Welcome from the Head of School

Head of School Mark Reed

As I reflect on the legacy of leadership over the course of Country Day's history, I am in awe of the giants whose shoulders we stand on and benefit from today. Generations of educational, civic, and social leaders have guided our great school to make us one of the leading independent schools in the nation.

From our very first Board of Trustees, who had the vision to create the city's first independent school, to our International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, the first in North Carolina, Country Day has been leading the way. Other firsts, such as the Office of Diversity Planning, single-gender math classes in Middle School, and our International Studies program have served our students well in delivering our mission to develop the potential of every student.

Continuing that legacy, our current Board has approved both a Strategic Plan and a Master Facilities Plan that create a vision for taking Country Day to even greater heights. For every generation of Country Day students, committed teachers, administrators, parents, and trustees have delivered an academic experience that prepares them for success and purpose in a fast-changing world.

While nothing tells the Country Day story as effectively as a personal visit, our Web site will help you begin to discover what makes the Country Day experience so exceptional. As you read stories about our students and faculty living out our mission and values every day, I hope it becomes clear that we are preparing a diverse community of scholars who are ready to thrive as Country Day graduates. We are preparing the next generation of leaders and doers to be Country Day Ready.

Mark Reed
Head of School

Administrative Council

Katharine Atkins

Katharine Atkins

Director of Advancement
Nancy Ehringhaus

Nancy Ehringhaus

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Joe Hernick

Joe Hernick

Director of Educational Technology
Matt Less

Matt Less

Head of Upper School
David Lynn

David Lynn

Director, International Studies
David Mancos

David Mancos

Chief Financial Officer
Bill Mulcahy

Bill Mulcahy

Head of Lower School
Mark Reed

Mark Reed

Managing Director
Warren Sepkowitz

Warren Sepkowitz

Head of Middle School
Scott Waybright

Scott Waybright

Assistant Head of School
Abram Wehmiller

Abram Wehmiller

Director of Athletics
Brian Wise

Brian Wise

Director of Diversity Planning, History Teacher, Assistant Junior Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach

From the Head of School

2020-21 Board of Trustees

Scott R. Stevens, Chair
David M. Benson '85, Vice Chair
Edison Cassels '87, Vice Chair
Dr. Ameesha P. Kansupada, Vice Chair 
A. Wellford Tabor Sr., Vice Chair
Andrew W. Tate, Secretary-Treasurer 

Dr. Adelle Anthony-Williams
Howard C. Bissell*
Dr. Lauren I. Browne
Christina N. Byron
George S. Dewey IV '90
Ronald E. Eliasek, Jr.
Samuel E. Farnham, Sr.
Alex D. Funderburg
Kenneth V. Garcia
Todd A. Gorelick '82
Shanon Jones
Dr. Tiffani M. Jones
J. Scott Mattei
Leigh F. Moran
Stanton D. McCullough
Mary Claudia Belk Pilon '92
Sally Cannon Saussy '67*
Stoney D. Sellars
R. Glenn Sherrill Jr. '89
Stephenson P. Shuford
Catherine S. Stempien
Dr. Lisa M. Toppin
Jennifer Ward
William H. Zimmern '95
Mark E. Reed (Ex-officio)

* Life trustee