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Joanna Papadeas '25 and Sofia Saye '25
  • Advocate

She is a passionate advocate for food allergy awareness and research, a cause she has been immersed in since her early years.

Joanna Papadeas '25 and Sofia Saye '25
  • Appreciating the Natural World

As an eighth-grade science teacher, Simon has made a tremendous impact on Bissell Campus and its students.

Joanna Papadeas '25 and Sofia Saye '25
  • Bucs Super Fan

His smiles, hugs, and dances brighten my every day. He is the biggest community builder at this school and makes friends with all the athletes and coaches."

Dr. Yven Destin
  • Why I Teach

"It’s a great day teaching when a student smiles and realizes that they had the capability of grasping a concept that is very difficult."

Bill D'Alessandro '04
  • Entrepreneur

The ability to see his employees' potential and give them space to grow is something Bill appreciates about his teachers and coaches at Country Day.

Annie Giarla-Carr
  • Why I Teach

"My kindergartners take their books home to share with their parents, then come back the next day so proud that they can actually read. I love to see those 'aha moments.'"

Aaron Mize
  • Why I Teach

"I love Country Day for its 'What if?' factor. I love that I can have an idea and I can go to my department head and the answer is always 'let’s explore that.'”

Meera Clark
  • Forbes 30 Under 30

"Country Day is unique in its ability to partner with students at all stages of their development and facilitate the growth of relationships."