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Governance and Faculty/Staff

2022-2023 Harford Day School Board Leadership

Board President
Dennis Kurgansky

Vice President
Aaron Rabinowitz

Katy Giannelli

Irna Jay

2022-2023 Board Members

Stuart Cohen James Haven
Phil Crocker Katie Hopkins
Adrienne Diop Doug Jeruzal
Chrissy Frank, Parent Association President Rachel Klein'01, Alumni Association Representative
Jim Hamill Niteen Milak
Diane Harloe Susan Roarty

Faculty & Staff

List of 65 members.

  • Jacquelyn "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 

    English Department Chair & 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.
    Loyola University - M.Ed.
  • Ronald "Ron" Bowen 

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

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

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

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

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

    Kindergarten Aide & Extended Day
    Harford Community College - A.A.
  • Kathryn "Kate" Ciufo 

    2nd Grade Math & Language Arts
    University of Maryland - Master of Education
    Towson University - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Amy Conte 

    School Receptionist
    Harford Community College - A.A.
  • Kim Creighton 

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

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

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

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

    K-Prep Aide
  • Jennifer "Jen" Dippel 

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

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

    University at Albany - M.S.
    Hartwick College - B.A.
  • Jennifer "Jen" Easter 

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

    Physical Education
    Trenton State College - B.S.
  • Rebecca Gray-Wolf 

    Art (Little Dragons-3rd) & Extended Day
    Boston University - B.F.A.
    University of the Arts - M.A.
  • Christi Grieninger 

    Middle School Learning Specialist
    Loyola University - B.A.
    Salisbury University - Special Education Certificate
  • Katie Hamilton 

    Extended Day
    Harford Community College - A.A.
  • Pei Hu 

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

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

    Head of School
    Hood College - B.A.
    Loyola University - M.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.
  • Karen Leone 

    Extended Day
    Harford Community College
  • Molly Levis 

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

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

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

    Extended Day
  • Ellen Marr 

    Latin, History
    Elizabethtown College - B.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.
    Walden University - Masters
  • Lauren Milan 

    Director of Advancement
    University of Baltimore - M.B.A.
    Notre Dame of Maryland University - B.A.
    Harford Community College - A.A.S.
  • Julie Morgan 

    Lower School Mathematics
    Bucknell University - B. S.
    University of Virginia - M.E.
  • Susan "Gay" Myers 

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

    History (Grades 7-8)/Social Studies Department Chair
    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.
  • Lee Pine 

    Early Childhood Music/Aide & Extended Day
    Stevenson University - B.S.
  • 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 

    Spanish (Grades 3-5); Girls’ Basketball
    Notre Dame of Maryland - M.A.
    Messiah College - B.A.
  • 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 Auxiliary Programs
    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.
  • Michelle Sestito 

    School Nurse
    Purdue Global University - BSN
    CCBC Essex - ASN
  • Aimee Smith 

    Extended Day
    Westmoreland County Community College - A.A.S.
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania - B.S.
  • Courtney Smith 

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

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

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

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

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

    Lower School Division Head
    University of Delaware - B.S.
    Loyola University - M.Ed.
  • Dawn Wolferman 

    Extended Day
  • Devin Wootton 

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