Faculty / Staff Directory

Rumsey Hall School strives to recruit and retain people who embrace the mission of the school. The teachers and staff at Rumsey Hall School are a team of dedicated, uniquely talented and well-rounded professionals who embrace a whole child approach to education. The strong teacher-student relationships that develop are the core of the family atmosphere that is so prevalent on our campus.

  • Thomas W. Farmen
    New England College, BA
    Western Connecticut State University, MSA


  • Robert Brenner
    Director of Lower School
    Western Connecticut State University, BS
    Columbia University, MA
  • Rick Butler
    Upper School: Science
    Director of Residential Life
    Director of Outdoor Education
    Western State College, BS
  • Brooke Giese
    Director of Studies
    Colby College, BA
    Harvard University, M.Ed.
  • Matthew S. Hoeniger '81
    Assistant Headmaster
    Director of Admission
    Bethany College, BA
    University of Saint Joseph, MA
  • Clayton S. Ketchum
    Dean of Students
    St. Lawrence University, BA
    Wesleyan University, M.A.L.S.
  • Gary Lord
    Director of Facilities
  • Carol B. Maxwell
    Director of Development
    Wroxton College, England/
    Fairleigh Dickinson University, BA
  • Jay Przygocki
    Athletic Director
    Southern Connecticut State University, BS
    Western Connecticut State University, MS
  • Francis M. Ryan
    Assistant Headmaster
    Director of Secondary School Placement
    Financial Aid
    Connecticut College, BA
    Wesleyan University, MALS
    University of Connecticut, MBA
  • Karen Scodari
    Business Manager
    William Paterson University, BA
    Fairleigh Dickinson University, MBA
  • Ali Spooner-Linley '90
    Assistant Dean of Students
    Coordinator of Girls & Women's Issues
    Wheaton College, BA


Language Skills Specialists


Health Center Staff

Maintenance Staff

  • Theresa Cervero
    Maintenance Staff
  • Trevor Farmen '99
    Rink Manager
    Grounds Maintenance
    Colorado College, BS
    Columbia University, MS
  • Jacob Linley
    Assistant Maintenance Manager
    Davis & Elkins College, BA
  • Edward Mastrianno
    Maintenance Supervisor
  • Angus McDonald
    Maintenance Staff
  • George Rogg
    Maintenance Staff
  • Jim Verrastro
    Maintenance Staff
  • Keith Vidic
    Maintenance Staff
  • Ken Young
    Maintenance Staff




There are 58 full and part time faculty members (28 men/30 women/40 reside on campus).  50% of faculty members have been teaching at Rumsey Hall at least 13 years.