The Canterbury School is dedicated to academic excellence within a caring and supportive community emphasizing character, leadership, and service.
Our Leadership & Vision
Canterbury’s history is rich in leadership and vision by those who have come before us as donors, visionaries, and volunteers. Together they have set the course for what Canterbury is today, a well-respected educational institution producing students who are prepared for success in college and beyond.
For more than five decades, Canterbury School has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to academic excellence, preparing students to excel in the world. From its first faculty member in 1964, Canterbury’s outstanding faculty has nurtured the individual potential in each student. They challenge, support, and recognize the individual learning journey of a diverse student body.
Today’s mission of academic excellence, leadership, character, and service are evident by the contributions of more than 1000 Canterbury alumni all over the world. Our work continues to honor our rich history while envisioning our next 50 years of service.
Board of Trustees 2019-2020
Chair – Mr. Todd Caruso Vice-chair – Mrs. Lori May Treasurer – Dr. Laertes Manuelidis Secretary – Mr. Mike Damiani
Honorary Life Members
Mr. Albert Frierson Mr. James F. Garner Mrs. Susan T. Hamilton Mahan Mr. Charles Idelson
Mr. Robert Taylor
Dr. Rie Aihara
Dr. Eric Appelgren
Mr. Ed Bell Mr. Ryan Benson '99
Ms. Suzanne Boy Mr. Tom Burt Mr. Dominic Cameratta
Mr. Joe Catti
Mrs. Susan Chicone '99
Mrs. Elizabeth Dosoretz '98
Mr. Chauncey Goss '84 (Chair Emeritus) Mr. Rick Kirschner, Ex-officio, Head of School
Mr. David Lucas Mr. Marc Mascarelli (Fathers Club Representative)
Mr. George Pappas (Advancement Liasion)
Mr. Patrick M. Pickett Mrs. Elke Podlasek (Mothers Club Representative)
Mr. Michael Rubenstein '05 (Alumni Board President) Ms. Susan Ryan (Administrative Liasion)
Mr. Tarek Salhab Mrs. Deena Schwartz
Dr. Amy Stanfill Mrs. Sara Stensrud Ms. Trudi Williams
2019-20 School Administration
List of 4 members.
Head of School
(239) 481-4323 x747
Head of Lower School
(239) 333-3280 x104
Head of Middle School
(239) 333-3282 x205
Head of Upper School and Associate Head of School for Academics Grades 5-12
(239) 481-4313 x716
List of 6 members.
Director of Admission
(239) 415-8945 x118
Chief Financial Officer
(239) 333-3280 x123
(239) 481-4323 x411
Director of College Guidance
(239) 481-4313 x728
Associate Head for Advancement and Strategic Initiatives