Faculty Directory

Madison Country Day School faculty and staff are recruited nationally and internationally and are passionate about teaching and building an exceptional school community.  Our faculty and staff are enormously important to the nature of the School because of their deep knowledge and experience in their subjects and their dedication to the teaching profession. Their application of effective teaching techniques and their true love of children are vital to our students’ academic success.

Over half of MCDS faculty have an advanced degree in their field and the average faculty member has 15 years of teaching experience upon which to draw.  MCDS strongly supports the ongoing education of its faculty and staff through a wide range of professional development opportunities.

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Mr. Seiji Arai
HS Japanese
BA, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies
MA, Griffith University
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Ms. Ana Banomera
MS/HS Spanish
BA, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
BA, Kalamazoo College
MS, Boston University
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Ms. Kay Bauerle
LS Educational Assistant
BA, Butler University
IMG_1820-Linda-Branzolewski
Ms. Linda Branzolewski
MS Music
BME, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MME, Vander Cook College of Music
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Mr. Doug Brown
Guitar Instructor
IMG_2131-Bob-Camosy
Mr. Bob Camosy
History Department Chair,
MS/HS History & English
BA, University of Notre Dame
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Mr. Peter Case
MS/HS Music, Orchestra
BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
BME, University of Minnesota
MM, Indiana University
IMG_1855-Sarah-Case
Ms. Sarah Case
LS/MS Music, Orchestra
BA, St. Olaf College
BME, University of Minnesota
MA, The Ohio State University
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Mr. Mark Childs
English Department Chair,
HS English
BA, Monmouth College
MA, University of Maryland
IMG_1979-Drew-Ciancia
Mr. Drew Ciancia
MS/HS History, IB Diploma Coordinator
BS, Cornell University
MA, University of Michigan
MA, University College London
JD, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
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Mr. Jeremy Clements
Athletic Director &
MS/HS Physical Education
BS, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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Ms. Katherine Dalland
MS Humanities
BA, Westmont College
MA, George Mason University
Sue Deakman
Ms. Sue Deakman
Pre-Kindergarten
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
IMG_1804-Stephanie-Derr
Ms. Stephanie Derr
LS Educational Assistant
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jake Eaton
Mr. Jake Eaton
MS Science
BA, Carleton College
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Ms. Kathleen Franzen
HS Science
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
IMG_1461-Beth-Hall
Ms. Beth Hall
Fourth Grade
BS, Edgewood College
MA, Cardinal Stritch University
IMG_1925-Karen-Hendrickson
Ms. Karen Hendrickson
HS Japanese
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
IMG_2076-Patricia-Jaume
Ms. Patricia Jaume
MS/HS Spanish
BA, Instituto Nacional del Profesorado
Brittany Judkins
Ms. Brittany Judkins
MS/HS Mathematics
BS, Beloit College
MA, Edgewood College
IMG_2094-Sarah-Kendrick
Ms. Sarah Kendrick
MS Science
BS, University of New Hampshire
IMG_2160-Kelly-Kirsh
Ms. Kelly Kirsh
LS Spanish
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
IMG_1946-Michelle-Kramer
Ms. Michelle Kramer
HS Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, and IB Chemistry)
BS, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS, Mississippi State University
IMG_2228-Evelyn-Lasky
Ms. Evelyn Lasky
HS English
BA, Rice University
MA, University of South Carolina-Columbia
IMG_1574-Kristina-Luedtke
Ms. Kristina Luedtke
Second Grade
BS, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
IMG_1410-Amy-Maier
Ms. Amy Maier
First Grade
BS, Edgewood College
IMG_1880-Tobey-Marsceill
Ms. Tobey Marsceill
MS English & History
BS, State University of New York
IMG_1736-Kelly-Meinholz
Ms. Kelly Meinholz
Kindergarten
BS, Edgewood College
MA, National Louis University
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Ms. Stacy Myszka
LS Physical Education
BS, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
IMG_1624-Natalia-Navarro
Dr. Natalia Navarro
MS/HS Spanish
BA, University of Alicante
MA, University of Rhode Island
PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
IMG_2293-Maheen-Ott
Ms. Maheen Ott
Kindergarten
BS, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
IMG_1677-Shelley-Petzold
Ms. Shelley Petzold
LS/MS Science
BS, Valparaiso University
MS, University of Maryland
IMG_2114-Lorie-Raihala
Dr. Lorie Raihala
Differentiation Specialist
BA, Kalamazoo College
MA, Washington University in St. Louis
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
IMG_1693-Karla-Rempe
Ms. Karla Rempe
MS/HS History & MS PE
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, Chapman University
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Ms. Jackie Rose
Third Grade
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
IMG_1323-Danika-Rzentkowski
Ms. Danika Rzentkowski
LS Music, LS Music Department Coordinator
BS, Edgewood College
IMG_1288-Rattanjit-Sachdeva
Ms. Rattanjit Sachdeva
Pre-Kindergarten Educational Assistant
BA, BBK DAV College, India
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Mr. Jon Schipper
Music Department Chair,
MS/HS Music, Band
BME, University of Wisconsin-Madison
IMG_1958-Bethany-Schultz
Ms. Bethany Schultz
Woodwinds Instructor
BM, Arizona State University
MM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
IMG_1831-Lynn-Schweber
Ms. Lynn Schweber
MS/HS Mathematics &
College Advisor
BA, Harvard University
MA, Yale University
MA, Temple University
MA, University of Washington
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Ms. Laura Soden
MS/HS Mathematics
BS, Hamline University
IMG_1667-Maggie-Stansfield
Ms. Margaret Stansfield
MS/HS Music, Choir
BA, Luther College
IMG_1647-James-Stansfield
Mr. James Stansfield
MS Art
BA, Luther College
Aaron Steffes
Mr. Aaron Steffes
MS Art
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MFA, Hunter College
Jeff Stenroos
Mr. Jeffrey Stenroos
MS Humanities
BS, University of Wisconsin - River Falls,
MA, University of St. Thomas
EdS, University of St. Thomas
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Ms. Elizabeth Stevens
Fourth Grade
BS, University of Minnesota
MEd, University of Minnesota
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Ms. Julia Taylor
HS Art
BA, National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kiev, Ukraine
MA, National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kiev, Ukraine
MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Mr. Ray Tenebruso
MS/HS Mathematics
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
IMG_1431-Kim-Van-Brocklin
Ms. Kim Van Brocklin
Student Services Coordinator
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
IMG_1393-Julie-Waddell
Ms. Julie Waddell
First Grade
BS, Northwestern University
MS, Northwestern University
IMG_1299-Kris-Warner
Ms. Kristin Warner
LS Music
BME, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
IMG_1259-Cathy-Wendt
Ms. Cathy Wendt
LS Educational Assistant
IMG_1418-Tara-White
Ms. Tara White
Lower School Spanish
BA, University of Dayton
MA, The Ohio State University
IMG_1350-Susan-White
Ms. Susan White
LS Art
BA, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
MAT, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
MFA, University of California-Davis
IMG_2028-Galen-Wiese
Mr. Galen Wiese
Third Grade
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, San Jose State University
IMG_1504-Beth-Wilson
Ms. Beth Wilson
MS/HS Music
BA, Luther College
MA, Truman State University
IMG_1311-Barbara-Wolfman
Ms. Barbara Wolfman
LS Music
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BS, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
IMG_1565-Cindy-Wotruba
Ms. Cindy Wotruba
Second Grade
BS, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
MS, Marian College