faculty & staff

Dedicated, passionate, and curious, RHCD’s faculty and staff are committed to helping each student explore their strengths, passions, and academic interests.  

UPPER SCHOOL

Maria Abregu

Upper School Spanish
BS, Mississippi State University
D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
mabregu@rockyhill.org

Katy Basu

Upper School Chemistry, Yearbook Coordinator
AB, Cornell University
PhD, University of Illinois
kbasu@rockyhill.org

George Briggs

Upper School English
BA, Dartmouth College
MA, Wesleyan University
gbriggs@rockyhill.org

Charlotte Buecheler

Upper School English
MS, HEC Paris
MA, ABD, Brown University
mbuecheler@rockyhill.org

Michael Chatterley

Upper School Ceramics
BFA, Rhode Island College
mchatterley@rockyhill.org

Christine Comeau

Upper School Science
and Biology
BS, University of New England
MS, University of Rhode Island
ccomeau@rockyhill.org

Julie Cox

Strings Instructor
BS, Rhode Island College
jcox@rockyhill.org

Tara Dowling

Director of College Counseling
BA, Boston University
tdowling@rockyhill.org
ext. 120

Susan Eaton

Upper School Math,
Community Service Coordinator
BS, Bentley University
seaton@rockyhill.org

Meg Getsinger

Visual Arts Department Chair,
Upper School Art
BA, St. Lawrence University
MA, New York University
mgetsinger@rockyhill.org

Matt Gnolfo

Middle/Upper School Latin,
Coordinator of Diversity
BA, Vassar College
MA, Columbia University
mgnolfo@rockyhill.org

Ian Green

Humanities Department Chair,
Upper School Social Studies
BA and MA, New York University
Ph.D., City University
of New York
igreen@rockyhill.org

AQUILA HARPER

Upper School Community Curriculum Teacher
BA, American University
aharper@rockyhill.org

Kurt Heise

Upper School Social Studies, Coach
BA, Carleton College
kheise@rockyhill.org
ext. 184

James Himmelmann

Music & Choral Teacher
BM, University of Rhode Island
MM, University of Rhode Island
jhimmelmann@rockyhill.org
ext. 193

Andrew Hoffman-Patalona

Upper School Science, Robotics
BA, Bard College
MAT, Bard College

Amanda Hovey

Upper & Middle School Art
BA, Austin College
ahovey@rockyhill.org

Hannah Hudson

Middle/Upper School French
BA, Middlebury College
hhudson@rockyhill.org

Robert Lee

Upper School Social Sciences
BA and MBA, Cornell University
MA, University of Rhode Island
rlee@rockyhill.org

Pam Matson

Science Department Chair,
Upper School Science
BS, St. Lawrence University
pmatson@rockyhill.org

JACK McNAMARA

Middle/Upper School
Band Director
BM, University of Rhode Island
MM, Boston Conservatory
of Music
jmcnamara@rockyhill.org

CHRIS NORRIS-LeBLANC

Upper School Math
BA, Brown University
cnorrisleblanc@rockyhill.org

Eléna Rich

Dean of Student Life,
Upper School French
MA, University Francois Rabelais
Ed.M., Harvard Graduate
School of Education
erich@rockyhill.org

Joshua Schatz

Mathematics Department Chair,
Upper School Math, Coach
BA, Smith College
MA, New York University
jschatz@rockyhill.org

Ming Shen

Coordinator of International Programs, Upper School Mandarin
BA, Beijing Normal University
M.Ed, Rhode Island College
mshen@rockyhill.org

Anna Slaybaugh

Upper School Mathematics
BS, University of Rhode Island
aslaybaugh@rockyhill.org

Belinda Snyman

Upper School English
BA/HTD, Capetown Teachers College, South Africa
bsnyman@rockyhill.org

Iveth Streisand

Middle/Upper School Spanish
BA, Rutgers University
MAT, Roger Williams University
istreisand@rockyhill.org

Dawn Temple

Upper School Photography
BS Art, Rhode Island College
dtemple@rockyhill.org

Ariana Viola

Middle/Upper School Math
BA, Rhode Island College
aviola@rockyhill.org

Brady Wheatley

Upper School Division Head
BA, Brandeis University
MEd, University of Massachusetts
bwheatley@rockyhill.org
ext. 130

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about Rocky Hill Country Day School, please fill out the form below.

Rocky Hill Country Day School

530 Ives Road
East Greenwich, RI 02818

Phone: 401.884.9070
Fax: 401.885.4985