Meet the Community

Leadership

Glen Shilling

Glen Shilling

Head of School

Michael Jenkins

Michael Jenkins

Middle School Director

Daniel MacLean

Daniel MacLean

Executive Director of Athletics

Tim Bearden

Tim bearden

Chief Academic Officer | Upper School Director

Jennifer Bullock

Jennifer Bullock

Lower School Director

Jim Davis

Jim Davis

Executive Director of Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts

New Head of School in 2020

We are pleased to welcome our next Head of School. Rich Dempsey, from the Pomfret School in Pomfret, Connecticut, will become our newest lead administrator and the sixth in the 106th year of the school's history. From his 23 years plus experience, we anticipate Mr. Dempsey to continue his thought leadership in the development of innovative educational models designed to prepare students for their futures. To learn more about Mr. Dempsey read the email sent to the community on June 6, 2019.

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Faculty/Staff

Our experienced and highly trained faculty members challenge and support each student in all areas of academics, as well as in their social, emotional, and physical growth. Faculty members provide a safe and nurturing environment, working with parents to optimize the education of every student. Caring collaborative relationships connect students, teachers, and parents, one of the many advantages of a Detroit Country Day School education.

Many members of our faculty regularly present at national conferences and contribute articles to national publications. Yearly, our faculty receive awards and recognition in their respective disciplines. Approximately 68% of our faculty hold advanced degrees.

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Board Of Trustees

Composed of prominent business and community leaders, Detroit Country Day School's Board of Trustees brings strategic oversight to the school's operations and vision. 

Jonathan S. Aaron
Principal
The Velvel Group, LLC
Southfield, Michigan
(first elected in 2013)

Terrence Barr '86
President
Terrence Barr Sales LLC
Southfield, Michigan
(first elected in 2012)

Derek Batts
Senior Vice President
and Portfolio Management Director 
The Union Heritage Group
at Morgan Stanley
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
(first elected in 2017)

Jonathan Boos
Owner
Jonathan Boos Gallery
New York, New York
(first elected in 2008)

Srikant Inampudi
Sr. Partner
McKinsey &Co.
(first elected in 2018)

 

Danialle Karmanos
Social Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
Founder of The Cuddlers and Kids Work It Out
Orchard Lake, MI
(first elected 2017)

Robert Parker '91
President
Quarton International
Birmingham, MI
(first elected in 2016)

Andrea Siudara
Functional CIO, Data and Analytics IT
Ford Motor Company
(first elected in 2018)

Michael Sappington
Managing Member
TRIARQ Health
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
(first elected in 2009)

Donald Stebbins
President and Chief Executive Officer
Superior Industries International
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
(first elected in 2006)

Anne Weiner
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
(first elected in 2013)

Thank you to all our current and former trustees for their time and dedication to Detroit Country Day School.

Parents

"By working toward a common goal, parent volunteers often form lasting friendships and make a significant difference to our school and its students."
-Anne Weiner, parent of three alumni, former Parents' Association president and current Board of Trustee.

Parents' Associations

Active and engaged parents bring a special energy to the DCDS Community, working closely with faculty and school leaders to ensure every student receives an extraordinary experience. There are many volunteer opportunities and leadership roles available within the parents' associations. Contact information for parent leadership is available to our current families via our Parent Portal.

Students

Throughout Detroit Country Day School, students learn in an atmosphere that promotes self-confidence and self-esteem, allowing them to become independent learners and thinkers, well prepared for secondary school. Our goal is to develop and nurture the entire child.

The Portrait of the Detroit Country Day School Student is a reflections of the attributes we strive to develop in each of our students starting from the time they start in the Lower School to the day they graduate from the Upper School. 

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Alumni

For over 100 years, the Detroit Country Day School has transformed students into leaders of character who go on to admirable and honorable accomplishments. Our alumni, more than 7,000 strong, live across the country and around the world and are leaders in the fields of industry, medicine, government, and non-profits for humanitarian causes. They carry the lessons they learn at Detroit Country Day School into adulthood and often look back on their years here as among the most rewarding of their lives.

Our alumni stay connected and get involved through our Alumni Association and various student events. As graduates, our alumni are not only a proud example of our successful legacy, but also a role model for future generations of graduates.