Faculty & Staff


Exceptional faculty members are the key to an outstanding Country School education. This year, 78 full-time teachers and 46 apprentices, assistants and part-time specialists support and inspire our students. Well over half of our full-time teachers hold master’s degrees.
Our seasoned instructors reflect ethnic and religious diversity, as well as a blend of youth and maturity. These teachers—an eclectic group of lifelong learners who lead by example—challenge students to fulfill their potential, find their path, and follow their passions whether in the classroom, on the playing fields, on the stage, or serving the community.
With a teacher-to-student ratio of 1 to 6 and supported by a dedicated corps of 52 administrators and staff members that strongly believe in the power of education, our innovative and caring faculty guides our students to become change agents of the future.
Country School teachers have, on average, taught for 18 years and continually work to expand and hone their skills. New Canaan Country School endeavors to recruit and retain outstanding scholars and teachers and recognizes their achievements in a variety of ways.

Meet our Faculty Chairs

List of 1 news stories.

  • Country School Recognizes Excellence in Teaching through Endowed Chairs

    New Canaan Country School celebrated excellence in teaching by naming three faculty chairs at the school’s Annual Meeting & Dinner on Sept. 13. Middle School Spanish teacher Abby Cali, Kindergarten teacher Darby Webber and Upper School science teacher Scott Lilley were presented the awards by Head of School Aaron Cooper in front of a large gathering of parents, faculty and staff members.

    Awarded every two years, faculty chairs have been endowed by three former Country School families: the Holmes Familythe Laverack Family, and the Williams Family. The chairs recognize exceptional full-time faculty who demonstrate a commitment to engaging and inspiring students, creating curriculum to reach all learners, and seeking ongoing professional development. They also provide financial support for growth in academic research, teaching or service.
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Leadership Team

List of 13 members.

  • Photo of Aaron Cooper

    Aaron Cooper 

    Head of School
  • Photo of Brooke Arthur

    Brooke Arthur 

    Director of Strategy and Communications
  • Photo of Victor Catano

    Victor Catano 

    Chief Financial Officer
  • Photo of Kojo Clarke

    Kojo Clarke 

    Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Photo of Jodi Hasbrouck

    Jodi Hasbrouck 

    Assistant to the Head of School
  • Photo of Mark Macrides

    Mark Macrides 

    Director of Community Engagement / Visual Arts Teacher/Visual Arts Program Coordinator
  • Photo of Meaghan Mallin

    Meaghan Mallin 

    Head of Lower School
  • Photo of Elizabeth O'Brien

    Elizabeth O'Brien 

    Head of Early Childhood
  • Photo of Karl Palmgren

    Karl Palmgren 

    Head of Upper School
  • Photo of Reshan Richards

    Reshan Richards 

    Director of Studies
  • Photo of Kirsten Rosolen

    Kirsten Rosolen 

    Head of Middle School
  • Photo of Pamela Safford

    Pamela Safford 

    Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
  • Photo of Ryan Smith

    Ryan Smith 

    Senior Director of Advancement
New Canaan Country School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and are afforded all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid policies or any other school-administered programs.