Great classrooms begin with great teachers. In the youngest grades, students are taught by a team of talented and dedicated teachers who take the time over the years to get to know every student well. In the older grades, students and faculty are bound together in intellectual exploration and the dynamic exchange of ideas, knowledge and values. Across the school, faculty and staff place a high level of emphasis on the dynamic relationship between family and school.

Faculty & Staff Directory

  • Photo of Robbie Pennoyer
    Mr. Robbie Pennoyer
    Head of School
    Yale Divinity School - M.Div.
    Harvard College - A.B.
  • Photo of Jean-Robert Andre
    Mr. Jean-Robert Andre
    Director of Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
    Bank Street College - M.Ed
    Amherst College - B.A.
  • Photo of Sarah Balkind Adler
    Ms. Sarah Balkind Adler
    Head of Early Childhood
    Bank Street College of Education - M.S.
    Syracuse University - B.A.
  • Photo of Kim Chaloner
    Ms. Kim Chaloner
    Dean of Faculty
    New York University - M.Ed.
    Queen's University, Canada - B.S.
  • Photo of Peggy Chan
    Ms. Peggy Chan
    Dean, Class of 2025; Math
    Brooklyn College, City University of New York - M.S.
    Columbia University - B.A.
  • Photo of Randall Flinn
    Ms. Randall Flinn
    Head of Lower School
    Columbia Teachers College - M. Ed.
    New York University - Steinhardt - M. Ed.
    Pitzer College - B.A.
  • Photo of Elsa Hepner
    Mrs. Elsa Hepner
    Head of Middle School
    St. Joseph's College - M.A.
    Trinity College - B.A.
  • Photo of Caitlin Hickerson
    Ms. Caitlin Hickerson
    Dean, Class of 2026
    Teachers College, Columbia University - M.Ed.
    Fordham University Graduate School of Education - M.S.T.
    Bryn Mawr College - B.A.
  • Photo of Tom James
    Mr. Tom James
    Assistant Head of High School
    Teachers College, Columbia University - Ed.M.
    New York University - M.S.
    Yale University - B.S.
  • Photo of Saara Mahjouri
    Dr. Saara Mahjouri
    Assistant Head of School
    New York University - B.F.A.
    Harvard University - Ed.M.
    University of California Los Angeles - Ph.D.
  • Photo of Lorry Perry
    Ms. Lorry Perry
    Head of High School
    University of Iowa - M.A.
    Wellesley College - B.A.
  • Photo of Andrew Ritsema
    Mr. Andrew Ritsema
    Grade 5/6 Dean & Department Chair: World Language JK-8
    Middlebury College - M.A.
    Hope College - B.A.
  • Photo of Daniel Rufer
    Mr. Daniel Rufer
    Dean, Class of 2024
    New York University - M.A.
    City College of New York - M.S.
    Vassar College - B.A.
  • Photo of Kallan Wood
    Ms. Kallan Wood
    Teachers College, Columbia University - M.A.
    Williams College - B.A.
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Grace Church School is a co-educational independent school in downtown Manhattan, New York City providing instruction for nearly 800 students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.