School Leadership

Board of Trustees President Fred Powers ’83 with Headmaster Charlie Cahn

Our community is led by high-energy, kind people who are encouraging and nurturing. Healthy and strong, world-class schools like ours are not led by envy; they embrace who they are and always strive to improve. We embody and stand behind our motto, esse quam videri (to be rather than to seem). Below is a note from visiting parents who perfectly encapsulate just what we at Suffield aim to offer.

It is obvious that what was an already beautiful campus has been dramatically strengthened and upgraded with amazing new facilities, especially the new Brewster Hall. But what most impressed us was the warm, genuine, and down-to-earth Suffield culture that permeates the school. Our daughters felt immediately at home at Suffield, and that’s the true test of whether a school fits our girls and our family. We already know Suffield has excellent academics, athletics, and arts. What we are really looking for is a school with a community where we can envision our daughters happily growing, exploring, developing, and excelling. It is clear to us that Suffield would offer them that opportunity.

New memories are being made each day here, ones that will be vividly recalled decades from now at reunions in Brewster Hall. This is a great environment benefitting from a crystal clear philosophy of how to best help people navigate their adolescent years. 

We have invested $80 million in our physical plant and programs over the past decade, all funded through gifts from alumni, parents, and friends. From this position of strength in the competitive independent school landscape, Suffield has a unique opportunity to reaffirm our values and traditions and help ensure they are carried on for future generations of students. In other words, with our house in good order we can now focus on building our resource base and continuing to partner with families attracted to Suffield’s compelling value proposition.Headmaster Charlie Cahn
Senior Administrative Leadership Team
Charlie Cahn

Charlie Cahn

Titles: Headmaster
Sean Atkins

Sean Atkins

Titles: Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Patrick Booth

Patrick Booth

Titles: Chief Financial Officer, Head Coach Varsity Softball
Hillary Cahn

Hillary Cahn

Titles: Creative Director, Director of the Balance Barn, Director of Special Events, Head Coach Alpine Skiing
Andrew Gamere

Andrew Gamere

Class of 1993
Titles: Co-Director of Athletics, Leadership Program, Head Coach Varsity Football
Greg Lynch

Greg Lynch

Titles: Dean of Students & Campus Life, Science Department, Swimming Coach
Wayne Patterson

Wayne Patterson

Titles: Co-Director of Athletics, Standardized Testing Coordinator, Varsity Coach, Girls' Basketball
Philip Riegel

Philip Riegel

Class of 1987
Titles: Director of Development
Ann Selvitelli

Ann Selvitelli

Titles: Director of College Counseling & Leadership
Sara Yeager

Sara Yeager

Titles: Dean of Academics and Faculty