About Our Headmaster
Charlie Cahn has been Suffield Academy’s headmaster since 2004. An engaging and talented leader, Charlie has been instrumental in securing Suffield's strong position in the independent school world. During his tenure the school has seen record levels of applicants and unprecedented fundraising success. What most strikes people about Charlie, however, is his genuine and deep enthusiasm for Suffield and its students, faculty, and staff. Prior to being appointed headmaster Charlie served in several capacities at Suffield including English teacher, varsity lacrosse coach, dorm parent, director of admissions, dean of faculty, and associate headmaster.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Charlie is a graduate of Gilman School. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and his graduate studies at Wesleyan University. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Eaglebrook School, Renbrook School, the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, and the WALKS Foundation. He previously served on the Boards of Rumsey Hall School and the Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation. Charlie’s wife, Hillary Rockwell Cahn ’88, is the school's creative director and photographer, and she coaches Suffield's Alpine ski team. They live on the Suffield Academy campus with their two children, Peyton ’18 and Harrison.