is a Partner of Ehrenkranz Partners, an advisory firm in New York City that provides investment and tax advice to large families and private foundations. Patrick serves as President of the Board of Trustees of FCDS and has been a trustee since 2011. He is a volunteer advisor to the Colgate University endowment and is a trustee of the Mashomack Nature Preserve in Shelter Island, New York. He graduated from Colgate University in 1992 with high honors in English and received a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1998. He and his wife Finley live in Fairfield with their four children: sons Malcolm (FCDS ‘16) and Chapman (FCDS ‘21) and daughters Pippa (15) and Beatrix (9).
is a Senior Vice President and Media Relations and Communications Executive at Bank of America. In this role, Burke provides external media relations support for the Chief Marketing Officer and for the Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs division. In addition, she is a company spokeswoman for the Northeast.
Burke serves as a Board of Trustee at Fairfield Country Day School in Fairfield, CT as well as the lead communications for the Parents’ Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University where she majored in Political Science and Economics. She lives in Southport, Connecticut with her husband, son and three dogs. She is a marathon runner and avid athlete.
has been an educator for more than two decades. She is the Middle School Math Coordinator at Fairfield Country Day School, where she also teaches pre-algebra and Algebra 1 to students in grades six through eight. She has presented at the International Boys School Coalition conferences in Vancouver, New York City, and Baltimore and at NCTM conferences in Chicago and Orlando. She was graduated from the University of Connecticut and worked as a newspaper reporter for a New York Times-owned newspaper in Central Florida before making a career change. She has a master’s degree from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in curriculum instruction from George Washington University.
is Hopkins’ 109th Head of School, serving in that position since 2015. Prior to Hopkins, Kai worked at Roxbury Latin where he was Chief Academic Officer and Director of Strategic Initiatives. He has also taught and worked at Governor’s Academy, Belmont Hill School and New Bedford High School.
A star member of the football team at the University of Washington where he got his undergraduate degree, Kai also holds an M.L.A. in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard, and an M.Ed. from Columbia University and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Before entering education, Kai was a football recruiter who felt himself drawn to New England due to his love of 19th-century American literature, particularly Moby Dick.
is a senior executive at Ralph Lauren Corporation. Bill’s career spans 25 years building brands and developing businesses in the wholesale & retail sectors. A skilled operator, Bill excels at optimizing organizational structure, talent and process, unlocking business opportunities and positioning brands for commercial success and market leadership. Bill graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Miami University. Since 2004, he has served as a member of Ralph Lauren’s ‘Designing the Future’ program, a select group engaged in multiple development initiatives to build a suite of executive competencies and heighten business impact. Bill lives with his wife Kristin and two children, William (’20) and Hollis, in Southport, CT.
was the principal of P.S. 234, a high-performing elementary school in lower Manhattan, prior to becoming a stay at home mom. She has also worked as a teacher in Grades 2 through 5 and as a staff and curriculum developer. She has served as a volunteer at her local elementary school in Redding and currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Redding Country Club. Sandra graduated Hampshire College in Amherst, MA in 1991 with a B.A. in History, received an M.S. in Education from Bank Street College in New York City in 1995, and a certificate in Educational Administration from Baruch College in 2002. She and her husband Matt live in Redding with their two sons Henry (FCDS ’22) and Teddy (FCDS ’25).
currently serves as a Special Education Attorney for the Connecticut Department of Education. She holds a BA in History and Education from American University, a Masters in Teaching from Trinity College and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. Over the past 20 years, Kirsten has taught middle school History and adult English as a second language; worked as a curriculum development specialist; served as a special education consultant; consulted for the Due Process Unit for the Massachusetts Department of Education and worked in Manhattan as a special education attorney. Kirsten resides in Fairfield with her husband and 4 children. Her two boys, James and Declan, attend Fairfield Country Day School.
earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication from The University of Georgia. After college she worked for Lincoln Financial Advisors in Atlanta from 1993-1999. She retired from her role as Vice President of the Employee Benefits Division to focus her energy on her family and community. She currently serves on the Friends of Pediatrics Board at Bridgeport Hospital and is the Philanthropic liaison to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission for the National Charity League. She also donates her time to the Community Plates organization. Leslie is actively involved at FCDS, having served as Co-President of the PA, chairwoman of the Spring Gala in 2014 and Chair of the Admissions Committee. Leslie and her husband Pat reside in Fairfield and have three children: sons William (FCDS class of 2013) and Christopher (FCDS 8th grade) and daughter Hallie.
is the Dean of Students and has worked at the school since 2011. He assists in general administration of the Upper School and teaches 7th-9th grade Spanish. He has a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA in Private School Leadership from Teachers College of Columbia University.
is an alumnus of FCDS and a past President of the Board. He received a BA in Economics from Bucknell University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business - University of Virginia. Jim is a Managing Member of Pemigewasset Capital LLC where he manages the firm’s equity portfolios. Under his leadership of the FCDS board from 1996-99, Jim oversaw the completion of the school’s Master Plan Building Project, which renovated nearly the entire school and added a new gymnasium. Jim has chaired or served on nearly every committee of the Board, and he currently chairs the Building and Grounds committee. Jim and his wife Whitney reside in Fairfield. Their son, Richard (FCDS ’98), is a consultant with Eurasia Group in New York, and their daughter, Margaux, is a Physician Assistant in OBGYN at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.