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.

Mr. Seiji Arai
HS Japanese
BA, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies
MA, Griffith University
Ms. Ana Banomera
MS/HS Spanish
BA, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
BA, Kalamazoo College
MS, Boston University
Ms. Kay Bauerle
LS Educational Assistant
BA, Butler University
Mr. Athan Biss
HS History
BA, Princeton University
MA, Pace University
MA, University of Wisconsin
Ms. Linda Branzolewski
MS Music
BME, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MME, Vander Cook College of Music
Mr. Bob Camosy
History/Geography/Social Studies Department Chair,
HS History
BA, University of Notre Dame
Mr. Peter Case
MS/HS Music, Orchestra
BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
BME, University of Minnesota
MM, Indiana University
Ms. Sarah Case
LS/MS Music, Orchestra
BA, St. Olaf College
BME, University of Minnesota
MA, The Ohio State University
Mr. Mark Childs
English/Language Arts Department Chair,
HS English
BA, Monmouth College
MA, University of Maryland
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
Mr. Jeremy Clements
Athletics/Physical Education Department Chair, Athletic Director, MS/HS Physical Education
BS, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Ms. Katherine Dalland
MS Humanities
BA, Westmont College
MA, George Mason University
Ms. Liz Davison
School Counselor
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BS, Capella University
Ms. Sue Deakman
Pre-Kindergarten
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ms. Laura Dry
7th grade English and History
BA, Arizona State University
MEd, Arizona State University
Mr. Jake Eaton
Science Department Chair, MS Science
BA, Carleton College
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Anne Gustafson
LS Art
Ms. Beth Hall
Fourth Grade
BS, Edgewood College
MA, Cardinal Stritch University
Ms. Karen Hendrickson
HS Japanese
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ms. Patricia Jaume
World Language/Spanish/
Japanese Department Chair, MS/HS Spanish
BA, Instituto Nacional del Profesorado
Ms. Brittany Judkins
MS/HS Mathematics
BS, Beloit College
MA, Edgewood College
Ms. Sarah Kendrick
MS Science
BS, University of New Hampshire
Ms. Kelly Kirsh
LS Spanish
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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
Ms. Evelyn Lasky
HS English
BA, Rice University
MA, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Ms. Kristina Luedtke
Second Grade
BS, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Ms. Amy Maier
First Grade
BS, Edgewood College
Dr. Natalia Navarro
MS/HS Spanish
BA, University of Alicante
MA, University of Rhode Island
PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
Ms. Maheen Ott
Kindergarten
BS, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Ms. Shelley Petzold
LS/MS Science
BS, Valparaiso University
MS, University of Maryland
Ms. Erica Prosser
MS Mathematics
BA, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Dr. Lorie Raihala
Enrichment Specialist
BA, Kalamazoo College
MA, Washington University in St. Louis
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
Ms. Karla Rempe
MS/HS History & MS PE
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, Chapman University
Ms. Julie Rimkus
First Grade
BS, Northwestern University
MS, Northwestern University
Ms. Jackie Rose
Third Grade
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Ms. Erin Rumschlag
LS Educational Assistant
Ms. Danika Rzentkowski
LS Music, LS Music Department Coordinator
BS, Edgewood College
Ms. Rattanjit Sachdeva
Pre-Kindergarten Educational Assistant
BA, BBK DAV College, India
Ms. Annemieke Savert
Kindergarten Teacher
Mr. Jon Schipper
Music Department Chair,
MS/HS Music, Band
BME, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ms. Bethany Schmidt
Lower School PE
Ms. Pam Schroeder
MS/HS Music, Choir
Ms. Lynn Schweber
MS/HS Mathematics &
College Advisor
BA, Harvard University
MA, Yale University
MA, Temple University
BA, University of Washington
Ms. Laura Soden
Mathematics Department Chair,
MS/HS Mathematics
BS, Hamline University
Ms. Margaret Stansfield
MS/HS Music, Choir
BA, Luther College
Mr. Aaron Steffes
Art Department Chair,
MS Art
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MFA, Hunter College
Mr. Jeffrey Stenroos
MS Humanities
BS, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
MA, University of St. Thomas
EdS, University of St. Thomas
Ms. Elizabeth Stevens
Fourth Grade
BS, University of Minnesota
MEd, University of Minnesota
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
Mr. Ray Tenebruso
MS/HS Mathematics
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ms. Kim Van Brocklin
Student Services Coordinator
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mr. James Wagoner
Theater Director
Ms. Kristin Warner
LS Music
BME, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Ms. Amanda Webb
HS Biology/9th grade Science
Ms. Cathy Wendt
LS Educational Assistant
Ms. Tara White
Lower School Spanish
BA, University of Dayton
MA, The Ohio State University
Mr. Galen Wiese
Third Grade
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, San Jose State University
Ms. Barbara Wolfman
LS Music
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BS, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Ms. Cindy Wotruba
Second Grade
BS, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
MS, Marian College