Scott A. Nelson, M.S.

Scott Nelson is a graduate of Brown University and Fordham University's School of Education. He is a former trustee of Bronx Preparatory Charter School, a former trustee of the New York State Association of Independent Schools, and past chairman of the NYSAISAA Athletic Executive Committee. Mr. Nelson has served as headmaster at Rye Country Day since 1993.


Assistant Head of School
Middle School Principal

Meredith deChabert, Ph. D.

Upper School Principal

Jon Leef, M.A.

Lower School Principal

Barbara Shea, M.A.T.


Director of Admissions

Matthew Suzuki, M.Ed, M.A.

Director of Athletics & Physical Education

Wendy Jo Haft, M.S.

Director of College Counseling

Jeffrey Bates, M.A.

Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Lynette Gioffre, M.Ed.

Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Alikhan Morgan, M.S. Ed.

Director of Finance

Bob Brody, C.P.A., B.A.

Director of Information Technology; Database/Network Administrator

Andrew Gillies, B.A.

Director of the Institute for Innovative Teaching and Learning; Director of Marketing and Communications

Eliza McLaren, M.A., M.Ed.

Director of Public Purpose

Rebecca Drago, M. Ed.

Director of Student Support Services

Debra Pager, Ph.D.

Director of Sustainability

Kerry Linderoth, M.A.

School leadership