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

  • Mr. George Davison
    Head of School
    Teachers College, Columbia University - M.A.
    Yale College - B.A.
  • Mr. Jean-Robert Andre
    Dean of Equity and Inclusion
    Amherst College - B.A.
    Bank Street College - M.Ed
  • Mr. Alan Brown
    Director of Integrative and Co-Curricular Learning
    University of Chicago - M.A.
    John Hopkins - B.A.
  • Ms. MiChelle Carpenter
    Dean, Class of 2020
    Rutgers University - Ph.D. Candidate
    Rutgers University - M.S.
    Drexel University - B.S.
  • Ms. Kim Chaloner
    Dean of Community Life; Diversity Co-Coordinator
    New York University - M.A.
    Queen's University, Canada - B.S.
  • Ms. Carol Collet
    Associate Head of School; Head of Middle School
    Yeshiva University - M.A.
    City College of New York - A.B.
  • Mrs. Barbara Haney
    Head of Lower School
    Teachers College, Columbia University - M.A.
    Emerson College - B.S.
  • Ms. Piya Kashyap
    Dean, Class of 2021
    Middlebury College - B.A.
  • Mrs. Cheryl Kelly
    Head of Early Childhood
    Fordham University - M.S. Ed.
    American University - B.A.
  • Ms. Ilana Laurence
    Dean of Student Life
    New York University - M.Ed.
    New York University - M.A.
    Vassar College - B.A.
  • Mr. Hugo Mahabir
    Head of High School
    University of Chicago - M.A.
    Sarah Lawrence College - B.A.
  • Mr. Robbie Pennoyer
    Assistant Head of School; Director of Studies
    Yale Divinity School - M.Div.
    Harvard College - A.B.
  • Mr. Brian Reilly
    Dean, Class of 2019
    Hunter College - M.A.
    George Washington University - B.A.
  • Mr. Andrew Ritsema
    French; Head of JK-8 Language Department; Dean of 5th & 6th Grades; Assistant Director of Admissions
    Middlebury College - M.A.
    Hope College - B.A.
  • Mr. Daniel Rufer
    Dean of the Class of 2022
    New York University - M.A.
    City College of New York - M.S.
    Vassar 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 over 700 students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.