Central Michigan University - B.S.
  • Jacqueline "Jackie" De Marco 

    K-Prep Aide
  • Donna Decker 

    Director of Advancement
    Meredith College - B.S.
  • Jennifer "Jen" Dippel 

    Third Grade
    Towson University - B.S.
  • Kris Downey 

    First Grade
    University of Delaware - B.S.
    Loyola College - M.Ed.
  • Jennifer "Jen" Easter 

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

    Athletics Director, PE Teacher
    Trenton State College - B.S.
  • Rebecca Gray-Wolf 

    Lower School Art
    Boston University - B.F.A.
    University of the Arts - M.A.
  • Alex Gromacki 

    Middle School Mathematics
    Dickinson College - B.A.
  • Leslie Hahne 

    Middle School History
    Cornell University, B.S. - B.S.
    Cornell University, M.P.S. - M.P.S.
  • Katie Hamilton 

    Extended Day
    Harford Community College
  • Danae Hamlet 

    School Counselor
    Columbia University - M.Ed.
    Columbia University - M.A.
    Loyola University Maryland - B.A.
  • Pei Hu 

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

    Third Grade
    College of Notre Dame - B.S.
  • Nicole Karastamatis 

    K-Prep
    Rowan University - B.A.
    Towson University - M.Ed.
  • Susan Kearney 

    Head of School
    Loyola University in Maryland - B.A.
    Loyola University - M.S.Ed.
  • Valerie Kohles 

    Chief Financial Officer & Director of Operations
    Loyola University - M.B.A.
  • Joseph "Joe" Kuhn 

    Facilities Manager
    Community College of Baltimore County - A.A.
  • Mihoko Lanier 

    Japanese
    Aoyama Gakuin University - B.A.
  • Karen Leone 

    Extended Day
    Harford Community College
  • Molly Levis 

    Early Childhood Division Head, K-Prep
    Mary Washington College - B.A.
    Loyola College - M.Ed.
  • Madison "Pearl" Longerbeam 

    Kindergarten Aide
  • Martin Lucey 

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

    Art
    New York State College of Ceramic Art at Alfred University - B.F.A.
  • Julia Malafarina 

    Lower School Music
    Lebanon Valley College - B.S.
  • Ellen Marr 

    Latin, History
    Elizabethtown College - B.A.
  • Carla Mattioli 

    Director of Marketing and Social Media
    Art Institute of Philadelphia - A.A.
  • Daniel "Dan" McGonigal 

    Fifth Grade, Innovation Lab
    Bloomsburg University - B.A.
    Notre Dame of Maryland University - M.A.T.
  • Jessica "Jess" Meerholz 

    Learning Specialist & LS Reading
    Elizabethtown College - B.S.
  • Julie Morgan 

    Lower School Mathematics
    Bucknell University - B. S.
    University of Virginia - M.E.
  • Beth Muller-Hinder 

    School Nurse
    College of Notre Dame of Maryland - B.S.
  • Lynne Myavec 

    Middle School Head
    Fontbonne University - B.A.
  • Susan "Gay" Myers 

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

    Middle School History
    University of North Carolina, Wilmington - B.A.
    Notre Dame of Maryland University - M.A.
  • Kim Norris 

    Database & Communications Manager
    Randolph-Macon College - B.A.
  • Donna Peck 

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

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

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

    Early Childhood & Lower School Spanish
    Notre Dame of Maryland - M.A.
    Messiah College - B.A.
  • Kristen Roland 

    French & Intermediate Spanish
    University of Delaware - B.A.
  • Kaylin Rowland 

    Extended Day
  • Heather Rupprecht 

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

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

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

    Director of Extended Day
    Western Maryland College - B.A.
  • Tracy Schoene 

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

    Middle School Science
    University of Delaware - B.S.
  • LaFreda Smith 

    Director of Equity & Inclusion
    Virginia Commonwealth University - B.S.
  • Sarah Westervelt 

    4th Grade
    Susquehanna University - B.S.
    Johns Hopkins University
    Goucher College
  • Ashleigh Wilkes 

    Lower School Head
    University of Delaware - B.S.
    Loyola 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).