ADMINISTRATION & FACULTY
Christopher Herman, Head of School
M.Ed Leadership, University of Pennsylvania; Post-grad Educational Psychology, Temple University; M.A. Dual Special Education & Elementary Education, Chestnut Hill College; B.A. Media Arts, Long Island University; CSP, SPEOS Photographic Institute of Paris; Adjunct Professor, GSE St. Joseph’s University.
William Vogel, Lower Division Head and Admissions Director (1977)
B.A. Mathematics/Secondary Education; M.S. Elementary Education; P.D. Educational Administration and Supervision; doctoral coursework in Administration, St. John’s University.
Lisa Sohmer, International SEVIS Agent, College Counseling Associate (1996)
B.A. English/Government, Connecticut College; M.A. Journalism, New York University. Past President of NYSACAC, NACAC Board of Directors, and advisory panel member for The City University of New York and The College Board.
Philip D’Anna, Dean of Grades 4-6; Language Arts (2013)
B.S. Elementary Education (Grades 1-6), Math Certification (Grades 5-7), St. John’s University; M.A. Literacy and Language Acquisition (Grades B-6), CUNY Hunter College; School Building Leadership Certification, St. John’s University.
Flance Dervishi, Athletic Director (2008)
B.S. Physical Education, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. M.S. Education, School Building Leadership, Administration and Instructional Leadership, St. John’s University
Gabriel Gomis, French (2005)
B.A. African Literature; M.A. English, University of Dakar, Senegal; Brevet de Technicien Superieur en Tourisme, Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Management, West Africa; Berlitz Teaching Training Program.
Richard Grusky, Chair of History and Social Sciences Department (1969)
B.A. Catholic University of America, Washington, DC; M.A. European History, Manhattan College; further graduate studies at New School for Social Research.
Nancy Massand, Dean of Grades 7-8; English (1985)
B.A. English, Gordon College; M.S. Secondary Education/English, CUNY Queens College. Winner of 3 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowships/Seminars.
Eileen Reyes, Dean of Grades N-K; Pre-Kindergarten (1986)
B.A. Early Childhood Education, CUNY Queens College; M.S. Multilingual, Multicultural Education, College of New Rochelle; M.S. School Building Leadership, St. John’s University.
Marlene Schultz-Dapice, Chair of Science Department; Academic Advisor for Grade 9 (1989)
B.S. Biology; completed graduate courses in cell biology and microbial genetics, and research on Lysly-TRNA synthetase activity in E. coli, St. John’s University. Licensed instructor of Medical Assisting & General Academics. Teacher of courses in EKG use and interpretation, phlebotomy, and urinalysis.
Greig Roselli, English Language Department (2016)
B.A. Liberal Arts with Philosophy Major, St. Joseph Seminary College; M.A. English, Southeastern Louisiana University; M.A. Philosophy, The New School University.
Joanne Simeone-Vogel, Nursery (2014)
B.S. Education/Special Education, SUNY College at Geneseo; M.S. Education/Early Childhood Education, CUNY Queens College; graduate coursework in Curriculum & Instruction, CUNY College of Staten Island and Long Island University.
Garden School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, ethnicity, age, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation in its hiring and promotion of administrators, faculty and staff, and in its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.