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School Leadership

Two Students Smiling together in a classroom

Welcome to Far Hills Country Day School, where excellence meets nurturing in every facet of our educational journey from Preschool through Grade 8.

At the heart of our institution lies a dedicated Senior Leadership Team and a forward-thinking Board of Trustees, united in their commitment to shaping a learning environment that fosters curiosity, creativity, and character development. With a blend of experience, expertise, and passion, our leaders work collaboratively to ensure that every student receives the guidance, support, and opportunities necessary to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Together, we embark on a shared mission to empower young minds, cultivate leaders, and inspire a lifelong love for learning.

“Far Hills fosters a sense of community among students, parents, faculty, and staff. As the head of school, I play a vital role in nurturing our community spirit and creating an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone feels valued and respected. Being part of such a close-knit community brings a sense of pride and belonging. Beyond academics, Far Hills prioritizes the holistic development of students, including character building, leadership skills, and social-emotional learning. I take pride in knowing our school instills important values such as integrity, empathy, and resilience in our students, preparing them to become responsible and compassionate citizens of the world. As a parent of two graduates, I see firsthand the impact a Far Hills Country Day School education can have on the next generation of life-long learners.”Georgia S. Zaiser, Head of School at Far Hills Country Day School

Far Hills Country Day School Head of School Georgia Zaiser headshot.

 

Meet Our Senior Leadership Team

We believe that effective leadership is at the heart of nurturing a thriving educational community. Our Senior Leadership Team serves as the guiding force behind the vision, mission, and values that shape every facet of our school.

Committed to fostering a dynamic learning environment where every student can flourish academically, socially, and emotionally, our dedicated leaders bring a wealth of experience, expertise, and passion to their roles. Through collaborative efforts, innovative initiatives, and unwavering dedication to excellence, they inspire both our students and faculty to reach their fullest potential. Meet the individuals who lead by example, shaping the future of our school with integrity, compassion, and a steadfast commitment to educational excellence.

Far Hills Country Day School Director of Finance and Operations chatting with a donor at an event

 

175 Years

Cumulative experience in independent education amongst our Senior Leadership Team

Meg Ahern

Director of Admission and Enrollment Management

Patricia Barry

Director of Lower School

Lori Fitzgibbon

Director of Finance and Operations

Oliver Forsythe

Director of Technology

Emily Seelaus

Director of Upper School

Edward Thompson

Director of Placement & Development Officer

Alyssa Wildrick

Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications

Georgia Zaiser

Head of School
Far Hills Country Day School Director of Development, Tom Evans

Tom Evans

Director of Development

tevans@fhcds.org

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Meet our Board of Trustees

At the heart of our institution's governance lies our esteemed Board of Trustees, a diverse group of passionate individuals committed to shaping the future of education for our community. With their collective expertise, strategic foresight, and steadfast commitment to our mission, our Board plays a pivotal role in guiding the direction of our school, ensuring every student receives the highest quality of learning experiences. Meet the dedicated leaders who tirelessly advocate for our students and uphold the values that define our school community.

Joe Ferraro

Chair

Enzo Vartuli

Vice Chair

Tim Isgro

Treasurer

Diane Calello

Secretary

John Palmer

Board Member

Tara Frerich

Board Member

Chapin Durling '94

Board Member

Hope Cooper

Board Member

Alexandra Allen '83

Board Member

John Albright

Board Member

Rich Antoneck

Board Member

Rohan Arjun

Board Member

Stephanie Glickman

Board Member

Craig Hall

Board Member

Priscilla Miller

Board Member

Liz Morrison

Board Member

Laura Maher van Rooyen '89

Board Member

Georgia Zaiser

Head of School

Keep Exploring

Mission and Values

Explore our school's core principles and beliefs that guide everything we do, shaping a community committed to excellence and inclusivity.

Ed Thompson working with an Upper School Student one on one

Faculty & Staff

Meet the dedicated team driving our school's success and discover the passion and expertise that fuels our educational community.

Far Hills Teacher working with students in small group breakout session

Philanthropy in Action

Explore our philanthropic initiatives in action, showcasing the tangible impact of our community's generosity and compassion.

A generous donor raises her paddle during a recent Far Hills Gala