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Audrius Barzdukas P’20 
Head of School

Our 10th Head of School since 1854, Audrius Barzdukas came to Poly in 2016 from Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, where he served as Head of Athletics, Associate Head of School, and Head of Upper School during his time there from 2003-2016. Previously, he was a Director with United States Swimming and Associate Director, Coaching with the U.S. Olympic Committee. The Virginia native earned a bachelor’s in philosophy and master’s in education from the University of Virginia.


Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates
Head of Upper School

Lynda Casarella

Lynda Casarella
Chief Financial Officer

Peggy Cook

Peggy Cook 
Chief Advancement Officer

Richard Corso

Richard Corso 
Head of Athletics

Andre Del Valle Jr. P’29, ’33

Andre Del Valle Jr. P’29, ’33
Head of Middle School

Kyle Graham

Kyle Graham P’37 
Associate Head of School

Michal Hershkovitz P’16, ’18

Michal Hershkovitz P’16, ’18 
Assistant Head of School, Academics

Erika Freeman

Erika Freeman, P’24, 26, 28, 32
Interim Chair of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Charles Polizano P'18

Charles Polizano P’18
Head of Technology

Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson
Head of Arts

Vincent Rutuelo
Head of Security, Transportation, and Emergency Preparedness

Rebekah Sollitto

Rebekah Sollitto P’29, ’32
Assistant Head of School, Strategic Initiatives

Matt Stelluto

Matt Stelluto
Head of Operations

Francis Yasharian

Francis Yasharian P’36 
Head of Lower School


Chair: Andrew Foote P’27, ’29
Vice Chair: Michael A. Correra ’87
Treasurer: Kareem Raymond P’31, ’33 
Secretary: Jennifer Powers P’26,’28

Board Members
Indhira Arrington P’29, ’31
John P. Foley P’26
Hans Humes P’12, 15, ’21, ’35
Thomas Iannelli ’82, P’18, ’19, ’24
Taek-Geun Kwon P’32
Sang Lee P’22, ’23
Michael Liburd P’21

John D. McPheters P’33
Cassandra Metz
Laurie T. Rosenblatt P’23, ’26
Elizabeth R. Schlesinger P’28, ’30, ’32
Irwin Simon P’18, ’22
Daniela Vitale-Howell P’20, ’23, ’25
Maxwell T. Wiley P’18, ’21

Board Member, Non-Trustee
Qadir Forbes ’11 (Pres. Alumni Board of Governors)

Trustees Emeriti
Dr. Karen Burke Goulandris P’15
Harry J. Petchesky, Esq. ’55

Organized as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the State of New York and granted 501(c)3 status by the IRS, Poly Prep Country Day School is governed by a Board of Trustees, consisting of alumni and parent volunteers, who provide strategic oversight and ensure that Poly Prep fulfills its educational mission.  The Board meets approximately once every two months throughout the school year.  Through Board committees—ranging from Education and Co-Curriculars to Development and Finance—the Board has frequent and regular campus contact with parents, alumni, and school administrators.

Poly Prep also benefits from the active support of a Parents’ Association, and its Alumni Association and its Board of Governors.