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    An American School serving an international population of Global Citizens

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    We celebrate success and encourage growth, all within a safe and supportive environment where well-being comes first

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  • Inspiring Every Child

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Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team works with the best academic and professional staff to enhance your child's education.

  • Country Day School - Scott Adams

    Dr. Scott Adams

    General Director

    Dr. Scott Adams

    I’ve been lucky to be involved in international education for most of my career, including these last few years at Country Day School, where I am blessed to be the Director General. Before moving to Costa Rica, I worked as a Principal at The American School in Japan in Tokyo, and also worked at international schools in London and Cyprus, as a teacher and Principal. In the USA, I worked in California, North Carolina and Hawaii.

     

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  • Keitsa Brisson. Early Childhood at Country Day School

    Keitsa Brisson

    Primary Principal

    Keitsa Brisson

    I think I have been a teacher forever, I can remember teaching the dolls in my playhouse as a young child. However, I began my formal teaching career in 1995 at an inner-city school in Atlanta, Georgia after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia Southern University. I went on to teach in the US public school system for 16 years before moving to work in the US university system where I taught graduate level teacher education courses and in adult education outreach programs. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to teach a variety of ages; I have worked with students at every grade from Preschool to adult - with the exception of High School.  Aside from classroom teaching, I have taught teacher training courses and worked with adult literacy outreach programs. I am certified in English as a Second Language and have extensive experience in working with both adults and children in this area. In addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, I hold  Master’s degrees in Curriculum and Leadership, a Reading Specialists for grades PreKinder - 12, as well as an Educational Specialist degree in Pedagogy. I have specialized training in Montessori education and pedagogy at all levels of development and am certified in Leadership of Inclusive Education. 

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  • José Luis Menendez. High School at Country Day School

    José Luis Menendez

    Secondary Principal

    José Luis Menendez

    Before arriving at CDS as the High School Principal, I spent my entire educational career in private and independent school education in the United States. I am entering my 18th year in education, with 10 of those years being in administration after receiving my Masters in Education Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University in 2008.  

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  • Dora Sevilla

    Director of Finance

    Dora Sevilla

    Dora Sevilla is the Director of Finance of Country Day School. 

     

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  • Karla Pennant - Country Day School

    Karla Pennant

    Director of Human Resources

    Karla Pennant

    Karla Pennant is the Director of Human Resources at Country Day School.

     

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  • Country Day School - Monzi Figueres

    Monzi Figueres Facio

    Director of Marketing, Admissions and Communications

    Monzi Figueres Facio

    I joined Country Day School in 2018 and am excited to be part one of the best international school in Costa Rica

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