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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Ms. Ana Banomera
MS/HS Spanish
B.A., Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
B.A., Kalamazoo College
M.S., Boston University
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Ms. Kay Bauerle
Lower School Educational Assistant
B.A., Butler University
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Ms. Stacy Bolwerk
LS/MS Physical Education
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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Mr. Bob Camosy
MS/HS History & English
B.A., University of Notre Dame
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Mr. Mark Childs
I.B. Diploma Programme Coordinator, English Department Chair, & HS English
B.A., Monmouth College
M.A., University of Maryland
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Mr. Drew Ciancia
MS/HS History
B.S., Cornell University
M.A., University of Michigan
M.A., University College London
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
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Mr. Jeremy Clements
Athletic Director & MS/HS Physical Education
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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Ms. Katherine Dalland
MS Humanities
B.A., Westmont College
M.A., George Mason University
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Ms. Sue Deakman
Pre-Kindergarten
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Mr. Jake Eaton
MS Science
B.A., Carleton College
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Dr. Sandra Fernandez
IB CAS Coordinator
B.Ed., University of Manitoba
M.S., Florida International University
M.Ed., Florida International University
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Ms. Kathleen Franzen
HS Science
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Ms. Beth Hall
Fourth Grade
B.S., Edgewood College
M.A., Cardinal Stritch University
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Ms. Karen Hendrickson
HS Japanese & LS Physical Education
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Ms. Patricia Jaume
LS/MS/HS Spanish
B.A., Instituto Nacional del Profesorado
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Ms. Sarah Kendrick
LS/MS Science & MS Math
B.S., University of New Hampshire
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Mr. Brian Kerska
MS English & History
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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Ms. Kelly Kirsh
LS Spanish
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Ms. Evelyn Lasky
HS English
B.A., Rice University
M.A., University of South Carolina-Columbia
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Ms. Kristina Luedtke
Second Grade
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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Ms. Amy Maier
Kindergarten
B.S., Edgewood College
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Dr. Natalia Navarro
LS/MS/HS Spanish
B.A., University of Alicante
M.A., University of Rhode Island
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
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Ms. Hannah Nelson
Head of High School & HS Science
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., University of Vermont
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Ms. Maheen Ott
Kindergarten
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
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Ms. Shelley Petzold
LS Science & Physical Education
B.S., Valparaiso University
M.S., University of Maryland
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Ms. Jackie Rose
Third Grade
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Ms. Danika Rzentkowski
LS Music
B.S., Edgewood College
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Mr. Jon Schipper
MS/HS Music, Band
B.M.E., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Ms. Lynn Schweber
MS/HS Mathematics & College Advisor
B.A., Harvard University
M.A., Yale University
M.A., Temple University
M.A., University of Washington
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Ms. Heather Sherry
MS/HS Learning Lab Coordinator
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Dr. Roger Solie
MS/HS Music, Orchestra
B.A., Carleton College
M.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., University of Chicago
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Ms. Margaret Stansfield
MS/HS Music, Choir
B.A., Luther College
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Mr. Aaron Steffes
MS Art
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.F.A., Hunter College
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Mr. Jeffrey Stenroos
MS Humanities
B.S., University of Wisconsin - River Falls,
M.A., University of St. Thomas
Ed.S., University of St. Thomas
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Ms. Elizabeth Stevens
Fourth Grade
B.S., University of Minnesota
M.Ed., University of Minnesota
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Ms. Izumi Takeda
MS/HS Japanese, LS Physical Education
B.A., Kwansei Gakuin University
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Ms. Julia Taylor
HS Art
B.A., National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kiev, Ukraine
M.A., National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kiev, Ukraine
M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Mr. Ray Tenebruso
MS/HS Mathematics
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Ms. Kim Van Brocklin
First Grade & Educational Resource Coordinator
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Ms. Carol vanDeelen
Third Grade
B.A., Hope College
M.Ed., University of Illinois
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Ms. Julie Waddell
First Grade
B.S., Northwestern University
M.S., Northwestern University
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Ms. Kristin Warner
LS Music
B.M.E., University of Wisconsin-River Falls
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Ms. Susan White
LS Art
B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
M.A.T., School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
M.F.A., University of California-Davis
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Ms. Beth Wilson
MS/HS Music
B.A., Luther College
M.A., Truman State University
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Ms. Barbara Wolfman
LS Music
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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Ms. Cindy Wotruba
Second Grade
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
M.S., Marian College