Head of School Scott Nelson is pleased to announce that Pamela Goldman MacAffer ’82 will be returning to Rye Country Day School in July of 2021 to assume the newly created senior administrative position of Assistant Head for Finance and Operations. For the past twenty years, Ms. MacAffer has served primarily as the Chief Financial and Operations Officer at The Albany Academies (The Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls). In this leadership role, she has been responsible for managing all aspects of the school's daily operations, annual budgeting, financial reporting, and human resources. During her tenure, she oversaw eight multi-million dollar capital projects. In 2007, Ms. MacAffer also played a major role in the successful merger of The Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls.
Ms. MacAffer’s involvement in school life extends beyond business operations. She has served as Dean of Students, Director of Enrollment Management, Faculty member in Leadership and Economics, Advisor, and Chief Development Officer at Albany Academy for Girls. She possesses broad and deep knowledge about various aspects of independent school communities.
Prior to her independent school career, Ms. MacAffer served in various fundraising roles at the Albany Medical Center. She also possesses communications and media relations experience from her work as an Account Executive at Sawchuck, Brown Associates in Albany.
Ms. MacAffer attended Rye Country Day School from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 9, before leaving for boarding school. She earned her B.A. in Philosophy from Hamilton College and her M.B.A. from Boston University. We are thrilled to welcome Ms. MacAffer back to RCDS.