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Headmaster Charles Cahn III

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.

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Frederic B. Powers III ’83, P14
President
Greenwich, Connecticut 
Charles Cahn III
Headmaster
Suffield, Connecticut 
Susan W. Autuori P’06, ’08, ’10, ’13
West Hartford, Connecticut
Nancy A. Brooks ’87
Boston, Massachusetts
Cindy Burke P’13, ’15, ’17, ’19
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Jared Carillo 00
Glastonbury, Connecticut
Andrew C. Chase
Deerfield, Massachusetts
Kate Cleary 88
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Judge George B. Daniels ’71
New York, New York
Ann Durhager P’17, ’18  
Paget, Bermuda 
Matthew Fine 95 
Riverside, Connecticut 
Michael Gingold, P16, 18, '22
West Hartford, Connecticut
Valisha Graves ’81
Brooklyn, New York
Walter Harrison
Hartford, Connecticut 
Russell C. Hearn '01
Dallas, Texas
Kathy Hoffman P13
Avon, Connecticut
Christopher M. Houlihan P05
New York, New York 
Christopher T. Jensen P07, 09, 11
Riverside, Connecticut
Andrew Kotchen 90
Irvington, New York
Ken Landis P16
New York, New York
Jeffrey K. McElnea 67, P12
New York, New York
James Michel P12, 17
Bloomfield, Connecticut
Tracy Orr OKeefe 85
Westfield, New Jersey 
Jackson W. Robinson ’60
Vice President
Boston, Massachusetts 
Ali R. Salehi P’12
Westfield, Massachusetts
Monica Shay P18
Southborough, Massachusetts 
Hope G. Smith P’12
Locust Valley, New York
Daniel R. Tisch ’69, P’02
New York, New York
Mary-Jo Toczydlowski P'17, '17
North Granby, Connecticut
Suzy Vogler P11
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Jeffrey White ’65
Westport, Connecticut 
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