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
IMG_6343_Kay-Bauerle
Ms. Kay Bauerle
LS Educational Assistant
BA, Butler University
IMG_6337_Athan-Biss
Mr. Athan Biss
HS History
BA, Princeton University
MA, Pace University
MA, University of Wisconsin
IMG_6306_Linda-Branzolewski-
Ms. Linda Branzolewski
MS Music
BME, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MME, Vander Cook College of Music
IMG_5909_Bob-Camosy
Mr. Bob Camosy
History/Geography/Social Studies Department Chair,
MS/HS History & English
BA, University of Notre Dame
IMG_6421_Peter-Case
Mr. Peter Case
MS/HS Music, Orchestra
BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
BME, University of Minnesota
MM, Indiana University
IMG_6321_Sarah-Case
Ms. Sarah Case
LS/MS Music, Orchestra
BA, St. Olaf College
BME, University of Minnesota
MA, The Ohio State University
IMG_6459_Mark-Childs
Mr. Mark Childs
English/Language Arts 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
IMG_6402_Jeremy-Clements
Mr. Jeremy Clements
Athletics/Physical Education Department Chair, Athletic Director, MS/HS Physical Education
BS, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
IMG_6411_Katherine-Dalland
Ms. Katherine Dalland
MS Humanities
BA, Westmont College
MA, George Mason University
IMG_6101_Liz-Davison
Ms. Liz Davison
School Counselor
IMG_5891_Sue-Deakman
Ms. Sue Deakman
Pre-Kindergarten
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
IMG_6360_Laura-Dry
Ms. Laura Dry
7th grade English and History
BA, Arizona State University
MEd, Arizona State University
IMG_6285_Jake-Eaton
Mr. Jake Eaton
Science Department Chair, MS Science
BA, Carleton College
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
IMG_6372_Beth-Hall
Ms. Beth Hall
Fourth Grade
BS, Edgewood College
MA, Cardinal Stritch University
IMG_6196_Karen-Hendrickson
Ms. Karen Hendrickson
HS Japanese
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
IMG_6191_Patricia-Jaume
Ms. Patricia Jaume
World Language/Spanish/
Japanese Department Chair, MS/HS Spanish
BA, Instituto Nacional del Profesorado
IMG_6207_Brittany-Judkins
Ms. Brittany Judkins
MS/HS Mathematics
BS, Beloit College
MA, Edgewood College
IMG_6231_Sarah-Kendrick
Ms. Sarah Kendrick
MS Science
BS, University of New Hampshire
IMG_6244_Kelly-Kirsh
Ms. Kelly Kirsh
LS Spanish
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
IMG_6222_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_5990_Evelyn-Lasky
Ms. Evelyn Lasky
HS English
BA, Rice University
MA, University of South Carolina-Columbia
IMG_6240_Kristina-Luedtke
Ms. Kristina Luedtke
Second Grade
BS, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
IMG_6273_Amy-Maier
Ms. Amy Maier
First Grade
BS, Edgewood College
IMG_6113_Natalia-Navarro
Dr. Natalia Navarro
MS/HS Spanish
BA, University of Alicante
MA, University of Rhode Island
PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
IMG_6070_Maheen-Ott
Ms. Maheen Ott
Kindergarten
BS, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
IMG_6181_Shelley-Petzold
Ms. Shelley Petzold
LS/MS Science
BS, Valparaiso University
MS, University of Maryland
IMG_6106_Erica-Prosser
Ms. Erica Prosser
MS Mathematics
BA, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
IMG_6125_Lorie-Raihala
Dr. Lorie Raihala
Enrichment Specialist
BA, Kalamazoo College
MA, Washington University in St. Louis
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
IMG_6178_Karla-Rempe
Ms. Karla Rempe
MS/HS History & MS PE
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, Chapman University
IMG_6149_Julie-Rimkus
Ms. Julie Rimkus
First Grade
BS, Northwestern University
MS, Northwestern University
IMG_6015_Jackie-Rose
Ms. Jackie Rose
Third Grade
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
IMG_6123_Danika-Rzentkowski
Ms. Danika Rzentkowski
LS Music, LS Music Department Coordinator
BS, Edgewood College
IMG_5905_Rattanjit-Sachdeva
Ms. Rattanjit Sachdeva
Pre-Kindergarten Educational Assistant
BA, BBK DAV College, India
IMG_5999_Annemieke-Savert
Ms. Annemieke Savert
Kindergarten Teacher
IMG_6091_Jon-Schipper
Mr. Jon Schipper
Music Department Chair,
MS/HS Music, Band
BME, University of Wisconsin-Madison
IMG_5979_Bethany-Schmidt
Ms. Bethany Schmidt
Lower School PE
IMG_6139_Pam-Schroeder
Ms. Pam Schroeder
MS/HS Music, Choir
IMG_5936_Lynn-Schweber
Ms. Lynn Schweber
MS/HS Mathematics &
College Advisor
BA, Harvard University
MA, Yale University
MA, Temple University
BA, University of Washington
IMG_5951_Laura-Soden
Ms. Laura Soden
Mathematics Department Chair,
MS/HS Mathematics
BS, Hamline University
IMG_6135_Maggie-Stansfield
Ms. Margaret Stansfield
MS/HS Music, Choir
BA, Luther College
IMG_6056_Aaron-Steffes
Mr. Aaron Steffes
Art Department Chair,
MS Art
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MFA, Hunter College
IMG_6083_Jeff-Stenroos
Mr. Jeffrey Stenroos
MS Humanities
BS, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
MA, University of St. Thomas
EdS, University of St. Thomas
IMG_5963_Liz-Stevens
Ms. Elizabeth Stevens
Fourth Grade
BS, University of Minnesota
MEd, University of Minnesota
IMG_5959_Julia-Taylor
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
IMG_6053_Ray-Tenebruso
Mr. Ray Tenebruso
MS/HS Mathematics
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
IMG_6168_Kim-VanBrocklin
Ms. Kim Van Brocklin
Student Services Coordinator
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
IMG_5926_James-Wagoner
Mr. James Wagoner
Theater Director
IMG_6035_Kristin-Warner
Ms. Kristin Warner
LS Music
BME, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
IMG_5940_Amanda-Webb
Ms. Amanda Webb
HS Biology/9th grade Science
IMG_5886_Cathy-Wendt
Ms. Cathy Wendt
LS Educational Assistant
IMG_6078_Tara-White
Ms. Tara White
Lower School Spanish
BA, University of Dayton
MA, The Ohio State University
IMG_6059_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_6024_Galen-Wiese
Mr. Galen Wiese
Third Grade
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, San Jose State University
IMG_5922_Laura-Wile
Ms. Laura Wile
Assistant Teacher
IMG_5985_Barbara-Wolfman
Ms. Barbara Wolfman
LS Music
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BS, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
IMG_5969_Cindy-Wotruba
Ms. Cindy Wotruba
Second Grade
BS, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
MS, Marian College