Trudy Davis to Become GCDS Lower School Head
As an exciting step in the integration of the Stanwich and Greenwich Country Day School communities, I am writing to announce that Stanwich Lower School Head Trudy Davis will become the GCDS Lower School Head beginning in July 2018.
We were blessed to hire Trudy in the fall of 2016, and our hopes for her in that role have been more than justified. Her strong background in administration and curriculum development, coupled with her calm, thoughtful demeanor, her creative can-do attitude, and her kind touch with all ages have contributed meaningfully to our community.
GCDS conducted a nationwide search that included over 50 applicants with twelve finalist interviews. Trudy was their unanimous choice for the role. Although we will miss seeing Trudy in the car line and corridors every day next year, we are happy that she will be well established into the Old Church Road campus when our Lower School students begin there in the fall of 2019.
Next year Lindsey Wohl will move from Stanwich Assistant Lower School Head to the Lower School Head role. Lindsey began her teaching career as a Stanwich associate teacher, spent eight years as a Grade 3 head teacher before rising to Intermediate House lead teacher last school year. With a steady focus on fostering best teaching practices in her current role, Lindsey’s knowledge of our program and our families, coupled with her huge Stanwich heart make her a worthy successor to Trudy Davis.
Michelle Boccuzzi next year will move from the third grade classroom to assume the role of Lower School Lead Teacher. In that role Michelle will support Lindsey administratively and continue to work with our Lower School Values curriculum and support differentiated instruction in the classroom. In Michelle’s eight years at Stanwich, she had taught in both Primary and Intermediate Houses and has earned the respect of her colleagues and families as an excellent teacher, always willing to extend herself in the best interests of our students and our school.
We are fortunate to have the new team in place for the next seven months to plan for a successful 2018-2019 and a smooth integration thereafter into the GCDS community. I look forward to working closely with Lindsey and Michelle next year.
When an opportunity arises please congratulate Trudy, Lindsey, and Michelle on their new roles in the on-going evolution of Stanwich School.
Head of School